Friday, July 30, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


As much as I love him... it's really gross to watch him eat watermelon. He will make it his dinner if you let him!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Omaha trip

We visited our good friends Travis and Alissa and their two boys Mica and Issak in Omaha this past weekend. Had a great time and we thank them for being GREAT hosts!!!

While we were there, we visited Travis's one man show at Hot Shops. Nice work!!!

We also visited the Omaha Zoo - if you ever have the chance GO!!! It's one of the best zoos I have ever been to!!

Mmmm..... kids table.

Look at what a difference a year makes!!! The top photo is from 2009 and the bottom photo is from this weekend. Crazy!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Toot Toot!!

That's me tooting my own horn.

I have been writing for the Kansas City Star's Mom2Mom blog for over a year now. I write for them once a week and every 2 months my column is in the Tuesday FYI section of the paper. (The featured writers are rotated in the paper version of the column.) I don't get paid for this column, it's a resume piece more than anything.

I am super excited to announce that Mom2Mom won
first place in American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors’ Excellence-in-Feature-Writing Contest. The blog placed first place in the social media enterprise category.

This is kinda a big deal in newspaper world and I am proud to be a part of the team that won this award.

Here's a link to today's announcement: Scroll down to the last division see the award. The awards are given in three divisions, determined by newspaper circulation size. Our division is the largest circulation size (more than 200,000), which means we compete against the big dogs, like the NY Times, Washington Post, L.A. Times, etc.


Step Stool

Isn't this thing adorable? I bought this step stool for him last weekend and he knows what to do with it! He pushes it around and is now more dangerous than ever!

Monday, July 19, 2010


Mmmm... Looks good. I was wondering where that pot went to...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Niko's first girlfriend

Her name is Dora the Explorer. And Niko can't get enough of her.

Netflix has over 60 streaming episodes to choose from... thank goodness. It's pretty funny because he says, "Oh Man" and tries to snap his fingers like Swiper the fox. He sings the opening and dances at the end. Too funny!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

New frames

I couldn't stand the empty walls in the hallway any more. I bought some frames over the weekend and put them up on Tuesday night. I picked up the photos from Costco last night installed the photos.

The panda and lion are our the cards Niko made us for Mother's Day and Father's Day.

*HINT* I need the Easter pictures, someone.... *HINT!*

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Big boy chair

We have moved up from the clip on chair to the booster seat. I would just have him sit in the regular chair, but I need to strap him in or he wants to walk around while he eats. I think I'm going to try to find a cuter seat though... this is my travel one.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bubble blower

I picked up this tiger bubble blower from Target on clearance. He loves it... when he lets it work. He likes to stick his finger in the hole and it doesn't works so well when he does that.

Friday, July 2, 2010


Niko has discovered the sprinklers. I must say we are still getting used to them too. I have never lived in a house that had sprinklers before so we have no idea what we are doing.

La-la-la walking around.

Sprinkler got him! HAHAHAHH!