Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Random pictures

Here are some random pictures taken while we were in Kansas.








Tuesday - A visit to the fire station

Tuesday was a crazy day! My mom and the kids went with me while I went for what was supposed to be a quick look at a minivan that I saw online. It turned into an all day event of me looking at the van, wanting the van, trying to make the decision to buy the van, talking to Eric on the phone about the van, looking at a new van to make sure I couldn't get a better deal, and ultimately buying the van I loved. While I was doing paperwork on the van my mom took the kids to see my brother at the fire station.

Drew had a great time telling me about everything he got see there. He was amazed that Uncle Scott's fire truck had a computer in it! Now everytime we pass a fire truck or fire station he wants to know if it is Uncle Scott's.

A tractor ride with Grandfather

On Monday evening Drew and Grandfather went out for a ride on the tractor. Drew had a blast driving the tractor and did a great job and didn't run over any of the new trees!

Trip to Kansas - Monday

On Monday after a busy weekend at the dog show we decided to meet up with my friend Dawn and her little boy Logan who was born just a few weeks before Ryan.

I figured the best place to go was back to the Farmstead so the big guys could run off some energy. I had a great time talking to Dawn and the big kids were worn out. Definitely a successful day!

Somehow I managed to not get a picture of Dawn and Logan or the two little boys together. I guess that's what happens when you are trying to keep track of the big guys and take pictures.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Saturday and Sunday - Exploring the dog show!

On Saturday and Sunday I took the kids to the dog show. Sarah was a little overwhelmed by all the noise and people, but she thought the smaller dogs were hilarious. Drew's favorite place to play was in the dog crates and both were happy to hang out on a grooming table and watch the action.

Friday - A day with Grandma and Grandpa

On Friday I was planning on taking pictures at the dog show so Drew and Sarah went to spend the day with Grandma and Grandpa Davis. I was worried about Sarah missing me but obviously they both had a great time!

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for the day full of fun! (and pictures)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

A few more pictures from the Farmstead

Here are a few pictures of some of the animals on the Farmstead.

Trip to Kansas Continued - Thursday

After making the drive on Wednesday we wanted a relaxing day so the kids and I met my brother Scott, his wife Jen and their kids at Deanna Rose Farmstead. It is an awesome place that is part park, part petting zoo and best of all FREE! If we lived in Kansas City we would be there all the time.

Drew and his cousin Dakota had a great time feeding the goats, running around on the playground, and fishing. Sarah and Brianna enjoyed looking at all the animals and watching their brothers run around. Ryan was an angel and slept through most of our time there!

After wearing the kids out at the Farmstead we headed out to the mall to do a little shopping at the Carter's store that Jen works at. Scott was nice enough to take the big boys to the playground while Jen and I spent all our money in Carters.

Our Trip to Kansas

In mid May I got the crazy idea to take all three kids to Kansas by myself for a week. So I packed up the kids and off we went. Amazingly the trip up there was really easy and the kids did great. We left around 4 am and the kids fell back asleep in the car after about an hour and then slept off and on all day. We only had to stop about every three hours for gas, potty breaks and to feed Ryan. I planned on the normal 11.5 hour trip taking us closer 14 after some longer stops, but the kids were great and we only made quick stops and made it to Kansas in 12 hours! More about our trip in the next couple of posts.

Nothing better than 3 sleeping kids - I didn't want to stop but it was either stop and take the chance of the kids waking up or run out of gas.

A little tight with 3 carseats across the back of the Rodeo

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Random day in May

Here are a few pictures from early May. That day we went down to play in the fountains at the children's museum, and then went to buy a new double stroller. It was a little cool that day and Drew quickly found out that the water was cold as well. But that didn't stop them - the poor kids had blue lips by the time they were done playing.

Drew playing in the fountains

Drew and his friend M

Drew waiting for me to finish putting together the new stroller

Sarah and Drew trying out the new stroller.
Drew decided that he got to ride and that we should just carry Ryan

Ryan hanging out in the old stroller while I put the new one together