Father son weekend

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Last weekend I spent some extra time with Meg. This weekend she was on a camping trip with the scouts, and I got to spend some extra time with Spencer. We had beautiful weather! We slept in a bit on Saturday, and then had breakfast on the balcony. Our friends Thomas and Ulli are plant sitting for us while we are in the USA, so we brought the rest of our house plants to them at their garden plot and had lunch. We brought our new table tennis paddles with us and played for quite awhile in the nearby park. We also enjoyed the zip line there, which is one of the best around.

The European cup soccer matches are going on right now, so in the evening we watched Denmark against Wales, and then Austria against Italy.

Spencer and Rob say cheers
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On Sunday we had more great weather. We had breakfast on the balcony again, and then went to the park to play a little bit of soccer. I fell at some point and seemed to injure my toe a bit. Getting old is tough. Spencer then had a soccer game with this team, the first in about 10 months. It was just a friendly game against the 2008 team from his club, VfR Würselen. Unfortunately I ended up missing a bunch of the game because I had to pick up Meg from her scout trip, but I did get to see him play for about 30 minutes. It was the first time they played a game with 11 versus 11 on the full field. Some of the older boys were a good head taller than the younger boys. Nevertheless, they played very well. Spencer’s coach commented to me personally afterward that Spencer did very well. He has grown so tall in the last year. In another year, he might be taller than me!

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Meg the bike rider

This past weekend Meg finally learned to ride a bike!! We are very proud of her. Just a week ago I had to force her to practice just for a few minutes, and now she is riding around town with Spencer and Grandpa. Here are a couple videos showcasing her rapid improvement.

https://youtu.be/cmdx_tSOrpE

https://youtu.be/zeLMXqXqWRE

Happy birthday Spencer

Spencer turned 9 yesterday! On Monday we had a party at Boondocks fun center with his friends. Yesterday we celebrated at home. He wanted to make grilled cheese and an ice cream cake, so that is what we did. He is getting pretty good at making grilled cheese.


We had a bit of a fight about going to sax lessons on his birthday, but eventually he acquiesced, and his teacher taught him happy birthday, which he picked up quite quickly

https://youtu.be/GXBzbIrPTew

 

Mustache dance

Meg recently had her dance performance – The Mustache Mystery Part II. She did great. It was lots of fun to watch.

 

Leaf pile


It has become an annual tradition to make a big leaf pile to jump in. This year may be the biggest pile yet. This year Meg’s friend Natalie just happened to come over while we were making it. The kids also did a much bigger portion of the raking this year. Yay!

 

Carnival

Last Friday was the carnival at Spencer’s school. Spencer had a great time playing games. He did the dunk tank twice, and was successful on the second time. Meg really enjoyed her pony ride.

http://youtu.be/lmBei2QGu_4

Darth Spencer

A little video of Spencer playing with his Darth Vader helmet he got from Drew and Grace. What a great aunt and uncle he has!