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I am trying out for jazz band!

This week I am trying out for the school jazz band.  I sure hope I’m accepted this year.  I practiced my trumpet over the summer and am better now than last spring.  I think I’m pretty good.  The jazz band gets to play at different places around town—like the Harvest Festival, the Children’s Hospital, Kiwanis and Rotary.  Hopefully we will get to go state competition next Spring. This means we’ll take a bus and stay overnight in a hotel.


Jumping into the hay.

What an exciting time I had this last week.  The trip to the family farm was so much fun.   It was still too cold to swim in the pond, but we played around the pond a great deal.   We created a new game in the old barn.  We climbed way up high on the walls of the barn and then jumped into a pile of hay piles on the floor.  It was just like flying through the air.   Everything was going well until my oldest cousin, Paul, landed wrong and sprained his ankle.   I was glad he was not badly hurt.

The grownup saw what we were doing and decided our climbing the barn walls and flying to the hay below was too dangerous and made us stop.  Going to a new place for a few days is always creates new memories.  I think we are going back for a week after school is out.  Maybe on that trip I will invite Andy and his Uncle Andrew to join us.  I know Andy would have a blast on the farm.  I saw a lot of his distant relatives there!


Going to the family farm.

School is our all week for Spring Vacation.   Mom and Dad surprised me this morning by telling my brother, sister and me that we are going on a three-day vacation to see my cousins who live on the old family farm.  We are going to travel by car and it will take us four hours to just get there.  I am taking my pad with me so I can play games while we travel.   I thought about inviting Andy to join us, but I was sure his Dad would want another older ant to travel with him.  As I thought more about asking him, I decided this would not be the best idea. Hiding out for hours on end is not what Andy thinks is fun.   I know the trip to the family farm is going to be a lot of fun.  All of us cousins enjoy finding things to do around the farm property.  There is a swimming hole, a rope swing, an orchard and old pens for a few farm animals.  This is going to be a blast!

Riding to school in the rain.

Another storm came through last week and we had a lot of rain for three days straight!  Each day it rained Mom had me bundle up in rain gear so I would not get wet.   I looked weird—like someone from outer space– but I stayed dry.  My teacher thought my outfit was very interesting.   Riding my bike in the rain is quite a challenge.  I have to be extra careful.  Wonder what kids wear to school where it is really cold?   I hear some kids live in tropical areas where it never really gets cold.  Our world has so much variety.  This is an amazing place to live!  I am glad I live where I live-and I sure other kids are glad they live where they live.


Climbing the old elm tree.

Another nice warm day yesterday with no rain.  I was able to pay outside in shirt sleeves all afternoon.  Andy and Dickter came out from underground and we had quite and adventure climbing up in the old elm tree. Let me tell you, ants can really climb.   They climbed up much higher than I felt I could.  Andy and Dicker then irritated me by talking and talking about the great view from the top.  While there were no leaves on that old tree yet I could see tiny leaves starting to form.  Creation is so amazing.   Without even trying that old elm tree knows exactly when to start making new leaves.  In a month or so the whole tree will have thousands of new leaves.   I don’t understand how creation works but I sure am glad there is someone who does.