Sunday, January 31, 2016

Beckmans Bowling

Tonight most of us were able to go bowling together.
Apparently a couple of us were confused about the
activity at hand...


…."the wi-fi here is amazing" was the
comment I got.


A few choices of caption here:

"Benjamin prays before his next turn"
"Benjamin is trying to figure out if it is his turn"
or 
"Which ball was mine?"


Our family is definitely not known for stellar form, 
but this unknown person knocked down 9 pins even so!


I'm not sure what to say about this picture of James.
Let's just say he wasn't bowling well and it was written
all over his face :)




Saturday, January 23, 2016

Doing Theory

I was trying to locate James this week so I started
calling.  I could hear his little voice in the distance
and finally realized he was in the music room with the
doors closed, but his answer didn't make any sense until
I saw him….


…most little boys don't talk about theories.  (certainly
not this one)  Then I realized he meant he was doing
his music theory.  He looked so concentrated which is
soooo not him.  Definitely a picture moment!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Skating with Little Sis

First time on the ice this year for Helena so her
big sisters gave her some help the first couple times around.


They let her go shortly thereafter which was when
the need for the helmet came in :)
Yes, she spent much of her time literally ON the ice :)

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Flying Solo!

It was a beautiful snowy day for a flight...


…especially after they plowed the runway :)


Off Matthew went into the snowy blue yonder!


Then he dropped off his instructor on the runway,
(I felt so sorry for him--it's really cold today), 
and headed out to take off...


…by himself!!!




 There he goes for his first solo take-off!


And he's back in one piece and so is the plane :)


It was so good to be able to take pictures for him--it kept 
me from being too nervous :)

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Kitchen Clean-up with Benjamin

We've wondered for quite some time how it could
take Benjamin over an hour to wash one sink full of dishes.
I think we've found the answer…..


Apparently the suds are a little distracting...


So much so that they can't even stay in the sink...


Or even close to the sink….


And even need to take flight :)