The life and times of Jack, Owen and Ella Crossett

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Playing Restaurant

I took this video at the kids dentist office last week. Ella really wanted Jack to have some "ice cream and sandwich".

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Madison Part 2: City Livin'

Friday night we arrived late and the kids all fell asleep in the car after dinner so we woke up Saturday and went swimming in the hotel pool. It was the same hotel we stayed in the last trip with the awesome pool so the kids had a blast! Then we headed to check out Becky's new place. This is the view from her front porch.

 And THIS. The kids were so excited!

 After the park we took advantage of Madison's amazing bike trails and bike rentals and rode our bikes to lunch. Jack did great on the 5 mile round trip. Owen made it there and we left his bike to pick up later and he rode back with Ella in the trailer. Here we are preparing!

 On the bike boulevard where bikes can take up the whole street! I took all these pictures while riding a bike so they are not all perfect quality like my normal work ;)

 Ella was so tired! Conked out!

 The boys loved riding under this bridge!
 Still passed out!
 At lunch Ella woke up for some food. Of course!
 The kids loved this gas pump outside of the restaurant. They thought it was super cool!

 One of our favorite Madison eateries, Monty's Blue Plate!

 Riding back to Becky's house!

We spent that afternoon at the park then back to the hotel to swim. The trip was short so Sunday we woke up to swim one more time then headed back to the boat. We had a perfect little trip though and the weather could not have been better. Mostly we were just all so happy to see Aunt Becky! Can't wait until the next time!!!

Madison Part 1: Getting to Becky!

Last weekend we got to go visit Aunt Becky in Madison with Grandpa Pete and Grandma Nancy. The kids had NO IDEA we were going until I picked Jack up early for school and sprung the news. They were crazy excited and shocked! Grandma Nancy planned for us to take the Lake Express ferry across Lake Michigan from Muskegon to Milwaukee so getting there was a total adventure. Here is Jack waiting for the boat.
 You can see the boat in the background here.
 Owen was so excited the boat was coming!
 Waiting to board the boat.

 We got settled at a table while the other passengers boarded before heading up to the sun deck.
 I love this picture. I can tell how excited Jack is even though he is barely in the picture and great smiles from Owen and Grandma!
 Checking out the window. Serious business.
 Miss Ella :)

 Seriously? So cute!

 Up on the sun deck Owen continued to be cute...

 The boys were very excited to see the submarine that we passed in the channel heading out to the main lake.
 Mommy and the monkeys.

 The marina area we pulled out of.
 Checking out all there is to see as we head out to the main lake.

 Back inside we ate and played games until we could see Milwaukee on the other side then the real excitement began!

 There it is!
 I thought Jack was going to get blown off the boat. It was SUPER windy on the sun deck when the boat was going full speed on the main lake.
 The boys getting excited to see Aunt Becky!

 Getting closer!
 Looking for Becky on the dock.
 Getting goofy from excitement!
 Him too!
 Our dock spot...but we couldn't see Becky yet!
 Grandma told them to look for her....
 Waving their arms so she could spot them on the boat!

 Seriously SO excited!

 Ella sees her!
 There she is!

 Then the tired set in...zombie baby!
 Looking for Becky when we got off the boat.

 We made it!!!

 Can't even look at this picture without crying a little. Love this relationship!