It was a huge weekend for the Gegen Boys. Busy like usual, but full of special memories.
Jeffrey: It was the 8th Grade Spring Formal! The kids headed up to the Country Club for a pizza buffet before heading to the dance at the Middle School. I don’t have many pictures of Jeffrey because he did not want anything to do with me taking pictures of him. I’m lucky I got what I did! I saw him after the dance, before he went to his friends’ house for the night. His voice was hoarse at that time….I don’t even want to know why.
John: Michael had a home game on Friday evening and it was “Stand Up 2 Cancer” night at the game. Michael’s coach Brian Jenson invited John to be an honorary captain for the game. John wore Michael’s away jersey, a hockey helmet, and had his lacrosse stick. He was able to participate on the field during the team warm-ups. John used his defensive skills (whacked players as they ran by) and much to his delight was able to shoot on the goalie. Coach Jenson was awesome with John, quickly making him feel comfortable and like he was part of the team. The goalie’s patience and interaction with John was also priceless to me. During stating line up John’s name was announced and there he was standing on the field for the National Anthem with his big brother and the rest of the lacrosse team. Making it even more special was the fact that Grandma and Grandpa Prinsen, Grandma Judy, Grandpa Bill and Uncle Tim were all there to see John as honorary captain.
Saturday: Prom! This was almost a sad day for me. I just can’t believe that Michael is 17 and I’m already in a little bit of a panic that he will be a senior next year! I am glad he had a great time and made it home safe and sound. 🙂
On Saturday evening Jon and I were able to sneak away for some fun with friends while Jeffrey watched John for us. I only received 1 phone call from home during our time away. I call that successful!
Sunday: I went down to Rochester and then Mom, Dad and I headed to Rick’s in Greenleafton for Jessica’s baby shower. It was fun to see everyone and get a little baby fix with my great nephew Jackson. I’m excited for two more babies to be added to the family. Baby girls! How fun.
Life has been crazy busy with the kids’ sport schedules and the end of the school year. Jon and I are in the”divide and conquer” mode. (You take this kid and go do that, I’ll take that one and go do that ….and John gets dragged around in the process.) Evening meals have been the grab and go or get it on the way variety. We are all looking forward to summer break…13 days or something like that…not that I am counting or anything!
This Thursday John goes to Children’s for his monthly blood work and exam. We get to see a nurse practitioner that we haven’t seen in a long time. I am excited for her to see how well John is doing.
Have a GREAT week!
Love, Hope & Blessings,