5 Years Ago, You Were Born

Guess who’s 5 years old today?  If you guessed Bruno, you’re right!  Today is his 5th birthday (a.k.a. 35th birthday)!  Happy Birthday, Bruno!  We’re going to celebrate tonight 🙂

As for me — well, I’ve been having fun with Mommy and Daddy.  It finally stopped raining by us (at least for a few days) so we’ve gotten outside, and even on the rainy days, we’ve been busy indoors.  Last weekend, we had to check out some garage sales (as this was the first year we didn’t have one during Sun Prairie’s city wide garage sales), and the weekend before that we went to my “Uncle Shneebs” new house to visit him, Jen, and their two doggies.  Murphy (their newest doggy) kept giving me kisses. Every time I’d stand still or sit down, Murphy would come find me with his tongue out!

Check out some of the pictures and videos from the past couple weeks.

Eating at our favorite pizza place, Salvatore’s Tomato Pies, which was voted best pizza in Madison

Playing “indoor” hockey with Mommy

Bruno wants in on the action!

Playing outside on our deck with my “new” garage sale blocks after I woke up from nap (which is why I’m still in my jammies!)

Bruno with his “cigar” — Happy Birthday, Bruno!


An Egg-Tra Long Easter!

Happy [belated] Easter, everyone!  It was great to see you over the past couple weeks, and it was egg-specially fun finding Easter eggs!  That is my favorite.

My Easter started with an Egg-stravaganza at our church (the weekend before Easter), which included an Easter egg “hunt”, bouncy houses, balloons, and more!  After that, Grandpa and Grandma Heppner came to our house.  Grandma and I decorated eggs, and I also got to find my Easter basket after we got home from church from Grandpa and Grandma.  One of the presents in my basket was growing sponges!  I put the sponge “pellets” in water, and watched them grow into a sea creatures!  I just watched my last one “grow” during bath time this week 🙂  I guess Mommy and Daddy will have to be on the lookout for more because I thought they were pretty cool.

Easter weekend we headed to Grandpa and Grandma Meissner’s.  We decorated eggs, decorated Easter cookies, had an egg hunt, and I even got to help Grandpa hide some of the Easter bags from me for my cousins!  We spent a few days by Grandpa and Grandma’s so I got to spend some time playing with my cousins, eating cookies, and playing in the mud 🙂  Grandpa and Grandma got a lot of rain at their house.  We were there for 3 days and Bruno ended up getting 4 baths!!  He got a bit muddy too…

The weekend after Easter, Mommy, Daddy and I celebrated Easter at our house.  The Easter bunny hid eggs outside and inside filled with candy and money!  I also got some new books, a new Ninjago Lego set, Rescue Bot, and more!  I’ve been reading my new books (including Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose from Grandpa and Grandma Meissner) every night — I love my new books!

This past Sunday we ended our weekend by going to our first Brewers game of the season!  Mommy and Daddy bought me a new Lightening McQueen chair, which was awesome, so I could sit just like them while we tailgated.  Go Brew Crew!


I painted a picture for Mommy!

Daddy has just become “part of the couch” ….

Pre- Egg-stravaganza… getting ready and practicing for the Easter egg “hunt” at our church

Egg-stravaganza at our church.  At the “starting line” getting ready for the 2-3 year Easter egg “hunt”

Checking out the bouncy houses at Egg-stravaganza.  My favorite was the Thomas The Train bouncy house

Decorating eggs with Grandma at our house

Watching my sea creature sponges “grow” in water!

A little flower and present surprise for Mommy

Filling the eggs for my cousins’ Easter bags.  I picked out the treats and egg colors for them 🙂

At Grandpa and Grandma Meissner’s for Easter.  First priority when arriving … play with Madden!

Decorating eggs at Grandpa and Grandma Meissner’s…

Decorating cookies at Grandpa and Grandma Meissner’s….

Day 2 at Grandpa and Grandma’s and Bruno can’t even keep his eyes open

Hanging out with Grandpa and Grandma….

Easter egg hunt outside at Grandpa and Grandma’s!

Easter egg hunt at my house!

Working hard to put together my new Ninjago Legos!  Daddy wasn’t impressed that the Easter Bunny brought me Legos for 8-14 year olds, but I was really excited because I now have the Black Ninja!

Our first Brewer’s game of the season!  Check out my new chair 🙂

Wow – those were fun weekends, but I’m all tuckered out!


April Showers Bring May Flowers… I Sure Hope So!

How’s the weather been by you?  We’ve been getting rain… a lot of rain.  So, we’ve been doing fun things indoors.  Like going to Dave & Buster’s, the Children’s Museum, and just having fun at home.

Last week, I also only went to daycare on Monday and Tuesday because I’ve had a little cough and runny nose, so Mommy and Daddy took turns staying home with me.  They thought that I would rest, but I had different ideas… I just wanted to play!

Check out some of the videos and pictures from the past couple weeks.

A little fun and games at Dave & Buster’s…

Just hangin’ out at home… oh, and dressing up Bruno.

A duck in our yard?!  Bruno is ready to lose his mind!

Look closely and see if you can see who is in the laundry basket “cage” … could it be Bruno? 🙂

Brady’s turn to be in the laundry basket “cage”

Mommy doesn’t think her house will ever look the same.  And look closely, I think Bruno is in the “cage” again!

