Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New photos by Kate Elisabeth

Our AWESOME friends Ben and Kate came to visit us this past weekend (all the way from MI).
Kate is also our, super talented, photographer:)
Follow this link to her blog and some of our photos...


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Life Lessons - Starting fires with a MAGNIFYING GLASS

Too early you say? It's never too early to teach a little boy how to be a survivor:).

Gamma Kelly - Quotes

My mom says the funniest things. I'm just now starting to realize the value of writing them down as I hear them. Here are a few:

"Too bad god didn't make shorts because he made skin and skin dries really well."

"I'm gonna kiss those hands even though they have boogs on 'em."

Castle fun

Discovery World with Staggs

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Oliver's first library card

Oliver is nearing his 5th birthday so we headed off to the library to get his very own card. We made a big deal out of it and the librarian who took care of us fell in step, making the whole experience very memorable.
Oliver had to complete two things to be able to get his own card.
1. He had to be able to write his first and last name (check)
2. He had to be able to write it in the tiny box on the back of the card. (That took some practice but he eventually nailed it).
His first books checked out included the Caldecott and Newbery winners for 2012 (ok, maybe I had a little to do with the selection:)).
After losing several items over the years, we now have a dedicated bookshelf and its been a lifesaver.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Betty Brinn - Insect Zoo

We did two things right last year. We got a membership to Discovery World and Betty Brinn Children's Museum in downtown Milwaukee. We've already gone dozens of times and we plan to go dozens more. Kids this age don't get "tired" of stuff!
The bug zoo frequents the children's museum a few times a month. Though small (no pun intended) the boys thoroughly enjoyed it and are still talking about it.



"Bubbles bubbles everywhere but not a drop to drink."

Dough masks

This is what we do while Daddy is at school

Bath time

I don't know why, but I'm not a fan of baths. Never have been. A shower is bliss to me, but baths... eh not so much. I think because of that I pretty much only give our kids showers. About once a week they'll have a bath in the whirlpool tub, so it's caused our normal bathtub to be a "special treat".
They shriek with excitement when I ask them if they want to take a bath upstairs. Kind of the same way they shriek when I let them have a glass of milk. Weird, I know:)


Naturally occurring?

After some time in the yard mark looked down to find this tag along

Thursday, May 16, 2013