One of the days that it wasn't raining we took the paddle boats out. That was a TREAT. Jaylee was freaking out that she would like fall off or something, I was laughing on the inside because she was so hysterical! We went through a "jungle" or willow tree! It was fun looking for fish in the water.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
In honor of National Cattle Month and because lots of dairy products come from Wisconsin..they held a mooing contest! I was so excited when I heard about it! I think it is very important to do things that are out of your "comfort" zone, especially for kids...and how do kids learn, by US! So I jumped out of my zone and practiced all week on my mooing skills and had the kids join in! It was MOOORIFIC. Jaylee won the MOOING CONTEST! She won a free build your own sundae! Even at the very end Mark let out a loud MOOO! I love these experiences with my kids!
Here we are with our milk mustaches!
The kids did a craft almost everyday that we were in Wisconsin! This resort was GREAT for kids, it really focused on what is enjoyable for them! They decorated cookies and of course I helped Jaylee finish hers! She is worried about eating to much sugar and getting "sick" aka throwing up.(BC a year ago she ate a bunch of junk food while we were out of town and now she is freaking out about it!)
While in Wisconsin we went to a Train Museum, there were a bunch of old restored trains. I had no idea that there were so many different types of trains that were used. We got to ride in this old vintage train it was so fun. Tom got the kids these ridiculously cute hats! BRECKEN had a BLAST! The minute we climbed the stairs onto the train he yelled "ALL ABOARD!" It was so stinking cute! Then we went on our first train ride ever.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
We had a little mini gold tournament...Mark and I are very competitive against each other, so basically every thing turns into a competition. I think that is because he is a twin and now that he doesn't have Matthew I have to fill the void.
On Fathers Day Mark got back in town from a trip to Chicago and then we drove up to the The Wisconsin Dells. We had so much fun. The resort we stayed at had mini golf, pools, crafts, fishing, canoeing, and little paddle boats! It was so much fun. This was the first Fathers Day that my step dad had all the girls together, so that made him really happy. Plus it was an awesome condo and my mom got my family our very own that was connected to hers, secretly I think she didn't want to see our mess!
Monday, July 25, 2011
When I met Mark he played soccer all the time. He played for all of highschool and for the college we went to. It was funny because some of the guys I knew all said he was a jerk because when he plays soccer he is so competitive! Well some things have changed, he now plays more for fun..but its still and amazing player! The thing that hasn't changed is he still loves to play. He has been on a soccer league since we moved here and he loves it. The kids love to watch him play it is so fun.
We have made some really great friends since we moved here. There are so many women that I have grown to love here. One of my friends has two teenage daughters that for fun like to babysit! That comes in handy especially because they are GREAT with kids! This is one of them and here little brother...they came over for dinner one day. The best part was I over cooked the dinner in the crock pot! I forgot to put it on low and then it was a bit overcooked, so then I shredded the chicken and put it in the oven to stay warm....then I forgot I had put it in the oven and turned the oven on to make dessert...needless to say we ended up eating pizza!
Friday, July 22, 2011
I some how managed to make it through Easter without getting one picture of the kids in their Easter attire. So i made up for it in JUNE. No worries I am behind in everything else too. So this was my small attempt to snap a pic before church..Yep didn't go so well.