"Did you go to different schools when you were a kid?" - Carter
"Yes, I went to a couple different schools." - Sam
"By the color of your skin?" - Carter
"No, that was my grandparents who were separated by skin color." - Sam
"That was sad for them." - Carter
So we glad we live in a time where my child sees being separated from other races as a sad thing. America is getting better.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
I love reading though my old posts and looking at the pictures. It makes me sad that I let the last two years slip away without posting. Going back to work was a harder transition than I imagined. It left me little free time and keeping up with a blog seemed overwhelming. Now that it is summer break and we aren't on a six week road trip, I hope to do a better job recording our lives. I know that I will be thankful later.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Saturday, June 29, 2013
It was an eight hour drive to Chicago from Lake Owen. We stayed at the Hilton Double Tree right downtown. The kids kept saying how fancy it was. On our first day there we walked to the Willis Tower (previously called the Sears Tower). The view was incredible, especially on the glass deck. We also visited the Buckingham Fountain and the Cloud Gate while walking through the parks. We ate deep dish pizza at Giordano's that tasted even better than I imagined.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
On our last day at Lake Owen we visited the little town of Hayward. The town is lovely with cute little shops. Our favorite shop was Trembley's Sweet Shop. We bought homemade chocolates that were so wonderful.
We spent the rest of the day on the lake. Renee was waterskiing and stayed up for six minutes. The rest of the kids went tubing. We are so glad we got to spend time with the Nelsons in such a beautiful place.
|So excited that she was water skiing|
|Blake, Renee, Gavin, and Carter|
|Blake and Renee switched tubes while riding. They are the daring ones.|
|Blake and Renee wild tubing.|
|All six ready to tube.|
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The little science museum in Cable, WI has a two hour class that the kids can go to. We sent all six kids and they had a great time. While the kids were there, Alycia and I toured the little shops in town, grocery shopped, and had dessert at a cafe for the free Internet.
We spent the rest of the day playing in the water or boating. I went kayaking with Gavin and Renee separately. It is fun to do when the water is too cold for swimming.
This evening I took the Nelson's family photos. They would have gone better if a fire truck didn't come by to suck up lake water for their truck. Trey was really distracted.
I am enjoying the slow pace lake life where no one cares if I am wearing make up. I also love the accents up here.
|Trying to skip rocks.|
|Sydney caught tons of fish with just a net.|
|Taking some videos of the tubing,|
|Blake and Renee going wild.|
|My favorite way to relax.|
|Kayaking with Gavin.|