Monday, July 15, 2013

5th Annual Charge for CHARGE 5K

The week before Joey and Josh's birthday was the 5th Annual Charge for CHARGE 5K! We had a great event this year, our volunteers are awesome! We had 108 finishers and many generous donations and I am confident we will hit our goal of $5,000 before the year end! Thank you to everyone who volunteered, participated, spectated, and were a part of this event in big and small ways, every bit is appreciated. I brought the camera, but there was no time to think to pick it up. Here is a link to some pics that were taken by Grandma-thanks! And some others from our neighbor whose son placed 2nd! Great job Joe!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Happy 5th Birthday Joey!

Hard to believe but our little man turned 5 on July 3! We celebrated in the morning, I brought home some donuts in the morning per request of the birthday boy and we gave him his gift. In the evening we went to Pilot Pete's aka the airplane restaurant with Grandma, Auntie, Uncle Chris, Andrew, and Emma. Joey got some gifts from everyone as well as a birthday song and cake that most everyone but him ate! The next day was the Fourth of July! We went to the parade to watch Gigi doing her gymnastics down the street and Andrew doing some karate moves. I have pics on my phone, and will have to load those up later, but everyone did great--even Auntie and Mrs. Sole who were marching with their stars. Mr. Sole was so kind as to haul the kids in that wagon up the hill to and from the parade. Thank you! The day was warming up quite a bit, just in time for the kids to play in the little pool at Joey's party! Joey had a great birthday, lots of smiles and laughs. Thank you everyone for helping him celebrate!

June Updates!

Here we go again, I'm over a month behind on blogging, so the month in review and in pictures. Summer has been very fun, but very busy. Jill at dance: Joey at Hockey: A combo of hockey and dance, Joey continues to improve his skills and keeps moving up levels! My Grandma and Grandpa's 70th Wedding Anniversary! A visit to St. James Farm with Auntie Miya, Uncle Mark, Nathan, and Jake: Camps started: Joey and Jill loved Nature Camp and can't wait to go back in August, as well as Vacation Bible School! Jill playing soccer! Father's Day: Jillian had her dance recital, this time she did tap! Joey and Jill and swim lessons: We had the 5th Annual Charge for CHARGE 5K last Saturday. I have been getting some pictures from people and will have a separate post about the event soon! But it was a great success and we raised a good amount of money. Thank you everyone! After the race we went to Northlake Days by Auntie Steph and Uncle Don's house. These pictures don't do justice--Joey was on a crazy fast and high swing that even Daddy was scared to be on, and Jillian and Joey both loved the kiddie roller coaster! The day after the race we had a wedding to attend at Wilder Mansion, aka the old Elmhurst Library. It was strange to be in the building that was once our library as kids, looked totally different, but it was a very nice wedding.