Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Jordan Valley Park

We went to Jordan Valley Park yesterday and Kasey played in the sprinklers and the water.  He had such a good time.  It was a really nice park.

This metal man had a wheel at the bottom that you could turn and his arms and legs would move.  It was really cute.

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I think this is the only picture I got with his face, not a very good one though.

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CIMG2483 CIMG2486This stream went down to the fountain.  The fountains came on every 5 or 10 minutes.  The kids would all run down there and play in them.

CIMG2489 CIMG2490 The fountains all done, everyone clears out!


The stream had blocks of rocks in it.  Not sure they show up very well.

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Here’s a video of Kasey running through the sprinklers.  It’s about 2 minutes long (probably only Grandma will enjoy watching it that long!!!).  I think the really funny thing to note is that all the other kids just hang around and Kasey runs around the circle, around the outside, through the fountains.  He wore me out just watching this video!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Kasey playing in water

Mark setup the pool right under Kasey’s slide.  Mark would put water down the slide and Kasey would slide down.  It was amazing how fast he could go.  I couldn’t resist taking a video of him.  This my first video post so hopefully it goes ok.

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Our “StayCation” is about over

For Christmas, my mom and dad gave us a coupon for 7 days of free babysitting so we could go on vacation. Woohoo! We were so excited. We didn’t really know what we wanted to do. We tried to figure out if we wanted to go somewhere, but couldn’t think of anywhere we really wanted to go. So we decided that we would just stay around home, I called it a “staycation”.

Anyway, on Monday, we went to Boonville, Missouri and rode bikes along the Katy trail. We went from Boonville to Pilot Grove, about 13 miles, then rode back to Boonville. The trip was mostly uphill from Boonville to Pilot Grove, but because it’s an old railroad track, it was a gradual incline. The nice thing was that the ride back was quicker.


We saw a couple of deer along the way, but this was the only good picture I got of one.


We also stopped at Arrow Rock. Mark thought it was a park that had a big rock jutting out over the Missouri River, but I don’t think that’s what it was. It’s where Lewis and Clark crossed the Missouri River.

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Not much exciting there at all.

We stayed in Tipton, MO in a really old motel. We thought it was funny that the ceilings had sparkles in them, do you remember that? I’m not sure if it will show up in the pictures or not.


We didn’t really do much else the rest of the week, stayed home mostly, went shopping in Springfield, MO on Thursday and Friday. I was ready to pick Kasey up Friday, but he had such a good week, he hid from us when we came up the driveway. I think Grandma and Grandpa spoil him waaaayyy too much! HA!

So here’s what Kasey did this week. He played in Grandpa’s big truck, rode the tractor, made jello pudding, rode the lawnmower and attempted to work on potty training for the week.

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Camping out tonight

Tonight we are going to camp out in the back yard. Here's Kasey in his PJ's, with the tent on the trampoline. I usually try to go to sleep in the tent, but usually end up crawling back into bed. We'll see how I do tonight. Here's another time we tried camping. Doesn't everyone camp on their trampoline?

The Swing that Mark Built

Kasey had his THIRD birthday last week. It is hard to believe that he is 3 already! Time sure does fly. Anyway, I posted pictures of our play area in the back yard on my blog quite awhile ago. I've always envisioned having a swing set off the back porch too. But I am just the one with the ideas but not the one that actually does the work. So Mark got it done. I think it's the biggest swing set in town. It's 14 foot high to the top of the beam. Looks pretty good I think!