Friday, October 02, 2009

With Collin being in first grade it gave him the opportunity to join cub scouts. I told James he should take him to his meetings because it is more of a dad/son thing. Something they could do together. Well I was very surprised when James came home from the informational meeting and told me he signed up to be the Tiger Cub den leader. He is having a great time with it and is doing an amazing job! I'm so proud of Collin and James!

Kade also started 3year old preschool this year. He also loves school. He was very ready to go and was like bye mom see you later!! It is only two days a week and I have loved the break of 2 hours so I can do some workouts!

So it has been awhile since I have last blogged. We have been busy with the start of school and I have been using facebook more often. Here is Collin on his first day of first grade. He LOVES it and his teacher. It is the first year to go all day, eat lunch, and have specials like gym, music, and art. He leaves to school happy and comes home happy...what more could you ask for!

Monday, August 10, 2009

A Day at the Lake. My parents along with my brother and two sisters took the kids to the beach for the day. We went to Lake Arbutus and it was a fun day of swimming, picnicking and boat riding. James stayed home in Appleton for a guys weekend.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

They had hands on things to do at the aquarium as well. Collin and Kade saw how they measured up against a big fish. Kade enjoyed playing at the water table. Collin had fun touching starfish and sea urchins.

Our trip to Chicago. After 6 Flags we headed down to Chicago to spend the day at Shedd Aquarium. It was so much fun! Collin was so interested in learning about different aquatic life (Monday at the library we checked out books on coral, starfish, and crabs). We had the chance to watch a dolphin training session and divers feeding some ocean animals.

Milwaukee Zoo. The boys loved checking out all the animals and had the chance to hand feed some birds. It was a great way to start our little vacation. The next day we spent at 6 flags. We got there when the park opened and stayed until 9:30. The boys rode there first roller coaster (Collin loved it Kade not so much!) No pictures though we were too busy playing!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Neighborhood 4th of July cookout! The boys used sparklers for the first time and watched the teenage boys light off fireworks.

Happy 4th!

Collin had his birthday party at WildAir. He invited his classmates from Kindergarten and some other friends. He had a blast and it was fun to watch the boys have fun with opening the gifts.

The two June birthdays celebrate together. On June 21st Aunt Laura turned 30 and on June 25th Collin turned 7. Aunt Laura went all out and bought Collin some cool birthday gear. She bought herself some as well!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The day at Kara's farm ended with a trip to the pond. The boys and James went on the paddle boat. It was a nice warm day so the kids went swimming. They thought it was pretty neat we let them go in their unders!! They boys had a blast and even caught some tadpoles.