Saturday, June 30, 2007

Another week gone

We have finsihed week two of our vacation and are getting ready to start our next adventure. This past week was filled with just as many things as the week before. Monday was golfing for Chad with his dad. I spent the day with his mom and Kurt. Tuesday was the Brewers game. It was an awesome game. They scored 9 runs in the 7th inning. In that inning they hit a grand slam, a two-run homerun, and then 3 other runs. Wednesday we headed to Chicago to visit with the Frixen family. We got to play with Kylie and Ella. Chad and Karl got to talk sports all afternoon. Thursday was grandma's day off, so Amy, Ben, and Sam came to the house to play with all of us. We headed down to Summerfest for lunch and some playing. Thursday night Chad took the girls up to his parents house while I went to Summerfest with Renee. We were going so we could see REO Speedwagon. We stayed at that concert for about an hour and then left because it wasn't very good. It seemed that we weren't the only ones, the next morning the paper didn't have a very good review. Yesterday we spent the day at Noah's Ark. That was actually the first I had been there too. The girls loved all the kiddie pool stuff. Maddie even took a ride down the lazy river. Chad and I ventured on some slides. Jana and Mike got into town last night, so it is good to see them. Today we are planning on watching the Brewer's game and then Amy, Joel, Jana, Mike, Chad, and I are heading down to Summerfest for the evening. Tomorrow we have a wedding shower for Jana and then on Monday morning we are heading up to Minnesota for a few days.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Our Trip Thus Far

We so far traveled through 6 states and have one more to go. We made it to Saint Louis, Fort Wayne, Hartland MI, Lansing, and now we are in Milwaukee. We got to go to the Saint Louis Zoo last Friday. It was hot, but Maddie still loved looking at all the animals. We got to spend some time just visiting with Beth and Mark, thank you for your hospitality. Then on Saturday it was off to Fort Wayne. We got there in the later afternoon and just relaxed the rest of the evening. Sunday brought church, I got to meet up with a college friend, some bbq at Nathan's parent's house, then just some more relaxing. We did have a little car trouble. We thought it was the starter, but turned out to just be a dead battery. So it wasn't as expensive, but it still had to be towed and serviced at the dealership. Then we headed on our way to Little Bickel camp in Heartland Michigan. We got there in short order got unpacked and spent three days just visiting with all of Chad's aunts, uncles and cousins. We had lots of fun and lots of pictures. We went to Lansing for an extra day to stay with Grandma and Grandpa Bickel. We got a chance to play some cards with them and also just do come visiting. Friday we saw Grandma Janetzke, then it was on the road again. We got to Milwaukee around 6pm and are just getting settled in here. We have been having a great time so far and know that we will still have more. The pictures are just more of the story of our trip in pictures.

Monday, June 11, 2007

I Apologize

I have been slacking very much on my blogs lately. We have been busy, but that is no excuse. The rest of last week was pretty low key, cleaning, getting things for Maddie's party, Chad working, you know the usual. Grandma Heff did make it for the birthday party. She got in at 3:30 on Saturday and just left about an hour ago. Thanks for all your help on Saturday. Sunday was spent just hanging out. Nothing to really blog about. We did have a good time at the party. Maddie loved having all the other kids here. We did miss having the Brennan kids around, but we hope they enjoyed their time in Oklahoma. Maddie was the hit of the party when she pulled a whole bucket of margaritas on her head from the counter. She went straight from the bath and I don't know if she'll be doing that anytime soon.

This week is already going by way to quickly. I'm going to a movie tonight with friends, so that means that tomorrow and Wednesday have to be hard core packing days, because I haven't even started. We are planning on leaving at 7:30am on Thursday. We are hoping to get all the way to Saint Louis and then be able to spend two nights with friends. I have a million things running through my mind right now, but for the next couple of days I just have to get us packed and going. I will get to a point where if we forgot something we can just buy it.

I don't know if I'll be able to blog for awhile just because we will be at friends' houses and then at camp. Once we get to Wisconsin, I'll make sure to share our vacation so far.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Chuck E Chese's

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Is being 2 so terrible?

Well we will find out, not that Maddie hasn't already perfected the art of fit throwing and whining. Today we had a small celebration for Maddie's birthday. Chad didn't go into work this morning, so that was one nice thing. We got the girls bathed and actually headed up to school to drop something off. We then were on our way to Chuck E. Cheese's for some birthday fun. It was just Chad, myself, Maddie, Emma and our friend Steve. We played games. Maddie enjoyed mostly just being able to put the token in the game and that was good enough for her. She did enjoy riding the little rides and so did Emma. We had her open a few presents, some more playing, and then it was time for home. She passed out in the car, so I will take that as a sign she had a good time.

This afternoon is not much of anything and then tonight I actually am going out. We usually go out on Wednesdays, but this week there is a volleyball conflict, so Christa had to move the day. Then the rest of the week will be getting the house cleaned and ready for Maddie's party on Saturday. Then I will have a few days to get us all packed and ready to leave for our great trip.