Sunday, December 16, 2012

Family Pictures-2012

Kansas City Temple

Friday, September 14, 2012

Chef Wanna Be

So, I have a little Chef-to-be
Who is always "helping me" in the kitchen. He loves to play with bowls and kitchen tools. Especially the oven.
This morning we decided to bake cupcakes on this rainy day.
The thing I didn't know was that he'd already put a orange plastic bowl in the oven. So, when I opened the oven after it had preheated. I found A FIRE! I had to throw flour on it. Here is what it looked like (There is no way to describe the horrible smell).
Luckily it wasn't 100 degrees outside because I had to open all of the doors and windows so we didn't get plastic fume poisoning. I was able to scrape the plastic off of the bottom of the stove before it got too hard.

I think the rack is a goner though. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

1st Day of Pre-School

She's been asking to go to school since she could talk.

When we see a school bus she tells me all about how she wants to ride the bus to her classroom.

Last week she told me her first day of school "will be perfect. It will be amazing".

And today it was here! The first day of school.

Ok, so I did cry a little bit when we got back in the car. I was proud I held it together until then. Her sweet brother was also sad to leave her and kept whining "Dedee" over and over again.

She was so cute walking out of the building to the car. She seemed very happy and told me (in order of importance) how 1) she bumped heads with another little kid 2)she loves chocolate milk and the cupcake they had for snack and 3) she played with magic playdoh.

I got a few more details out of her about circle time and something about stars before she proclaimed "I'm tired. I'll tell you about it later".

Sunday, August 19, 2012

NYC Trip

I know this blog is supposed to be all about "The babies".

Hundreds of studies show that happily married parents produce more emotionally stable, healthy, well-rounded and successful children. So, in a round about sort of way this is about the kids.

But it's mostly about our trip to NEW YORK CITY for our 5 year anniversary. We had so much fun. We saw all of the sites, Times Square, Macy's, Empire State Building, 9/11 Memorial, 5th Ave. Shopping. We went to a Yankee game, museums and ate ALL KINDS of super yummy food. Here are a few highlights:

Times Square

Our kind of shopping...

Sampling some authentic NY cheesecake

Yankee's WIN!

Chelsea Market Food Tour--Baby Octopus anyone?

9/11 Memorial
Natural History Museum

Magnolia Bakery (Remember "Lazy Sunday"?)

On top of the Empire State Building

Here is many more happily married years
 We did miss the kiddos tremendously, however they were having fun with Aunt Jessica

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


In anniversary of the May 22nd tornado in Joplin a group called Convey of Hope put on "RestoreFest". There was a little carnival at a park by our house and here are some pictures from Saturday.

We didn't get any pictures of the giant slide which was everyone's favorite. But since we always went all together we had no one to take the picture!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A Year in Review

Let's catch up on the last year.

June--We spent lots of time outside and Cole learned to crawl.

July--Had fun with family in Tulsa for our annual trip to watch the fireworks at the park.

August-- It was a very hot month so we spent most of it inside trying to think of creative ways to burn off energy.

September--Celebrated Aunt Jessica's birthday in our new house.

October--Princess and the Frog for Halloween (Frog not cooperating for pictures)

November-- Playing outside in all of the leaves. Find the baby in the 1st picture

December-- Christmas and 2 birthdays.


February--We played lots of games of hide-and-go-seek

March-- Took a trip to Saint Louis. We had lots of fun at the zoo and children's museum. Here is a picture at the famous St. Louis Arch.

 April-- Easter

May--Cole learns to climb all the way up swing set by himself