"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

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Birthday Party!

After the boys' basketball game, we headed to Ankeny to celebrate our nephew's upcoming 4th birthday! The cousins all had a fantastic time together and the adults stayed up way too late! It was a really fun time and we are all exhausted today!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Game 2!

Conner and Ben had their second basketball game this afternoon. They both are doing really good and still getting used to playing their own position on the court! They both enjoy basketball so much and they play it at school all the time, so we will see if this something they will want to stick with!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Show...

We decided to check out something new tonight. We heard about a nearby light show set to music and we were not disappointed! We went north of Center Point (with our hot chocolate) and we found our way to the show. It was awesome to watch and it had great songs to go with it. The boys really enjoyed it and it was well worth the drive!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Basketball Game!

This morning, the boys had their first basketball game! They were so excited... too excited to sleep! They had a lot of fun at their game. And they were both exhausted after that! They did a lot of running up and down that basketball court! They are already counting the days until their next game... Ben is #8 and Conner is #7!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Bring on December!

We were very busy today getting our house ready for December! We got the tree up and decorated and we even put a tree up in the basement for the boys to decorate! We also got lights up outside! We are ready to put some presents under that tree!!!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

First Project and Movie of the Season...

The boys got a lego set yesterday, so we started to put that together tonight. We also watched Christmas Vacation for the first time this season and even though the boys were pretty tired from traveling, we all enjoyed watching one of our favorite movies!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving and Early Christmas...

We traveled to Burnsville Minnesota to celebrate Thanksgiving and an early Christmas with Nick's family on Friday. We had a wonderful meal and the boys enjoyed some gifts! They were also asked to be ushers in Nick's cousin, Austin's, wedding in April and they were very excited about the suspenders they received for the wedding!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

We went over to Aunt Peg and Uncle Brian's house to celebrate Thanksgiving! We all had a great day with a wonderful meal. After that, Nana, Gramps, and my sister's family were able to stay the night at our house. We did a lot of shopping online and even got to give our niece Marley her birthday gift before bed! We all had a fantastic time!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Invention Convention!

Conner and Ben had their invention convention today at school! They were so excited to share their inventions with everyone. They were very proud and did a great job of talking to people about how they came up with their ideas! They were very excited to receive their ribbons for their inventions and displays!

Monday, November 20, 2017

2 Days...

Conner and Ben are ready to handle two days of school this week!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Skating Party!

Ben and Conner were very excited tonight because they had a birthday party to go to for one of their friends at school. It was at a skating rink, and they have never really been roller skating so they were looking forward to it! They both had so much fun! Nick skated with them a little, but they really wanted to do it by themselves. They gripped the wall as they went around and then slowly got braver! They did really well, although Conner has a really nice bruise on his elbow! They were both sweaty messes by the end of the night and Conner even fell asleep on the ride home!