Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Crazy Endings

The school year ended in a crazy way.  My 6th graders put on a Renaissance Faire...
 ..while our classroom and library were being packed up for the school renovations!
 Somewhere in the midst of this, we had middle school forensics, spring concert, graduation, etc.
 There are about 35 pallets like this waiting for me to unpack and figure out where to put in the new library and classroom spaces.  It is exciting but daunting!!
 Last spring I played in the community band concert...just couldn't find the time this spring.  Maybe next year!
 Mother's Day brought some lovely flora...
 ...and my favorite thing ever, personal notes written by my kids.  I love how somebody in our family wants to be a teacher like their mom and dad!! Tough times for Wisconsin teachers right now, but we have to make the best of it!!
 Dad's lilacs come up every spring.  Just like memories of him come up every DAY. :)
 What would spring be without....teenagers studying for final exams??
 Wynne was blessed to get this AG doll tent & campfire from a teacher friend!  How kind!!
Please remember, we have FOUR teenagers in the house now.  A teenager in 2016 wants a cell phone.  A determined teenager will put together a professional presentation about why she should get a cell phone. 
 Spring on our farmette means we get some new little feeder pigs!  Welcome, Jamey & Joey!
 And of course, spring means  BALL .  Baseball, t-ball, softball...okay, we've graduated out of t-ball now, but here they are--the neighboring cousins in their annual spring clash.
 And their proud moms :) :)   Congrats to Claire for high school graduation and all of her athletic honors, including all-state 3rd team in softball ...she is a great batter and center fielder!  We won't go into details of this game (for Ally's sake, although I maintain the opinion that she's a tough pitcher)!
 This will be Mark's home away from home this summer.  The old art room/future weight room.  More in a later posting on this crazy ending to the former weight room!
 Little Bear at the bat!! 
 Coach pitch for grades 3-4.  Ally is one of Wynne's coaches, so it's been extra fun!

The boy plays a little ball, too.  First base (well, not in this picture).

 Did you know we have a new little Siegert this spring?  Griffin James was born in March and he's a doll!
 Here's Griffin's family (Jamey, Jackie, Jonah, Alana & Harper) with some mega-cakes at his baptism!!
 And here's the Siegert brothers plus oldest nephew (Cy) beginning their spring/summer competitive season for 2016. 

 A croquet game can get very heated in this family. I'll just leave it at that.  Reporting out for May 2016 as the crazy ending to spring continues...


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