Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Weekend in Rochester

 Seth had his first modified game last Thursday. It somehow felt different and more important even though I know that it really wasn't. The boys played really well together and Seth scored two goals. 
 Hard to see, but Seth was one of the captains.

 We rushed from the game to Leah's Open House. Her classroom is really sweet and she is enjoying 4th grade very much thus far.

 This past weekend we headed to Rochester to visit the aunties. We had a full day planned and had the very best time. We started the day at The Warrior Factory. It was set up just like the TV show American Ninja Warrior and the kids had such a fabulous time trying all of the obstacles. It was the perfect way to start the day. I have tons of videos but unfortunately this site wont let me upload them. Meh.

 After the Warrior Factory we headed to the Rochester Public Market. They had every fruit and vegetable you could imagine plus tons of ethnic foods. It was my personal heaven.
 Right down the street there happened to be a brewery so we HAD to check it out.
 Later that day we checked out one more brewery and they had soda flights. Seth thought that was beyond amazing.

 We love our weekends in Rochester with the aunties.
 Best picture ever
 On Sunday we took a glorious walk by the lake as a family.

Monday was 7th grade picture day. It was shocking that Seth not only wore khaki shorts, but his Sperry's also. SHOCKING.
Have a fantastic week everyone.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

September is Flying By

 We have successfully completed two super busy weeks of school. I now have an extra hour in my day here in town and boy have I been utilizing it. I often take Seth to school at 7:15am and head right to work to get everything in order. I love the fact that Leah comes to my building after school and if I look down the hill I know that Seth is in that building close by if he ever needed me.

 We celebrated Lorie's 40th birthday Friday night and it felt so great to be out socializing with friends after a crazy busy week. I did peeter out by 11:30pm though, but that's much better then 9pm like it's been every other night this week.

 Yesterday we had one last epic lake day. We grabbed some kiddie friends and headed to Black Pond Inlet where we met up with two other families and endless kids. The weather was spectacular and we all came home a little too sun kissed. We were all asleep before 10pm and had dreams of the boat for next summer. We plan to have them pull it this week since the water levels at the marina are super low. It has been the best boating season we have ever had and that boat added many miles/hours this summer. 

Until next year "Island Girl"
This week is jammed packed full of Victory try-outs, practices, after school dates with TI buddies, open houses and Seth's first modified soccer game. One day at a time, cereal for dinner and we plan to enjoy every second of the madness because before we know it it'll be over. #enjoythejourney #embracethechaos

Sunday, September 09, 2018


Please bear with me, I have switched jobs and we just bought a new laptop so that I can get back to blogging. As soon as I transfer my pictures from my phone I will update this blog to the fullest and let you all know what we have been up all summer and now into the fall. Check back in a couple of days!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

That's a Wrap

 Where has the time gone????
Seth and Leah had another spectacular year in school. Their grades are outstanding, they had fantastic teachers whom they were so sad to say farewell to and we couldn't be more proud.
 We were so lucky that Seth had Mrs. V this year. He had absolutely no behavior issues and his grades were through the roof good. He had some great friends in his class and he even tried his hand at engineering and judged music. We can't say enough positive reviews about Wiley and we are so sad to say farewell.
We were so lucky that Leah had Miss Walbroehl this year. She is a kind, soft spoken and creative teacher. Leah thrived this year and accomplished all of her multiplication and division facts quizzes. Leah took her first state tests and we are so proud of how hard she tries in school. I have had a couple of moms of girls in her class tell me what a good friend she is and that she doesn't get involved in all the girl drama. Those of the things that make you most proud as a mom.
I'm definitely sad to see the year end, but extremely happy to make some amazing memories this summer with my kids. They are growing too quickly and before I know it they won't want to hang out with me at all. For now I will take every second that I can get with them.

Leah's 3rd Grade Fieldtrip

 Leah's class went to the Syracuse Zoo for their 3rd grade field trip and the weather was absolutely perfect. The kids were so well behaved and the entire day went off without a hitch.

 Penguins were a huge hit.

 We are so lucky to have met so many wonderful families and Leah has some amazing buddies. Sherman is such a great elementary school. We are definitely blessed.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

6th Grade Track and Field Day

 Seth won the high jump for the second year in a row at the Wiley Track and Field Day. Who knew we had a semi track athlete in our house? He loves these types of days and loves to compete.

 His team also came in second place for the relay race.
I'm so grateful that three different people sent me pics and videos who were there on Monday. We will definitely miss Wiley so much.