"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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Weekend with Mama and Papa!

Ben and Conner get to spend a few days with Mama and Papa! They each wrote me a note before we left to go meet Mama! It was so sweet!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Nick had the day off work and we were trying to find something to do today. It is very hot and humid, so we were looking at movies, but the boys insisted that we go bowling... I don't know why, but these two love to bowl! So, we headed to the bowling alley and played a couple of games. Conner was up first, then Ben. After bowling, we stopped to have ice cream and Conner started fiddling with one of his teeth, telling us that he had another loose one. We told him to leave it for now, but as soon as we got home, Conner headed to the bathroom saying that he had to get that thing out! A minute later (with blood running down his mouth, ewww...) he came out with his tooth in his hand pronouncing that he had lost another tooth!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Lego Day...

Today is our Lego day! We will be at the table putting together our latest Lego sets!!! The boys surprised me and wanted to do most of it themselves. They did a fabulous job following all of the directions and I was very impressed!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Last Summer Baseball Game...

The boys had their last baseball game this afternoon! It was a playoff game, and though it was a close game, the Cubs lost. They got medals after the game! They loved that part... they have loved baseball and learned so much this season, that they decided they wanted to play some more, so they will play a 4 week season in August so they can keep playing baseball!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Birthday Party!

The day of the big birthday party has arrived!!! And just because our boys love to start their days early, Conner managed to pull out a loose tooth around 3:00 this morning! (He did go back to bed!)

The boys are ready for the party to start and their guests to arrive! They talked to a woman at our resort in Florida about how it was their birthday in July and they managed to talk her into giving them a Birthday pin from Disney to wear today, so we dug those out this morning! When everyone started arriving, the kids all had some time to play while we got lunch going! Hand battered chicken fingers, shrimp poppers, macaroni and cheese, barbeque meatballs, Mickey fruit, Mickey cheese, Mickey pretzel bites, and Mickey cookies were on the menu! The boys couldn't wait to show everyone our pictures from Disney World! During lunch, ironically, Ben came running in with a tooth in his hand! He had lost a tooth while he was eating his lunch! The Tooth Fairy will have to collect two teeth tonight from the Hedlund household!

After lunch, it was time for presents! First we had to watch the 10th birthday movie! Then, it was time for presents...

Time for cake and ice cream! Conner wanted white cake with one Disney picture and Ben wanted chocolate cake with another picture from Disney on it!

After Ben and Conner each blew out their ten candles and ate their cake, it was time to take the party to the backyard for some swimming and water balloons!

Ben and Conner had a wonderful 10th birthday party! Thank you to everyone for coming! I still can't believe our boys are 10 years old!!!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Happy 10th Birthday!

The day is here... the day that our two boys turn 10! The morning started with them climbing into my bed just to make sure I remembered that it was their birthday today! We enjoyed a fun relaxing morning and when Dad got home from work, it was time to open presents from Mom and Dad!!!

The boys loved everything and we spent the rest of the night eating "subbies" and watching movies! Happy Birthday to our two sons who make the most of every day.
Ben... You are ready to be 10! You always have something to say and everyone loves your sense of humor and frequently comments on how funny you are. You are still very caring and you genuinely feel bad if someone around you is hurt and not feeling good. You, my son, are going to do great things because you have a great attitude! We love you so much!!!
Conner... You are ready to be 10! Just because you are another year older doesn't mean that you are not still my little boy, because I know you worry about that! Your imagination and creativity continue to impress everyone who knows you. You are going to make things happen in your life because you are always going to find a way. Don't ever lose that! We love you so much!!!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Conner's Choice...

Conner got to choose a place for dinner tonight! He had trouble deciding between Pizza Ranch and Buffalo Wild Wings, but he finally settled on Buffalo! He loved his wings, while Ben was happy with his mac and cheese! Two birthday meals done!