Sunday, November 17, 2013

A slow week...

This week felt like the l.o.n.g.e.s.t week ever, yet it was a slow news week for the blog.  This blog will be extremely short, and some pretty boring pictures.  We can't have exciting things to do every week!

Adam ran out to get a couple necessities this week.  When I opened the pantry I was a little surprised about how much cereal the boys (Adam, Ashton, and Aiden) go through each week.  This might be a glimpse of what is to come.  I cannot imagine what our pantry will look like when they are active teenagers.  Oh boy!  I guess the money we will save having the boys out of daycare in a couple years will go directly to our grocery bill.

 Tuesday night I had parent teacher conferences until 8 pm.  When I got home I was quite surprised that the boys were up waiting for me.  I was glad to see them, but when Ashton told me he had something to show me and Adam was questioning whether to take him in to the ER I was concerned.  Ashton was jumping on the couch with a syringe (for medicine) in his mouth.  He fell off, face first.  The syringe scrapped along the roof of his mouth and then lodged towards the back of the roof of his mouth.  Yes he has a hole, no I don't know how deep it goes (makes me sick to look at it), no they won't stitch in the mouth, and sorry - no pictures.  It looks gross!  Adam didn't want to call me at conferences and I am kind of glad I wasn't there.  I would have been freaking out with the amount of blood I saw on the towel, and I think Aiden freaked out enough for me.  He felt horrible that Ashton was hurt and he kept saying, "Ashton is hurt, he needs his mommy!"  We have been watching it for infection and it is looking better and healing slowly.  It slowed him down for a bit, being sensitive to what he ate and drank... but he is tough and as Ashton would say, "tough like a hockey player".

Wednesday night, we joined some friends at their house for some pizza.  They are in the process of a kitchen remodel so we wanted to see it in the "just about" finished state.  It was beautiful and I give so much credit to those that live through a remodel!  :)  When building a house, you don't have to still be trying and living there... Nate, Brooke, and Reese are in the home stretch with just a little decorative work left to be done.  Thanks for having us over for pizza!
 They played so well with Reese's toys... until the last hour they got tired and didn't want to go home ;(
 Our time outside has been limited with the weather and it getting dark so fast.  Friday night we needed to run off some energy.  We helped Daddy rake the last of the leaves in the dark!  It is going to be a long winter not being able to get outside as much as we are used to.  

That's about it this week.  We were kind of boring and I loved just hanging with the boys all weekend doing "nothing".  I think Adam picked up the boys every day this week as I had a meeting or something after work everyday.  It makes for a long week and I don't think this week slows down either.  Bring on Thanksgiving Break!

~The Wamboldt's

Monday, November 11, 2013

Go Stout Hockey!

Jack Frost is knocking on our window!  Literally... we had our first snow this past week.  It didn't stick around long, but it was enough for the boys to get excited and think that they needed to get out their snow shovels.  It's too bad we don't have snow pants or boots yet!  Waiting. until. the. last. possible. moment. to. buy. snow. gear...
 Daddy found their winter coats and it was just in time to bundle up for our first Stout Hockey game for the season!  It was a good one to take the boys to.  With a full rink, the final score was 10-3 so there was a lot of action, scoring, and cheering!  They loved being right up front and in on the action.  They did ask where the "ball" was and I had to tell them we were watching for the puck.
 Watching the "Boni" clean the ice.
 The game held their attention the e.n.t.i.r.e time.
 That is Aiden right in on the action... loving it.  He can't wait to watch Brigs and Blais next!
 We met Reese there.  When she saw I had the camera, she started playing peek and gave me some silly faces... stinker!  She loves hockey too!
 In between the periods the boys thought it was pretty cool to see the players walk by... they said they were getting "high fives" even though they weren't... story tellers.  ;)

 The talk this week has been "go to bed like a big hockey player", "eat all my supper to get big and play hockey", etc...
I see hockey skates, hockey sticks, concussions, injuries, and a broke bank account in our future.

How long can Daddy hold them like this?
 On Saturday the girls came over to visit.  It has been too long since we have seen them so the boys were really looking forward to their visit!  In the summer we get together weekly, then school starts..... and we get busy and the weekends fill up fast!  Too fast.

