Summer Carnival

Our summer has been packed full of activity and last night was no exception. Despite being a crazy day, our evening was a perfect summer night. Mark’s sister & her kiddos are in town, so last night we all headed to a local summer carnival.

It was complete with a gymnastics(ish) show, a bounce house (my nemesis), food trucks and even a train ride! Just another great evening with the fam!

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A Visit From NY

Last week, our favorite New Yorkers came to town! Mark’s sister, Erika, her hubby Mike & the nieces, Emily & Audrey. Unfortunately, we had a rough start to the visit. Poor Audrey was diagnosed with the flu (influenza) just days before coming to Milwaukee. We were supposed to get together for a big family Sedar (for passover) on that Monday, but ended up cancelling because we didn’t want to risk spreading the flu to the kids (they’re still very high risk).

We ended up seeing them on Tuesday (they had arrived on Saturday) and just about every day after. So, while we had a slow start, the trip was really great! Charlotte and Henry ADORE their cousins and vice versa. It was amazingly cute watching the four kids. I’m talking wagon rides and ring around the rosy cute… reading stories together cute… it was good stuff.


Poor little C got so used to seeing her cousins, she couldn’t quite understand why they weren’t coming over the days after they left Wisconsin. In fact, she cried the whole way home from school on Monday because she wanted to see Audrey.

Thank goodness for technology… the kids spent a good 30+ minutes chatting on FaceTime a couple nights ago. AND, we’ll be trekking out to NY next month over Memorial Day! The kids are SO excited, and so are we! It’s going to be a blast.

 

The NY Fam

Over the past 11 days, we’ve had Mark’s sister, brother-in-law (for part of the time), and two nieces in town! Charlotte absolutely adored her time with the cousins and all of the many outings we had. 

Here are some photos from the visit!


It’s no wonder why one of C’s favorite new words is “cousins”… The end of her summer has been jam-packed with her favorite people: the cousins (all 4 of them!)

Surprise Lunch Date

My brother-in-law, Evan, and nephew, Judah, popped into work last week for a visit! We had a blast playing and eating lunch together. Charlotte is one VERY loved little girl and she loves her cousins in a BIG way!

   
    
    
    
 
How cute are they??

  
After lunch, C came back to the office to feed her puppy…

   
    
    
    
    
 

The Girls are Back in Town!

Mark’s sister and our nieces are back in town from NY, which means tons of cousin time for Charlie! She has absolutely been loving her time with the girls. Whether it’s playing at home or at the State Fair or watching the girls run through the splash pad at the mall, we’ve been having a ball!

How cute are they…