Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Some Latelys

Having fun at a splash park

Getting warmed up to the idea of getting splashed.  It took them awhile.

They got cold playing in the wading pool.  My little burritos

Kinnie's friend Jack came over to play in the pool.  Kinnie keeps telling me "Thanks for letting Jack come over two times."  She loves her friends.  She includes it in her nightly prayers as well.

Pretending to be asleep

Lucy made Kinnie yet another baby doll outfit.  Now she has an outfit for each of her baby dolls (and now Andrew won't have to feel left out).  I think Lucy is even working on making a dress for Kinnie!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy Girl

When Kinnie, Andrew and I returned from running some errands yesterday morning I was cleaning some things off the front patio area and our dear neighbor Lucy was out watering her flowers.  She said hello through the fence and was wondering if she could ask a favor of me.  So we went over to see what she needed.  She never asks for anything so I was surprised but happy to help her and happy that she felt comfortable enough to ask me.  We followed her inside and she reached down on the steps and held up a little doll outfit; a dress, a diaper, and a sun hat.  She said "Kinnie, could you try this outfit on your doll and let me know if it fits, if it does you can keep it, if not let me know and I will fix it so it does."  Some favor Lucy....for us!  Kinnie was a little shocked and got a kind of quiet.  She had a huge grin on her face and at least said thank you.  We went home and got the doll and it fit perfectly.  We hurried back over to Lucy's and showed her how perfect it was.  She is a very talented lady.  I know she has made a whole wardrobe of doll clothes for her granddaughter and I felt so lucky that she shared her talent with us.  Kinnie had a lot more fun with her baby doll yesterday then she usually does and was one happy girl!


Monday, June 13, 2011


If you haven't heard, the Missouri river is flooding.  We live really close to it and you can see it from our front yard.  Actually, usually you can't but since it has flooded you can.  Luckily we are on higher ground and won't be affected by it but we go to church in Council Bluffs which is just east of the river.  If the levees don't hold our church building could be in anywhere from 0-8 ft of water.  Most of our ward family live in the same area surrounding the church.  The water is supposed to peak soon so it is kind of a waiting game right now but I know all of the families that live over there have been busy packing up their things to get ready for it.  I feel so bad for all of these people and families along the river that have had or maybe will have flooding.  Their attitudes seem so amazing.  Keep them in your prayers! 

I am so grateful I was able to make it to my Grandma Betty's funeral.  I didn't realize how much I would miss her until I saw her for the last time.  I am also grateful that my dad and uncle went against my Grandma's request for just a graveside funeral and actually held a service.  It was really neat.  I am so excited for when we get to go and do her temple work, I am sure she will be anxiously awaiting. 

Petting my mom and dad's cat Sophie

Monkey Bars

This was pretty much the coolest playground I have been too.  We went with my sister and nephew Brock.  My sister knows all of the cool places around.  It had a huge castle with stairs inside and all sorts of things to climb on.

Having fun on the Nemo slide at a swimming pool by my sister's house

Andrew didn't really feel like getting wet

We went to Landon's little sister's school play.  It was really really cute and Aunt Lindie did an awesome job!

The reunion with Landon was so fun!  We spotted him down the hall at the airport and the kids ran to him so fast!  10 days is a long time!  Andrew kept patting Landon's cheeks saying "daddy, daddy, daddy!"  It was so cute.

Andrew's golden hair that I cut off

Not quite a buzz but it's pretty short

Enjoying the pleasant weather.  It got really hot but cooled down this past weekend

Landon introduced games on the i touch to Kinnie and she is a little obsessed.  She is getting pretty good at some of the games.