Monday, June 19, 2017

It ALWAYS rains!!!!

So far this summer Patrick and Eric have done some pretty cool, potentially "once in a lifetime" kind of things --- and while they had an awesome time at both events --- the comment that stuck out to me was --- "Every time we do something cool.... it RAINS!" 


Patrick and Eric went to the Cubs Brewers game earlier this spring and enjoyed some of their own batting practice at a local establishment prior to the game. 
 

As you already know - it was a rainy day - but that didn't stop the fun :) 
 

This was Eric's first Cubs game - a gift from Patrick for Christmas.


Happy guys! 
 

Merry Christmas Eric :)  


Then last week - the guys went to Erin Hills for the US Open. 
again, a little rain never hurt anyone!?!? 
 

Them being there made it more fun to watch the golf this weekend, because Patrick could point out things they had seen. 
 

Plus there were opportunities to get a little closer to the golfers on a practice day. 
 

And definitely less crowded! 
 

Here's hoping next time there is something totally awesome to do - these guys get some sun! 


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Memorial day weekend 2017

We are always so excited to get summer started at Pearl Lake - so a 3 day weekend at the cottage was awesome for all of us! 


The water is chilly - but they didn't seem to mind 
 

James got a new fishing pole this year with a hook!


This kid could run all day --- up and down the pier. 
We are taking bets on not IF, but "when and where" he falls into the water this summer. 
Good thing he likes his life jacket! 
 

Fishing with Daddy 
 

First catch of the year! 
 

Isaac and Daddy reeling one in! 
Notice the concentration (tongue!) 
 

Success! 
 

Both boys ended up swimming at one point or another - though it was cool!


Driving the boat 
 

James was a little more consistent than Isaac 
 

Grammy and Isaac snuggling on the porch in their jammies
 

Now this guy actually went swimming --- I took the kayak and my camera.
 

It was so lovely and peaceful 
 

They laid down on their own on a post lunch cruise --- they didn't stay there long :) 
 

Inaugural Big Mable ride!   


James is now an official train engineer - he knows how to run the trains better than I do :) 
 

Favorite picture from the weekend --- it was the end of the video - so it is just a screen shot - but I just love their joy :) 
Welcome Summer!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Door County 2017

So while the boys were having fun with Grandma and Grandpa - we spent the weekend in Door County!  Patrick was running the 1/2 marathon and we got to spend some time with Jake and Amy and the Hebels.


After so many triathlons, you forget as a spectator how quick and easy the runs are! 
I was able to see the runners at mile 6 and 10 and then raced them back to the finish line all in about 90 minutes. Then we had the weekend to play! 
 

Check out the 10 year runners --- Dustin Hebel!!!!! 
 

Selfie before the race 
 

There were a lot of runners --- Anne is in that picture somewhere!


After the race we went to Sister Bay for pizza. The sun was out but so was the wind - so we found a table outside with heaters and plexi glass to enjoy the view! 
 

We polished off three LARGE pizzas, much to the surprise of our waiter! 
 

Yummmm! 
 

Patrick had blisters from the race --- lucky for him - Amy had Shakespeare band-aids from the theatre! 
Nothing like a little English lit to heal a wound! 
 

And of course no trip would be complete without a trip to the Cookery for breakfast! 
Thanks for an awesome weekend everyone! 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Zip line - Isaac

Isaac got a turn on the zip line at Lakeside park too --- I love how hie gets himself on in the beginning! 

Zip line - James


Grandma and Grandpa took the boys to lakeside park and they both got to try the new zip line!
Watch for James to really fly when he gets to the end!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Weekend with Grandma and Grandpa

This past weekend the boys got to spend a few days with Grandma and Grandpa and boy did they have fun!


They did some fishing on the dock.


They played in the fort in the back yard 

And on top the fort too! 

I am guessing they slept amazing from all of the running ---
everyone slept in the bonus room!


Isaac learned how to ride a scooter!


Jimmy and Grandpa cut a path that turned into a track and field course...
again - must have slept like rock stars!


We spent some time at the house on Sunday and this was about the point when we knew Isaac was spent ---


Needless to say - they both slept all the way home!


I love these tire swing photos - so cute!


They do have fun together :)


Isaac also enjoyed playing on his own too.


What a nut!


Such a great springtime photo!



What a great weekend!
Thanks Grandpa Teddy and Grandma Cookie!