"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

Friday, August 26, 2016

Tired Boys!

Friday afternoon... Ben fell asleep on the couch after school! Conner said he wanted to rest, too, but when I went to see if he was asleep, he was wide awake with a smile on his face! Tired boys!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Day 3...

Not the best picture, but we were trying to get out the door to enjoy day 3 of third grade! Conner and Ben are still very excited, but very tired! So am I...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Third Grade... Ahhhhh!

First day of school!!! Third grade this year for these two and I am in complete denial about it. Conner and Ben are so excited! Although Conner did have some nervousness this morning, so much, in fact, that he actually threw up before we left for school. Poor baby! These boys make life so much fun. I can't believe our summer is over and they are old enough to go to third grade... but I guess today is the day!!!

The boys had a great first day! They saw all their friends and met a few new ones. They met all their new teachers and visited with some past teachers. They were very happy after school and quite tired! I still made them fill out their "First day of School" sheets that I have had them do the last couple of years!

As if the day wasn't exciting enough, soccer practice also started tonight! Nick is the head coach this season, so all 3 of my guys were out on the field tonight! They all had a great time! Whew... what a day!

Monday, August 22, 2016

All Night Dentist...

Ben pulled a tooth out in the wee hours of the morning!!! Apparently it was really bothering him. Shortly after midnight, he came into our bedroom to announce that he had lost a tooth. He thought maybe the tooth fairy would come right away, but we assured him the tooth fairy needed at least a 24 hour notice before a visit...

Friday, August 19, 2016

Busy Day...

Nick brought the boys to school this morning to drop off their school supplies and say hello to their teachers. It was so funny to watch them because they were a little overwhelmed! Third grade will be a big change for our boys! It was great to see them there and after I said goodbye to them, they went on a long bike ride "in the forest" as Conner says! The guys did some shopping and also worked in the yard today, so when I got home from work, all 3 of them were laying on the couches! They worked hard today!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Golf Outing...

Conner, Ben, Nick, and Great Papa got together to do some golfing this morning.  I was told that everyone did a great job and had a really fun time!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Last Day...

The boys practiced some hitting this morning with a new toy! It worked pretty good!

This is my last official day of summer break so I really wanted to just sit outside in the sun and watch the guys swim and have fun in the backyard this afternoon! I got my wish! (At least for a little while!) These boys are ready to go back to school and have a bit of a break from each other!  I will start back tomorrow, so Nick has taken some vacation days so he can stay home with the boys! I am sure they will all have fun!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Blank Park Zoo!

On Tuesday morning, we went to Blank Park Zoo for the morning! We love the zoo and we all had a great time! The boys got to play at the Curious George exhibit they have there and after seeing all the animals, we took the train to look at everything again. 

Monday, August 15, 2016


We made it to Adventureland today!!! We had so much fun! The boys did some of the smaller rides while Nick did the new Monster coaster!

We went on the Tornado roller coaster twice! Here is Conner after the first time we went on the Tornado!

We rode the Sky Ride and the train when the boys insisted!

We rode the Bumper Cars several times. The first time, I made the boys ride with us, but after that they wanted to drive their own. Nick agreed, so the boys won that one! They had a great time!

We also played a few games. The boys were able to score a couple of stuffed animals so they thought that was pretty cool!

We also watched the circus there for the first time. Conner and Ben were pretty impressed with the magic, the juggling, and the motorcycles that drove inside a big metal cage!

After an awesome day at Adventureland, we found a hotel, took a quick swim, and the boys were ready for bed! It was truly a wonderful day watching these guys want to be so independent and just enjoying everything!