Monday, November 17, 2014

Halloween 2014

October 31st was a BUSY day! First we closed on our house at 9:00 and officially became residents of the state of Wisconsin.

After closing we had to rush back to the corporate apartment to get our final things and clean before 12:00 (noon).  It was a mad dash!  Finally we made it over to our new but empty house.  That night we went Trick-or -Treating in our new neighborhood and let me tell you, I had never seen more kids and families out in my entire life.

And here was the out take…

Every house was decorated to the nines and since it was a really cold Halloween, several houses were offering hot chocolate and cider.  It really was a lot of fun and the kids had a blast despite the cold temperatures.


Even though our Halloween was crazy busy, not to mention, the fact that we camped out at the new house in our sleeping bags, nothing like an adventure right.  Halloween 2014 was fun and definatly a memorable one.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pumpkin Carving

Life has been a little busy with the move so bear with me as I try to play catch up.

Halloween would not be the same without carving a pumpkin.  So we all gathered in our little apartment floor and carved our best ninja turtle pumpkin.

Leyton was really into "being in the middle of the action."  Rylan was our little carver.

And after a couple of adjustments, here was a our final Ninja Turtle Pumpkin.

I was already informed that next year each boy gets their own pumpkin…love how they love to plan.

Thursday, October 30, 2014


The boys love to play football, baseball, soccer, you name it, they love to play it.  I guess it goes with having boys.  But being in an apartment has been a little difficult for the boys to get all their energy out.   Once the weekend hits, we are at the park.  Here is what a typical Sunday afternoon looks like…


Lots of running and tackling.  Leyton really gets into "playing" football.  He yells "go, go" and usually screams until he gets the ball.


But once he gets his little hands on the ball, he runs for a touchdown, just like his brothers.


Not too much longer and the boys will have a backyard to play in, just before the snow.  But for now, this view at the park isn't too bad.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Family Fall Festival

Friday night the boys school had a Family Fall Festival.  This was a true fall festival with food, games, pumpkins and more.  Holden and Rylan were excited to wear their costumes however, Leyton was anything but thrilled about his costume.  I think he cried for 15 minutes but then once he saw his reflection in the mirror he calmed down.

As soon as we got to the school, Holden and Rylan saw their new friends and were off running.  I suppose that is a good sign that they are adjusting to their new school.

They had a DJ playing fun Halloween music but I had a glimpse of what is to come in our near future.


Food, games, pumpkins, music and new friends….it is safe to say these boys had a blast at their school Fall Festival.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Everyday Joys {Week 42}

Our weekly recap…

Kids request for dinner…mummy dogs.  The countdown to Halloween has begun.  {October 15}

It's another WIN for the Packers.  {October 16}

This little guy is non-stop.  All day long he is running, climbing, jumping or is into something but when he finally slows down, he is pretty darn cute. {Almost makes me forget the marathon I just ran chasing him down at the park.}  {October 17}

Hello Fall!

My world traveling cousin Clay was in Madison this weekend.  He was such a good sport and sat through Holden's freezing football game this morning.  It's always a pleasure to see family, even if it is just for the day.  {October 18}

This little old church gets prettier each day. {October 19}

Monday Night Football: The Colts vs. The Eagles.  Colts pull it out for a WIN and Holden scored a touchdown and an extra point. {October 20}

Rylan lost another tooth at today at school!  We've decided he will be a human jack-o-lantern for Halloween. {October 21}