Sunday, June 16, 2013

A bit more fun...

We've had quite a bit of fun with the neighbors. Especially Owen, he's befriended the little girl next door. Her name is Eleanor and she's only 3 1/2, but she has a personality that is as large as life! They've invited him over to swim a couple times and she's come over to bug hunt and frog hunt with him too.

Yesterday we all took a swim!

Even Liam! He loves the salt water and he licks it off his fingers.

Matt enjoyed watching Lori relax. And he did a commentary...

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When we headed back home, matt and Lori took Owen out on the pond in the boat. Owen wanted to row…

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We feel so lucky to be able to spend so much time here! A beautiful home, beautiful people, and wonderful times had together! I can't wait to visit again...and we haven't gone home yet. The boys and I might attempt a trip to the beach tomorrow! Wish us luck!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Disney day!

The day was vey sunny...and HOT! So...we were sure to do the things we came to do:


A new hat!

The castle!

A parade!

Seeing characters!

Dumbo...but, what kind of mother am I? Owen didn't even know who dumbo was! :-) the ride was great because the wait included a sitting area and playground (inside! With air!) until it was your turn! Loved it. And then...the barnstormer: the biggest roller coaster Owens been on!

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We rode a train!

Had ice cream!

And tried to cool off...

We were then ready to get back to the pool at the hotel, play in the arcade, play on the playground, and bury Owen--boys! :-)

Liam and lori were ready for bed by 7:30...

Owen and I stayed up a bit together, reading and talking to gramma...
A great day...not too much, not too do people do Disney for a whole week???? :-)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Before we left WI behind...

We had some fun together!
Gabby rode her bike all over the place and helped grandpa spread some mulch.

Liam hung out in the yard,

And we celebrated Owens birthday… Again!

Liam is wondering where his brownie is!

Owen was such a good boy to read his birthday card before ripping open his present.

So owen had a great birthday celebration more than once, but it was too bad that we had to spend so many hours on an airplane on his actual birthday. Though he didn't complain more than once…heehee.

Just chillin', mom!

Nothing more to say about that!


And playing…

The airplane ride...

We got through ticketing and security without any problems. Owen was such a big help!

Owen was excited to have a window seat!
I took this picture of him, and then he looked at it and realized that his hat was on sideways. He asked me to delete this picture. I did not! I think it's cute.

Liam was a champ as long as he had his toys and some people to smile at.

We got stuck on the airplane in Chicago Because a storm hit just as we boarded. Two hours on an airplane with a six-month-old…

And then we took off.
Both boys actually did quite well! Owen fell asleep when it was bedtime for him. Liam, on the other hand, did not want to miss the action! He stayed awake and fought sleep for as long as he possibly could.

He flirted and smiled with this many people as he could engage. He finally did fall asleep, but when he woke up, he was ready to party again! When we finally landed and we were getting our bags out of the bin, Liam got to sit in the seat. He loved the attention!
It was too dark to see much at Lori's house when we arrived, but the next morning we had so much to explore.

Geckos, toads, frogs, bugs galore! My little boy couldn't get enough of it all!

And all that was just before lunch on our first morning here! I can't wait to see what other adventures we have.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Gramma's boy!

I made it! First journey to Wisconsin-5 hours that actually took six-in the car with three kids!

Electronics-check! Books-check! Snack bags-check! Blankies-check!...and anything else they packed! :-) gramma was waiting and ready for us!

The kids jumped in the pool right away...and Liam even got his toes wet! :-)

We had a wonderful dinner...

And then a campfire and s'mores!

And the sun set on day one of this adventure!

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Hi gramma!

What a show off! Too much fun getting around!

Friday, June 07, 2013


We always get a parade for Owens birthday, but this year he had a party at a friends house...

Gabby's going to have to grab all the goods!

And Liam's just going to have to grin and bear it...

Fire trucks and all! :-)