Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Trip to the Buckeye State

Over Memorial Day weekend, we took a trip to Columbus, Ohio. Why, you ask? Well...this very special little lady joined God's family on Sunday.

Isn't she just the cutest thing ever?

Cousin Eric holding little Claire's hand

Claire Amelia Scheuer, our beautiful little niece, was baptized in to God's family. John (Steve's oldest brother) and his wife, Gina, are the godparents. We were so blessed to witness such a wonderful event. Congratulations, Claire!

We did have a little mishap while we were at Atonement Lutheran Church for the baptism. Elsi tripped on a hose and was inflicted with skinned knees.

Thanks to Grandpa Bill and Uncle Jim's quick thinking, a triage center was set up and her knees were tended to. Whew! That could have been a real catastrophe! (Pay no attention to any underlying sarcasm:)

Cousin Katherine enjoying some bonding time with Claire

Friday, May 22, 2009


Memorial Day is fast approaching. This morning, after my walk, I decided it was time to get the vegetable garden going. I put Elsi in her booster seat for breakfast, while I went outside to till and prep the garden for planting. When I came in, this is what I found...

Mental note to self: Do not leave salt shaker within Elsi's reach on kitchen table. Better yet...do not leave Elsi unattended:)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Soccer Time!

"Hi Mom!"




This morning, Ben had his first soccer practice through St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran School. It was a beautiful sunny day, but a bit breezy. The coaches (Principal Nelson, Pastor Knea and several parent volunteers) had the students in different stations, with them spending about 15 minutes at each station. At the end of the practice, the kids were able to spend time in mini scrimmages. Ben really enjoyed it and is looking forward to going back in a couple of weeks. Way to go, Ben!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Joey's Confirmation

Last weekend we spent some wonderful times with family. We traveled to Rhinelander to celebrate our nephew, Joey's, confirmation. We left on Saturday morning at about 9:00 am and returned Sunday around 7:30 pm. It is about 4 hours each way, so that is a lot of driving for two days, but we were blessed to be a part of Joe's special day. We pray that he continues to walk with the Lord all of his days.

Elsi, Nana, Cousin Kate, Cousin Joe (Confirmand), Isaiah, Papa, Ben, Cousin Logan, Cousin Eric & Cousin Brett

Cousins Logan & Brett, Isaiah and Dad playing basketball

Ben driving a "too small" tractor:)

Elsi watching Cousin Kate play with 3-D chalk

Elsi chillin' with Nana

One tired girl (and Papa:))

Softball Season

5th grade is the year that sports really begin for the students at St. Paul's. They can participate in sports before 5th grade, but there aren't any real games against other teams, just scrimmages. Isaiah chose to participate in cross country, basketball, softball and track this year. He is thoroughly enjoying all of them so far. We are so proud of him!

Waiting for a pitch...

Oooooooooo, a swing and a miss. Nice try!

In rightfield

In just the 5 games the team has played, Isaiah has improved greatly. His coach, Mr. Mueller is very patient and works with all of the players to help them out.

Ben was supposed to start his soccer skills class today, but it was rained out. Hopefully I'll have pictures of it next weekend:)