Monday, June 22, 2015

End of April

Catherine helped Anthony make this for me.

He had to show it off himself.

The kids' favorite thing about going to the mall (which we do about twice a year).

Cool clouds.

Celebrating my birthday at Las Palmas in Andover.

Chips and salsa.  Yum!

The ten chicks.

Girls helped transplant tomatoes and peppers.


Do you see them?  Killdeer babies hidden on the ground.

Snow peas growing well.

Cherry pie and asparagus.

Yummy stuff on the grill.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Joseph Made His First Holy Communion!

On April 19th, Joseph made his First Holy Communion.  He was so excited and ready, and even though the weather wasn't the greatest, he had a big scratch on his nose and poison ivy on his arm, it was a wonderful day!
At the time he was 7 years old.

Such a handsome little man.

Waiting to go to the 2:00 Mass.

Look at that face!

It had been raining a lot, so it was very sloppy outside.

Joseph and his cakes.

Ready to get in the procession line.

After Mass, with Fr. Jack, who gave him his First Communion.

Ornery photo bomber!

Joseph and Grandma Brungardt.

With Grandpa and Grandma Klingele.

All comfy for the party with his godmother, Aunt Laurie.

Time to eat the delicious dinner made by Uncle Al.

He opened a lot of special gifts.

This was definitely the most creative gift: a homemade crucifix made for him by his sister, Anne!

Monday, June 15, 2015

The First Half of April

The new chicks kept growing and growing:
The kids always love the chicks when they are little!

Still little enough to hold in one hand.


Anthony got really good at riding his bike in April.  He just kept practicing until he got it down:



Of course, there was some of this in the process.  :)

Here is Anthony, riding away:

And finally, a short video of Joseph, showing me how he saves the ball: