Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Wayne's World

Since our trips to Puerto Rico and Siesta Key fell through for spring break, we did the next best thing...headed up to Wayne's World for a few days of relaxation. We haven't been to the cottage in FOREVER so we were really looking forward to it. We did the standard things while there building a fort, taking walks to the park, going to the candy store, and lots of reading and movie watching. Our pals Nuts and Chipper joined in on all of the fun, and we were lucky yet again, having beautiful sunny weather until the day we left. We just so happened to be there on the 11th anniversary of Grandpa Wayne's passing as well which couldn't have been more appropriate. I'm pretty sure he was up there with us enjoying every second of our journey!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Baby Bronco

Since our families all know the big news now, I guess we can make it blog official, we are going to be a BIG BROTHER and BIG SISTER on or before September 10 to what the sonographer is predicting to be a boy! Baby Bronco (as Uncle Steve has so affectionately named him) is what Mom and Dad call their pleasant surprise. When they first sat us down to share the news back in February, the word "baby" was the last thing we expected to come out of their mouths. We weren't super keen on sharing our world with some new little human being, but after a few months we have warmed up to the idea of having another rat in the house. Lily is still a bit bummed that it is going to be a boy, but after some time to process it she definitely enjoyed "eating her baby brother" when Mom and Dad surprised us with blue cupcakes to let us know what we were expecting back on March 17. As Mommy's tummy grows it is definitely becoming more real, and our fourth bedroom has been taken over by everything baby you can imagine. Who knew something so little would need so much stuff!?!? Stay tuned for further updates as I'm sure we'll have plenty of stories to share as Rat #3 gets closer and closer to becoming part of OUR WORLD!

Happy Easter Peeps!

We spent the afternoon hanging with the family at Grandma's for Easter. The annual egg hunt was a success, although we managed to misplace some of Lily's eggs AGAIN!!! Her sadness was short lived however as we moved onto Easter baskets, an art show, and games. Elizabeth and AJ even ended up spending the night with us at Grandma's which meant more fun and games!!!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Little Yogis

Why not practice a little yoga while taking in some March Madness basketball!?!?

Friday, March 11, 2016


Another school carnival has come and gone. We didn't take home any great raffle prizes, but I managed to go a little crazy and dye my hair orange, and Lily successfully took home a cake from the cake walk. That's a win in both of our books!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


Ryan was quick to talk when he lost his last tooth. Does he not understand who he is dealing with?!?! Today at school I lost tooth #8, thus taking back the lead!!!

Monday, March 7, 2016


Got her!!! Lily thought she had me, but for the first time since the tooth race began we are now officially tied! I am home sick today with a fever and a cough, which just means I had more time to pull and tug at my loose tooth. Whatever I did, it worked!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Pinewood Derby

Today was a day I've been looking forward to for quite some time...Pinewood Derby Day!!! Although I didn't come home with any trophies, I did manage to take away a lot of design ideas for next year so bring it on!!!

Friday, March 4, 2016


Dad surprised me with a trip to the Bucks vs. Timberwolves game tonight, and look who I met, Bango!

Sleeping Beauty

What a surprise I gave Mom and Dad this morning when they woke up to find this wedged in between them. Good thing they invested in a king size bed!!!