Sunday, November 4, 2012

Halloween 2012

We had a fun Halloween this year. Kendall was going to be Batgirl until the last minute when she changed her mind and decided to be Minnie Mouse. We found out later that it was because her best friend was also Minnie Mouse. (We already had both costumes, so I let it go) =) Dane was steadfast in his decision to be Spiderman. He played the role well! They had a ton of fun running together from door to door and brought home a pretty nice haul.
Best buds
Spiderman scaring poor Minnie Mouse.

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Wilderness

We were lucky enough to get an invitation from our neighbors and friends, the Hubbards, to join them on a day trip to the Wilderness. It was a perfect day and we all had a great time.
Who knew the draw that the baby swings would have on our "school-agers!"
All of the kids loved jumping through the waterfall
Randee and Julie, Thank you so much for a great day!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Happy Fathers Day!

Fathers Day weekend was a great time. We camped at Devils Lake Friday thru Sunday. On Sunday, our usual ritual is pack up and get home. But this Sunday, since home is only 35 minutes away now, we decided to pack up and then head down to take a hike on the trail, which ended up involving a little mini rock climbing. The kids LOVED it as you can tell by their smiles and adorable posing. Happy 6th fathers day, Dad, we love you!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Camping at Devils Lake

We had a great weekend camping with our friends at Devils Lake. The weather held up (a rarity for the Havilands) and the kids had a lot of fun at the beach, having scooter races, and searching the "nature trail" for sticks to help make the fire. I have to admit, camping with a 4 year old boy involves many hazards that I, as a PICU nurse, try to steer clear of. Though I was very much the tomboy and never quite got the "girly" thing that Kendall so loves, she has always been much easier to camp with than Dane!

Monday, June 18, 2012


Dane started T-ball last week. He is so excited. He asks every day to play catch and wants to know when his next practice is. I think we have a sports lover, folks. The Warriors better prepare themselves for little Dane Haviland!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Dane turns 4!

Dane turned 4 years old a couple of weeks ago. He had a fun birthday celebrated with family. He scored big on some presents he has wanted for a while......and many more that we didn't get photos of. Thanks to everyone!! A remote control monster truck A bat and T-ball stand. Dane gets to join his first organized sport this summer. I have a feeling that the Waunakee scouts might be attending his games by the end of the summer!! His favorite....Lego Stars Wars for his Wii He picked a Spiderman cookie cake and Sam's Club sure did deliver!!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Kendall turns 6!

Kendall celebrated her 6th birthday this weekend with a small party of friends and family. She was surprised by her cousins Reid, Griffin, and Jadyn and her Aunt and Uncle Leah and Jeff. Thanks to all who made it. It was a fun night. Its hard to believe that our baby is 6 already!
Dane, wild as ever...
Spiderman (aka: Benny)
Reid and Sarah
Cousins and "besties" Kendall and Reid
The newest addition to the clan....Avery being held by Grandma Green Bay
The rest of the Lutz family (minus big cousins Rylee and Adam)
Kendall is known for changing her outfit about three to four times daily. You never quite know what she is going to come downstairs wearing. This time, she and her friends came as princesses and found optimus prime while they were getting dressed up! Notice, in her above picture while blowing out her candles and opening presents she is in her pajamas. I didn't want to take away from her special day, so I went with the flow. You all know how hard that is for me!!
Mom's attempt at being crafty on four hours of sleep after working the three nights prior. Idea stolen from Pinterest, of course!