Friday, November 8, 2013


Well, tomorrow is the big day. I have been running for about a month and a half and tomorrow is my 5k running through the UW-RF campus. I am looking forward to it and hoping to have a great report with pictures to prove it! 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The FIRST field trip

Bennett had his first field trip of kindergarten at the end of September. I was lucky enough to be able to chaperone... the perks of being your own boss and working in town! Loading up the bus, sitting three to a seat... it all brought back memories of my own field trips! It was so fun to be able to be with Bennett, meet some of his friends and see him interact with his friends and Mrs. Vanasse. All four classes went, so over 80 kindergartners swarmed the orchard, picnic tables and playground. I felt so bad for a few mom's that had brought kiddos to the orchard for the morning. The "big kids" were going crazy on the playground! But everyone had a blast and came home with a few apples. I followed up  my field trip to helping with the apple party later in the week. We made applesauce, checked to see if they would sink or float, measured our apples and colored pictures of them. 

Monday, November 4, 2013


We had our family pictures taken a couple of weeks ago. This one sure did capture my heart. It has less to do with the background or the picture, but more to do with how you can see the bond and love between Bennett and Sophia. 

Before Sophia was born, so many people warned me of the jealousy, fighting, yelling... everything they say that goes along with siblings. I had braced myself expecting that these two would be no different. Luckily, I was so wrong. Truly the only fault Bennett has is that he loves his sister too much! He always wants to be with her, hugging her, loving her, holding her. Up to the point where she lets out a big scream as if to say give me my space. 

I can not wait to see their relationship develop as the years go by. 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween 2013

This year we had Chef Bennett and Lobster Sophia. Though they did not win a prize at the Rotary parade, we still got lots of compliments on how cute they were! Sophia sat happily in her pot, posing just like a good little lobster! Then that evening, Zander, Zoe and Ryder came over to head out trick or treating! The boys ran from house to house and filled almost two buckets of candy. It was madness! We had well over 200 trick or treaters at our house, too!