Thursday, June 02, 2011

more may memories....

On the 26th of May, we attended Nick's (final) band concert. He has decided not to continue in band next year, but I'm really proud of him for trying out the clarinet this year and learning so much! This is Nick, warming up before the show:It's amazing how much improvement can be made in a relatively short amount of time! The band was able to play much more complicated songs... and play them better... than they could at their winter concert in November. We were impressed!

At the end of the concert, the director handed out certificates to each of the students, for all their hard work this year. :)
With help from George and the kids, we finally got all the front gardens weeded and the lawn mowed, so our yard looked pretty by the end of May! (It had been REALLY overgrown with weeds. Not feeling well, I just couldn't do all the yard work I normally do.)
Ben and I bought some petunias and marigolds, then planted them in the barrel. It looks a bit sparse now, but I know from experience that it will fill in over the summer:
We also bought some verbena:
My peonies were just gorgeous last week!

Ben and I also bought a bunch of petunias to plant:
Mom and Dad came to visit us on the 28th. The first two days they were here, it rained (and rained) and stormed. We still had fun, though, playing lots of card games and watching movies. On the 30th, Memorial Day, the sun came out! We enjoyed the beautiful weather all morning. Mom and Dad brought some fun things for the kids... bubble stuff:

A hula hoop... go, Mom, go!

And this variation of "catch" called Zoom-O:

We retreated to the air-conditioned house for the hot afternoon, and played some more card games. Then George grilled us a yummy holiday supper:
We had burgers, brats, corn-on-the-cob, grilled sweet onions, broccoli slaw, pasta salad, baked beans, a relish tray, watermelon, and more! Yum!
Then we went back outside for some croquet:
We're so glad Mom and Dad were able to visit, and we miss them already!


Blogger Little ol' Me said...

Your house is adorable! I love the photo of your mom hula hooping! Fun!


June 02, 2011 9:10 AM  
Blogger Katy Cameron said...

The house looks fab, and looks like everyone got a good workout with the games.

Hope you're feeling better today

June 03, 2011 7:04 PM  

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