Sunday, June 23, 2013

Picture Post

These guys are growing up too fast!

For those of you who have yet to meet Luke, here's an idea of how big he is.  Keep in mind that Ben stands somewhere around 4'6"(i'm too lazy to walk to the garage and look at the height chart, so I will guesstimate from the ride requirements at the carnival last week). 

My sister came to see us Thursday and Friday!  We have missed her visits!  I think she only comes when the pool is open, she rarely made it up over the winter. We took the boat out and had a great evening at the lake, followed by dinner on the docks watching the sunset.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Papillion Days 2013 - It's a tradition

It's no secret we love Papillion Days.  Since 1999 when our nieces and nephews started visiting us in the summer we've been every year.  So just because we live 600 miles away is no reason to stop a tradition.

We had a great week back in Nebraska.  We toured the new TDAmeritrade building, stayed with the Kendalls in their wonderful new house, enjoyed an evening with the fabulous Butler family and celebrated Shayla's return from Bolivia/17th birthday party with the Stevens'.  We also had a brisket dinner at the McMahon-sion: Chris has designed and built an amazing theater (home theater doesn't do this place justice at all!).  Nancy, however has one upped him with the creation of the McBaby - Paul is adorable.
And the icing on the cake was I participated in the Papillion Days Duathlon with Nikki.

Ben is tall enough (and brave enough) to ride all the rides at the carnival -- check out the grin going up and the oh-no face coming down.  This was the best! 

Friday, June 7, 2013

2nd grade awards

Benjamin had his 2nd grade awards on Wednesday.  He did really well this year and we are crazy proud of him.  He was awarded 6 different certificates, was recognized in Run Club where he ran over 54miles, read over 1million words (2 million but who's counting besides me).  He is over the level the teachers are allowed to test in reading (meaning they are only allowed to test up to 5th grade and he was well beyond that level).  He scored really well on the Iowa Assessment and is now in the GATES program.  He's a pretty cool kid.
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