Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What We Have Been Up To

Lately...

Shaun Boy is talking to his big sister Austin on the phone. Every time Austin calls, he is the first to say "I want to talk to Austin" he really misses her.


Naddie Bear is walking... well kind of. She only does this occasionally. If you try to make her do it for show she gets angry.


Shaun Boy loved the zoo today. We had a great time with Jaimie and her cute kids.



A happy girl and her Cheetos.



Shaun shows this trick to everyone he knows. And yes he is NOT shy anymore. He will go up and talk to anyone and show them his new trick.




This is the play place at our new mall. We are here just about every day. Shaun and Natalie love it.




Shaun and Naddie relaxing in a boat.




She is very independent these days.





My poor little guys was not feeling that great the other night.






Hoo?









Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hotel Life

Nattie Bear sleeps in the kitchen.


Shaun boy gets his very own bed. This photo was taken about 3 minutes before he woke and crying and said that he needed to throw up... and he did. A lot. Luckily he made it to the toilet.


I have been reminded quite a bit lately how much I detest TV.


He likes to swim.



So does she.


What a cute little family.





All ready for swimming.






Exploring Springfield

Yesterday we moved ALL of our earthly possessions from the moving truck to a storage shed. It was very hot. Shaun had a great time. He had the very important job of tying all of the bikes together. Natalie was exiled to the pack and play. She was angry.


Keeping busy.

Ninja Benny.

Not a fan of the sticky weather.


These toys were not entertaining enough for this girl.



Natalie kept calling Shaun's toy frog 'Bow'. So Ben went out and got her, her own Bow. She loves it and snuggles it every night.




Bow?





We went to visit Benny's new school. I must say it has very shiny hallways. It was fun to finally see it. Ben is really excited.


Me and my Berrie Bear.







The Rough Side of Town

video

Poor Shaun boy was chased, mugged and bamboozled by a bunch of hungry birds. He was NOT amused.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Road Trip

Well, It's official. We are now Springfieldites? We just arrived today, and so far I absolutely love it! I love that Ben and I are now on our own. It is a bit scary... especially when you are lost driving around downtown Kansas City looking for a gas station that has diesel with the gas light on. A word to the wise... Don't go to downtown Kansas City after dark. Now I have some pictures form the trip here and I want you all to know that I did not swerve one bit while taking these. I just had to delete a TON of pictures. Most of them were of the sky, when I was shooting for yet another corn field.

Here is my adorable little Naddie Bear. She was Daddy's helper half of the time. As long as she has a baba and a toy that makes noise she is a happy camper. I had to give her my walkie talkie a few times though.


Early in the morning on our way out. At this point I had Natalie in the car with me, she was asleep of course.


Here is my Shaun boy. This poor little guy is very confused right now. Good thing he has new toys to soften the blow right? The whole trip he was just naming off things that he is 'never going to see again'
Grandma
Aiden
Our house
Uncle Jeff that has Carlton
just to name a few.



This is the beast that my Benny drove the whole way. If you look very closely you can see a small Bear in the passenger side.



Ok Folks, this is the hote- motel that we stayed in the first night on the road. Never again! Those are all crickets!!!! Click on the picture for a better view and so that you can sympathize with me. The next night I MADE Benny take us to a nicer one. He was kind of mad that is cost double... But it was one of those situations that I would just gladly take the consequences.




My happy girl. Yes that is a box of wheat thins. I just kept handing her things to try to keep her occupied.




She just couldn't keep her eyes open. I love this girl. She is such a sweetie. She was very well behaved this trip.




We stayed at about 55 mph the whole time. It was a long trip with that big truck.





I thought this was WAY cool. So this is the highway that we are on and a whole lane was closed due to flooding. We are definitely not in Utah anymore.





Mmmmmmm.



Would you like that in small or large bills?



Shaun was very protective of his backpack the whole time. If he had to go to the bathroom his backpack went with him. This is where he keeps his power rangers.





This was a reservoir that we passed over. I thought it was neat in a very trees growing in the water kind of way.





Almost there!



Just as I was putting these pictures on my computer I realized that I didn't take a single one of Benny. He was in a different car for the last 1,200 miles. So here he is all snuggled up and ready for bed. I love this man. Though I will miss everyone in Utah VERY much, I am so excited to start this new adventure with him.