Monday, September 6, 2010

A Cow Says Moo...

A sheep says baa...okay all you parents of young kids out there should recognize a Sandra Boynton book when you see one :)

Okay, so I know I promised this post would be up last Wed/Thurs...and surprise surprise I'm late. Work got a bit crazy at the end of last week and we went to Chicago for the second weekend in a row for the 2nd annual memorial Cubs game for Zach. It was a great weekend and we got to see a lot of friends and family. More on that weekend and the weekend before in Chicago for Remy's wedding soon! Here's one preview picture from Chicago this weekend...its a few days late but I had a vision of D's 17 month picture in his Cubs jersey (thanks Brad and Heather) in front of Wrigley Field.

Now, onto the last post! A few weekends ago we headed up to Des Moines for the Iowa State Fair. We had a great trip and got to see a lot of Jeremy, JoAnne, Quentin and Sarah :) We saw lots of cows, sheep and pigs and Dylan loved all of them! Dylan mooed at all of the cows and tried to climb into the cages with all of the animals. We saw all the fair highlights and had a great time!!

In front of the famous butter cow display...this year's bonus butter statue was Dr. Seuss' green eggs and ham

With the butter cow :)

Trying to get into the pen with the big bull

Yes, that is Dylan licking the pen that the giant pig was in...probably not the most sanitary thing he's ever done...

They have a barn for baby animals born during the 2 weeks of the fair. Dylan loved checking out all of the little animals. These pigs were born that day!

After checking out all of the animals, we decided to get some culture with some spin art. The man working there said he thought Quentin might be the youngest participant for spin art looks like he's just sleeping, but he's very creative! Dylan loved the spin art this year. He liked squeezing the bottles and loved it once he figured out that pushing the button caused the spinning.

Dylan was ready for his nap by the end of the morning at the fair. But I promised everybody at work that I'd get a picture of D eating something on a stick...I went with a rice krispie treat, that D never actually ate, but I did and it was delicious :)

Here are a bunch more pics of adventures that we've had lately!!!

One of the cutest pics ever?? With Aunt Nicki on her birthday!!

An Ella sandwich on mommy!

D ruined his outfit at dinner at my parent's house one evening, so my mom fashioned him this toga out of one of her shirts. He looked so cute!!

We went to the zoo a few weeks ago with the Morris clan. We had a great time!!!

As I mentioned before, a few weeks ago Grandma Toni had a business trip in KC so she stayed the weekend to hang out with us and Sam and Dorian were also in town for the weekend. Here are the pics from Toni's camera.

Dorian and Sam bought Dylan a lawn mower that makes bubbles when you push it. He had a great time pushing it around!

Playing with Dorian in the park!

Reading a book on Grandma's lap

Making fish faces on Grandma's lap!

Dylan loved hanging out with Sam...and I think the feeling was mutual!

I also realized I hadn't uploaded pictures from my camera for a while (I often use my dad's much nicer fancier camera). So here are some of the long lost pics that I thought were too cute not to share!

A fun adventure to Deanna Rose:

This pic is obviously cute enough...but I especially love that D is holding Andrea's hand. Dylan does not like holding hands b/c that means somebody can make him go where they want, but he will hold hands with Andrea. It's so cute!

Hanging out with the Winter family in Des Moines. Karson and Aubrey are SO cute and Dylan loved hanging out with them!

D decided he needed to be surrounded by his toys :)

Helping Namma with some yard work :)


  1. Lots of work to keep up this blog. It's ok to be a little tardy. Great pictures, great adventures. Love the zoo and Deanna Rose pictures.

  2. Great post Bob! I love all of the pictures!