Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wilhelm Visit (4/6/09-4/7/09)

Jim has 7 Wilhelm cousins. The oldest, Jeff, is a pastor in Greenville, Michigan. His middle child is doing some college shopping in her Junior year of high school. Jeff & Grace, Mary and Matthew toured Concordia-River Forest yesterday. They got here in time for supper. We had lasagna and garlic bread. Then the boys ran downstairs to watch "Chuck." Then, of course, since Mom was not watching, the boys played on the Nintendo Wii. I guess that was their way of being good hosts, even though the rule is "No Video Games During the School Week!" They all ran up for dessert: moist brownies and pumpkin pie. Because shopping is hard work, Mary fell asleep on the loveseat. Jeff was not feeling well and slept while we watched UNC defeat Michigan State.

*Logan, Brett, and Matthew playing on the Nintendo Wii
*Mary and Lucy resting
This morning, Matthew went to school with Logan. He had a good time and loved not having homework! The rest got to relax in the morning for a bit. Jeff & Grace visited Katherine's third grade class. This is the year for Mount Olive's Social Studies Fair, and Katherine's class is learning about Japan. Jeff & Grace lived there for 3 years (20 years ago).

*Lucy and Grace having a morning moment.
*The kids learned "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" in Japanese.
*Third Grade clas with Jeff & Grace. Nice picture, Mary!
While I voted, the kids played at Center Street Park. Then they had an after-school snack and played football out front.

*Logan, Matthew, Brett, Katherine after school
Brett had volleyball practice at 5:00 P.M., so he waited here for Jim. Logan, Katherine, and I took Matthew out to Oconomowoc by his Uncle Bill & Aunt Bobbie's house. We heard about the "shopping" that was done today. Wisconsin Lutheran College is now at the top of Mary's list. She has a year to decide and more schools to visit, but we are so happy with the thought of Mary continuing her education right here in Milwaukee. The kids and I stayed for a wonderful meal made by Bobbie...salad, porkchops, steamed broccoli, corn, hot cross buns, and applesauce. Her famous chocolate chip cookies were for dessert.

*Isaiah, Katherine, and Ben
*Logan, Stephen, Heather, Elsiana
*Matthew, Mary, Grace, Jeff, Bill
Mary, Katherine, Matthew, Isaiah, Heather, Ben, Jeff, Grace, Logan, Bobbie, Elsiana, and Bill

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