Kennedy Space Center

We took to the kids to Kennedy Space Center. I went when I was Elora’s age and I still remember how neat it was. The kids really enjoyed looking around, especially Elora and Oliver. With all the neat rockets, space shuttles, moon rocks, space suits, and more to look at, I thought it was funny…

Legoland, Day 2!

Since Legoland was so awesome, we went back for more another day. The kids really had a blast. James loves farmers, tractors, and legos, so he was a big fan of the Florida Farm to Food exhibit. Elora enjoyed trying to milk the cow. She is still trying to talk me into getting a cow….

Legoland!

We went to Legoland while we were in Florida and it was my favorite place we took the kids. They all had a great time, it was inexpensive and not crowded at all. There were a lot of neat things to see and fun places for the kids to play, not just rides. One of…

Universal Studios Florida and Harry Potter World

The kids were super excited to go to Universal Studios because they wanted to go to Harry Potter World. Elora loves the first few books and we have read some of it to Oliver and he now loves it too. He even wore a cape because he thought it looked like Harry Potter wizards robes….

Driving Across the Country!

Last October we all hopped in the truck and drove across the country with Chris when he headed to Florida for work. It was quite the interesting experience, but I am glad we went. James loves to drive and I think his skills improved by the time we got there! Oliver learned the very important…

Kids Hike Around Town

Chris took the kids out hiking in the hills of Glendale while I stayed home with a sleeping James. He wanted to try out his new camera and the kids wanted to try out their new bow and arrow toy. Oliver loves to pee outside and apparently Chris thought that was the perfect subject for…

Karen’s 33rd Birthday

I recently learned how to make an Esterhazy Torte and it was so yummy and such a great reminder of Austrian pastries that it has become a favorite for the whole family. Chris made me one for my birthday, I am so proud and it was sweet for him to go through that much work…

Last Day in Florida

The day we started our drive home from Florida, we decided to go back to Universal Studios one more time. We still had one day left on our tickets and that way Daddy could spend some time at the park with us. We had to go on One Fish, Two Fish again since it was…

Kane County Fair

We love the Kane County Fair. We took the kids over earlier in the day to see the exhibits and try out the crafts. James played with balloons the whole time. I tried my best to make a couple balloon animals. My favorite is the green snake. We had a lot of fun with him….

Baking Kids

To prep for the Kane County Fair, the kids wanted to bake this year. Oliver wanted to enter cookies in the fair and Elora wanted to make bread. I was super impressed with how well the kids could follow the instructions, and they really didn’t need much help from me. I love these cute little…