Saturday, February 25, 2017

A go-go-go Saturday...violin concert, celebratory Steak N Shake, bball, and a England fundraiser Pizza supper (among other things)

No rest for the weary. Up early for a concert.  I can't remember the last time a violin concert was early in the morn, but it was today.  A bummer since it was also like 20 degrees out and no one wanted to really go outside even to get in the van.  But we tried to wake up with a fancy bfast :)  Loggy was still asleep...he treasures his morning beauty sleep as much as I do!
The sleepy violinist. I feel for this girl. She is burning the candle at both tired all the time with her plethora of activities.  And getting up early is not her cup of tea either. But she did have her fav. bfast...blueberry muffins!
Yes, that is snow in her hair. I made her take her violin out and take a pic w/o her coat.  Mean mom.  But she didn't complain too much :) If only it was 70 degrees like yesterday...
Her awesome teacher tuning her violin. 
Sweet pic of her with her violin :)
Of course, we were in just the wrong spot to (not) see her play.  Go figure. And the place was packed so we could not move.  We are rarely in this lecture hall. blockage of seeing her face.  But her Group 5 class did well.  I think a few were missing though.
The restless was only an hour long concert, but they did a few too many long solos in a row. Not good for younger children and sleepy parents :)
Celebratory flowers.  Ash picked them out. They are probably the best looking clearance flowers I have ever found. 
So proud of this girl!
Off to Steak N Shake to eat an early lunch and celebrate our Shelby-Violinist!   Loggy was thrilled with making his own cardboard Steak N Shake cars!
And flying them like airplanes.
Yumm...steak burgers and shakes hit the spot!  Almost as good as Shack Burgers...but not really :)
Someone was sleeping :)  And someone was giving attitude. She got in trouble at the concert for being rude in the middle of a solo piece...and then was also rude here.  Thus her not showing her face in the pic :(
Awww, this was so sweet.  He wanted to help pay for lunch with his dime.  He even took it up to the counter to help pay at the register, but then saw candy and wanted to buy that for himself.  The initial thought was nice  :)
We love Steak n Shake.  Used to be our fav. college hangout back in GR before I was officially dating Kev.  Now look at us...20 years later....
Back home to squeeze in some work time on the derby car (race is Friday)...they were wishing they'd gotten this done in 70 degree weather and not 20 degree.  Sometimes procrastination does not pay  off!
 Weighing it...didn't know derby cars were so complicated...but they have check in and weigh in on Thursday and if they are not the correct weight, they cannot be in the race!  Pressure!
 The semi-finished products...the black one is D's (needs flames still) and the "scrappy" one is our family car that Loggy can race.  Not sure sure about "scrappy"
We agreed he looked a little "crappy" :)
Chore time...and look who is doing the best job...the smallest one...others sure like to complain a lot though!
Someone was pretty excited about her special gift in the mail!
What she'd been wanting for swimming...a special swim towel...shammy thing...she's excited to use it at her next meet on Monday!
And off to D's bball game.  I have to laugh at Ash.  I always thought Hailey was social as a child...but Ash has her beat.  This girl chats with everyone.  Love her friendly spirit!
D's team was on fire!  They did really awesome even though they were low on players (and lost by one point).  I wish this was a clear pic, but it shows D's speed! haha :)  He shot a lot...didn't make all of them, but made a few.
Loggy found a friend...they had fun :)
 Some good defensive moves!
And another shot in!
Then off to our busy evening...4 hours of pizza suppering!  Shelby's BTV (Batchelor Television England group) was in charge of a Pizza Supper tonight at the American Legion.  It was a big fundraiser for the England trip and all the England kids were running it. We had sold tickets the last month.  Big thanks to Aunt Kim and Uncle Randy for buying a ton of tickets.  They have been one of Shelb's biggest fundraising supporters. We appreciate them!  Here is Mr. M. giving the gang the schpeal on serving drinks and wiping tables.
Not sure if this was the kind of serving he was meaning...but they did enjoy serving themselves first! haha :)  Nice look, Shelb!
It was a great crowd of people who came out to support these kids. They sold like 200 tickets and made a couple thousand bucks.  Awesome!  That means less money for us to pay for the trip! (can you spot Shelb here?  I think this was the table that gave her tips for getting them sugar?)
We really worked her hard at our table...we had our friends there too, who also bought tickets from Shelb.  We all took advantage of Shelby serving us for the night! :)
LOL...D hassled her a little....something about some bad soda she served us!
She hassled him back...she will make a great waitress someday!
All tuckered out after serving for 4 hours.  She had to serve herself a celebratory drink!
Our New Yorker was roughing it tonight at Magnolia Bakery...she sent me a pic of her half eaten cheesecake.  Thanks, Hays.  Looks like red velvet and very yummy
Celebrating a friend's bday.  I had no idea Magnolia's had a back room to do this.  Otherwise we wouldn't have made Hailey have her bday Magnolia stuff outside in the dark at Lincoln Center on her 16th.  Nice to know!    

And poor daddy...up late doing TADS (aka..."ballet taxes")  Due early this year, on Monday, so we need to get it done!  It is the only way we can afford to send our daughter away to NYC.  We have been very blessed by aid so far.  I pray that continues.  But it has to get done tonight since this poor guy works all day and night tomorrow.  A long weekend for sure.  Not the restful kind like we need.

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