August 10, 2011

Shopping for an Invisible Fence

Sara: I think it would be great to get an invisible fence for Penny. That way she could be outside with us all the time.

Eli: But how in the world would we find one in the store to buy? Duh!

August 7, 2011

Packer Family Night


Saturday Night was Eli's first "Packer's Game" - it's not really a game (who can afford the tickets! - or get them!) Family Night is basically a practice with other fun events for families. Needless to say the whole family was excited to go!

Leading up the event Eli was somewhat confused as to what was going to happen at family night. He said, "how are we going to run and they are going to play?" You see, the only time Eli has ever been to Lambeau Field is for running events. (to
watch me run or for him to run his own races - 1k Cellcom) I guess it's better for him to associate Lambeau with running rather then beer, right?



Eli, are you ready for some FOOTBALL?

July 29, 2011

Dollar Store Thrills


While getting Jim's oil change today Eli and I walked over to the dollar store. (Sara is still at LLBC) I got him a spider man watch. He L O V E S it. He's been telling me the time all day. On the way home he said, "Mom, if you can get home in 2 minutes you will break a new record" Just like me, my boy is a little self competitive.

July 1, 2011

A Day at the Beach

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Today we went to WhiteFish Dunes State Park in Door Co. - It was close to 100 degrees in Green Bay so we decided to hit the beach! It was cold - the water temp was 58! That didn't stop you from playing in the waves and sand :)


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June 28, 2011

Eli's First Sleep Over

Eli's first Sleep Over with Aiden Kay - (or as Eli likes to say - his BFF)

June 23, 2011

Sara Cooks





One housekeeping task I never learned as a child was meal planning. This summer Sara is going to learn to plan meals. Sara is 11 years old - so our main focus will be on nutrition and fun! Here are the ground rules:


  • plan meal (must include main course, side dish & dessert)
  • create grocery list (check kitchen for items not needed)
  • grocery shop
  • cook meal (with help from Mom, if needed)

I'm thinking as summer goes on I may add an extra challenge - give her a budget! To motivate her I can let her keep the change. Nothing motivates a tween more then getting to keep the change!

Tonight was Sara's first meal. On the menu was - Hamburger sliders with Strawberries and Smore's muffins

The meal was extra tasty - not good for my diet.. but really tasty. Excellent job, Sara!

Do your kids help you plan for meals?

June 13, 2011

Just Hit Me!


It's been so long since I wrote on this blog... it's like I fell off the face of the earth. Lately I do these quick updates on Facebook, but this blog was meant for you, Eli. You have just finished kindergarten and have started summer school. I'm the kind of Mom that tries to keep you busy. Today you had your wrestling and boxing class as well as summer school. Seriously, you crack me up, boy.

I love you Eli - you are so precious to me :)

Love,
Mom