Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Good use of time...

I was talking to Kay on the phone yesterday mentioning how I was beginning to get the "back to school anxiety" that comes every year at this time.  Summer is virtually over, our house "to-do" list isn't finished, our grad classes aren't done, and we haven't even been to school. 

So Kay graciously offered to come stay with Parker for a few hours today so Travis and I could make good use of our time and check some things off of our list without having to worry about Parker. 

Guess how we used this valuable time??????

We went golfing.

Actually we went to the driving range.

and then we went to lunch at the recently reopened Cherry Street. 
It was yummy!

I guess it's true...once a procrastinator, always a procrastinator!
(P.S.  we did spend 45 minutes at school!)

Monday, August 2, 2010


This weekend we went to visit Travis' sister and family in Des Moines.  Actually, Waukee, but it's in the Des Moines area.  The trip took about 4 hours there and Parker did a really great job!  He took 2 good naps on the way.  He was resting up for fun with all 3 of his cousins and their new puppy.

Parker took his crawling to new levels.  There were wide open spaces and lots of little feet to chase after.

Unfortunately, some feet were faster than his!  Caught Ya!

He also had lots of things to climb on.
Love, love, love this photo Travis captured in the window!  If you look really hard you can see his reflection.
"Why can't I go out and play with everyone else?"
Play time with Caleb and Annica

Saturday after lunch it was pool time in the back yard!
The shorts got to tight and the regular diaper was super soaked so all the clothes had to come off. 
Parker's first skinny dipping experience
Although swimming is fun, Parker does not enjoy the slip and slide...maybe next year..
The verdict is still out on the trampoline...
However, bath time....
Is great fun!
Rub a dub dub, 3 kiddos in a tub!

Huh?  What are you doing cousin?
Look!  I learned to wave on command!  Hello everyone!

We chose this weekend to visit the Chervenka's because Annica was being baptized in the Raccoon River.  This was extra special because her dad got to baptize her.  Annica was the youngest of all the people being baptized but I would wager she has just as much understanding and love of the Lord as everyone else there!
We were so happy to get to celebrate with Annica and our family during this special time in their lives.

Parker was tired after a long weekend playing and slept most of the way home.  However we discovered at the Iowa 80 truck stop that he has a ugly heat rash/diaper rash and are now treating it at home.
We arrived home safely full of memories from a fun weekend away!
We can't wait to go again.