Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wordless Wednesdays - Random Happenings

We continue to stay very busy here in Lenexa, KS. For those of you who have been watching the crazy weather from the last couple of days, we are all a-ok here. Did have to spend a couple of hours this morning at work in a tornado evacuation, but luckily nobody has been hurt!

It's corporate challenge season again and I'm once again playing in a ton of sports! We took home a slightly disappointing bronze in volleyball a few weeks ago (we won gold last year) but defended our gold medals successfully in softball this past weekend. D continues to love coming to all of the events and it's awfully cute to hear him yell, "Go Mama!!" Ella has also come to a number of events and I love having my own little cheerleading section!

D's hair had been getting awfully long and shaggy (although, I really like it long), but we decided yesterday it was time for a haircut. We have figured out that it goes MUCH more smoothly when we go with Cousin Ella and get to watch her get her haircut first. D did a great job yesterday and had no tears!

Last night, we attended the Westridge Middle School awards night. Zach taught at Westridge and they now give out an award in his name to a student and teacher each year. They narrowed down the student nominees to the top 4 and then I read all of the submissions and picked the winner. Of course, it was very hard to be there for all of us. But as my brother put it, "Obviously it's sad, but it's also nice to hear people who worked with Zach talk about him and how they miss him." D came to the beginning of the awards and then Papa took him home so he could get to bed at a decent time. We are going to attend their staff breakfast on Friday, so hopefully we'll get some good pics from that.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wordless Wednesdays - We Love Uncle Morris!!!

Dylan and Uncle Morris have a great relationship!! He is one of Dylan's favorite people and they are so cute to watch together!!! Whether it be doing yard work, or D's favorite Uncle Morris throwing him up in the air, they always have a great time together!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wordless Wednesdays - Happy Mother's Day!!

Hope all the moms and the moms to be out there had great Mother's Day!! We had a nice mom, sister and I golfed on Saturday and grilled out at the Morris house Saturday night. Sunday, we hit up the zoo and then had dinner at Craig Street (my parents house). I have some great pics on my camera from the zoo, and will add them to this post tonight, but wanted to get it up sooner!!

Andrea doing her celebratory cartwheel after getting a par...we actually both got pars on the same hole!!!

Dylan eating my free "moms" ice cream cone that the zoo gave to all mothers!

Tired little pumpkin on the way home from the zoo!

Dylan and me with the beautiful flowers he gave me for Mother's Day (with the help of Felicia!!)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wordless Wednesdays - Busy Busy Busy!!

We are all enjoying spring and the arrival of some warmer weather! We had another great weekend. Andrea, Will, my mom and I all participated in a 5K on Saturday morning. Andrea and I ran while Will and my mom walked the course. It was a perfect day and we had a blast! Afterward, my mom and I took Ella and Dylan to Deanna Rose. It was a lot of walking, and we were a bit sore after, but we had a great time!

Sunday, we had a good time picking out flowers and planting them in our front yard :) D, of course, picked out pink flowers and he is very excited about them!

D has also officially transitioned into the 2-3 year old room at daycare. It's been a tough transition, although I knew it would be. They had been letting him go play in the new room for a few hours a day leading up to Monday and it hadn't been going well. D (and I) are very attached to his old teacher, Mrs. Amanda, and D didn't like having to leave her. Monday was pretty horrible from a drop-off perspective. D bawled hysterically and kept asking for Mrs. Amanda. Thankfully, he calmed down fairly quickly after I left (I called to make sure, hard to leave him when he's like that) and each day has gotten a bit better. I'm guessing by next week, drop-offs will once again be smooth!

This is actually a picture from the park on Friday...I wanted to show how much of a monkey D continues to be! He now loves finding bars he can reach and swinging from them. He has amazing upper body strength!!

Deanna Rose fun!!!!

Planting flowers with Namma!!