Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Entry 393: Soccer Time

We live very close to a park and Lance finds tennis balls over there all the time. Today he found something even better, a soccer ball. When Lance came home Bobby started going nuts wanting to play with it and below you can see that he enjoys it.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Entry 392: Blowout

Last night was quite an eventful night for us. We were going over to Mary and Phillip's house to drop off a dinner for them since they have a new baby at home. We were almost to their house when Lance heard a big pop come from the car. Lance knew that it was a blowout and pulled off the highway as soon as he could. Lance has changed his share of flat tires, but this one was a little bit different. He loosened the lug nuts and jacked the car up, but for some reason the tire would not come off. He pulled and pulled and the tire just wouldn't budge. We were just about to call a tow truck when a police officer came by and Lance flagged him down. The officer tried to get the tire off and he couldn't either, but he aid that there was a tow truck just up the street. The tow truck came and using a long crow bar he was able to pry the tire off. Lance finished changing the tire and we were on our merry way, but it was quite the experience for Julie who had never dealt with a flat before.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Entry 391: Exhaustion

Bobby had a long day today playing ball. He just keeps playing ball and today as you can see he payed the price.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Entry 390: Congratulations

Congratulations to Julie's sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Phillip, on the birth of their second child last night. They named it Brody Parker and as you can see below we were lucky enough to meet him today.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Entry 389: Early Birthday Surprise

Tonight we went out to eat with our friends Anita and Tyson. Tyson's birthday is this Sunday, so we decided to surprise him when we went to eat at Texas Roadhouse. When Tyson left for a minute we told the waitress it was his birthday and they did the rest. When we were finished eating, the restaurant pulled over a saddle and had Tyson sit on it while we all sang happy birthday. We have never seen Tyson so embarrassed in our lives and it was great.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Entry 388: Sharks and Pregnancy

Lance has had many strange talks with students over the years. Usually these talks are due to things that the students have done and some of Lance's favorites are:

- why when you rob a bank that you should take the bills and not the coins.
- when you pass around sulfur samples in science class, you shouldn't lick it.
- why you shouldn't run around the gym in just your underwear.
- why it is never a good idea to stick your finger in an electric stapler.
- why you should do your homework even though the Mayan calendar says the world will end in 2012.

These are just some of Lance's favorites, but today another talk might have made the list. Lance was asked today to talk to a student about something he did to a pregnant teacher. Lance had no idea what happened, so he asked the student to explain to him why. The student said that he took a ceramic shark and put it to a pregnant teachers belly. We discussed for awhile about this and when I asked what we learned from this the student said: putting a shark next to a woman's belly is not funny. A lesson we should all talk to our children about. Just an FYI, there was much more to the story besides doing this.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Entry 387: Voting Day

Today we did our civic duty and voted in our local election. This day is something that we both take pride in, but it also is a reminder of a funny story Lance has. When Al Gore and George Bush ran against each other in 2000 for the presidency Lance was not real impressed with either of them, so he decided to vote for Ralph Nader. Lance's grandmother always calls to make sure he votes, so when she called in 2000 Lance said he voted and that he voted for Ralph Nader. Lance's grandmother became upset at this news and told him that he wasted his vote and didn't talk to him for a few weeks. What can I say, we take politics seriously in this family.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Entry 386: Frozen Lemonade

We went to another Royals game today and treated ourselves to our favorite treat at the K, a frozen lemonade. Yes they are easy to make, but they are oh so good. Most people enjoy the frosty malts at the game, but we Huebner's always go with the frozen lemonade.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Entry 385: Bobby Vs. Jehovah's Witnesses

It is always a sure fire sign of spring when the Jehovah's Witnesses start knocking on our door. It is almost always an annoyance and apparently Bobby is getting tired of it also. Today the dogs were both outside and all of a sudden they both started barking which is a surefire sign that someone is here. Before I could get to the front door, Bobby had gotten to the fence and was barking at them. I called Bobby back and he sat at my side and growled/barked at the two men the entire time. They identified themselves as Jehovah's Witnesses, but wouldn't come towards me because they were scared of Bobby. I walked over and got their literature and they left. Have I stated lately that I love that dog.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Entry 384: Freakin' Hawaiian

The Kansas City Royals have a first baseman who is named Kila Ka'aihuae. Kila is from Hawaii and is nicknamed Hawaiian Punch. After tonight's game though Julie has given him a new nickname. The Royals were tied with the Angels tonight in the bottom of the ninth and Ka'aihuae came up. Julie was pretty excited and yelled, "Come on you freakin Hawaiian!" Lance kind of glanced at Julie because little kids were around us, but the look became excitement because the very next pitch Kila saw he hit for a home run to win the game. Let's just say that Kila will be keeping his nickname of the freakin Hawaiian in our household.