We planned our annual summer Great America trip with the cousins. It was a full day of rides, laughs, bravery and lots and lots of fun! We got to the park when it opened and didn’t get home until 10:00 PM. The crowds weren’t too bad so we were able to ride everything we wanted and then ride our favorites again.
|Staying cool on a hot day!|
|The American Eagle|
|Such a fun day spent with cousins!|
It was Anna’s first time at Great America. We started off with the Whizzer which is always a nice “warm-up” ride for everyone. As we got closer to the ride, Anna was in tears and didn’t want to go on. After many glaring looks from other Moms in line of “how dare you make that little girl ride if she doesn’t want to,” Anna went on the ride and she loved it. It ended up being her favorite ride that she rode four times!
|The BEFORE picture!|
|The AFTER picture!|
|Lovin' the rides!|
|Riding the Demon :)|
Before we left, I measured Sean and he was just tall enough to ride more of the bigger rides, including Goliath. Alex, Tyler and Hailey talk this ride up big time. We went on it earlier in the day because the line wasn’t too bad and Sean didn’t want any part of it. As the day goes on, it’s time to choose a few more rides before it’s time to go home. Alex and Tyler want to go on Goliath again. Sea n asks me if I will sit next to him. Despite my pounding headache, it’s a definite “YES” for me. I’m so excited for Sean!
I can tell he’s apprehensive when we first get on the ride. We immediately embrace our hands and Sean closes his eyes. The first drop is the scariest. As we are slowly inching up to the top, I look over and there are tears rolling down Sean’s face. We get down the 85 degree drop and I look over again, and Sean has his eyes open with the biggest grin on his face. He loved the ride and said it was his favorite one of the day! I’m so proud of him for conquering the Goliath!
|Conquering the Goliath!|
|Sean is officially in the "Goliath" club :)|
There's no better place Dave would rather be on Father's Day than the ball park. Alex and his U9 New Berlin Magic team played in the championship game today and took runner-up to the Milwaukee Angels. The boys fought hard and we were so proud of them!
|Way to go, Magic!|
Dave is so darn proud of his boys and embraces his role as their Dad every single day. We sure snagged a good one! Happy Father's Day our amazing, selfless Dad that keeps us laughing and brightens our every day. We think you are pretty incredible! We love you!!! XOXO
|Happy Father's Day!|
|Thanks for enduring the heat, Grandma, and treating us to Oscars :)|
We got to celebrate Father's Day yesterday with everybody at the dual birthday party for Anna and Katelyn. Such a fun emoji party! The kids stayed cool in the kiddie pool on such a hot 90 degree day!
The kids love their Papa Bob and he's definitely that one-of-a-kind, amazingly perfect person! We are so blessed to honor such an incredible person on Father's Day for the love and kindness he shares with us every single day of the year.
|Happy Father's Day to our Papa Bear!|
|We love you, Dad!|
|Wrestling in the pool! Boys will be boys!|
|Let's go swimming!!!|
|Happy birthday to my Goddaughter, Miss Anna Banana!!!|
|These boys are best buds!|
|Happy Birthday Miss Katelyn!|
We've been busy already and it's only the start of summer. Sean's in full swing with playing on his baseball team. He is lovin' it and can really hit that ball hard. He's making good plays as a fielder too. He really gets dialed into his games and it's so much fun to watch!
|Alex cheering on his brother :) Go Sean!!!|
Alex played select soccer this past spring and his season just ended. He missed some games due to baseball overlapping but his team went undefeated in their league. Alex played in their last league game and scored the winning goal in the final minute of the game. He's got a cannon leg like his Mom! Way to go New Berlin Belfast for a great season!!!
|Alex and Riley :)|
|Hanging with the mascots :)|
|Havin' fun with the Panther!|
|Sean and Logan kept busy at the Kicknic :)|
|New Berlin Belfast|