Although Aiden and Elle fight like brother and sister, they play really good together.
 Elise loved all the toys and just tried to keep up with the big kids all morning.  She is taking a couple steps and blabs up a storm!  I heard the words "hi" and what sounded like "here you go" while we handed toys back and forth - back and forth - back and forth ;)
 Ashton likes to play puzzles right now.  He had no interest in playing with any of the kiddos.  He was content doing this puzzle most of the morning.
 Elise kept right up with the big kids.  This helped, for if she wasn't keeping up with the big kids she was reminding me that my house isn't baby-proofed anymore!  She found the stairs and the Tupperware cupboard a couple different times.
 Missy and Dave were picking out their appliances for their new house!  I am looking forward to many play dates in the near future as Adam and I know there are many times you need to sneak away for meetings with the builder and getting to various places for all the decisions... kid free!!!!  I don't think I could ever handle triplets with a one year old but for a couple hours it was a blast!
Sorry for the late post.  Adam and I were busy doing some projects last night.  All summer I have had a "Honey Do" list and Adam kept saying, "Let me get my outside projects done first... those are winter projects."  Well - the winter projects have began! 

What are we doing?  
~Organizing closets
~Build a upholstered headboard
~Hanging some TV's
~Order some more pieces of furniture
~Order area rugs
~Finish the boys' rooms (Aiden needs a wall painted green)

You would think with a new house we would have nothing to do... decorating is a process that cannot be rushed.  ;)

Sunday, November 3, 2013


We have two little boys that are crazy about football right now, and we had two little boys that were dressed up as Clay Matthews and Aaron Rodgers for Halloween.  I wasn't sure if we even needed to go Trick-or-Treating after what they got from all their friends at daycare!  They were pretty excited for the night!  We had our Jack-O-Lantern pizza before filling their bags and bellies full of candy ;)

Ashton was Clay Matthews.  He wasn't too sure about the hair coming our of his helmet, but a candy bar distracted him long enough to forget about it...
 Towards the end of the night, it was balled up behind him so he couldn't see it, otherwise he wanted it "off".
 We gave Aaron Rodgers some facial hair.  As Aiden called it his "football hair".  We weren't sure how it was going to go with Ashton having hair in his helmet, and Aiden having hair on his face.  Luckily, we didn't have any meltdowns that they were different!  They just both had "football hair".
 I was afraid to show Aiden in the mirror, thinking he would want it washed off.  He hates being dirty!  He saw his reflection in the ipad while facetiming with Gramma and Grampa and was pretty proud of his football hair.

 Pretty tough getting a good shot of these two... candy in the belly and ready to Trick-or-Treat!

 We started out night by heading up our road... Finn and Molly's was the first stop.

 We then made our way to the rest of the neighbor's houses for some pretty special treats!  These two boys were spoiled ;)  We then headed into town for St. Paul's "Trunk-or-Treat".
 There was a horse dressed as a Packer Player too!

 We got plenty of comments about our two little Packers.  Some people not even packer fans, but thought they were pretty cute ;)
 There were some good trunk themes!  Duck Dynasty...
 The boys were not shy at all when they figured out the whole "Trick-or-Treating thing!"
 Of course they loved the farm theme trunk!
 I thought this camping one was a cute idea too.
 Our last stop for the night was Aunt Elly's house.  She was waiting and they were spoiled again with handfuls of candy!
 Two tired little Packers.
 Aiden thought it would be fun to shave off his "football hair" like Daddy!

 Using a spoon to "shave".  ;)
 All clean and ready for bed!
 On Saturday, I went with Mikayla to Hortonville, WI to cheer for the Mustangs.  Unfortunately they lost and their season is now done, but it was a fun day on the road with Mikayla!  
Although the boys would have loved to go to the football game, a three and a half hour drive was a little much!  They had a special day with Nana at her house, and then went to Finn's house for his birthday with Daddy.  They had a blast playing with his toys, eating cupcakes, and even got to bring home a balloon!  Happy 3rd Birthday Finn!
With Halloween behind us, Daddy was all about getting the Christmas lights up before bad weather hits.  He was up on the roof, and that makes me nervous!
 He had two great supervisors...
 It's been awhile since they have rode their four-wheelers!

 The boys may have had their last day of digging in the dirt as well.  Their fingers got cold and they didn't like playing in their mittens ;)

Happy November.  That means next month is December!!!!  The boys are already talking about Santa, although I don't know if they remember any of the holiday from last year... Do they?!?!
Thanks for checking in!