Friday, May 21, 2010

Geeks in costume

Alien waits for elevator, originally uploaded by MCuthbert.

I went over to the McWane Science Center today to shoot some photos and video from this weekend's ImagiCon science fiction and fantasy convention. This was my favorite.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Running Wild for Orangutans

Misty finished her second 5K this morning! This time she participated in the 5th annual Zoo Run at the Birmingham Zoo, which was themed "Run Wild for Orangutans" (it was a benefit for the Orangutan Conservatory).

The girls and I cheered from the sidelines, where we were joined by our friends David and Hayes from our church core group. Kristin (David's wife / Hayes' mom) was running with Misty, but they didn't stick together much past the starting gate.

While we waited for the race to finish, the girls played at the zoo playground (where there was a peacock hanging out!) and Kendall got her face painted.

Misty ended up shaving a bit of time off her previous run in the Rupshaker 5K. She's still going strong!

Here's her finish...

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Another rained out game

Empty ballbark, originally uploaded by MCuthbert.

After church today, we met a few other families for a Barons game. Unfortunately, the game never happened.

The start kept getting delayed because of rain in the forecast. Presumably, this is also what kept away several other families who were supposed to have joined our group. We sat around waiting while the kids climbed through the stands, but finally (when it actually did start raining), the game got called.

On the plus side, our tickets included free kids meals, which we were able to redeem, and since the game was called, we got tickets to come back another time.