Let Spring Begin

You know it is spring time when the weekends start to fill with outdoor activities. Soccer started for both Emery and Carter so now we have games every weekend for the near future. Luckily we got a few games in before the freak April snowstorm that came through.

Soccer started which means Boy Scouts is wrapping up for the year. The last big even for the pack is the Rain Gutter Regatta. Carter’s boat didn’t sink so we’ll call it a win.

After this week Carter’s smile looks a bit different. Only a few more baby teeth to go!


Pixie and Trixie Spend the Week with Emery

Pixie and Trixie Spend the Week with Emery

October 2018


Pixie and Trixie had a great time spending the week with Emery.

On Friday, Pixie and Trixie went out to dinner with Emery and her family.  They went out for pizza at Aurelio’s.  Pixie and Trixie like olives on their pizza, just like Emery.  What is your favorite pizza topping?

Emery’s family had to get some shopping done, so they went to Costco after dinner.  Pixie and Trixie helped fill the shopping cart with all the supplies they needed.  They got things like milk, cheese sticks and granola bars.



On Saturday morning, Emery had a soccer game, so of course, Pixie and Trixie came to watch.

Emery is a good soccer player.  She even scored a goal!  After the game, Pixie and Trixie got to line up with Emery and give the other team a high five!  Emery was in charge of bringing snacks for her friends, so Pixie and Trixie helped pass them out.

When it was time to go to school on Monday, Pixie and Trixie gave Emery a big hug and wished her a good day.

On Tuesday’s, Emery stays home and has “Mommy and Emery Day.”  On these days, they do special things together and have a lot of fun.  The day started off by Pixie and Trixie helping Emery make and EAT her breakfast.  They had dried bananas and oatmeal!

Emery did her homework for the week and painted a pretty picture.

The grand finale of their visit was going to watch Emery at ballet and tap class.  Pixie and Trixie loved watching her dance, and Emery loved having Pixie and Trixie visit.



Weekend Fun

Emery wrapped up her very first soccer season and she finished it in style by scoring her very first goal! She had a great time this year and learned a lot.

The Naperville Kite Fest is turning into an annual tradition for us. The weather was perfect for flying, so there was a ton of people there. We flew ours for a little bit, but ended up just hanging out on a blanket and watching all the crazy kites that were flying around.

Another annual activity we seem to be doing is the Cavalcade of Planes in Bolingbrook. It is fun to get close to a lot of different planes and as a bonus, Carter earned a credit toward his Summertime badge for Cub Scouts.

I did my first open water 1.2 mile swim at the Als Swim in Lake Zurich. I was worried the water was going to be too cold, but it ended up not being bad at all. Minus my small detour in the water, I had great time and was pleased with my time.

Emery’s first soccer game

Emery had her first Soccer game last weekend and loved every minute of it. She had a blast playing with all her new friends and had a huge smile the entire game. Go Zebras!

Carter had his annual Boy Scout Raingutter Reggata. This year’s boat featured a sail filled with stickers and a two-tone paint job. Carter and I have decided that next year we’re going to drill some holes in the body and sneak a motor on it.

American Girl

Emery, Julie, and Grandma Stubler had a super special day yesterday because they went downtown Chicago to visit the American Girl store! This was a present for Emery from Grandma for her fourth birthday. They were waiting until the weather got a little nicer, so they didn’t have to trek down to the city in a snowstorm!

Ariel Olive Wassmer is our newest family member and she looks just like Emery. Emery had the best day and loves her new doll.

Emery on the Ice

We finally got Emery on the ice and of course, she loved it. She was all smiles except for the few times she landed on her butt. Carter was great too! He made it around a bunch of times on his own, before he got tired and used the scooter. Thank goodness for those scooters, they really saved my back.

First Haircut

Last weekend we had a couple big events. We finally decided it was time for Emery to get her very first haircut! It was well overdue and looks really cute, especially with her big girl earrings.

Carter had an end-of-the-year Boy Scout pack meeting where all of the kids move up to the next level. That means Carter is now a Wolf!

Happy 3rd Birthday, Emery!

Emery is officially three years old. She is such a little miracle, that it is hard to believe all of the craziness that we (mostly Julie) had to go through to bring her into this world. It’s been such a gift to be her dad, and I have loved every minute of it. Onward we go! I think its time we try for another – psych! 🙂 (Just wanted to see who actually reads this)

P.S. She had a gymnastics party and a ballerina theme.