Thursday, July 31, 2014

Too Cool

I was too cool for the kiddie carts when I was 3, 4, and even 5 years old.  Now that I am 6 (almost 7) though, it is an entirely different story!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Virmond Park

The countdown has begun with Daddy leaving in only three short days so we are trying to make the most of our time with him before he jets off to Atlanta.  With summer finally making an appearance here in Wisconsin we took full advantage of it and hiked our way down the bluff to the beach at Virmond Park right by our house.  We love the beach here because so few people make the trek so we usually have almost the entire beach to ourselves.  Today we were joined by one other group of people who left shortly after we arrived which was great because they also left behind a little hut that they had built.  We played with it forever letting our imaginations run wild!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Waterford Hot Air Balloon Festival

Mom stumbled across this festival early this morning by chance, and we all thought it sounded pretty fun so we headed to Waterford for another adventure.  No one knew where Waterford even was, but thanks to Google Maps we arrived safe and sound just in time for the first hot air balloon to launch.  After watching a handful of balloons take flight, the decision was made to allow us to stay up late so we could see the "evening glow".  This was exactly what the name suggests...a dozen or so hot air balloons tethered to the ground all lighting up the evening sky.  It was amazing, and well worth the drive!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Cubs Fans Here

Today we experienced yet another first, as we ventured to Chicago to take in a Cubs game at Wrigley Field.  We actually went to the game compliments of the Atlanta Braves (the opponents) and Daddy's new job, we just left out the simple fact when asking for the tickets that we'd be using them to cheer on the Cubs....Oops!  We also cheered on the ice cream and peanuts that we thoroughly enjoyed during the game, and the fact that it was Etch-a-Sketch day for all of the kids.  Daddy was proud of me after my first trip to the infamous bathroom too.  Apparently using the trough is a right of passage for all boys who pass through Wrigley Field, and I succeeded not once, but twice!  We spent a good amount of time before the game as well trying to find Lily the perfect hat. She had a very particular one in mind, and luckily we found it!  She tried to bring the Cubs some luck by using her hat as a magic rally hat, but it wasn't enough.  We were amazed none the less by the scoreboard and loved watching the people change it by hand as the game went on, and with a total of 17 runs being scored there was a lot of action.  It was such a different experience from any park we've been to before that we couldn't help but enjoy ourselves even though only 7 of those runs belonged to the Cubs.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Golf and Cookies

I started golf last week, and had my second lesson today.  I am enjoying perfecting my swing and eating the chocolate chip cookie that come after every lesson.  Lily even got to join in on the cookie fun  this week just for being a good spectator.  I'm thinking that if I ever get to be as good as Bubba Watson or Tiger Woods I could request that they pay me in cookies.  That would make me one happy little man here in our world!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Grandpa's Pinwheel

With our curiosity growing, Mom decided that this summer she would take us to visit the cemetery where Grandpa Wayne is buried.  Lily went about a month ago, and while there, decided that Grandpa needed a pinwheel.  Over the last month we have been searching for one that would withstand our crazy Wisconsin weather, and a few short days ago we found one that we hope fits the bill.  Today, I joined Lily at Grandpa's grave, and we placed the pinwheel next to his headstone.  We wanted Grandpa to have just a little piece of us next to him, and something bright and fun seemed like the perfect fit!

4th of July 2014

We spent the long weekend up at the cottage and enjoyed every minute of it.  Our new adventure this time around...tubing.  We gave it a try last summer, only to fail miserably due to a boat malfunction, but this summer was another story.  I was a bit hesitant at first, but once I saw Lily give it a go, I was sold.  We can't even put into words how much fun we had flying, bouncing, and screaming our way around the lake!  We even got Dad on the tube with Elizabeth which was so much fun to watch!  We of course had fireworks (or giant TNTs as I like to call them) thanks to Grandma, and finished ours in time to head down to the end of the dock to take in the lake display which was quite impressive.  Elizabeth joined us for some time on the paddle boards and slack line, where we taught her a few of our tricks.  On our last night, Lily managed to pull away from me in our tooth race losing one of her top front teeth.  Can you believe that the Tooth Fairy managed to find her all the way up in the North Woods??? That makes it 3-1, but I'm not giving up just yet.  With all of the excitement we somehow managed to find time to squeeze in a quick trip to the candy store on our way out of town, which made for a perfect end to a perfect weekend!