Monday, September 27, 2010

Sea lions....SO cute!

We splurged a little at the fair this year, and got the kids' picture with the sea lions.  Aren't they cute?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Summer birthdays

There are a lot of adults in my family with birthdays in the summer (or close to summer). 7 to be exact.  So, we have been celebrating with one BIG party all together...much easier than 7 different get-togethers with everyone so busy or out of town!  Here is a peek of our 2010 party:

Our sand castle cake:

The birthday girls...all 7.  See the picture next to the cake?

We had so much fun!  We missed you, Heidi! 

Had to throw this picture in...someone gave Rudy a mohawk.  

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I found more pictures....from Kansas!

I totally forgot I had these pictures....they hadn't made it onto my computer yet, so I had nothing to work with until yesterday.  I really am surprised when I see these....we crammed so many activities into our last week in Kansas.  Wow.  I must have been tired after all of this!

One thing we HAD to do was go back to visit the Crown Center in Kansas City.  We had been there once with Josh, but we needed to go back and play a little more before we moved back home.  One of our favorite places in the Crown Center is Chips...the chocolate factory.  YUM.  We each got a little something, and took some cookies n' cream fudge back home to Josh.

Right outside the Crown Center is a sprayground of sorts....water fountains that spray to music.  We were not prepared the first time we went, so this time we had swimsuits, towels, sunscreen, etc.  We were set!  

Here are the kiddos at a Clifford exhibit in the mall...they had fun, but they would have liked it better if they were a little younger.  Oh well...we do what we can!

One of my favorite things about Olathe was the fact that every Sunday and Wednesday night after church, we didn't rush home, but instead we stayed outside and a lot of the kids from the congregation would play ball, ride bikes, scooters, whatever.  It was a great time of fellowship with other parents and kids.  
This pic is of Dylan and his spark scooter.  Yes, it's blurry, but you get the idea.  Very cool present from Santa last year!

We also fit one more trip to the KC zoo in our week.  It was worth it!

And of course, the freebies....Deanna Rose Farm!  We fished:

Fed goats:

And panned for 'gems':

We loved our time in Kansas....and miss our friends there!  

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Having fun!

We have enjoyed being back home, and back into a routine. The kids are loving school--their teachers are the BEST!  We are so blessed this year with caring, understanding, wonderful teachers!  I am so relieved about that!
We have been having fun in 'our' back field.  We call it ours, but unfortunately, it's owned by Edmond Public Schools.  That doesn't change the fact that we absolutely love living by a huge field!

This is what we've been using it for lately:

All 3 kiddos have so much fun riding our little dirt bike!  

This next picture was a funny one that I just ran across....thought it might give someone a laugh.