Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Wisconsin or BUST!

In an effort to take advantage of the fact that we don't have to buy a seat for Nolan for the next 6 months, we have turned into traveling fools!

We just got back from a really great long weekend in Wisconsin, to visit friends.

I met these girls on the internet (I'm not ashamed to admit it) by way of a message board for new moms, and they have become some of my best friends. I was lucky enough to meet Emily last summer, but up until now, had never met Stefanie. We had to remedy that situation. So, we all made our way to WI for a weekend of hanging out, and having Emily take our pictures.

It will be a couple of weeks before I can show you her handiwork in an official way, but in the mean time I have swiped a few of her candid shots to add to mine, as a representation of our weekend. (the first 3 are hers)

Me & Stefanie

Stefanie & Emily

The 3 boys, Nolan, Max & Noah, in the monkey shirts Emily made them.
The only way we could get them to sit still was to give them lollipops.
They still weren't pleased.

I have been a sucker for the big round balloon shots I've been seeing all over the internet for some time now. When we were deciding on ideas for photos, I really really wanted to try it. So I got some big (36") balloons and Stef got helium, and we tried it out.

A little behind the scenes action of the red balloon shots

Me coaxing Nolan up the hill with the balloons tied to his belt loop.

The other boys didn't really dig the balloons being tied to them at first. It was pretty windy, and they were tugging on them pretty hard. But they warmed up to it. This was our attempt at a group shot of mom's and boys.

And, of course, we had to find a cupcake to try while we were there. We spent the morning in Milwaukee and visited C. Adams Bakery, and tried the red velvet. I have to say, it was quite tasty. It had been in a cooler, so the frosting was a little stiff, but the flavor was good. I liked it very much, as did everyone else.

They also had a yummy little mini-key lime pie.

I'm sure I will have more to share from this trip later, but I wanted to report right away.

Thanks, Stef & Max for being such wonderful hosts! We had a great time.


Stefanie said...

Too bad I missed out on the cuppies with you guys. And, I'm glad the trip wasn't a BUST! :)

Emily S. said...

mmm... now I'm craving a cupcake. Thanks a LOT.

Love reading the recaps you both post. Fun to read it from other angles!

Sharron said...

It looks like you guys had a great time!!!!