Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Best.Summer.Ever.

I know it has been quiet on the blog lately.  But we have just been too busy living the best.summer.ever.  Don't believe me?  Lets recap.

The first half of summer was very laid back with several cousin sleepovers...

 Neon cousins.

 I would love to hear this convo while making mini pizzas.

We watched Jens' band Take the King play at Brat fest...


They just idolize their cousin:)

We went to the zoo a few times...


And went to the splash pad twice...

Then we had to check out the new trampoline park in Madison...


But it was after the 4th of July that our summer really ramped up.  I feel like we have been going non-stop.  And although I am completely exhausted, we have made some of my favorite memories ever.

 Me and my date watched a movie in the park.

A few days after that, we left for our annual Wads/Groth camping trip.  It brought with it lots of firsts including first time camping with 5 kids, first camping tornado warning and my (and my kids) first trip to House on the Rock.



The day we got back, we headed to the Dane County Fair to watch Take the King.  And eat food.  And ride rides.


A few days later, we had our annual Koslo/Groth weekend extravaganza complete with a homemade fish bowl.



The following friday, we headed to the Milwaukee County Zoo with my side of the family...


And the next day, we headed to my in-laws campsite in Montello, WI where it just so happened to be Christmas in July.  Yes, we camped TWICE this summer.  Crazy, I know...

Sully was so excited, he probably peed his pants a little.

That Monday, I took the kids to see the butterfly exhibit at Olbrich Gardens...


The following weekend, my cousin got married and I had SO MUCH FUN dancing the night away with my family, including my Grandpa!!

 Strolling around the capital after the ceremony. 




And the next day, we were off to the Dells for 3 days where the kids had their first Noah's Ark experience and Wisconsin Ducks tour.



Whew!  See?!?  I told you we are having the best summer ever!  I mean, the fun just never stops!  I also took part in a craft show, made over my dining room, had a successful Craftshop in Milwaukee and had a garage sale!  And we are not done yet.  Oh no, we have two more weekend trips planned along with another cousin sleepover.  So you may not be hearing a ton from me here on the blog until September.  I am kind of looking forward to slowing down this fall and doing a few house projects.  But for now, until the weather starts to change and cool off, I am just going to ride this Big Kahuna wave of fun right out into the sunset.

2 comments:

Derrick Harris said...

That is one handsome group of guys.

Mama Bird said...

Yes well, I had to stand back pretty far to get them all in the picture;)