As I'm chugging along to try to get caught up to the present day, we now find ourselves in late 2019.
Have I mentioned that I love the leaf-cutter ants? (At least more than the leaves do, I'm sure.) Here's a nice shot of them deep in the Panamanian jungle.
And then here's a "few" more of them at the entrance to our school parking lot.
The big event in fall 2019 in the Schnack household was ISP's production of Matilda! It was pretty darn impressive. The Little Lady was one of the "big kids" while the boys each played in the pit orchestra. Wanna see The Little Lady's longest line? Rewind it to the beginning see the entire show. To hear The Eldest just listen closely for the euphonium solos. And The Big O, of course, is second trumpet.
The production was top notch, and the lobby of the theater was filled with silly glossy pics of everyone in the show.
My parents visited me for my birthday! OK, really it was to see the kiddos in Matilda, but it happened to be on my birthday!
I celebrated by growing offensive facial hair, as is my wont most Novembers.
We also visited the local Emberá community and danced a jig.
After our visitors stopped visited the boys and I explored the dusty overgrown stream under the highway over pass next to our house. They took a while to figure out how to scale the cement incline but eventually got it. Good times! Good perspective photographs!
And then they talked me into joining them
And then the kids noticed (or, more accurately, Sarah noticed) the month that comes after November. I bet you can guess the topic of the next blog post!