Monday, July 25, 2011

Buzz and Woody Slide!

My parents got Drake a slip-n-slide recently and Drake LOVES it!
He calls it his Buzz and Woody Slide because it is a Toy Story theme.
Good thing we have a little hill in our front yard that is perfect for this!
Thanks Papa and TT!

Chris had to get in on all the fun too!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Potty Training

Our little boy is now potty trained!
Well, for the most part.
He still wears diapers at nap time and at night.
And I still get a little nervous whenever we go out,
but he is doing great!
We started on Monday and he picked it up really well.
Of course we had some accidents hear and there but it wasn't as bad as I was expecting.
He hasn't had an accident in 3 days, but he does have some aiming issues.
He is getting better at keeping all of his pee in the toilet,
but I have to admit I was not expecting that at all.
Just another adventure with little boys!
And even though Drake did pretty much all the work
I feel like I just went through a rite of passage also.
I have survived my first potty training experience!
And the best part is,
I get a break from diapers for the next few months!
I can't believe my little boy is growing up so fast.
Way to go Drakey!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fish Fest

This weekend we went to Fish Fest in Port Washington.
It was a beautiful day!
A little hot, but not too bad.
Port Washington is such a cute little town, so it was a lot of fun.
Drake had a blast too since there was a small car show,
a helicopter that was giving rides (we just watched it land and take off),
rocks to climb on and jump off of,
and tons of little play grounds to play at.
They also had some good food (fish, of course)!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Nani and Pappie

We were so lucky to have Chris's parents come out to visit us!
We had so much fun with them.
They helped us out so much, we are so grateful for everything they do for us.
We filled our time with them as much as we could.
We went to Chicago for the Taste of Chicago.
We definitely had some great food down there!
We went to the lake, to splash pools,
parks, a parade and a baseball game.
They also helped us paint our place and put up Drake's big boy bed.
Drake had a blast with them and had a total melt down when we dropped them off at the airport.
Thanks Doug and Lani (Pappie and Nani),
we can't wait to see you guys again when baby girl arrives!

At the lake....

Putting up Drake's bed.

Drake was so excited and he is doing great!
He hasn't gotten out of his bed once.
And he waits in there in the mornings for me to come and get him.
I love it! but we will see how long this lasts.

4th of July Parade....

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Some Day Trips...

A few weeks ago we decided to do a couple day trips.
We were going to go camping again, but the weather wasn't going to hold up the whole time.
We have been trying to make the most of Chris's time off before he starts rotations.
Chris's parents just came in town for a week (pictures coming soon!),
so right before that we went for a "hike" (more like a nature walk)
and did a beach day.

For our hike we went to Lapham Peak and spent a few hours up there.
It was so pretty and it was nice just to be outside!

Up on the tower.

Drake was really excited to climb up all those stairs!

And here is Drake just being a boy....
Next we decided to go to Pewaukee Lake.
We didn't know it, but there was a Beach Party going on that day
so there was tons of fun things to do.
Here is Drake doing what he loves,
playing with trucks and dirt, sand, rocks (anything that is messy).
One of the things you could do there was test drive different water activities.
And it was all free!

The highlight of the day was when one of the sausages made a appearance.
Our baseball team here has a sausage race during every home game.
Basically is just some people dressed as different sausages (hot dog, Italian, bratwurst, etc.) that race around the outside track on the field.
Drake loves this part, as does the whole crowd.
Well, this is the hot dog, but Drake just calls all of them sausages.
Anyways, so Drake was so excited to see one at the beach.
He didn't love being right next to him though.
He just wanted to stand there and watch him.
This is Drake giving the hot dog a thumbs up.
He stood there like this for like 5 minutes.
And then he just wanted to follow the hot dog around.
It was super funny!
Well, it was so much fun getting to spend a bunch of time with Chris the last two weeks!
Now he has started his first rotation (surgery)
so I don't think we will be seeing much of him for the next couple months.
But Chris is so excited to be out of the classroom and actually getting to see some things now!