As always happens as the school year winds down, we had a busy spring. Here are some highlights:
Aunt Andrea came to visit and stayed with us for a night - it's always so wonderful to see her!
The Spanish program at Claire's school put on a Spanish Cultural Festival and her class danced the samba for us. They did a great job and were a blast to watch!
Graham's cousin, Sarah Cigard, graduated from the University of Kansas' School of Social Work, so we drove to Lawrence for the weekend. Uncle Bart came, too, so we got to spend some time with him as well.
The whole gang - the Cigards, us, Uncle Bart, and Aunt Jenny (shortly before a massive thunderstorm hit the area).
Bailey turned 14 in May and is hanging in there. Her condition has stabilized - she's half the cat she used to be, but we keep her kidneys happy by giving her subcutaneous fluids at home and feeding her special kidney food.
She still loves to snuggle and love with us, so we're not ready to let her go just yet.
Claire's end-of-the-year science project - her class was studying solids, liquids, and gases, so she inflated a balloon using soda and Pop Rocks.
Bye-bye, first grade! This was Claire on her first day and her last day of school. She has certainly grown this year! Her teacher gave her the "Future Writer Award" - nice!
Claire and I had a mommy-daughter date to see the national tour of Wicked. We both loved the show and she got a few cast autographs afterward, even.
We haven't explored much locally, so took a day trip to Lookout Mountain and Golden. We even visited Buffalo Bill Cody's grave and museum, which we didn't know was there. Really interesting stuff!