Monday, March 31, 2008

Soccer pictures

It is true, Dane is on a pink team. The only saving grace is that I switched him to black socks. The team name that was set to be "Panthers" before the uniform colors were known, quickly turned into "Pink Panthers." And turns out there are two other shades of yucky pink worse than this regular pink! We got lucky?!?!?!?

The break away......

The kick-off........
Mason is still in the u10 Academy Development program with the Dallas Texans Austin division. He has a good team with lots of talent, and we got our good coach back after one season with someone else.

Mason is excellent at goal keeping. Here is the picture proof..... There was no way he was going to let this ball get away! The other kid practically fell on him hoping for a chance.

Mason gets up quickly so he can boot it down the field.
The boy has a FOOT on him!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Papa Charlie comes to Texas

Papa Charlie, Ed's father, came for a visit. He lives in Tennessee so it was exciting to have him come to Texas! He arrived on Thursday afternoon just in time to go to Mason's school for the upcoming talent show dress rehearsal. Since he won't be in Texas for the actual show, we were pleased he could watch Mason's skit and Clark play piano accompaniment for a friend on the violin. Afterwards we headed for a taste of Texas- Casa Garcia's Mexican restaurant in Pflugerville.

Friday, while the boys were in school, Ed and Charlie went computer shopping. Charlie found what he was looking for at Fry's Electronics. From there they grabbed some Subway sandwiches and headed to Mason's school for lunch with the 4th graders at Highland Park Elementary.

After school, Charlie and Mason took our canine babies,
Rex and Andy, for a walk. 

Friday night Mom, Nana, and Roger came over to visit Charlie over spaghetti and meatballs. Here we all our in a moment of "cheers." (The cute little boy leaning on the table is our friend, Ian. He came over for a sleepover with the boys.)

Dane showed Papa Charlie a fossil he made in his Mother's Day Out class. They are studying dinosaurs which is super exciting for a 5 yr old. In this photo, it looks like Dane is really trying to tell Papa Charlie something important about dinosaurs. "Listen up, Papa Charlie..."


Saturday was soccer day! Both Dane and Mason had a game. We literally flew from the field in Round Rock to the field in Plugerville to get to both games on time.

Below, the soccer fans await the start of the game...... Dane got lots of kicks in and two runs down the field with the ball but didn't get a goal this time. Mason's team won with a 5 to 2 win. Mason played mid-field in the first half. He had a fantastic passing game, and got two shots on the goal that were deflected. Then Mason goalied the second half. Neither of the opposing team's goals were scored on him!

Charlie and Clark goofed around like two little boys. Guess they both want that spectacular UT chair!! Hook 'Em! (Only in Texas a few days and he is converted to a Longhorn!)

Sunday morning we had a nice brunch with our neighbors, the Harkey's. It was the only opportunity for them to meet the man who reared Ed. A lot of those nagging questions about Ed have probably been answered now!! Ha!

Soon after, we drove to Dripping Springs for Mason's second game of the weekend. It was an exciting game!! Details: Mason was goalie the first half. Nothing got by him! At half time the score was 0 to 3. In the second half Mason played forward. Unfortunately, the replacement goalie wasn't on his toes and suddenly the score was 3 to 3! Another forward managed to get a goal to put us back in the lead, 4 to 3. Then super star Mason, HEADED an incoming corner kick into the goal for a 5 to 3 win!! Mason was so pumped! We were so pleased Papa Charlie was there to see that awesome play!

Papa Charlie packed up and headed out of town around 4:45p on Sunday. He should make it home by Tuesday afternoon. Even though Papa Charlie didn't bring us Tennessee themed gifts, like raccoon skin caps, canned road kill soup, or maybe possum skin boots, we were glad to have him here for a few days!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Easter 2008

Easter weekend found us in New Braunfels on Saturday for a day with family. We had an egg hunt, games, and a visit to Landa Park. Then we enjoyed a nice meal centered around Granlally's ham, Aunt Laurie's cheese grits, and Oma's homemade rolls. Yum!

Sunday morning we woke to find loaded baskets from the Easter Bunny.
The boys found candy, goodies, and a game in each of their baskets.
Then they rushed out the door to hunt eggs in the back yard.
The race is on.........

Mason found the most eggs.
Must be all those hours of soccer training that gave him the advantage!

Clark looks for clues to tell him which egg holds the best treasure!

Notice the pajama bottoms and everyday shirts!The rest of the day we all played the new games, and began preparing for
Papa Charlie's arrival.
More on that in the next post.........

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Highlights from January & February 2008

Since it is only March, I thought it would be okay to hit the highlights of 2008. I will begin with New Year's Eve. This photo was taken right after Midnight. We had a house full of friends and kids, fabulous food, and plenty of "spirits" to go around.
From left to right back row we have Cecil, Vicki, Lisa, Ken, Shannon, and David. Front row we have Jerry, Sue, and Ed. Missing from the picture is Rebecca and Eddie. Cheers to 2008!

February ~ Clark made 2nd chair trombone in the Regional Jazz Band! Only 3 kids from his school made it though several more tried out. The final performance was held in San Marcos, Texas at Texas State University.

Left to right: Emily (Saxophone), Clark (trombone), and Alex (Bari Sax).

Mason's science fair project made it to the Austin Energy Regional Fair. There he earned a 1st place blue ribbon.

Dane turned 5 years old! His birthday party was a backyard carnival. Great friends pulled through and helped make the party a success. Why did we need these friends? I was sick in bed with pneumonia. I watched most of it out the bedroom window. Here is what I saw:
That brings us to March. More on that soon!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

In the beginning~

Well, it is official! I am the proud owner of a BLOG! For better or worse, anyone reading this gets the privilege of knowing more than they ever wanted to about the Limbaughs of Pflugerville, Texas. I promise I will not write about every sneeze or menial task that goes on! I will though, share stories, accomplishments, happenings, and pictures of the goings on in the Limbaugh Lunch.

Why the "Limbaugh Lunch" you ask? I see this blog as being a brown paper lunch bag filled with pieces of our lives from which you will be able to pull out a variety of tasty morsels. Sound good? You bet'cha!

Be sure to leave comments! That will add a little spice to our Limbaugh Lunch.