Tuesday, March 29, 2011

iPad fun

Godfather Mark and Aunt Shelly came over tonight and brought their shiny new toy... the new iPad 2. Nice.... Niko was very impressed.

Monday, March 28, 2011

New wall art

See this sad, empty wall? I have been staring at it for over a year or so trying to think of what to do with it. I am usually not a catalog shopper, but I found something in Bed Bath and Beyond's mailer that I just loved.

I am not crazy about the bottom "Family" photo, but I plan to replace that with the words Morris/Nakahodo since it will feature pictures from both of our families.

I like the way it fills the wall, but it's still open and airy. I also love the graphic design of the tree. Now I just need to replace the happy family photos with nerdy ones.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Planet Con

We went to Planet Con in Kansas City this weekend. Niko was very good... although he was in the baby backpack (aka baby prison.) This will probably the last year I do this... he is HEAVY in this thing! I would say he is only a few pounds from tipping me over.

Niko is obsessed with Spiderman right now... even this short, fat version in the photo.

Godfather Mark decided to give the backpack a go. He lasted about 30 minutes.

Aunt Shelly was not a fan of my rendition of the Spiderman song.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Raking" Leaves

Our neighbors have a professional lawn service tend to their yards so our grass always looks terrible since we are in the middle. Their lawns look fantastic so I decided that I was going to start on the front lawn when we got home tonight.

Niko "helped" me rake the lawn.

And by "helping," I mean jumping in the piles I raked up. Doh.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Museum of Science + Industry

If you have never been to the Museum of Science + Industry in Chicago, you should go. Kids have a BLAST since most of the areas are interactive. This is the hatchery where eggs are hatched every day.

Yes, those are real planes inside the museum.

This is one of the coolest areas in the museum. They simulate a tornado inside the museum... so cool.

Niko had fun hanging out with his cousin Jenny.

He LOVED the train area. If you have kids who like trains... this museum is right up your alley.

The museum wore mommy out... Niko was running around like a crazy person and passed out in the car before we got off Lake Shore Drive. Whew... I think mommy needs a vacation after this vacation!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hangin' with Do-Da (and Grandpa)

Playing pool in the game room.

Playing air hockey with cousin Jenny and Uncle Donnie.

This chair is SUPER old. This was one of my toys when I was his age. Wow.

I see you Do-Da!!!!

Someone loves Do-Da.... and didn't feel well on Sunday.

We had a great time hanging out with Do-Da, Grandpa, Uncle Donnie and cousin Jenny. Thanks again for having us and we will see you for Easter! :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fun with Matrix

Matrix walked into the kitchen looking like this. It's kinda hard to see because he's so dark and the headband is black as well. Niko decided that one set of cat ears was not enough for Matrix, he needed two.

I must say, I laughed pretty hard. Poor Matrix. Niko toddler-handles you!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Crashed out

This photo is a bit old, but I just found it on a different camera. Niko crashed out at Mark & Shelly's house. Too much fun.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Spiderman, Spiderman

Ahhh.... look at my little nerdling. He's just getting into Spiderman and he likes it when I sing the Spiderman song to him. His first graphic novel (of sorts), Marvel Universe, I am so proud.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Likes playing with the AquaDoodle...

So much fun....

Gross. Yea.... draw, then drink, then draw, then drink.

Reminds me of college.