Thursday, June 1, 2017

No children!

A blog post with only a small mention of Forrest and Charlotte, oh my!

Over the past weekend, Joshua and I dropped our two little ones with Gigi, and we hopped a train to Chicago.  How exciting!  I was thinking of it as a final trip on our own before baby #3 arrives late this summer.  Those newborns do tie a parent down.  So, we took full advantage of my parents' generous help and enjoyed nearly three full days away.

What did we do with our time?  Well, what we always seem to do when we're out: walk around and eat things.  We enjoyed every minute!

Yes, it was nice to have some responsibility-free time, but of course, we were ready to be home when the time came.  We're now looking forward to enjoying our summer with lots of family time in Wisconsin.

An update soon on Charlotte at 18 months, Forrest at nearly five (as he keeps reminding me), and preparing for baby #3 to arrive.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Wisconsin Dells

We tried something new last week - stopping for longer than two hours in the Dells.  My parents and Team GU joined us at the Great Wolf Lodge for two days of swimming.  A good time was had by all.  We enjoyed the water park, the children slept well, and it was a nice change of pace from the usual routine.

 We loved this little pool.  I wish we could have one just like it in the backyard.  It was only 8 inches deep and had two sprayers.  It was delightful for young and old.

Joshua took a selfie in our new ride.  My first car, which Joshua has been driving, was totaled by a hail storm last fall.  That Cobalt served us well the last ten years, but it seemed an appropriate time to retire it.  Joshua now drives the Explorer, and the children and I are enjoying a new Town and Country van.  Wacky!  Getting a van has been long-discussed and will certainly be put to good use when baby three joins our family in September.  

Yes, it was a nice trip (ignoring the ride home during which Charlotte grouched a lot and I grouched a medium amount).  We'll look forward to going again sometime.  

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Spring in Winter

We've been having temperatures in the fifties and sixties the past few days.  That's reason for celebration in February!  (I do need to figure out how to cover the tulips that are coming up, though.)  We've certainly been taking advantage with plenty of time spent outside.

We celebrated Will's baptism on Sunday.  You'll notice that Charlotte is wearing a pink dress, my first serious sewing project in a long time.  The fabric was a tablecloth from Grandma Norma's bridal shower.  Yes, a very sweet dress that has been worn twice already.

Today Charlotte turned 14 months old.  She is as cheerful as ever, ready to laugh, smile, and join in group fun.  She says Daddy, hi, Gigi, cheese, and this.  She's not walking yet but is getting braver about standing on her own with big grins.