Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sporting KC

The other big highlight of our trip to KC, which deserves its own blog post, was the chance for me and Luke to attending our very first Major League Soccer event. Mommy keeps in touch with a good friend from her days working for the MLS in Dallas, so her friend got us these AWESOME tickets to see Sporting KC play in their brand new (just 2 weeks old) stadium! We got to sit right at the midpoint of the field only 6 rows up, so it was VERY cool. (note that I had to represent my girly side, insisting on wearing a princess dress to the game, much to momma's dismay!)

When we first walked in, the field and game transfixed me and Luke. At least I turned around for a second to take a picture. Luke...not so much!
The good news: within minutes of sitting in our seats, Sporting KC scored TWO goals! The bad news: the very loud burst of noise from the crowd on both occasions scared the daylights out of me and had my hysterically crying. After awhile, though, momma learned to tell me to "hold my ears" whenever it looked like KC might score. That, combined with blue Gatorade and a big tub of popcorn from Grandpa Bill, was the key to success. I LOVED the game, had fun watching the ball go so high in the air, and also was quite interested in the players when they fell down and got hurt. Luke, bless his heart, was a perfect angel and watched the game with interest.

We ended up staying until the end of the game! I was sad to leave and exclaimed several times "I LOVE this place!" We finally loaded back in the car at 10pm (!!) and Luke and I both promptly fell asleep on the car ride home.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Kansas City

We just got back from an awesome weekend visiting Grandpa Bill and Grandma Kay in Kansas City. I was thrilled to fly on an airplane again, and momma and daddy were thrilled because the flight is just a quick hour over to KC - very manageable! Daddy actually had a golfing weekend with his buddies from college, so momma, me and brother all hung out at Grandma and Grandpa's for the weekend.

The trip started out like this...a quick cat nap on the way to the airport for me:

Doesn't look very comfortable, does it? No worries...I slept just fine.
We had lots of fun attending a "concert in the park" event near Grandpa's house... complete with lots of time on the tire swing (a new discovery for me) and even a facepainter!

Other highlights included my first time eating at Winsteads (yummy!), seeing my step-cousins Audrey, Simone and Penelope, and playing (new toys = hours of entertainment for me!) and bonding non-stop with Grandma and Grandpa. Me and brother were really, really good all weekend - which momma was thankful for.

Overall, it was a great weekend. Luke approves :)
(did I mention he is signing and clapping now?)

Thanks for a great visit, Grandma and Grandpa! I can't wait to come visit you again soon!

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Father's Day

I'm late getting this post up, but I just wanted to show you guys a couple pictures momma took of us last weekend for Father's Day. Luke and I sure do love our daddy...and he loves us right back!

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Friday, June 24, 2011


I've been giving momma and daddy quite the hard time about t-ball. It started with me getting (literally) sick to my stomach in the middle of my first practice, and has steadily gone downhill since. Mommy and daddy are sure that one day they will look back and laugh, but for now they aren't enjoying having to coax and cajole me almost every step of the way during practice and games. T-ball will probably end up being a one-season experiment, but at least its fun playing on a team. And yes, I do have SOME good moments...I like it when everyone cheers when I hit the ball, run the bases, or throw a ball to first base. But bottom line... I'm just ready for soccer and gymnastics to start back up soon!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011


I've been a bad child blogger... But I have a good excuse! Our family has been busy this month, with some/all of our family of four going out of town every single weekend in the month of June. I'll start with our trip to Chicago. We went to Nana's house for a long weekend in order for mommy to help throw a bridal shower for my soon-to-be Aunt Jessie. The travel to and from Chicago was pretty uneventful except for a small hiccup - immediately after passing through security in Denver, Luke threw up the ENTIRE contents of his stomach (and more, it seemed!) in the stroller. He was in need of a total outfit change - thank goodness momma came prepared. She was nervous it might happen again on his last clean outfit, but Luke was a good boy and did fine the rest of the trip.

Highlights of the trip:
- Sleeping in my own bedroom and big girl bed (believe it or not, last time I was at Nana's house in Chicago, I was still sleeping in a crib!)
- Visiting a few old friends and neighbors
- Seeing my Aunt Laura, Uncle Matt and cousins Anna and Elsie
- Nature walks and tractor rides on the property
- Going "frogging" on the lake - and actually catching one!

Despite rainy weather most of the weekend, I had lots of fun exploring Nana and Papa's house and property - and I can't wait until my next visit to Chicago!
me with cousins Anna and Elsie

Needless to say, at the end of our weekend, poor Luke looked like THIS before we even boarded the airplane:

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Last Day of Preschool

Last week I had my last day of preschool for the year. BOY I had a great year at Cherry Hills - - I loved loved my teachers and my classmates, and mommy and daddy saw so many great changes in me! But the year had to end with a party, so here's some pictures of the fun!

showing off my sparkle shoes:
with brother before school:
circle time:
I'm always enthusiastic!
With my friends Elle and Abby and our teacher's aide, Mrs. Luana
With my teacher, Mrs. Hayes:

Another year behind us!
With my bff, Sidney:

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