Sunday, July 17, 2016
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.
Posted by Julie at 7/17/2016 10:00:00 AM
Friday, July 15, 2016
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!
It was a fun-filled day with Mimi!
Posted by Julie at 7/15/2016 08:31:00 PM
Sunday, July 10, 2016
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!
Posted by Julie at 7/10/2016 10:53:00 PM
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Posted by Julie at 7/07/2016 10:22:00 PM
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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.
Posted by Julie at 6/28/2016 12:20:00 AM
Saturday, June 18, 2016
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.
Posted by Julie at 6/18/2016 12:06:00 AM
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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!!
Posted by Julie at 5/31/2016 11:46:00 PM
Monday, May 30, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
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.
Posted by Julie at 5/23/2016 12:09:00 AM
Sunday, May 15, 2016
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.
Posted by Julie at 5/15/2016 05:06:00 PM
Friday, May 13, 2016
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.
Posted by Julie at 5/13/2016 12:10:00 AM
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016
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.
Posted by Julie at 4/30/2016 02:42:00 PM
Thursday, April 14, 2016
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.
To be continued...
Posted by Julie at 4/14/2016 10:13:00 PM