Saturday, October 12, 2013

Jam while you work

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bouncin' & Experiment'n

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Corn farmers of Du Rose

The boys were very excited to grow sweet corn this summer. Niles in particular would check on it daily, water it, and shake the tassles so the pollen would pollinate the silks. It paid off!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

Last Friday as a threesome for 2013

I decided to take the kids to Indian Lake for some hiking on the last Friday before I go back to school. We hiked up the unglaciated hill to check out a little stone chapel built in 1857 and look out over the lake. Then we hiked back down to the glaciated prairie and lake area to watch birds and grasshoppers flit amongst the flowers. Jonas and Niles carried all our snacks and water bottles while speculating about the animals' behavior and which plants were native and which might be invasive. We've raised some real winners. :) I'm wishing summer would never end.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

First 3 vs. 3 soccer games of 2013

Jonas' s game looked pretty "real", with kids tearing after the ball and kicking towards the right goal. Niles' s game....not so much. Cute to watch, though.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Chicago "Big City" trip 2013

Our first big out of state trip was to our southern neighbor, Illinois. The boys were excited to go see "the big city", as they call Chicago. The trip was very fun, adventurous, and a bit educational. We came home exhausted, but pleased. Enjoy the slideshow and movies!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Dinner making dance party

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Last day of 4k

Jonas had a busy and emotional last day of 4k. He was sad to say goodbye to his teacher and classmates, but excited for summer to begin.

Monday, June 3, 2013


Watch "Niles candy guessing game" on YouTube

Niles and Jonas analyze the contents of their candy baskets.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Spazzing at the Memorial day parade

Nothing like candy from the paraders to fuel preschoolers on a cold drizzly morning.

Monday, April 29, 2013

First ride

Watch "Niles's first ride on the balance bike" on YouTube

Niles 3

Amazing.  We are so proud of everything Niles can do, from jumping, farting, loving to read, and being a creative creature.  Happy birthday.

Lots of love to the edge of the universe and back.
Jonas, Mom, and Dad.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Maple tree sap collectors

Watch "Maple tree sap collection at Summers tree farm" on YouTube
We went out to Summers Tree Farm with the Paytons to help with maple sap collection on the farm. As you can see by the pictures the albedo was intense as was the excitement. What a great afternoon!

Mickies Dairy Bar!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Betty Brinn Children's Museum

Well it's not exactly Ft Lauderdale, but technically it is a spring break "trip".

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Video of flash mob

Watch "MSCR family flash mob at kids expo 3/17/13" on YouTube

St. Patty's Day weekend

Well we're not Irish and we don't pretend to be (unlike most of America). We still had fun though. Saturday the  boys met up with Cory and Ben at Home Depot to build and race cars. Sunday we saw a great wild animal show and climbed fire trucks at the Madison Kids Expo. Oh yeah, Jonas and Sara also joined a flash mob and danced to "car wash" and some other teeny bopper song.
Watch the youtube channel if you dare :)