Park Day

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… 🙂

Mosby | 10th Birthday

April 4, 2018 | He may drive me crazy, but turning 10 is a big deal for a dog…so I think the fur-kid deserves his own blog post for this giant milestone.  He drools, he paces, and he scratches at the door if he’s outside alone for more than 10-seconds.  He completely ignores E, even though she could be his biggest ally regarding playtime and treats!!  But he is fiercely loyal, still handsome as ever, and our K9.  I’ll try to have a little more patience with ya buddy… 🙂

Family Easter #2

April 16, 2017 | When the Easter baskets are full of goodies already, I guess you have to resort to plastic bags for the actual egg hunt? #classy (Did I really just use a hashtag on my blog post? Yes, and I’ll leave it there for posterity). Mom setup cute little signs, and had some adorable eggs in the backyard for the kiddos to collect. Getting all three kiddos to pose for a photo is TOUGH for sure, then the pics with Grand/Great-Grands was even crazier…but I love E’s jazz-hands. This was her fourth, and FINAL hunt of 2017. If only there was a sports-league for this stuff!

the Purple Field

April 3, 2017 | The day prior to these photos, was the dreaded day we lost our growing baby at 14-weeks. Traumatically at home, it just isn’t something you could ever be prepared for. Sunday the 2nd is a day I will never, ever forget. So on this day, D stayed home from work, and I really needed to find some beauty in the world. There’s a field not far from our house, that I knew with the right camera lens would look like a gorgeous purple flower blanket. It was just what I needed, and E was extra silly…as if, maybe she knew, I needed her to bring a smile to our sadness.

She earned a little playground time for all that posing… 🙂

Day Date

May 4, 2016 | D & I decided that we needed another day-date, where we can just relax and spend some time together.  The morning was lazy, but we knew we wanted some good BBQ and to attend a Royals game.  If you get to KC Joe’s before 11:30 AM the line isn’t bad and moves pretty quick, so we had our food.  After a leisure drive downtown to the stadium, we had plenty of time to relax and eat/drink in the parking lot.  I might have done some crochet too (livin’ it UP I tell you)…but a couple beers later it was time to head in.  And after the first inning we were losing by…six?  The shade was so cold, and it was a school-day-at-the-K, so kids literally everywhere.  D’s favorite part was when Hosmer went up to bat all of the girls squealed… 🙂

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We still managed to stay for most of the game, but eventually we were cutting it close for daycare pick-up time.  We grabbed E and made our way home for some backyard play. She grabbed her beloved tutu, and a random winter hat, and we were outside.  Toddler fashion at its finest!

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Post-Party Play

February 20, 2016 | After the party festivities E crashed for a much needed nap.  I’m trying to remember if D and I napped too?  There’s a good possibility that happened… 🙂  When she woke her first words were “Choo choo tains!”  The train set was something that was supposed to be for Christmas, but when she seemed so happy to have the few gifts that were opened we just put them aside and saved them for Birthday instead.  It was hard for me to put the train set away, because I KNEW how much she would love it!  But it was still a great success.  You can see her mouth forming the word “choo choo” in a couple of these images.  And Mosby just chillin’ in the background…

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Front Yard

October 6, 2015 | It’s been really warm/nice this Fall, in fact we’ve still been wearing lots of shorts and t-shirts.  And the weather works well since E is always begging to be outdoors. Walk by our front yard, and this is pretty much what you would see right now.  Bubbles, the slide, the mower (walking it all the way out of our cul-de-sac and to the field a block or two away), and pointing out birdies & airplanes in the sky.  And Mosby just loses it if you don’t let him join…so he gets to be there too!

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