Saturday, May 23, 2015

Legoland Visit

Back in February, Derek and I took the kiddos to Legoland. We had tons of fun, but I never got around to posting any pictures! 




There are two rides at Legoland. One is a fun little path that you use a laser gun to shoot targets. This little ride was really more exercise than it was "ride". By peddling, the cart when up in the air. Only the littles weren't good at peddling and so Derek and I were the sole peddlers. And the kids wanted to ride over and over! 



3D movie time!


Jack worked on building a tower and then tested it's strength with a simulated earthquake.


Belle made a Lego girl friend. :)




Jackson's working on making a lego race car


And then Derek and Jack tested out their cars!

More lego friends...


More lego building...


Lego friends...


Lego building...


Jackson enjoyed building a tower with foam legos and then riding the wrecking ball to knock it down!


My favorite was looking at all of the Kansas City lego scenes!

KC Skyline & Liberty Memorial


Arrowhead Stadium


Kauffman Stadium


Starlight theater


Plaza!


We're still enjoying our family vacation. There are lots of pictures, I'm sure. I just hope it won't take me four months to post them! :)

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Picture Round-Up!

This weekend the kids spotted a red, ripe strawberry in our garden. One that a squirrel didn't get to before us, that is. The kids were super excited to pick it off the vine and take a bite! I'm looking forward to a summer full of good produce from our backyard. Fingers crossed!!!


So, we're off having some fun in the sun. I went back and pulled several pictures that I had on my phone and/or on instagram, but never posted! Some of these go waaaaaay back. Like, before Caroline was born. Better late than never, right?

Jack's soccer medal


Isabelle and her friend Savannah-- they matched! They are only two months apart-- Belle is quite the runt!


Princess Playtime! 


Belle and our cousin Eli! :)


These two love driving around up at Grammy's house


Thursday nights are my last work day of the week and so I look forward to by Friday mornings building Lego horses and barns.


Caroline just adores her older brother!


Right before Belle's first t-ball practice!


Caroline chillin' at big brother's practice. She's playing with my necklace because I forgot to pack toys. Typical. Oops!


Another Friday morning fun-- tea party picnic! :)


I am sure there is no photo shortage happening right now as we are out having fun. I can't wait to tell you about our trip!

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Our Big Week!

We've had a big week -- so much going on all at once. 

 Jack had his last day of kindergarten. He's excited, can't you tell? 


His graduation certificate! I'm sure proud of this kid.


Field day! 


Both of the big kids have baseball practice on Tuesday at 5:30... at different parks.



Our Parents-as-Teachers gal stopped by and Belle made a huge tower of plastic cups early in the week.


Today, Belle was a flower girl! 


Aunt Laura was the Maid of Honor


Papa was the official twirler. :)


Caroline has been "helping" me with laundry and other daily tasks. And by helping, she's normally in my left arm while I'm doing things one handed. 

 

She conquered a Dots box during Jackson's kindergarten graduation


She wants to start crawling pretty bad, but she's not quite ready yet. (We sure aren't!!!)


She has started pulling up, clapping, and waving! 


And she's mastered the art of cuteness! :)


So, if you're keeping track... in the span of 8 days our calendar has been full of parents-as-teachers screenings, graduation parties, Jackson's baptism, Mother's Day, Field Day, Kindergarten graduation, t-ball/baseball practice, wedding activities-- on top of Derek and I both working... plus we leave for Florida overnight tomorrow night. 

Would you believe me if I told you I am so tired? Well, I am... but I also enjoyed a full night of uninterrupted sleep last night thanks to Grammy who invited Caroline to stay at her house, so I'm not as tired as I was or could be!!! :)

Even when things gets super, crazy busy... I just love our family life. We are so fortunate to have so many great things going on around us, special opportunities, and fun celebrations. Our vacation will be the perfect time to spend some non-rushing-around-to-get-places family time.

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