Tonight we watched the Will Farrell movie Elf. Farrell portrays Buddy, a human raised by elves at the North Pole. Once he figures out that he isn’t like the other elves, he sets forth to New York to find his father. I made the realization when I suggested we watch this movie, that Jennifer rarely watches comedy movies. She thinks “they are too silly”. However, she thought this movie was cute. So, that sounds like two thumbs up to me.
A few weeks ago, Abby received her first award of excellence. Because we were so proud of her, we all went for ice cream. Since that first one, she received two more and we were wondering how often these things are getting handed out. We canâ€™t go get ice cream multiple times per week! Well, we were floored when yesterday Abby brought back a note that said that she was selected to get a special award: Knight of the Week. (Their mascot at school is the Knight). She was one of about thirty kids who received the award and the only one from her class. She received the award on KNN (Knights News Network) a television show that the fifth graders put on every morning. We went up to the school and watched the program from the office. The principal handed Abby the award and she waved and smiled to the camera. We were so proud of Abby we went to Chuck E. Cheese tonight for dinner.
In other news, I went back to Filutowski Lasik Center to get an enhancement to my left eye. I was only seeing 30-20, so they offered an enhancement to get it to 20-20 for free. It was much easier than last time. The flap in the cornea is already there, so they just have to break the seal that has been developing over the past six months and re-laser the eye. It was easy and I was seeing better instantly. Now I just have to put medicated eye drops in my eyes for a couple of weeks and I should be home free. I also have to lay off of playing softball for a week, but oh well.
I heard good things about the PSP version of NCAA Football, so I thought I would check it out. I haven’t been using my PSP that much so I’m hoping that I will get a little more of my money’s worth out of that platform. I’ve decided to start using it again as my MP3 player because I sent my Treo flying across the gym floor the other day when I didn’t strap it into the case. So far the game is pretty good. However, there is a bug that the ball will get mis-spotted during a running play that is very annoying. Apparently EA is offering a UMD exchange for this bug. I talked to one of our marketing guys up at work and he’s going to try and get me a copy.
Well, from earlier in the week, Tropical Storm Ernesto was a bust. It barley rained when the storm moved over us. We got more rain and wind on Friday will after the storm was long gone. The most frustrating part was the local news blowing it out of proportion and because of that Abby and Emily’s school was canceled.
Today was the first game of the season for the Texas Longhorns as they took on the North Texas Mean Green. Needless to say, it was a blow out. The Longhorns routed North Texas 56-7. The new Texas quarterback, Colt McCoy, looked good. The first pass he threw was a touchdown, although North Texas wasn’t much of a test. It’s going to be a tough battle next week when the Longhorns take on #1 Ohio State.
All the girls were dressed in their Texas outfits. Today’s picture is me posing with Emily and Isabelle. Emily learned how to do “Hook’em Horns” all by herself.