"The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Last Soccer Saturday!

Our last Saturday of soccer started with a game at 10:00. It was freezing and drizzling, so I was feeling pretty grateful that soccer would be over today! The third quarter started and Conner was playing goalie the best he ever has. It was so awesome to see such an obvious improvement! Unfortunately, Ben took a soccer ball to the face and had to suffer through a gushing bloody nose! He had to sit out the rest of the game. After that game, we had another game scheduled for 12:00, so we headed to the van. The boys had lunch in the van with the heat on so we could all warm up. Just when we started to feel warm again, it was time to head back out and play game #2. The boys had fun, but it was a long four hours! The boys had another great season and we look forward to getting back to it in the Spring!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Conner (Bumblebee) and Ben (Optimus Prime) were very excited to attend a neighborhood Halloween party and go trick-or-treating tonight! We had a great time walking around watching the boys run from house to house! After about an hour, Conner told us he was exhausted, so we made our way home and to bed! Happy Halloween!!!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Invention Convention Prep...

Fourth graders participate in an Invention Convention in November, so we have started preparing! Conner tried making some "bubble wrap glasses!" We will probably make another pair for his final model, but I think they turned out pretty good! Conner wanted to make bubble wrap glasses because he has a very recent history of breaking and scratching his glasses every few weeks! Ben is going to make some kind of focusing headgear! We didn't get Ben's done, but he tried on the headgear part. We just have to cut and shape it. Ben wants to make something to help him listen to his teacher better at school! Stay tuned...

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Carving Pumpkins!

We spent some of our Sunday afternoon carving pumpkins! Conner and Ben were both very happy with their finished products!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Freezing at the Soccer Field!

We got home from Wisconsin this afternoon and the boys had a soccer game later in the afternoon. It was FREEZING! I still loved watching the boys play their game. Conner was always right there in the action and Ben ended up scoring a goal in the 4th quarter! They were so proud!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Water Park and Dance Party!

On Friday morning we got up and spent the morning in the water! The guys had such a great time. We took a break for some lunch and a few more games, then headed back to spend the rest of the day in the wave pool and on the water slides. Ben and Conner both went on the Tornado with Nick, which is the biggest water slide there!

The boys got to spend their tickets in the game room and we ordered a pizza for dinner! Then we had a little time to relax before the boys got to put on their costumes! Ben got to be Optimus Prime and Conner was Bumblebee. The Transformers got to go listen to a story in the lobby and then it was time for the Halloween dance party! They had a great time! Conner and Ben both actually danced for a while before admitting that they were exhausted and ready for bed! We had a great trip!!!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Wisconsin Dells!

We don't have school on Thursday and Friday, so we headed to Wisconsin Dells today to spend a couple of nights at Great Wolf Lodge! We arrived a little late to swim, so we headed to the game room tonight! After some games and unpacking, the guys enjoyed some snacks before bed!