Having fun at the Children’s Museum.  Stop #1: Paint a window!

Stop #2: Play with some cars, and drive them on the “roads” around the Capitol

I’m not telling you what I see 🙂

Stop #3: “Rock It”

Stop #4: Vintage Tinker Toys.  I’m trying to get one that I dropped on the floor!

Stop #5: Checking out another telescope

Stop #6: Running across the suspended bridge!

Stop #7: Playing in the water

Stop #8: Sending flags over to Daddy by wheel and rope!

Just checking things out again…

Well folks, that’s all I have… hope you all have a great Easter!

And… “Rain, rain go away. Come again another day!”


Time To Catch Y’all Up Again

This week is going to be great, right?  It’s the first day of Spring tomorrow so how can’t it be?  Plus, Bucky has moved on to the Sweet Sixteen… don’t forget to watch them on Friday!  I cheered really loud for them this weekend, so I’m sure that’s why they won 🙂

We’ve been pretty low key the past few weeks.  We helped celebrate Madden’s 5th Birthday at the end of February (Batman themed, which was awesome!), and have been finding fun stuff to do around Madison — like go to Prairie Kid’s Club to run and play.

Check out some of the latest videos and pictures from the past few weeks.


New tools from Grandpa & Grandma for Daddy’s Birthday!  And yes, they’re still in their packages.  But, Daddy did some “man” projects this weekend.  He didn’t even have to call Grandpa or Uncle Dustin mid-way… way to go, Daddy!

Madden’s Batman Birthday… just helping out with the presents 🙂

I think I need a pair of Hulk hands…

Bruno and Camry also enjoyed the party… maybe a little too much!

Bruno enjoyed Camry’s toys… especially her purple squeaky bone — that he continued to squeak non-stop!


Batman + Hulk = even more awesome!

Just hanging out at Prairie Kids Club…


It’s Been A While!

Sorry for the long break since last blogging, everyone… I’ve been busy, and forgetful! I’ve been meaning to sit down and write a post, but haven’t taken the time to do so — so sorry!

To get you caught up, won’t take long… Mommy, Daddy, and I have been having fun, but sticking close to home.  We’ve gone to Dave & Buster’s, tried a few new restaurants, been to the trampoline park, and just “hung out.”  It’s been very mild here the past few days too, so we’ve gotten outside some (but mostly so Mommy and Daddy could clean up all of Bruno’s bathroom “presents” that have been building up over the winter!). Happy #LoveYourPetDay! … that’s today BTW.

At daycare, I also had a Valentine’s Day party last week.  Mommy and I (with Daddy’s supervision — i.e. telling us to just hurry up!) put together my Valentine’s for all my friends.  Everyone got a Superhero Valentine, Superhero pencil, Mickey Mouse pretzels, and heart shaped fruit snacks!  We played games all day, and had some yummy treats — Mommy and I made Valentine M&M cookies that I brought to share too!

Mommy and Daddy also instituted another “reward system” for me.  When I’m a good boy (e.g. help clean up, finish my food, have a good day at daycare, etc.), I earn stickers. Once my sticker chart is full, I earn presents!  On Sunday, I got my last few stickers that filled up my sticker chart and……I got a new Rescue Bot!!  The next present that I “have my eye on” is the Dragonflopter Dinotrux!

Check out some of the pictures and videos from the past few weeks:

I definitely take after my Daddy! 🙂

Packers Buddies!


Dave & Buster’s — playing games!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!


Our new favorite pizza place — Salvatore’s!



New Year’s (Mini) Vacation!

Just after the New Year Mommy, Daddy, and I went to the Chicago area.  We went to Legoland and stayed at Key Lime Cove Waterpark in Gurnee, IL.  We had A LOT of fun! At Legoland, I got to go on rides, play with legos, and even build boats for the water table. After Legoland we headed to Key Lime Cove where we went swimming in their waterpark, played games, and explored all the hotel shops and attractions.  We had a great time, but everyone was pretty tired by the time we got home!

Check out the videos and pictures from our mini-vacation!

First stop – Legoland…  Schaumburg, IL.

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Second stop – Key Lime Cove… Gurnee, IL

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New Year = Presents!

Happy New Year, everyone!  There’s no better way to start the new year than with presents… which is exactly what we did!  Santa comes to our house on New Year’s Eve so we can celebrate Jesus’s Birthday on New Year’s Day.  We always go out to a New Year’s Eve dinner, and this year Bruno filled my stocking with presents while we were gone!  Thanks, Bruno!  When I woke up on New Year’s Day, we had lots of presents under our tree!  Check out the pictures and videos that Mommy and Daddy took of our New Year’s celebration.

New Year’s Eve dinner at Buck & Honey’s…  live music, shrimp, lobster … yum!

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Returning from our New Year’s Eve dinner… there are presents in my stocking!


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WHAT?!?  It looks like Santa came and Bruno was checking out the presents while I was sleeping!

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New Year’s Day morning…. present time!

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Bruno even got new toys and treats, and wanted to help open presents?!?

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“More treats, Daddy?” -Bruno, 2016

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Presents are done and everything is all cleaned up..  time to put together my new Ninja Legos with Mommy!


B-Dubs to cheer on the Packers!  Go Pack Go!


Playing with my new transformers with Daddy!  I had a great New Year’s!