Friday, April 30, 2010

Whirlwind Week

Not only have we had 25+ mph winds the past few days, we've had a week that has breezed by rather quickly!
My niece Kaycie has the windmill motion down pat, don't you think?

It was a real treat to get to see my brother's and sister's kids play softball in our town on Monday night. I got a little flak from Dan for wearing my Potosi sweatshirt, but I was definitely cheering for Iowa-Grant the other night! Here's Marla coaching first for the varsity, right after her oldest daughter got a great hit(and a pinch-runner, courtesy of ACL surgery last year).

Here are my girls cheering on the Panthers. Ally was consumed with the pitching, as she has been working on her fastpitch for about 2 years now. Her season will start at the end of May. Shae (in pink jacket) looks a little tough here because 3 hours earlier she'd fallen off the monkey bars at school and was knocked out for 11 seconds. ER docs found her to be just fine. Scary moment for Daddy and her first grade buddies though!! Thank God she is alright.

The JV game followed the varsity, so we stayed to watch Dani (on 3rd base) and Sammie (shortstop). These girls have grown up together in the big metropolis of Rewey (I jest) and are sophomores already!

That's my sister, the JV coach, our niece Dani on third, and her youngest daughter (my goddaughter) Sammie at the plate. The I-G JVs won their game, but Potosi took the varsity contest.

Remember the Fifth Grade 50 States Float Project? Well here it is, finally finished!!

The riverboat in all its glory. Molly even got to ride on it as a tourist of Louisiana!

Parade day. Not the best picture, but you get a glimpse of who Ally chose to be, native Louisianan Louie Armstrong. ("Oh when the saints....go marchin' in...")

After the parade, we had the chance to snap pictures of the entire fifth grade (which, sadly, contains only 17 kids, I think). They did a pretty good job of studying and building their floats. I'm going to do a little celebrity name-dropping here. Let's see, there was Florence-Griffin Joyner from California, Christie Brinkley from Michigan...even John Wayne from Iowa!

Did you know the first female governor was from Wyoming?

And there's Bill Gates from Washington and Cy Young from Ohio!

The rest of the week, our free time has been taken up with planting 25 baby spruce trees around the property. Here are Ally and Cy taking turns driving around with the lawn sweeper, collecting grass to mulch around the saplings...

...and here's Shae planting a tree instead of climbing in one. (Bump on head almost gone by now!)

Like I said, the week has flown by!
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance...Ecclesiastes 3:1-2,4


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