Tuesday, October 18, 2016

2016 Week 41: A very full week--friends, fun, family

It's Tuesday already. A fun-filled week with many photos takes longer to process.
We have two October birthdays, our youngest and oldest grandchildren, only three days apart.
The family celebrations were a week apart.

Sunday afternoon Jude's birthdy party was at a park, the weather was perfect and the four-year-old had a great time.

We left as soon as he'd opened our gift and rewarded us with sweet hugs.
We were headed to Grand Rapids to pick up the bronze Mike entered in Art Prize.
The Stevens, friends who used to live in Upland, offered us wonderful hospitality.

Monday, after a lovely breakfast we picked up Serenity at 9:00 a.m. and drove back in time for me to teach around noon.

Skye and his friend cut and stacked wood every evening for two or three hours.

Mike takes care of his bees faithfully. He's begun to winterize the hives.

The robotics team responsibilities have only increased with the planned move, but Michael finds great enjoyment working with these young folk.  Two recent graduates came back for a visit.

The weather has been unusually mild, but I thought it best to bring the plants in before the cold sets in.

Saturday we attended Malachi's cross country regional competition. The Delta team has done well. They go to semistate next week.

In the meantime, the little guys find ways to entertain themselves.

While in Muncie, we stopped in to see the progress at MadJax, the soon-to-be new home of Team 1720, the PhyXTGears.
I was so impressed realizing that Michael master minded the whole design.
It is going to be a very spacious and adequate shop.

View of nearly the 91ft. length; surveying progress from the entrance; cables the team pulled; the10th and final design.
From the roof we could see the building where Kayla works teaching her many dance classes--Cornerstone Center for the Arts.

Speaking of Kayla, we celebrated her 25th birthday this last Sunday, but I'll save those photos for next week.

1 comment:

The Bug said...

Definitely lots of October birthdays for you guys! I can't believe Kayla is 25...

I received my FABULOUS prize yesterday! I need to get some pictures of it & then I can thank you properly. Squee!