Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Hammond's Candy Factory

So while Joseph was on Spring Break last week one of the fun things we did was take the Hammond's Candy Factory tour. It was interesting to learn about how they make their candy and even get to watch them roll some Lollipops out. Joseph was like a kid in a candy store the whole time. Hahahaha

Me and my sugar baby

Candy overload!!

Ice Castles

A few weeks ago we spent a great day in Breckenridge with friends. It was a perfect day with the sun shinning and it ended up being warm enough that we didn't even need our coats. We got up there before the Ice Castles opened so we had time to walk around town, have lunch at the Crepe cart which was some of the best food I have ever eaten, and then we went to the Ice Castles. The kids had a blast crawling through the ice tunnel, going down the slide and playing in the igloo. I had forgotten Joseph's snow pants, but that didn't stop him from having fun and getting completely soaked. I will have to remember that for next year.

Joseph, Mara and Megan

Tiny ice sculptures

Ice cave

King of the ice cave

Ice crystals

My handsome boys


View looking up

Looking at them straight on.

Just one more time mom.

Maddie's 3rd Birthday

We were so lucky that Sam, Nat and the kids were in town for Maddie's birthday. We had a wonderful weekend full of fun, laughter and lots of Princess's. On Saturday afternoon after Nat and I had put together this incredible Princess cake we went swimming at the Apex Center, which is this awesome indoor swimming pool, and once everyone had tired themselves out there we came home to have a family party for Maddie. We had Pizza, Root Beer, breadsticks and topped it off with Princess cake with Strawberry Ice Cream. We loved getting to spend time together and were very sad when they had to go home.

Every girl needs a Princess birthday banner.

Inspecting the Princess balloons.

Cinderella is mesmerizing.

Humphries Family!!

Make a wish

Licking all the frosting off the Princess's

Time for cake.



I like soda. :)


Oh now I can curl my own hair.


Balloon fun

Sweet birthday girl!!

Swimming bugs

Making faces at Aunt Lynsey

Love my baby!!


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Valentine's Day

This year for Valentine's Day Ben and I had some friends who let us spend the weekend at their mountain house. It was a perfect weekend to rest, relax and reconnect. Ben and I played games, watched movies, read and ate yummy food. On Saturday Joseph and Grandma came up for a few hours to have lunch with us and play on the four wheeler. It was so much fun spending time together and getting away from the world for a few days.

A girl can used to this view.

A little Father/Son Ping-Pong

Yes! Dad let Joseph drive.

I also got a turn to drive. I was a crazier driver then Joseph was.

A family ride.

Look out Mom!!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


On February 5th, the second graders of BFA put on a wonderful musical. The school music teacher wrote the words and music, and directed all the kids to put on this fantastic show, Cheftacular. It was so much fun to watch all their personalities really shine, and  I was so impressed that she got them all to participate and smile. I tried to put up a video, but blogger is being silly and won't co-operate.

Joseph and Kyle. I don't think these two can take a nice picture. They are always being goofy. :)

My little chef.

Joseph with his class

Pinewood Derby

Joseph had his first Pinewood Derby this year on January 24th, and what a fun evening it was. His friend Kyle came to cheer him on, and when he wasn't racing they were running around like a bunch of Monkeys. Even though Joseph didn't win, he had fun participating and cheering on his friends. He also earned his Bobcat badge, and  I am so proud of all the hard work he is doing to earn all of his scouting badges and achievements. He is already planning what he is going to do for his Pinewood Derby car next year.

The car

A fun night

Racing down the tracks

Joseph and Kyle being silly.

The boys

So proud of my Bobcat!

Mom, are you done yet??

One last one with Dad.

So proud of Joseph, and all the hard work he put into earning his Bobcat, and making his car.

Wisconsin Dells!!

Joseph had a four day weekend in January, so we took a family trip to see Sam, Nat, Brad, Maddie and Macy. Unfortunately for me, I came down with the flu the night before we were supposed to leave, so I spent the weekend on the couch. :( Ben, Joseph, and Brad flew into Minnesota on Friday morning, drove up to the Wisconsin Dells with everyone, where they spent two days, and then flew home on Monday. A great time was had by all between the swimming, playing games, and eating yummy food. Joseph and Brad could not get enough of the Wave pool, and only tried a few of the other rides. I am so bummed that I missed out on this trip, but I won't miss out on the next one!!

Sam and Maddie

Joseph riding the waves!

Waiting for the next wave


Bring on the waves!

Brad and Joseph chilling in the Lazy River