Thursday, December 22, 2011

Winter Fun!

Look alive, son. Look alive!
This IS fun, ya know.
Shoveling (finally) with your most favorite person in the whole wide world.
I think he's pretty happy that you're big enough to join him.
 And... Christmas Cookie Decorating!
 Bring on the sprinkles!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

200th Post!

Still hard at work... feeding the dog!
He deserves at medal for keeping up with this daily chore.
Momma's little helper. All the time!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Pooped Out Packer Fans

Cheering for our winning Packers sure does make these two tired!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Dress Up

Don't tell my husband, but my son and his friends are thoroughly enjoying dress-up time. I've brought out some old dance costumes and the boys just can't get enough of them! What could be cuter than this?
Well, maybe this.
Who needs a little girl when your little BOY looks like this on a daily basis?
I just can't take him out of the house in this attire.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Yeah. Not a whole lot of love this year. He was freaked! I predicted this reaction, which is why we ventured to the Library for a free visit rather than standing in line at the mall to pay for this picture.
Typical almost-two-year-old behavior. At least he wasn't screaming at the top of his lungs while I simultaneously shoved him on this poor man's lap and then ran from the picture to capture this moment. Isn't it strange how some people do that? Sorry if you're one of them, but let it go already!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Adam found a salamander in a man-hole at work today. He brought it home for Wil... you know, like for a pet. I've never seen a salamander before. I don't want one. But, they both insisted we keep it.
Thank God for Google.
Now I know what a salamander eats & how to care for it.
Although, I WILL NOT be the person caring for it.
I have decided that it's a girl.
We've yet to pick a name.
Wil loves her (too much, really).
Hopefully she lives longer than our fish named Dorothy (one night).

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Wil Weekend!

Last weekend, we took Wil to "Discover the Dinosaurs" at the Alliant Energy Center. Super expensive! Not very cool (in my opinion), but then there was this:
Every reason in the world to spend all that money!
My little boy was shocked, completely mesmerized and only a little bit terrified.
We told Wil to enjoy every minute of it because next year he'll be 2, which means 8 more bucks for us, which also means we won't be going. All your $6 parking pass and $12 addmission got you was the ability to see about 20 pretend dinos. If you wanted to play in the bouncy houses, play a round of mini-golf, work at a craft station, or say, get your face painted it was EXTRA. What, extra?!? It's true. Again, this was worth it.
After we had seen all of the dinosaurs (fifteen minutes after arriving) I was getting a little nervous. What else could we do? Luckily we were able to keep Wil away from all of the fun EXTRAS, so he was clueless about what he was truly missing. Then, in the back of the 'room' I saw it. It was sent to me just as panic was setting in. A toddler area complete with small, kid-friendly, climb-able dinosaurs. "Do you think that's free", I asked Adam. "Looks like it," he responded. "Hurry! Let's do it!!!"
Phew! Score!
He does look a little nervous though.
Don't worry, Wil. These ones don't move and growl.

On Sunday, we were happy to learn about the Holiday Train Parade at Olbrich Gardens. Only $3 and TONS of trains for Wil to watch. Gotta love how excited he is! We spent WAAAAY less money & Wil had just as much fun.
I was reminded that a one year old really isn't that demanding. All he needs is something fun to see and some Mommy & Daddy time!