Monday, February 27, 2017

Sunshine, Basketball and Ice

This past week we had temperatures hit 70 degrees and then the next day, it snowed.


Sigh.  Completely crazy!  However, before temperatures dropped, we spent as much time as possible outside.  Leyton and I made many trips to the park while the boys were at school and then back again once the boys finished homework.


We rode bikes, scooters, and of course the big wheel.  It was a much enjoyed break from the cold.

Holden had his last BDL basketball games last weekend and then his last school basketball games this weekend.



Friday nights game was so exciting!  Holden had a buzzer beater and scored 19 of his teams points.  It was such a fun way to end the season.  And of course, I did not have my camera!  So these iPhone pictures will just have to do.

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Sunday it was icy but the little boys and I went on a walk in the woods while Holden had indoor baseball practice.


It is always an adventure with these little guys.  They climbed, hiked and climbed some more.

 

It was nice to get outside but we are sure missing the warmer temperatures for sure!



With just a little less than 3 weeks until Spring Break we are counting down the days until fun in the sun!

Monday, February 20, 2017

This and That


This past week was one of those weeks I was just hoping it would be over.  Holden had a respiratory infection early in the week and then a few days later, this little guy was sick with an ear infection and a respiratory infection.



In between sicknesses, we celebrated Valentine's Day.  This year's school Valentine's were {Holden} "I wouldn't trade you for anything!"  {Rylan} "I totally dig you!"  {Leyton} "You make my heart race!"


All three had class parties with lots and lots of candy so instead of continuing the sugar overload, I opted for a special Valentine's dinner instead.


Thankfully on Friday everyone was feeling much better that we all could enjoy the 50 degree weather in Wisconsin!!!


You may be thinking 50 degrees, but after months of below freezing temperatures, 50 feels pretty fabulous!  Leyton and I spent most of Friday riding his big wheel, his bike and making our way to the park not once but twice.


Trust me, it is suppose to be "nice" until Thursday and then the snow returns but until then, the boys and I plan to spend as much time as we can enjoying the weather.

Next week is our last weekend of basketball for the boys and then we move on to lacrosse and baseball.  Tonight the boys went to a kickoff clinic for lacrosse led by the Marquette Men's Lacrosse team and coaches.  Such a cool experience for the boys.


With that said, this has been our life this past week full of sickness, basketball, Valentine's Day and great weather!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Ice Castles

Winter is extremely long and I am constantly looking family activities for us to do.  With that said, when I came across and ad for Ice Castles, I knew we just had to see these for ourselves.  Not knowing what to expect, I have to say we were all excited.  As we walked through the first castle the boys were amazed by all the icicles.

 


Once we reached the middle, this was the view....pretty amazing!


The boys ran straight over to the slides and tunnels.  And they went through over and over again.

 

We walked through one castle and the top was complete icicles.  Inside the each castle, the lights would change from time to time which was very cool.

 

We spent most of the night just walking around in awe of the all of the ice and sculptures.  It was like being in the movie Frozen!


I must say the Ice Castles were a winter must see attraction and I am so glad we were able to see this beauty on a not so frigid night.