Ben in his new bike seat
Dani and Alex love wearing their goggles now
Alex the fisher...
...and her fish! She wasn't so sure about touching it (and after recent reports of toxic algae in area lakes, that's probably for the better...)
Dani loved fishing too! Both girls caught 2 fish.
For their last day, the girls gave each teacher a drawing it painting they had made special just for that person. In return, "the cows room" gave us a mural all the kids had worked on and it now proudly resides in the playroom:
Tonight after dinner all 3 Wei girls had an outing to St. Elizabeth Seton's Setonfest. The highlight for Dani & Alex was getting facepainted:
Alex plans to be an astronaut for Halloween so she picked a rocketship:
And our resident girlie girl picked a princess crown:
I don't have a picture handy, but our other excitement this week has been dogsitting Emma Hildebrand who is a wonderful, calm, non-neurotic shepard mix. Who knew you could have a dog and leave it at home alone now and then! Dogs are fun! The kids ADORE her and will be sad tomorrow when she goes home, I'm sure. Ben walks out to the deck yelling her name and patting his thigh. "Memma! Memma!" I'll post a video of him kissing her soon. It's unreal cute.
All in all, a good week for us. However, it's been a rough week for my grandfather, so everyone please keep him and my grandmother in your thoughts. Opi is in the hospital again for a potential stroke. I'll post more as we know more. The kids and I are going for a visit to Chicago next week which I'm hoping will help cheer him up.