This Thanksgiving behind us it is always fun to dig out the Christmas decorations and go to town decorating the house. Normally I have some sort of plan but this year we're just winging it and I am sure it will turn out great.
Zoe and I had an enjoyable day shopping together for holiday decorations and going out to lunch... I really enjoyed having some one on one time with her.
On Thursday Zoe talked me into taking her roller skating at the local rink and we had a great time. She is really getting very good at it and for me it's all coming back slowly. Thankfully neither one of us fell which is awesome and we had a great time. But after two hours of non-stop skating we were a little sore for a couple day... all worth it though. I'm thinking we will be back at the rink soon enough since we had so much fun!
The beginning of the week we mainly focused on getting Zoe ready for Wolf Ridge.
Lots of shopping, packing, and chatting about what she thinks will be her favorite part.
Then early on Monday morning I dropped her off at school to catch the bus to take her away on an adventure for the week! She was so excited!
Here is part one of this weeks vlog:
Thursday brought around my Annual Girls Weekend where we rent a room and shop non-stop for two days. It's always a fun time catching up, acting silly and getting a good chunk of our Christmas shopping finished.
We had another enjoyable Halloween this year. It was so nice and relaxing to have it on Saturday instead of a weeknight. I felt like we had time to enjoy it alot more than normal.
Trick or Treating was a little different this year in that Carrie and her crew decided to go out in her neighborhood which I don't think has ever happened before. They had friends and family that wanted to be there for the kiddos so it made sense to do their own thing but I have to say it felt weird!
At our house, Jaz invited over a couple friends to hang out but they all decided to go trick or treating with us so we had a fun little group to go with.
JJ stayed home and had a campfire in the driveway while handing out candy to trick or treaters passing by.
Zoe lasted the longest length of time and I was just along for the ride!
Below is the Halloween Edition of our weekly vlog! Enjoy . . . .
The first full week of October is upon us and it is finally beginning to feel like fall.
We took the kid out of school on Friday and traveled to Hot Dam Rock Dam for the weekend along with mom, dad, Carrie and her kid. We all had a wonderful weekend, the weather was gorgeous - although a little chilly at night - the trails were in great shape and the fall colors were almost at their peak. I have never been riding in the fall before, but let me just say it is amazing, gorgeous and a wonderful experience. I'm already looking forward to doing it again next year. Now I understand why people take trips just to see the fall colors!
This weeks vlog is below, it's a short one with little activities going on besides school. Enjoy!
This past week was a good one! Highlights were the . . . Packer Season Opener - - WooHoo! I love football season Trip to the Cabin without out kids - talk about relaxing! Nothing compares to Cabin Naps - - of which I took a three hour one on Saturday and it was Awesome!
Zoe's Lacrosse team had their first game and their first tournament of the season on June 6th in Bloomington, MN.
The first game was a little shaky at first seeing as about half the team had never played in a Lacrosse game before. However it didn't take them long before they were getting the hang of it.
Zoe has improved so much from last year. She is more aggressive and moves around a lot more. I think it helps that she is considered one of the Big Kids on the team. I just find it amazing how much differently she plays this year than she did last year. It is very fun to watch.
The girls had a great time even though they were not able to win any of their four games losing the last game by only one point. Each game was better than the last and it was wonderful to see their team spirit even after losing.
Emily talked me into buying her a bow and arrow set since we have a park with an archery range nearby.
She has skills at it too! Her third shot ever hit the bulls-eye! Should have seen the look on her face it was a combo of pure surprise and excitement.
She's had her gear for three days now and has not missed a day of practice yet. Even stood out in the rain while I watch from under the safely of an umbrella last night she was so determined to practice. She says she may take a break tomorrow because her arm is starting to hurt.
I am so happy she has found something that makes her excited.