Saturday, November 28, 2009

Molly Ringwalds and Ice Flyers...

... It's been a restful Thanksgiving weekend for the Guthrie's, although we did find some time for some fun. Friday night the boys stayed home with a sitter and the adults went to the Molly Ringwald's concert in downtown Pensacola.



They are a great 80's cover band and we went with Brynn and Greg, who hadn't ever been to one of their shows before. It was a great time!

Tonight we went to the Pensacola Ice Flyers ice hockey game at the Pensacola Civic Center. It was military appreciation night, and since Pen Air is a sponsor, we got free tickets to the game. Rodney had never been to a hockey game before and wasn't too excited about it. The boys weren't too sure they wanted to go either. But, surprisingly enough, everyone had a great time.







The Ice Flyers beat the Louisiana Ice Gators 1-0. The also has a lot of fun stuff for spectator participation, including "Chuck the Puck." For $5 you get six foam pucks to toss on to the ice between the 2nd and 3rd periods. The closest to the center spot wins $100. Fun stuff. The entire game was fun for the whole family, so much so that Xan cried when "the people went back in their cave" at the end of the game "so he couldn't watch them anymore." We plan to go back again sometime soon.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ripley misses his Dad...




He snuggled so hard this time that he bonked his head on my computer...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

First class Blue Angel Air Show and more...


... I was assigned to work at the Blue Angel Homecoming Air Show this weekend, and with that came VIP wristbands, not only for me, but for Mom and the boys, too. Not only did we get to sit right along the flight line for the Blue Angels show, but we got free and tasty food, cleaner port-a-potties and free beer. Too bad Mom and I don't like beer, and I was on the clock, "selling" people on the credit union and handing out earplugs. That's my friend Brynn with me.



I started at 7 a.m, but Mom and the boys took on the crowds and managed to arrive at about noon, after Xan's last soccer game. He scored six goals and brought home his first trophy.


The kids also spent about an hour playing in the Lego area - you should have seen them both studying the Lego displays and trying to absorb all the new ideas!







Although I don't have a photo because I was working the Pen Air booth, Will got to go bounce in a bungee-cord-style trampoline contraption and had a great time.

Later in the afternoon was the Blue Angels show, which, of course, was good, but something I can usually see from my backyard or office window every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Daddy Boot Camp and the Ball...



I am not sure what prompted this, but the boys were very excited about doing "boot camp" with Dad... at least Will was. Xan takes after his Mom and wasn't too sure that push-ups looked as fun as they sounded...


Last night, Rodney and I went to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Mobile, AL. We had a great time. There ceremony was one of the better ones I have seen, but the food could have been improved upon....

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Soccer and trophies...

This weekend was a busy one for the Guthrie's. Grandma Nancy flew in Friday night for a 2.5 week stay. She's just in time to enjoy Hurricane Ida, which we've watered, gassed and batteried up for. It is supposed to be a Category 1 hurricane when it hits here, so nothing too awful, from what I have been told. Giove me an earthquake any day!

On Saturday Xan played soccer. And I mean PLAYED! After about three minutes of crying, he took to the field like a pro, out scoring, outrunning and out kicking all of the other kids. They probably liked it better when Xan was still a headcase. Next weekend is the last game, so better late than never!


Later that day, Will had his team party and got his trophy... way to go, dude!



Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Rodney's official portrait for the schoolhouse


Is anybody else wondering who kicked his puppy?

Monday, November 02, 2009

Will got straight A's!

Here is Will's report card, ribbons ... and his subsequent choice in places to eat as a reward. He chose Chili's...