Friday, July 31, 2015

A couple of days in the Dells

Now that baseball has ended, we decided to take a few days and head to the Dells.  The Wisconsin Dells are about and hour from where we live and is known as "The Water Capital of the World".  In other words, it is a lot of water parks.   Not sure why this is in Wisconsin since it is not that warm but it is.

Before we checked into the resort, we stopped at the famous Buffalo Phil's.  This restaurant delivers your drinks and food via a toy train.  The kids loved this!

Once we ate, we checked in to the resort for some water fun.

Our first night we stayed at Wilderness Territory.  They ave 4 indoor waterparks and 4 outdoor waterparks.  All of the boys loved the slides and different themes to each water park on the property.  Here is a glimpse of our day.  Leyton and I called it a night while Kevin and the boys played laser tag.


Day 2, we checked into Kalahari.  This resort has an African Theme with animals and jungles.  This resort has only one indoor waterpark and one outdoor waterpark.  Not as big as Wilderness, but just as much fun.  Rylan attempted to surf and did pretty well.  Leyton was a slide king with no fear and Holden....has not fear and loves the thrill of big water slides and such.

Again that night the older boys went out with Kevin and played mini golf and laser tag.  Lovable Leyton was OUT!  The water exhausted him so much that he did not even last for dinner!


So even though I am not a huge waterpark fan, the kids had a blast and there was something for everyone, including Leyton.  Another item marked off our summer fun list.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Everyday Joys {Week 29}

Here is a recap of our week....

Aunt Jen-Jen has arrived! {July 16}

Cooling off on this warm July day. {July 17}

It has been such a great season for these Rays, we are sad to see it end.  {July 18}

Life is good for this little shopper.  {July 19}

"Mom look, I'm a cowboy."  {July 20}

Waterlogged in the Dells. {July 21}

They are the loudest duo but they had a blast! {July 22}

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Baseball season has come to a close.

Holden's last baseball game was last weekend.  It was perfect timing since his Aunt Jen was in town, she was able to see him play.   The last tournament was the Wild West Championship at Woodside Ranch.  The first game, Holden was brought in to pitch with the bases loaded and no outs!  Talk about pressure!

But Holden was able to deliver three outs with three batters.  He was so excited!  Aunt Jen was cheering pretty loud!  As timing would have it, Holden was first at bat.  With two strikes already on him, he delivers a line drive one hopper hit to the fence.


We were hopping for a home run but he got a triple.  Same with game 2 a walk and then another big triple hit.  Such exciting games.

Sunday Jen had to fly back to Atlanta and missed Holden's third game.


The Rays ended up losing but they had a great final game and loved hanging out together after. As you can see, Rylan and Leyton are apart of the team as well.


I have to say from the beginning of the season until now, Holden improved so much.  Not just with his baseball skills but with his confidence. I honestly think he preforms best under pressure.  This season was filled with such great memories and friendships.  All of the players and families treat our boys with so much love.  Holden has made some great friends, I only wish that they lived closer.  To end the season, one of Holden's teammates had a pool party and all of the boys were able to attend.  Nothing like celebrating a great season with friends, swimming, and cake.  


As this season closes out, I think we can all look back and say it was a great one.  Until next season...Go Rays.