Friday, May 29, 2015

Here comes the sun....


Most days after I drop the kids off at school, Leyton and I head to the gym.  Afterwards, we usually run errands, boring I know,  but that is our routine.   However, on our way out of the gym, the sun was shining and the temperatures were in the 80's!! I knew we had to seize the moment and headed back home.  One thing I have learned from living in Wisconsin for 9 months is that when the weather is nice, you better be outside because the next day it could be 40 degrees in MAY! Crazy I tell you!

As soon as we got home, I filled up the water table for some outdoor fun.  Leyton was so excited!  He was laughing and carrying on.  It was too cute.

 


A couple of times he tried to splash me with water.  And a couple of times he got me and would just laugh and laugh.


Funny how little bit of water and some toys can be hours of entertainment.


I love being outside as well. so this defiantly lifted both of our spirits.  Shh, don't tell the brothers but we snuck in a popsicle as an outdoor treat.

 

Leyton throughly enjoyed every single bite.

I must say, it finally feels like summer and we could not be happier!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Memorial Day Surprise


Sunday it rained ALL day long.  The forecast for Monday, Memorial Day, was much the same.  I knew we had to get out and do something fun or we would all go crazy.  Earlier in the week, Kevin and I had talked about surprising the kids and going to Chicago to see the Cubs play the Nationals but Kevin was not as excited about the idea as I was.  Well, after I told him the weather was suppose to be perfect in Chicago, he quickly got online and bought tickets.   Since this was the boys first time to Wrigley Field, Kevin want to get great seats. We found some on the third baseline, perfect to see one of Holden's favorite players, Bryce Harper.

Monday morning, Kevin ran out and bought donuts for the boys and we announced we were going to the Nationals game in Chicago!


Holden was soooooo excited and Rylan just follows Holden so he was just as excited as well.

The entire drive, it rained!  I started to get nervous about the weather, yikes, was the forecast wrong?!  I knew if it was, I would never hear the end of it.  Just as we drove past the stadium, it started to pour!  Thankfully, it only lasted for a few minutes and as soon as we parked, the clouds parted and the sun came out!  WHOO HOO!

 

All decked out in their "Bryce Harper" jerseys, {thanks to my niece who sent these while she was interning in Washington} these boys were ready for a ballgame.

Wrigley Field is one of those stadiums that you just have to visit.


Once we found our seats, Holden spotted Bryce! The boys walked down to watch him warm up.  I think Holden was on cloud 9 seeing him this close.

 

Once the game started, Holden did not move!  Seriously, 9 innings he sat and watch.


On the other hand, Rylan and Leyton ate the entire time.


Between innings, Holden ran down to try to get an autograph but he was not signing them.


But after the 9th inning and a WIN for the Nationals, Holden and Rylan tried once again to get an autograph but they were out of luck but they did get an official Major League baseball from the Nationals!!!  Pretty neat!


Also, for their first time at Wrigley Field, they got certificates documenting this occasion.


What a fun day!  Oh, and the Washington Nationals won 2-1!!!  Kevin's friend Bill lives downtown and met us for the game.  An extra set of hands in a crowd is always helpful.


We could not leave Chicago without indulging in Giordano's!

As we were driving back we asked the boys what they thought about the day, Holden said, "It was AWESOME!" and Rylan, "It was so much fun, can we go again? Next time, Lets sit one row over so I can catch a ball. ok."  HAHA!   The boys have also decided that we need to try to see their other favorite player, Mike Trout, but I am not sure if we can make that happen this season but it is on the "To Do" list.

Such a fun way to spend Memorial Day together.... baseball, boys, and pizza!