Saturday, August 29, 2009


We made our annual (or what's become annual) trek up to the Parolini's (Amie's aunt and uncle) cottage in Rhinelander. It was a great time. Madisyn went swimming, played testicle toss, had her first canoe trip, caught her first fish and chased the dogs around. Mom ventured into a three round game of beer pong (floaty style) with her cousin and Aunt. Dad attempted water skiing, and was successful once as well as was introduced to the first family of duck hunting by Fran. Riley played with Sam, did some swimming, tried to flush some birds and got made fun of for his 'fancy' tail. It was a great time and as it seems every year....was way to short. Thanks to the Parolini's for hospitality and fishing guidance! Can't wait til next year.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Summer Fun!

With the heat this weekend, it was a perfect weekend to get a little wet and wild. We took a little trip with our neighbors Penny, Dave and Parker to a local park for a little water fun.

The kids were pretty brave. Madisyn did better than expected.

Madisyn's bud Parker.

Taking a little drink.

Madisyn showin' off a little booty.

Dog Days? Everybody was getting into the action.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Chase-Buddy Birthday Bash!

Last weekend we headed down to Chase's first birthday. It was so much fun. We went to a Schaumburg Flyers baseball game, which was a first a for Madisyn. She seemed to like it. Everything but the fireworks. After the game there was a pretty good firework display, and a one point I turned to look at Madisyn and see how she was doing. At first, I had thought she fell asleep and was like what kid falls asleep during fireworks, only to see her eyes pop open and ask mommy to 'cover my ears.' It was pretty cute. The kids had a great time playing together. Madisyn loved being around all of them. Especially hangin' with the birthday boy. Happy Birthday Chase! You're getting so big!

It was great to see our friends down there...can't wait to do it again!

The birthday boy!

Reese and Madisyn. If this isn't a BFF shot, I don't know what is!

Nice work of Amie's new "Favorites!"

Madisyn chillin' with Jackson (Jen and Jonathan)

Noah sporting the awesome shirts the boys had!

Madisyn playing dress up with Reese. I think she was a little freaked out by the dress. As was her dad.

Avery being shy. What a cutie!

Reese and her model shot. More Fan....More Fan!