Thursday, August 5, 2010

Visits are Happy Times

Bernie and Kayla and Jamie came to visit on Thursday evening . They stayed til Sunday afternoon. They pack a lot of activities into their visits and probably need a rest when they get back home. They had to get back home to Green Bay to pick up Jamie's football gear for the season that starts this week. Jamie loves football and has played Pop Warner football for pretty many years now. He's a sixth grader now so next year it will probably be junior high football.........One of the accompanying pgotos shows Kayla and Jamie working on some wood crafts while they were here. Bing's brother, Paul, gave us a large carton of hobby kits from his employer, Lowe's. The kits are complete with the cut wood pieces, nails and instructions to make various projects. Kayla's building a castle after completing a steamroller and Jamie made an excellent goal post and small football to thumbkick through the goal post........On Saturday, we had a swm/cake get together for Courtney's eleventh birthday. The lake has been so inviting this summer. It's consistently around eighty degrees and the weather has been matching it. We could play in it for hours. We had a synchronized swim contest - Alexa and I versus Kayla, Courtney and Courtney's friend, Abby. Jamie was the judge. Sure, their team dazzled with gymnastic leaps and flips and swandives but our artistic rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star swayed the judge to give us the gold. Besides, he didn't want his sister to win!...........The other pictures show the water play and the birthday girl's joy.

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