May 6, 2018 | On Sunday, again still trying to do all that we can as a family of 3, we thought it would be fun to see the major renovation this park just had! A whole new “town” section, and the best part for this Momma was all the shaded seating… 🙂 I did my best to keep up/walk around a lot, but I did spend most of my time sitting/watching D and E explore the park.
For some reason, I thought Winsteads sounded good — and it has to have been a decade since I ate there or more? No clue, but we ran with it and I ordered a cherry limeade. When this arrived at our table, E basically claimed it for her own…ha! I didn’t remember them looking like this!
A quick run to Costco led to this purchase — a shaded hammock that I could actually get in/out of! E wants to be outside all the time, and I’ve been sitting indoors while D has to be the supervising adult. She also thought that it looked super comfy, so she was the first tester. I love it…totally worth just $60!
I guess since Winter stuck around so long, we are jumping right into Summer? It was getting HOT, and what better way to burn more toddler energy than the sprinkler! This kid is a riot… 🙂
April 1, 2018 | Easter landed on April Fools Day this year — and it was freezing cold! E woke up rather early and climbed into bed with her new Turquoise Bunny, where I snapped a photo or two. She had to wait for us to be ready for our own egg hunt downstairs, and see what the Easter Bunny had brought her!
Then it was time for another egg-hunt…the Bunny just leaves a few special eggs at our house, and it was a challenging hunt around the main floor for sure!
Knowing we had a big afternoon, I didn’t attend mass with Dave. Pregnancy-discomfort is REAL PEOPLE. I just didn’t know if I could do the amount of standing in one spot that church required, so I dressed her (super-warm) and then asked her for a quick photo. I’ve had this dress for over a year, hoping she would wear it for this Easter! Little did I know she would need tights, winter boots, and a cardigan thanks to the weather!
Then it was time to gather with the family — full celebration for Grandma’s 85th birthday, wasabi pickles, and tons of food. And thanks to sickness (O & B), a new baby (C & new-C) the only hunters this year were E AND S. So crazy! The amount of stuff they each gathered was staggering…glad they were able to bring things home to their cousins… 🙂 And this was the year of the new marker-egg-decorating-contraption that the adults enjoyed as much as the kids. I had to photograph the egg that made me laugh the most.
March 30, 2018 | Every year D has Good Friday off from work, so we try to plan something fun to do. Seeing as E’s “only-child” status is expiring soon, we thought we’d finally take her to the Natural History Museum in Lawrence. It’s not too far, and we could do minimal walking I hoped? First up was lunch at one of my fave spots there…where she ate more than I did by a landslide… 🙂
Then it was off to the museum on-campus. We parked at the Union, and as we walked by the Jayhawk statue (& a large group of students) she suddenly says “EEEW STINKY JAYHAWK!!!” and we couldn’t help but laugh. Secretly proud of our little Wildcat 🙂 The museum was good, probably was awesome 30-years ago, but she’s kinda spoiled by the very interactive dino-museums close by. So a building with a bunch of statues behind glass wasn’t as impressive to this toddler… 🙂 But it was still a lot of fun! And her eye drops glow in a black light — which was a shocking discovery BTW!
After the museum we thought she’d like some outdoor time, so we let her run around a playground for a bit before getting some ice cream (because…well, PREGNANT). Which resulted in a car-nap, for the first time in ages.