It has been an eventful couple of months.
Shortly after we got back from Canada, we went to a performance of Danielle’s called Spassabend. There was lots of German music and dance performances. The kids from the German classes seemed to really have a good time. I have one picture here of Danielle performing. My apologies that it is so blurry. The auditorium was packed and I was standing against the wall for the whole performance and was quite far away.
Carrie and I took the kids to her Mom’s farm for an Easter Egg hunt in April. The kids got to look for 15 eggs before they found their ‘treasure’. Each egg had a clue to the next one, and each kid had their own color. Along the way, the kids got to play with the chickens and the goats. We also played some baseball and threw the frisbee around. Carrie spent alot of time putting together the clues for the hunt (15 clues X 5 kids) and her mom Diane hid them at the farm before we arrived.
We also were able to go to several of Joshua’s track meets this spring. Joshua is quite the sprinter and long jumper. We saw meets at LaCrosse Logan HS, Holmen HS, LaCrescent HS, and the Conference meet, also at LaCrescent HS. Joshua is a 7th grader, and normally only 8th graders participate in the conference track meet (there were 11 schools at the conference meet), but he was able to qualify in several sprints and the long jump. The track meet in Tomah that we were going to go to got cancelled due to weather. Joshua got several 1st places during the meets we attended, including a 1st place in the Conference Meet in the 4 X 200 relay. They also broke the Tomah Middle School record for that event! He also did very well in the 4 X 100 relay (4th place), the 200 meter dash, and the long jump. In some of the meets, he also competed in the 100 meter dash, winning it at the Holmen meet. Way to go, Joshua!
We attended both Joshua’s and Elizabeth’s spring band concerts, as well as the State Solo/Ensemble Festival, where Elizabeth performed a piano solo and a musical theater vocal solo. She got a 2nd rating on her piano and a 1st rating on her musical theater vocal solo.
This coming Friday, Elizabeth graduates from high school. She is very excited for graduation! The next day, we are heading to Fort Atkinson, WI to my Grandma Heinz’s farm. She is holding an open house for her 95th birthday. It will be a good chance to see grandma, my parents, my sister and her husband, my uncle, aunts, and cousins. My kids are also going to be there along with their mother.
Summer looks to be busy again this year. We don’t have any plans at this point to travel, but my brother Paul and his wife Cyndi will be visiting from Colorado in July, and my brother David and his wife Margaret and family are moving back to the States later this summer. Their daughter Katie is also graduating from high school this spring and will be attending college this fall in Wisconsin.
That’s all for now. More another time.