Mike enjoyed getting a little extra fishing in this year, now that we live in his prime trout fishing area... & he always had an eager sidekick to tag along.
At the end of April, our friend's Dave & Diane came down for the weekend for some turkey hunting. The kids had fun trying to track down the "walking tree" (aka Dave in his camo suit) back in the valley from our living room window!
Mother's Day weekend is usually spent at our annual Mother's Day camping weekend at our friend Dooley's land (aka a good excuse to camp & trout fish). But this year we had too many commitments that weekend, so we only went down for Friday afternoon/evening to hang out & socialize.
Melanie & Erin Kelly had a ball playing!
While Brandon was eager to hit the "honey hole" they had fished last fall... & it didn't disappoint!
Part of the reason we couldn't camp that weekend was it that it was picture weekend for dance. The girls are getting excited for the recital!
Then following the pictures, Melanie had a birthday tea party to attend followed by the Mother's Day Tea with Gram & Aunt Mary at the Watkins Manor.
We had a nice time at the tea... and Melanie's hat was a huge it. She had made it at the birthday party she was at & was the perfect addition to our Mother's Day tea!
On Mother's Day, we headed to Trempealeau, Wisconsin (just across the river from us) to do a little biking & then had an early dinner at the Trempealeau Hotel. It was a fun day & I am one lucky Mommy to have 2 such wonderful kids!!
Recital weekend finally came & the "Boogie Fever" girls were decked out & ready to shake their fringe!
Our neighbor Anna also dances & is a lovely dancer. Melanie was excited to see her backstage.
The girls did a fabulous job... the audience loved them!
The girls started out in a class of 18 kids but thankfully they were able to find a backup time for any who could move to the new class... so these 5 girls became that class, taught by the fabulous Ms. Tiffany!
We were so proud of our little dancer! She loves to be on stage & loves to dance!