Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

We didn't make the trip to Alabama, as Anita and the kids came up here. We went out to lunch, and to Ted Drewes during the day, and ended the evening with steak and champagne on the deck, while the kids played Rock Band in the basement.

Sunday, we spent the day at Jefferson Barracks with Christopher's scout pack putting flags on the veterans' graves. They do not leave until every grave has a flag on it. There were thousands of scouts there, and it was hot and a lot of walking, but it was such a humbling experience, it wasn't even a thought to complain. During the ceremony, I noticed Christopher stand a little taller when the speaker compared their sacrafice of being at Jefferson Barracks, instead of poolside or home with their video games to the sacrafices all these veterans made. It was an experience I won't forget. It certainly put the weekend in perspective. You have to click on the last picture to realize the full impact.

We ended Saturday at Gary's brother's Mike's farm. I think I may have secured 275 lbs of happy, grass fed, no steroid beef. I am second in line - if someone else doesn't take it. What a beautiful farm he has. I was able to stand in a field with cows and goats all around me.

Today, Natalie is bowling and Christopher is down with fever - no Mike doesn't have any pigs on his farm, but, you know me, I am watching him closely . . . .

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My New Little Bear Cub

Christopher received his Wolf Badge, and has now advanced to Bear Cub Scout. We had the Advancement Dinner this past Sunday.

Emerging from the tent a Bear . . . .

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Big Day

This is Christopher and Father Ed Nemeth shortly after making his First Communion. Afterwards we went to Ruby Tuesdays to eat, and to Target to buy him a football and a new playground ball. Later at night, when having our steaks, Christopher insisted that he drink wine with his dinner. I guess he liked the taste of it earlier . . .

This is him with a few of his buddies.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Night at the Theatre

Natalie made her directorial debut at Rickman Auditorium. Her production of 'The End of Civilization as we Know it' was performed tonight along with three other one-act plays.