Thursday, May 29, 2008

Spring Break - Amanda & Cynthia

Amanda had a great time in Florida with my parent over spring break. She even sent us this unusual postcard.

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Cynthia went to the Caymen Islands with her friend Mary Rose Mullins. I think she had a great time despite the scary parasailing event.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Bruce Zaepfel (Andrea's dad) celebrated a birthday on May 18th. We took him to Texas Roadhouse. It was so much fun. They had him sit on a sadle and everyone in the restaurant shouted out Happy Birthday!

Dance Recital

Call to the Post

Rachel had the opportunity to play the call to the post at Churchill Downs. U of L School of Music was trying to set a world record for the most trumpet players to play call to the post at a race. I am not sure if they set the world record or not but it was a fun day for all.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Funny Kid Quotes

I had to take Eleanor to the doctor last week. The doctor wanted to swab her throat for a culture. She told Eleanor to open her mouth real-wide and say "Ahh" real loud. Eleanor opened her mouth real-wide and tried to say "Ahh real loud". The doctor started laughing so hard she could not get the swab.

Here is another cute kid story that I saw the other day:
(Memorial Day weekend) One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed 7-year-old Alex staring at a large plaque in the foyer of the church. The plaque was covered with names and small American flags. Alex asked what it meant and the priest replied, "Well, son, it's a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service." Finally, little Alex's voice, barely audible and trembling with fear, asked, "Which service, the 8:30 or the 11:00?"

Monday, May 19, 2008

Mother's Day weekend started off with the 1st grade Mother's Tea with Bridget's class. I love this event. It always brings a tear to my eye to see these loving 1st graders so happy to have their mothers there to spend time with them. My mother's day was very nice also especially since it rained all day long and all our activities (soccer, softball) were cancelled. It made it nice to all be at the house to make dinner together and then actually have time to sit down and eat together as well. I also got time to spend with my mother which I cherish since she is the best mom on earth. I am so unbelievely blessed. The only downfall of the day is that with the rain we could not go out to the cemetery to see Chris' mom's grave. We did go this weekend and planted several flowers including her favorite - daisies. All of us really miss her especially on Mother's Day.

Once Upon a Mattress

Cynthia (Lady Jessica) and Rachel (Chorus) both did an awesome job in St Margaret Mary's production of Once Upon a Mattress (which is the story of the Princess and the Pea). The costumes were incredible and the set was spectular. The set was designed and made by volunteers (including Chris). It was a castle with two staircases and a balony which held 20 dancing cast members. Many, many people told me that it looked more like a high school production than grade school. It blows my mind that these children are not nervous at all on stage singing and dancing.

Just a swingin'

Eleanor is so shy!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Spring Break

Rachel and her friends discovered this huge turtle in the park over Spring Break.

Cynthia is a teenager

Chris and I are too young to have a teenager.