Saturday, March 31, 2012

knox's b-day in pictures

Knox enjoyed celebrating his birthday with his family & some Team Umizoomi friends.


Saturday, March 24, 2012

a day @ home

We got started early that morning to beat the rain, so we had breakfast to go.

We were on a search for small sticks to build a birds nest.

After spotting Wendy & Brandon heading to the pond we tagged along.

Kase & I headed in to build our nest (way harder than it looks, I have a whole new respect for birds) while Knox chose boating & fishing.

Kase kept instructing me that the nest needed to be round with a hole in it. This was the best we could do.

In order to make his nest rainbow he wanted to try out spray paint. We only had 3 colors to choose from but he was happy with the end result, even though paint was dripping off & it went from blue to orange about 4 times.

As our nest was drying we dyed eggs to fill it. We also did the egg wraps which were more of a hit.

After every egg was placed in the exact spot he wanted it went on display on his little kitchen.

To keep with our egg fun, he enjoyed his lunch out of plastic eggs ( got the idea from Pinterest.)

Not to leave Scotty out in all the fun, he joined us & we ended the night at the play, Clifford the Big Red Dog.

I am learning to love and cherish the little things we do @ home with the boys.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

march madness

March Madness takes on a whole new feel when you take a 4 and 2 year old to Louisville to cheer on the Racers & the CATS!

Scotty & Dad were heading to Arizona for the week so Dad surprised the girls with tickets to the Louisville NCAA games. I couldn't leave Knox @ home on his birthday so like usual the boys joined us for the fun!! We had a great trip and it made our week with out Scotty at home go by so much faster!
The bellmen sent up ice cream to the boys

Ready to cheer on the Racers

Out of 4 ballgames the boys probably only saw a total of 2. I guess the excitement just exhausted them.

Mom wanted to make sure Knox's birthday wasn't overshadowed so she brought gifts and spread them out over our trip. You never knew when or what she would pull out of her purse.

All he would tell us that he wanted was a Mickey Cake. So of course we took a Mickey cake with us. In between the games we went back to the hotel let the boys swim, and had a mini birthday party.

Back the YUM center and back to sleep.

A double sleeping shot.

They woke up in time to get some ice cream and cheer on the CATS.

They boys were wild when we got back from all of the games and were ready to play. They stacked the cot up on the bed and made their own slide. Who needs a playground? I felt sorry for the guests in the rooms next to us.

We enjoyed lunch at Lynns Paradise Cafe. Wendy and I overheard a guy describing it as a souped up funky Cracker Barrel. I totally agree.

By Saturdays late UK game Brandon, John Matt and Myles joined us to cheer on a great game.

We made it home safely around 1:30am and Scotty joined us at around 3am. As if we hadn't had enough ball or traveling Scotty and I jumped in the car the next day and wendy to Nashville to watch Cincinnati beat Florida State. We were so happy to go and cheer them on & get to visit with Mer, her girls and family.

Wendy informed me that I could not cheer for 3 different teams in the tournament. I disagree as long as they are not playing each other I think I can cheer for them all!.

We finally got home around 2 am but both decided it was worth the trip!