Friday, September 8, 2017

First Day of School 2017-2018

After what seems to have been a fast summer, it was back to school on Tuesday.  After lots of late summer nights, I knew this first week of school was going to be a rude awakening!  And so far it has not been that bad however, I am sure by Friday, they will be exhausted.

Holden started a new school for 6th Grade while Rylan and Leyton are at the same school for 3rd and PreK.

Leyton was super excited for PreK but little did he know that we were assigned afternoon PreK which does not begin until 11:30.  So all morning he asked when was it time for school! Sigh.  Finally, his time had arrived and he was all smiles!


Praying that all three boys have a great school year!  

Thursday, September 7, 2017


Holden turned 12 on August 30th.  I still can not believe we have a tween!  It has definitely been interesting around here.  Lots of new territory for us!

Instead of a big party this year, Holden opted for dinner out, chocolate cake and a friend to spend the night.  This plan worked out perfectly.  Holden's friend Luca came over and we went to the pool, had dinner, and ate cake. Just as our birthday boy wanted.

The next morning, everyone was up early begging to go fishing.  I swear these boys could fish all day!  So where do you think we

Leyton caught baby turtles while the others worked on their hand lining techniques.


All in all I have to say his 12th birthday was nothing exciting but just what he wanted, and that is all that matters.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Between the kids baseball and football schedules, we have really not had much time to to anything fun.  We decided to get away for the night and headed to Chicago.  I miss the big city vibe and this mini trip was just what I needed.  We stayed downtown so that we would be in walking distance to almost everything we wanted to do.


As soon as we arrived into town we headed out to dinner.  After dinner, the boys really wanted to ride the subway but we opted for the trolley to Navy Pier.


The sun was setting as we rode the ferris wheel, which made for the perfect views of city and Lake Michigan.

The boys rode the swings and Leyton rode the carousal.  Honestly we could not ask for better weather.

Early Sunday morning we arrived that the Shedd Aquarium.  This was our first time here and I must say, I was impressed.  The building and the history of the building were both beautiful and enlightening.

There were several different species of fish and exhibits that everyone loved.

  However, I think the highlight of the aquarium for everyone was the Stingrays.


We stopped for Chicago Pizza before making out way out of town just in time for the Air and Water Show.  The Blue Angels were flying over as we were leaving and it was such a sight to see!


Even though it was a short trip, we still loved our time away.  Until next time....