2018

One More Week Until Christmas (2)

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“Mom, one week is sooo long away!”

Christmas is one week away, and I finally wrapped the presents. When Sara came home from school, she was so excited seeing some packages under the tree. But this evening, she looked at the tree and said: “Mom, one week is sooo long away!” “Yes, my dear! One week can be long. But you will have a lot of fun in the meantime. And then, one morning you’ll wake up, and Santa was here”, I replied.

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2018

Katelynn’s Winter Concert 2018

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Tonight was Katelynn’s first Winter Concert performance as a High School student. Next to “Stille Nacht” (German for “Silent Night” by Franz Gruber), the Synphonic Band also performed “Bravura” (C. E. Duble), “Old Days” (James Pankow) and “Jingle Bells” (James Pierpont).

Here is “Stille Nacht” performed by TCHS Symphonic Band:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhSM2vtxLMU&feature=share

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2018

High School Band Commitments

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Poor ol’ Donald Duck gets mad in this chaos. πŸ˜€

This upcoming Saturday, Katelynn will march for the last time this season. In the meantime she’s preparing for auditions, the Christmas Concert, more auditions, daily practice, even more auditions, and not to forget: the Walt Disney World Trip on Spring Break. 🎡🎷🎺πŸ₯πŸŽΆ

2018

Christmas Lights 2018

Kevin worked on installing the Christmas lights around the house, today. Sara sat on the roof and helped him with the extension cords. Once the first chains of lights were installed, Kevin, Katelynn, Sara and I shopped for a Fraser Fir tree. We also got some more Christmas decorations. Kevin will finish setting up the lights in the frontyard, tomorrow.

More photo of Christmas lights will follow as soon as everything is installed and set up.

2018

DFW Founders’ Plaza Airport Observation Area

Katelynn, Sara and I went to the DFW Founder’s Plaza in Grapevine. The girls are out of school for this week. And the day is too beautiful to sit in the house all day. We watched several airplanes launch and land at the DFW International Airport. When Sara got “ants in her pants”, we had to walk around for a little bit before we drove back home for lunch.

2018

Smashing Pumpkins …

… after Halloween has been a tradition in our family for over a decade. Back in the days, when Katelynn was little, Kevin smashed it for her. And Katelynn kicked the Pumpkin all over the backyard. These days, the girls are big enough to smash them themselves.

Katelynn picked a pumpkin from the frontyard and smashed it in the backyard. Sara watched her and saw, how much fun her big sister had with the Jack-o-Lantern. She ran out to the front, picked a pumpkin, dragged it in the backyard and kicked it. Luis looked at the girls and those “Jacks”. He was not sure, what to think of this game. He sniffed around the pumpkins, when the girls were done. We leave the smashed vegetables out in the grass. Mr. Squirrel, Mrs. Rabbit, and Mrs. Cottontail might pick on them, before the pumpkins become nutrition for the soil.

Video of Pumpkin Smashing: https://www.flickr.com/photos/132943299@N07/43905969100/in/album-72157678416071305/

2018

9 Years

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Sara always has fun playing outside after a rain storm.

May your year being nine be full of fun,
friends, love, laughter & fairy cakes!

Happy 9th Birthday, Sara!

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2018

The Homecoming Parade 2018

Since Katelynn had to participate with her High School Band in the Homecoming Parade tonight, it was a given that Sara was a part of it, too. Sara’s Elementary School Coach gathered the kids from his clubs, so they could walk in the parade as well. Kevin parked at the High School and walked to the starting point. When he arrived, I decided I’m gonna walk in the parade. It has been over four months, since I walked a mile. And this was the perfect first walk after my surgery. In the stadium, the girls were still participating in a dance with the football players, cheerleaders, band, other clubs and the Homecoming King & Queen. The sisters had so much fun, they actually got along with each other, which is very seldom these days. As parents we have to savor these moments. πŸ˜‰

2018

Halloween Season (Part II) ~ (2008 – 2010)

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It’s “Halloween Season” Monday, again. Today, I’ll blog about Katelynn helping me carving pumpkins, Sara’s First Halloween, and more visits at the pumpkin patch and the zoo.

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2008

Katelynn wanted to help me with the pumpkin carving. So, I’ve got her a little pumpkin she could play with and get the pumpkin guts out. She always loved to say: “We need to get all the pumpkin yikes out!” And then she played with the gooey inside of the pumpkin.

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2009

Sara was only twelve days old, when we celebrated Halloween in 2009. She was such a cute little Pumpkin. Katelynn wanted to help with the pumpkins again, while her little sister took a nap. Katelynn was very proud being a big sister. She really enjoyed taking Sara out for her first Trick-or-Treat. All bundled up we walked through the neighborhood and collected candy on this cool October night. The fresh air was good for the little munchkin.

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2010

Katelynn loves going to the pumpkin patch, because she can jump in the bounce house, go on hay rides and pick a pumpkin. Sara just enjoyed crawling around between the pumpkins. Every pumpkin had to be tested by giving it a good slap on top. We also went to the Pirate Days. Unfortunately “Boo at the Zoo” got rained out the day, we went to the Fort Worth Zoo. But it wasn’t the end of the world, either. The girls got out and had fun, anyway.

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… to be continued next Monday, October 15, 2018 …