Thursday, August 25, 2016


Sean is our family best kept comedic secret.... we have started to keep track of what we are calling Seanisms... Here is a new one (though I have some old ones I'll post later): 
Me: Sean did you eat that ham I put in your lunch 
Sean: What's ham again? 
Me: It's lunch meat... like turkey but ham.. where bacon comes from
Sean: Oh I guess I shouldn't have thrown that out....
Me: What? Why did you do that?
Sean: I thought it was dirty turkey and I wasn't going to eat it.
Me: Sigh...
Yep... dirty turkey = ham

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

First Day of School

 The boys go to different schools because Sean is in a special program.... It's bittersweet on days like the first day of school because it feels like Sean is all alone while Evan has all these people he knows plus his sister.  I'm sure it's just me making too much of it since he looks fine and happy on the first day of school.

Throwing a fake punch

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Right Dog at the Right Time

So we got a puppy.... yep a puppy!  A lot of friends and family said the same thing to us about the dog as they did about us having kids:  I didn't think you guys were ever going to!  His name is Carlos (don't judge the name - the kids picked it out) and he's a 9 week old sack of boxer sugar!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Boys are 8!!!! Eight is great!

We celebrated with a pizza dinner and a movie (the Secret Life of Pets).  We've had a lot of hot weather which means a lot of swimming!  We celebrated Aunt Sharon's birthday too!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Camping at Devil's Lake WI

This year for our annual camp trip to Devil's Lake Steve rented a pop up so we could see how we like it.  It was a lot of fun and different for sure.  It had air conditioning so I can't really complaining about "glamping" it for the week.  Since it was the week of the boys' birthday, we hit Noah's Ark in the Dells and that was a blast (and exhausting!).

Friday, July 15, 2016

Cub Scout Day Camp

The boys enjoyed Cub Scout Day Camp again this year... while our council did not make it easy, we enjoyed it all the same.  An adult or parent was required everyday unless you had a pack rep (which we did not since the pack was going the week we were camping), I had a great team of family and friends who chaperoned the boys for us.  It was a hot week but everybody held up pretty good.  The boys got to do archery, BB guns, sling shots, water rockets, obstacle courses, pedal cars, camp cooking and other stuff.  It's good for them and they are exhausted by the end of the week!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Overnight Camp

The boys went to their first overnight camp this year!  It was a mini camp so it was only 3 nights and 4 days.  Evan was pretty happy but Sean asked us to never leave him again.... Poor thing!  I think it was good for him but he would most likely disagree.