Matthew had his first long cross-country flight this week. His first stop was at the Marquette airport where he had to do a few take-offs and landings. On arrival, he was in a landing pattern with the army helicopter you see at the right. The helicopter got to land first :) (His plane is the little one to the right of the fuel truck.) He also got to wait for the army guys to leave. Apparently Army trumps Piper :)
Bye bye Army and on to Escanaba :)
It was a beautiful day to fly!
After his stop in Escanaba, it was
time to head home.
It was a beautiful landing and a great relief to the mom :)
I'll call your attention to the fact that we now have
real leaves on the trees!!!
This is still such a fun sight to see...
…he parked the plane for fueling, hopped out and….
This year's spring recital was likely the last that will be able to fit in our music room. It was very cozy in there, but it worked. Both Helena and James played their instruments well, but it always cracks me up to see them so serious when they are performing :) Benjamin, Helena and James also did well on their piano pieces and are learning to memorize well. That was a huge effort!
The final piece of the day was a studio group piece that Emily and Kristin arranged for their students. It was a fantasy on "Hot Cross Buns" and incorporated all students ranging in age from four to age fourteen. They loved this piece and had fun learning to put it together during group classes. Everyone was so patient with the little four year old who would sometimes have frequent "troubles" ;)
This poor little bird decided to fly directly
into our family room window. Kristin
rescued it from becoming a certain
snack for some creature. It developed
quite a liking for her and didn't want to
leave her. Kristin finally transferred it to
Helena since she had to leave
for work. I couldn't get a picture of that
since "Mom's taxi service" was needed :)