Go away snow...and don't come back until November

I am feeling it, the spring fever...in regards to the weather, the Brewers, just being OUTSIDE!! I know that I am being fooled by dear mother nature, it will probably snow a few feet before winter is seriously over. But I guess I will have to take what I can get for now. We enjoyed a walk around the block today, fashioning our spring jackets! YIPPEE! I won't pack away the winter clothes yet, but I really want to.
On another note, MARCH MADNESS has begun. Marquette winning their game in the Big East Tourney today. 57-55, close game, I expect nothing more than a close game EVERY GAME. We'll see what happens tomorrow! GO MU!!!!!
I have again restarted my knitting! I am attempting to knit a scarf, and it is proving to be quite challenging. There are a lot of holes (oops) and I am ending up with 23 in my row that is supposed to have started with 20 (who knows), but I am enjoying it. Kelcey, my neighbor, has been my savior when I screw up, but she will be having baby #2 any day now, so I guess I will have to figure it out on my own. Not likely. I think the scarf may turn out to be a pot holder?!?!?!?!


Day Trip to CHICAGO

The E's decided at 8:30am last Sunday to take the family on a road trip to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. The kids LOVE museums...that I am glad for. We spend a lot of time between the Discovery World, Milwaukee Public Museum, and the Zoo, why not add another one in there? This place was great! Jeff and I have been there when we were dating, eons ago, but have not been back since then. I think they just remodeled 1 or 2 years ago, so everything was up to date. We ended up doing the Family Membership so we can head back this summer, and maybe make a little trip in the fall. We passed the new Chicago Bears stadium (we affectionately call them the Stinky Bears), and Maddy exclaimed, it looks like a spaceship?!?!?!!? YES, IT DOES dear child!! Those Bears...

There was an area where you could walk over the sting rays. Winn and Maddy thought it would be good to get a closer look so they lay on the glass floor so they were REALLY close to them. Winn wanted to climb over the wall and jump in, but we thought THAT would not be a great idea...

We found NEMO...and CRUSH!!!



My dad and I took the kids ice skating for the first time the other day. We went to Red Arrow Park, downtown Milwaukee. As a preface, I have been ice skating since I was about 1 1/5 (say my parents). Not sure if this is truth or not, BUT it has been forever. It started way back when, when there was such thing as an ice rink at Mayfair. Does anyone actually remember this...I can clearly remember EVERYTHING about this. I seem for forget a lot from when I was little, but I distinctly remember A LOT about the Mayfair Ice Rink. So back to the point of the post, we took the kids skating for the first time. Maddy had a pair of black double blades (she calls them boy skates, but is somehow ok with this...) and Winn has (per my dad) my first four blade skates that I used, funny! They were hesitant for about 2 minutes, then Maddy says that she doesn't need to me to hold her hand, that she can do it herself! OK then... She actually did pretty good, pretty much just "walking" around, not quite the gliding princess that she'd have liked, but pretty solid for the first time. Winn enjoyed my dad sliding him across the ice on his butt. He did better than I thought, as much of a pistol that he is, he sometimes is a bit afraid things. He was on his own in about a half hour or so.
Here are some pics of the kids, there are a lot, but its hard to cut them out, they are too darn cute :) By the end, Maddy was trying to do a triple toe axle, and Winn was a shoe in for the goalie. Lots of ice time and fun!!