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Monday, May 30th, 2011


Little Lady was reading to Mom’s kindergarten students!


This was the last day of school!  The kids, and Mom
were geeked!


This was part of Little Lady’s 1st grade music program.

She was the third elephant on the left.  Mom said it was a really cute show!
(Grandma and Grandpa got to see it too!)

May 30 Memorial Day!

Monday, May 30th, 2011


Our friends invited us over for a Memorial Day cookout!

Here the kids are in the middle of a water gun fight, a welcome conflict
on a 90+ day!

May 29

Monday, May 30th, 2011


We got tickets through work to the Indy 500!  Here Little Man and I
are in our seats, ready for racin’.


We sat in section J.  This was the view down the main straightaway.


This was our view down turn four and into turn three.  The crowd was staggering.


Hot Wheels sponsored an attempt at the world’s longest jump. 
The ramp was made to look like orange Hot Wheels track, coming off
a huge door.  It worked! They set the record!


A quarter of a million people and we met up with Aunt J!

It was her first Indy 500!


I tradition began with the Brickyard….

Midway through the race, we go to the infield of turn 2.  Aunt J hung
out with us.

May 28

Monday, May 30th, 2011


This was our first morning camping at the Girl Scout camp. 

This was out canvas platform tent we had for the weekend.  The canvas
was thick enough to block out most of the light and help for sleeping.

The first night, the low was 52 degrees.  By Sunday, the highs were in
the 90’s!


This building, shaped like a steamboat, was near our tent.  In addition
to shelter, it had tables for eating and kitchen.


The boys hopped on a paddle boat and trolled around the lake.


The girls zoomed around the lake in kayaks.


The kids are on top of the earthen dam for the lake.  It branched off
in two big directions.


We found several trees downed by beavers.  This was
one of the bigger ones.

During the weekend, we also saw: a turtle, several snakes,
a deer, a hawk and several other critters.

May 27

Monday, May 30th, 2011


We went camping!  It was a Girl Scout camp in Brown County.

Little Lady hold the lantern while we get ready for bed.

May 26

Thursday, May 26th, 2011


IPAD fun!

 I finally found one! (they were in short supply)

It is very, very cool.

May 25

Thursday, May 26th, 2011


During the day at work, the second floor had an Open House with
a Hawaii theme.  This was mainly for the the people on the first floor
who seldom come upstairs.


Some really bad storms rolled through last night.  We bundled up the
kids in our room.  Mom made a pallet for them on the floor of the bathroom.

At work, our weather people were on air from 3:30pm to Midnight!

May 24

Thursday, May 26th, 2011


There was an Indy Car at Meijer.  Three drivers are going
to be there Friday night.  It will be crazy busy!

May 23

Thursday, May 26th, 2011


We went out to dinner with our friends.  There was a thunderstorm warning.

Just in case, we got a table next to the wall.

May 22

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011


Pooped… everyone, even the cat… Pooped.

The weather was just strange today.  It would rain 5 minutes, then be
sunny, rain, then sunny, Hail, then sunny, then rain….

Strange… after the long day Saturday, the rain made us sleepy.