Thursday, October 22, 2015

Country living

I guess country living means finding snakes in your little boys upstairs bedroom. 

Family night

We have been trying really hard to be more consistent with our family nights. We are not always successful and they frequently end in tears but we keep the lessons short and the treats a plenty so overall it's been great. 


     She spent twenty minutes trying to convince him to hold her hand in the parking lot. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

joy school

When Caleb started preschool Ethan was beyond distraught that he didn't get to go. To help ease the sadness of Caleb being gone every day I joined a local joy school group. There are 7 students and we rotate hosting a preschool like class for the kids once a week. We also have added in a field trip one Wednesday a month. 
This month we went to the fire station. The kids had a really great time. The firemen and paramedics were so patient with the kids on a crazy and busy day for themselves. 
Overall joy school has been a success.

Saturday, October 3, 2015


    He can fall asleep anywhere... It's a skill I would like to have.


This week Ginger and I (with our kids) drove to Omaha to visit an old college roommate. We had never been to Omaha before and we were pleasantly surprised. It was such a fun place. 

Our first stop was the zoo. It was awesome. I have been to lots of zoos but this is probably one of the best. The indoor exhibits were phenomenal. We spent 5 hours there and didn't see nearly everything. Unfortunately Caleb started feeling sick while at the zoo and the rest of the trip kind of went downhill from there.

The next day we went to the most amazing pumpkin patch. It was full of carnival games, haunted houses, pumpkins, racing pigs and so much more. The down side was I had been up puking all night, the night before and was still sick. So chasing 3 kids around was exhausting and hard. But we had a good time anyways. That night Ethan got sick and was up all night puking. Luckily we drove home the next day and nobody puked the entire drive. 

Overall it was a good trip and fun to see an old college friend and her family.