Saturday, May 31, 2014

May 2014

  At the beginning of the month, we traveled to Gramma & Papa's on the farm for the weekend. We celebrated cousin Emma's 1st birthday, but also made a trip to my favorite place - the castle park (Cleveland Park)!
I had a lot of fun playing on the swings & slides.
We also found the brick that has Mommy's family's name on it.
 Kalia wears piggy tails!
Kalia plays & makes silly faces
Enjoying the outdoors with a bomb pop...
...and pretending it's a sword
Kalia LOVES being in her playhouse!
She also found these chairs and LOVES sitting in them!
It took a lot of convincing to get her out!
The last weeks of school we took a field trip to the zoo
and had a water day in the backyard.
They were both lots and lots of fun!
Kalia liked playing with the toys since the boys were too occupied to take them away from her
Until she found the water - then she splashed and splashed and splashed!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend in Columbus

We spent Memorial Day weekend with Gramma & Papa on the lake. The water was a little chilly yet to go swimming (though my cousin Molly & her friend jumped in), but we made up for it in boat rides - and Daddy let me drive too! 
We went to Uncle Ken's restaurant to eat. There was a balloon artist there that made Kalia a ladybug, Molly a turtle bracelet and me a duck!
Papa & Dad took me out to play golf with my new clubs & Molly helped Papa with his putting.

I got up early every morning to feed the fish under Papa's dock!
Dad & Mom took me to a car show that was at a nearby park.
This one looks like Papa's on the farm, only I noticed right away that the wheels are different and the stripe is missing.

A little sand time...
A LOT of boat time!
Kalia LOVED going fast and Beckett LOVED going slow (so he could look for fish, turtles & ducks)
Dad, enough with the camera! HaHa!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Kalia - 14 Months

 Kalia is sure LOVING the outdoors this year! She gets REALLY, REALLY upset when we have to go inside and usually have to distract her with something else. She is understanding a lot more words now - like eat, food, drink, milk, book, dog, baby, bye-bye. We are even starting to recognize some of her jibber-jabber as words. The other night she was bringing me EVERY book we have saying "gook".

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Emma Turns One!

 My cousin Emma had her golden birthday and turned ONE on May 1st!
We went back to IA that weekend and celebrated with her Sesame Street themed party. I mostly played football outside with the big boys, but Kalia had fun getting some attention inside. And Emma LOVED HER CAKE!!
The pictures explain it all...