Friday, July 29, 2016

More summer fun

Another summer weekend. 
This one included a few new toys. A giant swan. And a kids kayak! It was hard for Will to maneuver with his cast. But Ella caught the hang of it quickly and loves it! Wyatt is not sure yet. 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Our favorite holiday!

Fourth of July gave us an extra long weekend!  We started out early at home with smoke bombs, firecrackers and water balloons to start the holiday off. 




We headed to the lake bright and early Saturday.  After a full day of swimming and tubing we ended the night with s'mores. 




Sunday the kids fished and swam, and fished and swam, and fished and swam some more.  And then Chris did some fishing, and caught a very, very small minnow, haha. 





It was finally time for fireworks.  Will read during the first half, before it got too dark.  And Ella promptly fell asleep as soon as it got slightly dark.  And she slept through the entire event!
It was the perfect holiday weekend.



Friday, July 15, 2016

Fun with the fishes

We had hopped to take a mini vacation, but Will's broken arm and Wyatt's swimmers ear (that wouldn't go away) changed our plans.  So we had a staycation day instead, to the aquarium. Wy and Ella don't recall ever going before (we had a membership the first year Ella was home....but they were both so young...).



We stopped at the stingray petting pool first.  They loved it!  Even though Wyatt only wanted to watch, and "pet them from behind the glass".  Which is the same thing he did when we got to the sturgeon tank too.  The butterfly garden was a hit with all three!  Ella was the butterfly whisperer, they all landed on her.  Will was disappointed no one wanted to land on him.  But he was pretty happy to just study them up close and personal.  Wyatt was SO excited to finally see real-live penguins.  And we got lucky that it was feeding time for them!  



Will excitedly showed us all the "secret" doors he got to use while he was at aquarium camp in June. And point out the creatures he got to see up close.  



Of course, we were all excited to see the otters play around.  

It was a fun-filled day with Mimi!


Sunday, July 10, 2016

A week later....

After complaining of arm pain for a week or so we decided to go to the dr. A quick trip for X-rays and a visit to the Ortho got Wilson a cast for the next three weeks. Turns out a crash on the bouncy house at Wyatt's party turned caused a fracture. Not the best way to start July!
Thankfully we chose a water proof cast so hopefully we can still have some pool days before school goes back. 

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Still celebrating SIX

It's Wyatt's SIXTH birthday! He bucked tradition and requested dinner out, Salsaritas, of course.  And nixed a Mommy made cake in lieu of a cookies and cream frozen pie. Fitting since he's obsessed with all things Oreo right now. He got more Legos than he could ever want. And a highly requested "snerkle" as he calls it. He said it was the best day ever!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

6 years ago in a galaxy far away...


Wyatt's 6th Birthday was a long time in the making. He was insistent he finally have a solo party all for himself. With a bouncy. At his house. We're considering dialing back the big parties so I wanted to make sure Wy and Ella both got a party of their very own at least once while they are little. 

Wyatt said this was the best day ever. Even if it was the hottest day EVER. 


All of Wyatt's birthday dreams came true today:
Star Wars party ✔️ 
piñata✔️ 
water slide✔️ 
a party just for him (not sharing it w Ella)✔️ 
a party in his own yard✔️ 
powdered donuts✔️ 
cake, not cupcakes✔️ 
popcorn✔️
The only request not met was the "boys only" party 😂



Saturday, June 18, 2016

Summer fun (June)

Ella is going to gymnastics weekly this summer. Her very first class was Monday and she loved it!

Will spent the week at aquarium/nature center camp. He loved every single day. But said mud day and canoeing were his favorite parts! And going to work with Chris and having giant pancakes before camp wasn't bad either. 


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ella's first tooth {lost}

Ella's tooth has been wiggly for over a month. It was barely hanging on. So like a good Mom I suggested we "shoot" it out like we saw on you tube. She agreed and tried to shoot it herself but kept missing. I took a shot and out it came! And bonus points for the Nerf being the bad guy! Tho she said it didn't hurt at all. 
Our tooth fairy, Flossie, paid her visit and left three gold coins! Ella was SO excited!!


Monday, May 30, 2016

Summer kick off

Summer has begun! The kids pitched in to help clean all the winter/spring gunk off the decks and toys...after our hard work the kids were ready to play! And fish. And tube!







Monday, May 23, 2016

Awana awards

It's time for the end of the year Awana ceremony at church. Ella has looked forward to Awana every single week. She loves memorizing verses and earning jewels. This year she memorized the books of the New Testament in order and a passage in Psalms. I can't wait to see what she does next year. 

Wyatt only went a few times all year but recently got excited about it again. I think the Grand Prix race made him want to go back. Hopefully he will be all in this fall. 


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Pink. Hot pink, please.

Ella has complained for awhile that her room is white (it's actually a pale pink). We told her we would repaint after Kindergarten. She requested lime green, a favorite color of some of her friends. I told her we would consider it if she could stick to a color choice all school year long. A few weeks later she requested hot pink and stuck to her choice all year. So Friday we surprised her with a new pinker room when she got home! It's more of a bubble gum pink but she was thrilled.
Earlier in the week I also surprised her with new sheets to replace the "baby ballerinas" she has had since day one. She absolutely hated those sheets. It's hard to say which she was more thrilled with.
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Friday, May 13, 2016

Field trip time {2nd grade}

Second grade hasn't taken many outside-of-school field trips this year.  But this month he finally got one. And it was to the Nature Center. The perfect place for Wilson! Mimi was nice enough to go with him so I could go on Ella's Mother's Day picnic. 


Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

All the berries!

We took a quick trip down the road to try our hand at u-pick strawberries. Less than an hour later we had 20lbs of berries. Despite the fact that the boys don't like strawberries they still had fun picking the berries. We might need to make this an annual tradition. 



Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sand in our toes again (part 1)

Another spring break with these five crazy cousins in the books. 

We did lots of swimming this time since the weather wasn't the warmest. 
The best news is none my three didn't need floates this time. 

Will was thrilled to finally fly a kite! And to have a blue heron land within feet of us. 
The bad news is Wyatt managed to bring pink eye on the trip with us. Thankfully, no one else caught it. 
And Ella was thrilled to get some shrimp on our one night out. She is the only one who dined on seafood, haha. 


To be continued...