Saturday, April 9, 2016

No Foolin'--it's April!

The trees were blooming when I went to Iowa on April 28th
to watch Ari perform in "Alice in Wonderland" at Regis Middle School.
Trina's purse matches the flowers :-)
Tom and Jett relaxing after a rainy, cold football game
Ari's volleyball team won all three games
I went to the "Fiesta" at All Saints, and afterward
Caiden and Annika helped make crepes for Sunday breakfast
On April 23, Kathy and Jerry's 50th Anniversary,
we took pizza and ice cream cake out to their farm
This was their "real" anniversary;
family party is coming up on May 14th!

We flew back to Minneapolis on March 31st
and spent some time at Corey and Ana's.
I think the girls are teaching grampa how to play....
Lydia and Cecelia wanted to entertain me
while Mommy and Grampa ran some errands,
so they played a few "tunes" before we left for Iowa
Claire was back from Grampa and Gramma Martin's
when we were returning from Iowa and Wisconsin,
so we exerted a lot of energy in the motel pool in Buffalo
Just about ready to quit....the girls slept well that night!
In between stops at Ana's, we went to Iowa and Wisconsin
Annika and Ariana had gymnastics
the morning of April 2nd
Anni upside down
Anni ready to flip over
Ari ready to jump
Upsy daisy.....
made it.....
Caiden made his First Communion
at 4:00 Mass on the 2nd
The Bueckers family before Mass
Caiden with Grampa John and Gramma Marilyn
On Sunday, Tom took us and his parents to see their lake cabin
Bob helped Tom put the kitchen sink and counter in
Tom's dad enjoying the living room
while Pope Francis blesses the cabin
Main floor bathroom and laundry
One of the two main floor bedrooms
Second floor

Upstairs bathroom
Bedroom with lake view
Lake view from upstairs bedroom
 When we left Cedar Rapids, Bob spotted this Amish farmer
with his team of horses
This museum is just north of Cedar Rapids.
It is huge and filled with motorcycle history....
"Wanna-be biker"
Bernstein's Soda Shop in the museum
Bridge north of Dubuque across the Mississippi
The "Mighty" Mississippi
Crossing the border!
This "biker" met us in Spring Green
Luke turned 1 on March 26th,
and he is already "driving"
He is running away with Grampa's Bison hat
Andrew and Luke "play catch"
Matthew likes to wrestle with Luke
"Glamour girl Grace"
Kelly took this pic for their Christmas card
Hard to get everyone to sit still for a family photo!