Friday, July 12, 2013

July 4th

Nothing better than a 4th of July filled with parades, swimming, BBQ, friends, and fireworks!
So thankful for such great friends!
   




The fam



Sparklers!


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Gavin is 3!

We went to a park for Gavin's birthday this year and took most of our sports gear with us- basketballs (and Gavin's hoop), golf clubs, footballs, and a baseball bat and tee. Gavin loved it! It was windy with cotton blowing everywhere, but it was still enjoyable. I feel horrible that I didn't get any pictures of all of them playing- I forgot about pictures until we pulled out the cupcakes and candle!



Shatto Farm

Hailey, Jackson, Gavin, Rielly, Hannah- love these kids!


This cow really liked Rielly- she just kept getting closer to Rielly, trying to nudge her head up against her

Baby cows!
One of our favorite things about Kansas City: Shatto Milk! It is amazing! With flavors like Root Beer, Orange Dream, and Pumpkin Spice- you can't really go wrong! Not to mention the sweet glass bottles it comes in! So we drove out to the farm in MO to see how and where that wonderful milk is made. It was really fun and extremely delicious! I even got to milk a cow, because my kids wouldn't dare!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Dance Recital- ballet

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my camera was full so I didn't get the whole thing- but that was most of it!

Dance Recital - Tap Dance

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

St Louis

Went to St Louis with the Hoopes family for spring break- it felt more like winter though! At least we got to go swimming in a warm hotel!
Poor Boyce had a bad fall and busted his lip the first day- nothing that the ipad can't heal though ;)





Looking out the window on top of the arch

The view of the courthouse from the top of the arch



The kids rode this train at least 10 times- they loved it!


Climbing in the City Museum- there was so much to explore there!




Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Snow Days

We didn't go anywhere for a few days- good thing school was cancelled!


Cleaning off the cars



Gavin's bike was how we measured the snow throughout the week- this was the last day of the snow.

Playing computer games- Gavin is more excited than he looks



The trees were so beautiful

This is how we shovel snow in Kansas City

I think these snow piles will be here for a while

Hot Chocolate!!

We almost lost Gavin to the snow


We had 2 really bad snow days, had the weekend to shovel, and then got hit again with snow on Monday! It was so much fun to play in the snow and to have Chris home- 3 snow days for him! We had lots of time for hide-n-seek, making tents, baking, dancing, and hot chocolate!