Lucia and Rose have Chicken Pox! They were exposed a couple of weeks ago, and we noticed the first pox on Monday night. Tuesday was OK, but things have gone downhill since then. Lucia has a ton, and quite a few on her face. Rose has about half as many as Lucia, but also some in some uncomfortable places. They are doing better now and we hope to see some improvement over the weekend.
Mari is an awesome tuba player! Here is her first band concert from 2018, well, one song. The tubas actually get to play the melody for part of the song, which is cool
- Mari really is good at tuba. She gets rave reviews from her teachers.
- Hearing the kids play in their bands is awesome. For one of the first times in their life they are part of something big and impressive.
Sometimes the kids like making long domino things.
On our way back from Kansas City we stopped to pick out our Christmas tree at the Costco Christmas tree farm. This has sort of become a tradition as soon as we are back from Thanksgiving and we drive right by Costco on our way home from Kansas City, so it works well.
This year for Thanksgiving we headed south and spent the day with the Connors in Kansas City. It was fun.
Andrew ran the Living History Farms race this morning, the unofficial end to the cross country season. It was about 26 degrees out, with a sharp wind out of the north. There are several creek crossings in the race and he was fairly wet.
For the past month or so Mari has been staying after school to work on a mime show. She worked with a group of kids on a few different mimes.
This weekend we made a quick trip to Cincinnati. We left Thursday afternoon and drove home on Monday. Holly’s 40th birthday party was on Saturday night and we thought it would be fun to show up for the weekend and surprise the Donleys and the Beinkempers. It was.