Those of you who know me know that Fatime and a 80's Metal band do not mix. Lisa had tickets, but Ryan was out of town. I didn't want her to go alone. I have gone to concerts (Heart and INXS) alone before, and it's not fun. So I told her that if she couldn't find anyone else, I would go. It came down to the last half hour and the telephone rang. 'Yes, Lisa, I will go.' How does one dress for a rock concert? I showered and changed into jeans and a black shirt (seemed a safe bet!). Lisa picked me up and we went down to the Northern Lights Theater at Potawatami Casino. I have never been in a casino before. It was loud and smoky...definately not my scene! I can honestly say that it wasn't the worst concert that I have ever attended. I enjoyed people watching. The music was so loud and the speakers were so large. We went away with ringing in our ears. We both got our hearing back sometime Sunday. What an adventure!
There once was this animal football league. The teams in the NFC were the Funky Colts, the Huge Bears, the Crazy Poodles, and the AFC teams were the Cute Dachshunds, the Blue Seahawks, and the Stinky Monkeys. The league was started in 2591. This league is unique because they sing throughout the games. The season was 20 games long. Here is the standings midway through the season: AFC NFC 1 Cute Dachshunds 10-0 1 Crazy Poodles 10-0 2 Stinky Monkeys 7-3 2 Funky Colts 8-2 3 Blue Seahawks 6-4 3 Huge Bears 1-9
The main star quarterback on the Dachshunds was Dackel and the main running back was Sir Henry Charles Dickens. The Crazy Poodles’ star quarterback was Tim and their main running back was Johny. The teams that made it to the Dog Bowl were the Cute Dachshunds and the Crazy Poodles. They’re big rivals. Finally on Dog Bowl Sunday the game was on. The Poodles won the coin toss. They picked to receive and the Dachshunds would receive at the beginning of the second half. When the Poodles received they fumbled the ball and the Dachshunds recovered it and ran it in for a touchdown. Shortly after that the Poodles intercepted the ball and took it to the 10- yard line. The Dachshunds held them there until fourth down. The Poodles kicked a field goal and made it. The score was 7-3 at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter both teams didn’t score. In the third quarter the Dachshunds fumbled the ball on the kickoff but recovered the ball. They didn’t gain any yards by fourth down so they punted. The Poodles got tackled on their own 20. Then the third quarter ended. Don’t forget that the Dachshunds are still winning 7-3. The Poodles threw a Hail Mary with three minutes left. Their wide receiver caught the ball in the end zone. Then they kicked the ball off with one minute and fifty seconds left. The Dachshunds quickly ran to their 30-yard line and ran out of bounds. With 20 seconds left Dackel handed it off to Sir Henry Charles Dickens. Sir Henry was at the Poodles’ 18-yard line with 3 seconds left. He ran as fast as he could and scored!!!! The Cute Dachshunds won the Dog Bowl 14-10!!! At the end of the game the Cute Dachshunds sung their Dog Song. It goes like this, “Dachshunds we score those touchdowns, and we Dachshunds always make those field goals. Dachshunds rule!!”
Monday was Brett's 12th birthday. He first requested lasagna for his class treat. After I vetoed that one, he picked dirt cups (crushed chocolate chip cookies, chocolate pudding and Cool-Whip mixed together, and gummy worms). Brett chose Chinese food for dinner. With crazy schedules, it was easiest to call the Chinese Pagoda and order our food to go. We had a nice time visiting with Grandma & Grandpa. Kyle and Ella came over for a while. Ryan is away, and Lisa had band rehearsal. Ella had fun playing soccer in our backyard and listening to Logan read her a story. She treated us with a story as well (Dr. Seuss' Hop on Pop)! Kyle sat on my lap eating an apple. Then he watched a movie in our bedroom for a bit.
*Brett and his dirt cups (class treat)
*Blowing out the candles on his Trader Joe's ice cream cake
*Brett, Grandma, Katherine, Logan, Grandpa *Ella listening to Logan read, I Just Forgot by Mercer Mayer
Sunday morning we went to Mount Olive's 8:30 worship service. Ryan preached a fine sermon. I sang with Brett and the Jr. Choir at the 11:00 A.M. service. Then we drove to Oconomowoc. Jim, Peter, and Stephen planned a delicious dinner: garden salad, steak, baked potatoes, broccoli, corn, fresh fruit salad, plus appetizers and desserts. It was definately a feast fit for queens! I regret not taking a picture of Bobbie and her sons that were there. We celebrated three out of the four Scheuer May birthdays: Logan (5/4), Brett (5/11), and Ryan (5/14). We sang to the three of them and enjoyed the many desserts. I am so blessed to have three healthy, happy children, and equally blessed to be a part of a wonderful family.
*Katherine (eating a blackberry thanks to Uncle Stephen), Isaiah, Stephen, Brett
*Bill, Peter and Jim horsing around
*Cousins Logan, Brett, Isaiah
*Logan, Katherine, Fatime, Brett
*Sarah, Felicia, Ryan
*Isaiah, Heather, Ben, Elsiana *singing to Logan and Ryan