Amanda got her driver's permit and her letter jacket, on the same day! We are taking it slow and easy behind the wheel, but, so far, I would describe her as cautiously enthusiastic. I find it difficult to believe we are already at this place in Krinkeland!
After much discussion and negotiation, Benjamin got a haircut. He admitted "letting it grow" was getting really HOT, and he and his stylists discussed styles, settling on this, which makes Ben look like the cool, older boy who lives next door.
We also got Benjamin signed up to play tackle football. There is much more to say on this topic, but, for now, I think we should just pray.
My parents, siblings and spouses went to see Gua during a weekend wedding trip. She was delightfully nutty as always, and hanging in there.
The wedding was my cousin Drew's and his bride Kameryn's. It was a beautiful day for a wedding.
Saturday was also the anniversary of my birth, as well as-- some decades later-- the birth of my cousin Tessa. The wedding reception was a great time to celebrate the date for everyone!
It also brought my dad and his seven siblings to the same place, which doesn't often happen. These are great people with huge hearts!
Meanwhile, back at home the big girls were closing their run of "Mary Poppins." Elisabeth was on stage and Amanda was backstage. This week, Madeline begins rehearsals for another musical. Never a quiet moment for these drama queens!
And we capped off the weekend with extended family photos at my parents' house. Now, that was interesting and entertaining!