Here’s just a little taste of what’s been going on with us these past several months…
On the 16th, Keeven and Mama spent the morning at the Wichita Zoo for Kingman Elementary’s kindergarten field trip. Then later that afternoon, they tootled over to Koch Arena for Great-Aunt Nelda “Sam” Schrepel’s graduation from Wichita State University.
With this month came lots of baseball…
Quinn played his last year of coach pitch on a team corralled by the Mark Arensdorf and McDorman families. Keeven also got in on the fun as bat boy, a task he takes rather serously.
June also brought swimming lessons with Mrs. Lacio, who also serves our family as Keeven’s speech therapist…
Here they practice kicking with assistance, just one of many things he and Quinn learned during their time with her.
The second weekend saw us in Hays, KS for the 14 Under State Baseball Tournament. Playing his 3rd and last year as 3rd baseman and pitcher for the Stateline Shox, Brant and the boys maintained a moderately successful season as they placed 6th amongst the 15 of 34 teams that qualified for state.
Here the boys (with a few missing) pose for a last team photo, Brant being 2nd from the top right.
The 3rd weekend had us down in Medicine Lodge for a camp-out at the Lazy B. Even though Gavin wanted it to just be a gathering of friends, we still managed to sneak celebrating his 17th birthday in. The only footage we have is an awful display of redneck wrestling as Daddy Alec and several teen boys held Gavin down while Brant spanked him 17 times. We’ll just leave that one to your imagination!
The last weekend found Keeven sitting pretty atop a horse on the carousel at the carnival during the Kingman County Fair…
The biggest highlight of this years fair for our family was Brant’s 1st on stage performance during the Fair Idol competition. Check out this YouTube link of he and Elizabeth Holloway’s Friday night performance to catch a glimpse of his guitar playing skills.
The following week brought another milestone in Brant’s life as he acquired his 1st set of wheels!
Seems his smile couldn’t be any bigger as he patiently poses for Grammie Sue, ready to speed off on his own!
To round our ending out, we’ll leave off with these…
Val Gal, our cat from when we lived on 2nd Avenue, is still alive and well at that address. Grammie Sue drove by one day this past summer and couldn’t reisist getting her picture to send our way. She would be aproximately 13 years old and is best known in our family as “the cat that used the toilet”.
A view of our house from high atop our garage, taken by one of the boys while clearing some branches that had fallin’ there during a storm.
And, um… that’s it!