Some of the grandparents requested videos of Whitney. I posted three below. They capture simple things Whitney does during the day. A lot of this stuff gives me mommy-pride, but I realize it is stuff every infant does, so sorry if you're bored to tears, but I love it!
Ben is passing all his classes so far. The school makes this first semester pass/fail so that the students can get used to the rigorous study schedule without putting a dent into their GPAs. (I REALLY wish they would have done that for law school.)
In the last few weeks we have been to two local events: Oktoberfest in Addison and the Texas State Fair in downtown Dallas. Oktoberfest was more family-oriented than you might expect, though there was plenty of beer to be had. We watched some German folk dancers, checked out a bunch of vendors, and entered to win a Mercedes Benz (The call is coming any day now. I know it!). The Texas State Fair was fun, though to have A LOT of fun there you have to have a lot of money. Nevertheless, we saw an auto show; had some Southern carnival food (a little more carnival than Southern, unfortunately--though they did have fried beer which would have tasted very Southern); watched an electric parade (akin to the Disney electric parade but not nearly as cool); and saw a light show with fireworks, flames, and an illuminated stage. We didn't go on any of the carnival rides since most of them cost $5 per person--ouch.
Not much else is new. We'd love to hear what is going on with all of you!