Saturday, September 24, 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

The end of Labor Day.

The rest of Labor Day included s'mores and the kids begging for ghost stories. 

We also had a lot of lazy time during the long weekend before packing it all up for winter. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Labor Day

I'm playing catch up.  Labor Day is our last weekend of summer before we pack all the fun up. This year the kids were DONE with swimming and lake life by Labor Day so it was a quieter weekend than usual. But still lots of smiling faces. 

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Open House Night x3

Wyatt has eagerly been waiting for open house night so he could show us his desk. And meet his teacher (again) and friends and see all the stations. Later in the week Will and Ella had their turns. Everyone was so proud of their desks and art work. 
*apparently I didn't check the pic of Will's before leaving*

Thursday, August 18, 2016

#3 goes to school

Wyatt had his first day of Kindergarten Tuesday. He admitted to being a bit scared the night before. But bravely walked off with his teacher and four friends that morning.  When I picked him up he was all smiles and said it was a great day. He said the reason he was scared was because he thought he had to do math today...and they didn't even talk about math. Yet. 
He starts full time Thursday. I can't wait to see how the year unfolds!

Friday, August 12, 2016

It's a new year

We have a 1st and 3rd grader in our house!
* Wyatt starts next week. 

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

All the supplies!

After gathering supplies all summer long we were finally ready for school this week. Monday was registration day/meet your teacher. All three kids seem to have teachers that suit them perfectly. I can't wait to see how the year goes. But mostly I'm just happy to finally have all those bags unloaded and out of my house...tho getting them in the building was a bit tricky. 

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Pre birthday celebration

To kick off the birthday girl celebration we had dinner out the night before. Her choice was Chilis. And the look on her face when they came out singing...she didn't know if she should laugh or cry. She loved it though. 
After dinner we headed to her "party" at Build A Bear. It was just her and the boys but we told her she could get anything she wanted....she loved every second. Especially since Mimi and Poppy joined us. She said this was the best bday ever. 

Ella got Peppa Pig and a bunny. Will got someone from How to Train Your Dragon and Wyatt chose a cat (with a R2D2 shirt). The boys think this was the best bday party ever too!

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Birthday girl!

We have a birthday girl....Ella is 7!
We starred the day by going to SuperFly with our favorite little cousins. They spoiled Ella with cake pops and Legos. 
And we ended the day with Mimi and Poppy and cake. Ella requested ice cream sandwich cake....and insisted on making it with me. 
Lots of gifts too! Beanie Boos, Shopkins, crafts, Piggie & Elephant stuffies and books, and Legos. She said it was the best day. 

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Will it stay or will it go?

Monday was Will's appointment with the ortho. We were prepared just in case his arm hadn't healed. Thankfully, his bone was healing perfectly and he only needs to spend a week in a brace and he's all set. So thankful this was such an easy experience. 

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!