Thursday, July 20, 2017

Mo Willems

This is a favorite author of the boys.  He wrote the Piggie and Elephant books that the boys like.  We went and saw the play back in the spring.  Knuffle Bunny is an all-time favorite of both boys.  And we have many of the Pigeon books.
Well, this month Kohl's charity has the books and characters for $5.00 each.  100% of the sale go toward children.  So, we got a few for our family and we also got a few for another charity we are involved with.  WE pack back packs for children that are taken without warning by CPS.  And in the backpack we pack pajamas, a few books, and a stuffie. This is perfect to have the stuffed character to go with the books for these children.
Also, there are classic books with animals like The Pokey Little Puppy, Scuffy the Tugboat, Shy Little Kitten, Twany Scrawny Lion.
If you are in the market for books it is hard to pass up hard back books for $5.00

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Playing Dude Ranch

These two have been living and breathing dude ranch since we came home.  From the time they get up they are horses, bulls, long horns, and buffalo. They trade being the animal and the cowboy.  So much fun to watch them live out their imaginations.
This morning they rode up to the Chuck Wagon for breakfast.  The dish towel is the saddle.  The lanyard is reigns.

And here is the chuck wagon lunch the next day.
They made there own chuck wagon to pull out to the porch for lunch.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Last week after Stroller Strides we had a little playdate at the Creamistry.  They make and freeze your ice cream right in front of you.  It was fun and very delicious!  If you have one near you it is worth a trip.

Monday, July 17, 2017

School Days

Tomorrow Angie returns to work.  The boys are not ready and neither is she.  Days together of just enjoying each other without the stress of outside people is very limited when she works.  But it also makes our time together that much more special - we appreciate it!
Every morning that Angie has been off they have 30 minutes of school.  Each boy has certain work to complete with Angie.  Then the day begins.  They wake up and have school - most mornings requesting it.  Here are some pictures Adam took while Angie was working with David.
These really are the best days!

And after school - it looks like this.  This is summer:

Sunday, July 16, 2017

An Evening in the City

These two love to venture into the city.  Last Saturday night w went out for hamburgers and ice cream.  They stayed up past their bedtime and fell asleep on the way home and that is what is so much fun about summer!

Saturday, July 15, 2017


Opening up a cold one with your dad... he waited all afternoon for Greg to get home.

He really didn't like it - he had 2 sips.  Greg didn't finish his either.

Friday, July 14, 2017

A Day in the Life of a Boy

These boys are still living the life of cowboys even in the big city.
At Stroller Strides we are safe with these two cowboys!

Before heading to the library one cowboy became a magician.   The other traded boots for tennis shoes.
 Afternoon treats... more to come on the story of this Root Beer