Put Me In Coach

Henry Little Kickers

Henry at Little Kickers, his super adorable footie class

Happy World Cup! We have a confession to make: Henry thinks “football” is soccer. Shhh… don’t tell anyone in Texas. Fret not, we’ll get this all straightened out after the World Cup and just in time for our return to Austin and college football season. In the meantime we’re going to fully embrace the sport the rest of the world loves best.

But while we’re on the topic of kids and sports, I just read this great article in the New York Times. Basically it says we shouldn’t let our kids specialize in sports until they are in high school if we want them to avoid injury and become elite athletes – obviously Henry will play Football for Alabama or Texas. But seriously, hooray for letting kids be kids and not mini-pros!

Henry’s Last One

Henry Last One Year

Tomorrow Henry turns 2!! What whirlwind of a year. Where did it go? So tonight, as we were reading Henry his last bedtime story as a one year old, I grabbed our camera to capture the moment. I hope two year old snuggles are as sweet as this!


So much to see, so little time and so little blogging

Astronomical Clock Hampton Court Palace

So it turns out I’m awful at blogging. Not that I don’t enjoy it, I just can’t seem to find the time to keep up with it. I realized today that it’s been over a month since my last post!

But I have a really good excuse… kind of. We’ve been traveling and trying to see everything we can in London before we head back to the states in July. So expect posts about Barcelona, Bath, Florence, Amsterdam and London as soon as I find time to finish editing photos. Or more accurately, as soon as I stop procrastinating and use my time to edit photos instead of reading about what Kate wore in Australia.

But while we’re on the subject of so little time, how is Henry turning two in 27 days!?!? How did we leave New York three years ago? And how are we about to celebrate our five year wedding anniversary in July? Time is flying by faster than I ever it imagined it could.

And so it seems timely that I include this photo of The Astronomical Clock at Hampton Court Palace in this long overdue post. I think it’s pretty amazing that I can tell time from the same clock that Henry VIII once used. In fact it’s so old (constructed between 1540 -1542) that the pre-Copernican and pre-Galilean clock depicts the sun rotating around the earth! If you interested here’s a bit more about the clock.

Time to go edit photos now!