Saturday, April 30, 2011

Niko's Garden

Welcome to "Niko's Garden!" It used to be known as the weed box on the south side of the house.... let's see how well we do with it. We have 3 tomato plants, two red bell pepper plants and one cucumber plant. Niko LOVED helping me turn the dirt and install the new plants.

After MANY hours of work... the backyard is ready to enjoy! :) I spent sometime on the hammock this afternoon.... nice.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Grandma & Grandpa "O"'s Easter Basket

A bit THANK YOU to Grandma and Grandpa "O" for their Easter Basket to Niko!

He likes playing with the "Niko Egg" as he calls it. It's pretty cute because he uses it as a mask to play with. He points to the bunny rabbit drawing on the back and tells me it's the Easter Bunny.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

School pictures!

We picked up his school photos yesterday - not too bad since he usually melts down in front of a camera!

Monday, April 25, 2011

It's the EASTER BUNNY!!!

SOOOOO excited to see the eggs and present that the Easter Bunny (a.k.a. "Aunts and Uncles") left Niko when he was in Tennessee!

He's ready to help daddy in the yard now that he has his own leaf blower!

I have no idea why he is smelling the eggs... so weird.

OMG!!! HELP! There is candy inside and I CAN'T GET TO IT!!!

And of course... the "Golden Egg" returns to us!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Annual Trip to Clarksville

Niko playing his first video game. We are so proud.... Finding Nemo, while watching DVDs.... I hear college scholarships hitting our mailbox already.

I love the way he fell asleep with the death-grip on the crunchies can.

Here was Niko thinking he was playing tag with the neighborhood kids.

And he was picking up some new sports skillz.

Easter basket fun with the cousins!

Easter Morning

The Easter Bunny visited us in our hotel room in Clarksville.....

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

School board

I love seeing all the fun things at Niko's school. New class board... :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Two-fisting Popsicles

This story starts with me having a Popsicle and Niko having his own Popsicle. Then he wanted my flavor instead of his, so we switched. Then he wanted both of them....

And I think this is the last time he will be wearing that Cubs shirt... pretty snug... too many Popsicles.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New shoes

We actually bought these shoes when we were in Florida for the holidays. They are still WAY TOO BIG, but Niko insists on wearing them. They are super cute! We got them on clearance at the outlet mall....

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Toddler attack!

Niko was bitten at school today!!! A new little boy joined Niko's class on Monday.... and apparently he's a biter... news to everyone.

He told me all about it when I picked him up. Yikes.

Picture Day!

Yesterday was picture day at Niko's school. I didn't know what daddy put him in until I picked him up in the afternoon. I laughed because Niko was dressed as a daddy mini-me. If you know Neil, you know he always wears polo shirts to work.

I asked Niko how he smiled for his picture... yikes.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ahhhh.... Summertime

Godfather Mark and Aunt Shelly came over on Sunday night for a cook-out. Mark brought his iPad 2 over and Niko is in LOVE. Here he is playing Angry Birds.... he loves it when the birds explode.

Can't have a cook-out without watermelon! :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Pot

This picture is for my mom. Here I am using my new "Rice-a-Roni" pot! It's an acquired taste, but Morris chefs are known for our gourmet "Rice-a-Roni" and creamed corn delicacy.....

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Niko officially has his first skinned knee. We were working in the yard and someone fell down on the driveway... tragedy.

He is fine, of course. He will tell you all about this horrible event if you ask him about it. "Boo-boo. I got it outside." Then you have to kiss it to make it better....

Then off to play with the matryoshka dolls that Uncle Donnie gave us.

Monday, April 4, 2011

First Fridays

On Friday, Niko and a few friends went to the Crossroads Arts District to enjoy First Fridays. It was FINALLY nice out so we decided to take in some art shows.

We met up with some some of my former KCMO colleges.

Niko had a blast hanging out with the other boys!

And who doesn't love the Spaniard!