Mari played an Oompa Loompa in her school’s spring play, Charlie and the Chocolate factory. She has been working hard for the past few weeks and did great this 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.
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.
Mari played the Sousaphone at Valley’s homecoming game tonight. She likes playing the tuba, but she does not appreciate holding the sousaphone for any extended period of time.
This evening we went to the grand opening of a Wahlburgers restaurant in West Des Moines. The kids were excited to see Mark Wahlberg, and it was something to do. Donny was also there, with a lot of New Kids On The Block fanatics, including Susan (NKOTB was her first concert). It was interesting.
Mari and Andrew are both playing for mid-level competitive teams this year. That means a little more practice, more serious games, and an overall higher level of play. So far, so good.
Today we celebrated Mari’s 13th birthday! It also happens to be Father’s Day, so this morning we joined the Liesses at church and then Panera. After Panera it was straight to Valley View pool. Mari wanted to spend the day at the pool, and we came close. After the pool it was back to the Reagens’ for Skyline, presents, and cake.
Mari has really changed a lot over the past year, transitioning into a young lady. She loves reading and hanging out with her friends, including Hope, Milana, and Sabina.
Favorite song: FRIENDS by Marshmello & Anne-Marie
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite food: Skyline
Favorite band: None
Favorite book: Harry Potter
Favorite sport: Soccer
Favorite movie: None
Hi my name is Marilyn Liesland (otherwise known as Mari) I am Robs daughter. Here are some lists about our trip.
These are the things I like about Arizona:
- ice cream
These are my favorite things about our trip so far:
- nice weather
- santa cruz
- san diago
These are the things I look forward to when I am back in Des Moines:
- the Reagens
- Mimi & Papa
P.S. the lists are not in any order : )