Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tiny Titans, Season 2

Today we started the second season of the Tiny Titans. The boys had a blast scored lots of goals!

Go Tiny Titans!

Good defense, Aidan!

Watch out kid, here comes the karate shot!

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Today the boys relaxed and hung out at home all day. It was Aidan's first weekend at home after going to school all week. He likes school (though I believe he will LOVE school later) but it is still exhausting and a big adjustment. He now understands weekends and their importance! The boys had so much fun playing in the backyard!

Nice action shots!

I love these boys!

Monday, August 16, 2010

1st day of preschool

Today was Aidan's first day of school. This year he is going to Salem Lutheran Preschool. It is Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a big change for us but we think it is going to be great! Aidan was so excited. He loved meeting his teacher last week, shopping for school supplies, and meeting other kids that are in his class! Last night we put him to bed at 8 p.m. and he finally fell asleep at 10:30 p.m. I think he was excited and nervous. He woke up perky at 6:30 a.m. as usual!

He was so happy that I remembered to have him wear tennis shoes because those are his favorites!

He was very nice about the many pictures that I wanted to take!

Sitting at his desk in Ms. Kathy's class. I can't wait to pick him up this afternoon and hear all about his day! But for now, Zachary and I are getting ready to go to the park and spend some time together!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Crafty mom

This blog post is mostly for my Mom and my husband. I wanted them to see evidence of my sewing machine in use! So, Aidan needs a SMALL pillow for nap time at preschool this year. School starts Monday and we needed a pillow. The small pillows at the local store are ridiculously expensive for nap time at preschool. So, Aidan and I picked out fabric at Hob Lob and I got to work! Did you think he would pick out any other fabric besides Lightning McQueen?! Have you met my son?!

First I pinned the fabric, then I began sewing and realized I did not pin the right sides together. So, I ripped out the stitching and started over! I did not say I was good at this!

Then, I stuffed it with stuffing stuff (the package says it was downlike comfort-can't beat that!)

Aidan might just be one of the coolest kids at school on Monday! (I say one of the coolest because I know some other equally cool kids at his school!)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Kansas City with my sweetie!

Jake and I were able to take a trip all by ourselves! We arranged childcare with Jake's parents for four days and three nights! We have not done this kind of a trip since before Aidan was born! It was long overdue! We started the trip by going to visit one of my best friends from high school. Kristy and her husband, Travis, have an extraordinary family. They have adopted three children from Ethiopia, three children from Liberia, and have two foster children in their home. These children were precious! It is an organized, loving home. We were so fortunate to be able to stay one night there to really experience life in their home. I felt like our home with our two boys is sometimes more chaotic and stressful than theirs with TEN people in it! This is a picture of the almost two year old, Javante.
Emma and Kamari


Me and Kristy

After our time with Travis and Kristy, we headed to the plaza. It poured down rain for about 30 minutes. Luckily, summer rain is usually short lived, and we were shopping in no time! We went to eat at a yummy Italian restaurant called Bucca de Beppo on National Lasagna Day. We got a free lasagna which Jake later gave to a homeless guy!

We went to a Royals game! We started off sitting in our assigned seats WAY up high and slowly made our way down to a more comfortable seat!

This is how we celebrated National Cheesecake Day! Half price cheesecakes at The Cheesecake Factory! YUM!

We ate dinner at a fancy schmancy restaurant on the Plaza with one of my best friends from nursing school, Kayla!

We are now planning our next vacation! Love you, Jake!


This is what a storm, that apparently only hit our neighborhood, did to our fence. We have talked to others in Springdale that did not know there was a storm. We had hail, wind, and a monsoon! We were leaving for Kansas City so the Harbor Church guys helped Jake get it back up before we left!
The garden survived!

We ordered t-shirts for The Harbor Church. The boys were a little big!

Robin came to visit with Alli and Rachel. The kids were winding down before bed with movie time!