|First Week of School - 2016|
Saturday we began the day, bright and early, at Cedar Lake Camp!
|Annual picture - RT-18, SF-13, EM-14, LM-16|
I love the look of delight always present on Thomas's face when he is here, in his element. . .
This was race registration. He needed "help" getting his number pinned on. . .
And they are off!!
One of the counselors was taking pictures along the route and we were sent this gem:
Thomas came in second, at 23-some (winner came in at 21:06) to secure second place overall, first place in his age division.
This girl knocked us off our feet when she came up, running in third place, first female overall! This is her first ever 5K and only the second time she has ever run that distance all at once.
We were proud of Margaret, too, running her first 5K also. . .
The day included games, food, canoeing, and tours of the camp. . .
|Jodi & AVJ prom 2017|
Mother's Day began perfectly with strawberry shortcake, a flower arrangement Margaret made, and cards. . .
We headed to church and then Costco (what is a Sunday without a grocery run???). Costco is important because that is where we purchased my gift -- flowers!!
Meanwhile, in OH, my mom was celebrating with some of her favorites. . .
Back in TN this boy was busy with our neighbors, redeeming his Christmas present which was to learn how to turn pens. . .
|Lesson from Barbara|
|How the pen begins. . .|
|Patience. . .|
|Getting there. . .|
|These are the kits|
He is making five of these -- one for each of his special teachers. Frederick has always loved pens, even asking for them as gifts :) Last year he was really impressed seeing some at the Farmer's Market -- but so pricey at $50-$100 each!
He even learned how to put the grooves in the pens. . .he made three lines for his male teachers and four lines for his female teachers. What a neat kid, to spend so much time and thought on these year-end gifts. . .I'm really proud of him and thankful for the heart God gave him.
This was such an incredible weekend -- perfect weather, LOTS of together-time, and relaxing. I failed to mention that I spent a good amount of time on our new deck -- a project completed just in time for this beautiful spring/summer weather!!
The dog likes it too. . .
Lots still on the calendar for May. . .
~ Thomas's last week interning (he finished his classes two weeks ago)
~ Good-bye party for sweet Marla
~ GRADUATION (officially) for Thomas - family coming to celebrate and fill my house!!
~ State soccer tournament (Marie)
~ Margaret turns 15 (and gets her driving permit!)
Here's to enjoying the next half of the month :)