My niece flew in from Southern California to enjoy Weld for four days. She and Josh made us dinner. Brother Fred and my cousin Duncan shared the meal with us, too. Josh is a professional water polo player in Italy--he also plays for the US National Team that just won Gold in the Pan American Games. As you'll see, the boys went onto the beach and played baseball for the first time. They improved immediately.
Out of nowhere, Sonke starts organizing my freezer. It did my heart good... and I said, "You're going to have so much fun in these 14 rooms! THANK YOU!"
I saw the Sullivans enjoying their porch, so sent the boys over to say hello. They all made fun of me for hanging out of the window on the second floor taking pictures. I have no life... clearly.
My cousin Ian sent along this photo from camp in the morning.
The boys played against one another today. This weekend they have a friendly tournament.
Last night, we watched part of a national TV show about the law enforcement officers of Maine who work in the woods. They're called Game Wardens. To see an episode, check out this website.
Tomorrow, I go to the university for two days and the boys visit Aunt Connie and Uncle Ben! Good food coming! :-)
All through the summer various threads of our family come to Weld for lake-side fun. This weekend it was my niece Melissa and husband Alban & family along with my nephew Denny and wife Jennifer & family. My father's father's cannon was blasted off and the kids ate s'mores (chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallow). No, it's not deathly. The kids played cards, zipped around the lake on the jet ski, and swam. A traditional Maine holiday weekend....
The boys had their first friendly of the season with the old boys. The Falcons played all players including the younger kids. One special treat for William and Sonke: they have to wear mouthguards in Maine. It is ridiculous. But, it's the state athletic rule. Don't they look happy?
I hosted Alexander Szeps back in 2008-09 when his goal was to improve as a singer and guitarist. He spent the year in voice lessons with a friend of mine (my former music teacher), performed with the community chorus, and participated in our school's music department. This past week Alex received 3 "yeses" from the judges on Swedish Idol to go to the next round. Here's one of my favorites by Alex followed by his Idol audition.