Friday, May 21, 2021

High Five for Friday (5.21.21)



Last Thursday night we attended Will's first and only live, in-person orchestra concert of the 2020-2021 school year. Don't get me wrong - I loved and appreciated the pre-recorded, virtual concerts Will and his fellow orchestra members shared with us earlier in the year. But getting to see and hear these talented musicians live, as they wrap up four years of playing together and their final year of middle school, was a gift. (And Will had a short solo - it was so exciting!)


On Friday we participated in our second (what seems likely to become annual) traveling photo party. Three girls, three mamas, one photographer, two time slots, six locations, two costumes, lots of laughs, and loads of fun. I'll share the real deal pics as soon as we have them, but in the meantime, here are a few teasers from our day!


Last weekend, our brother-in-law graduated from college. (When he attended college for the first time, he stepped away not long before graduating to tryout for the NFL. As is often the case, life started happening and kept him from returning until recently.) We're all so happy and excited for him, and we were thrilled that it worked out for Tom to fly to Nebraska - the kids and I had to stay home for dance recital dress rehearsals and a soccer tournament - to celebrate with the whole family. 


Tom and his grandma.

Tom and Fabio, who knows how to both
smile and make silly faces for the camera.


Speaking of dress rehearsals and a soccer tournament... I only survived last weekend - perhaps one of the busiest we've had all year and of course the one for which Tom was out of town and I was on my own - because of friends who were willing to lend a hand. So cheers to friends, to dress rehearsals that go reasonably well, to kiddos who are finally old enough to help with and take some responsibility for dance details, to soccer games that go reasonably well, to road trips (alone time) with just one kiddo, and to working through the emotional ups and downs and life lessons that come with youth athletics.

The only pic I (Will) took on our way out of town at 6:15am.


One shot down. Hallelujah!

CVS did NOT have cute bandaids, so Hallie and I swapped
out her boring beige for colorful stripes I had in my purse.

Happy weekend, friends!

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