Monday, August 31, 2009

Ranch Anyone?!?!?

The other day while I was cooking supper Lydia decided to explore the kitchen pantry. This is something that she does pretty much daily. It absolutely drives me nuts. I spend so much time picking up paper plates, napkins, forks, spoons, bags of chips, cans of name it, she gets it out. My life would be SO much easier if I could find a way she wouldn't be able to open the door. We have tried one device...and Kane broke it by the time with tried it on the pantry door. I am determined to find something today at the local Wal-Mart--wish me luck!

Lydia hugging the Sam's size of ranch dressing--I mean really I don't even think she is a big fan

Packing everything in "her bag"

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fun With Friends

Last weekend we had very special guests come and stay with us. Dan and Jeff are two of Kane's fraternity brothers who we are very close with. Dan, wife Kim and daughter Callie made the long trip south. Jeff, wife Angie and daughter Segen also made the long trip. We had a wonderful weekend! Both families came down Friday night and stayed until Sunday. We had a jammed packed weekend planned.

Here is a picture of the girls having an after breakfast snack before heading to the park. We had beautiful weather so we decided to take advantage by playing on the new equipment and hanging out with the ducks.

Callie, Segen and Lydia
Who doesn't love to swing?

Lydia and Segen hanging out on the star :)
The play equipment filled up quickly so we headed around the circle to check out the ducks. We found a large group that, well, didn't stay around for long. The poor things did have three toddlers chasing them.

Callie and Segen wondering why they are leaving :(

And this is my daughter being awful lazy...hanging out in Callie's stroller!
Saturday night we had a small gathering for all our close friends that know Dan, Jeff and families. I think everyone had a fun time. When everyone was leaving on Sunday...Lydia was crying at the think she had a fun time. Thanks for making the trip!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Kelsey

Happy 30th Birthday Kelsey! I hope that you had a wonderful day. We were thinking of you!!

Kelsey is our local 4-H extension agent and a heck of a hard worker. She has a beautiful daughter, Kennedy that is just about a month younger than Lydia. They have a great time playing together. I hope that they will develop a great friendship later in life :) A girl can never have too many friends!

Kelsey and Kara during the Party Bus June 2008
See you in aerobics bright and early...5.30 AM :)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Little Bro

So, it has been awhile since I last posted. I think my last post was titled something like "not much new" well, that is no longer the case. Things have been absolutely crazy around here! A week ago Friday I received a call from my sister that my little brother was in the emergency room. He works for an electrician in town and I was worried that he had gotten electrocuted or had been in a car accident. After several phone calls I learned that he had not been in a accident but had been diagnosed with Type I diabetes.

Lydia was still napping so once she woke up I dropped her off at my good friend Megan's house so she could play with Miss Norah Kate and I headed to WNH. I got there just before he was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Wichita. He stayed there until Monday night. So, last weekend I make a couple of trips to check in on him. He had to stay one extra day because of this potassium levels. Which I learned getting a potassium IV is very painful--I hope I never have to have one :)

My Brother is 26 which is kinda old to me diagnosed. However, that is just about the same age when my sister was also diagnosed. Yes, my sister is also a Type I grandmother, and one aunt. My dad is a Type II and one of Kane's cousins is also a Type I. So, I guess I shouldn't have been really so surprised! I hate to be selfish, but, I am so glad that I have about reached the cut off age...30...hooray for getting older. I will defiantly have to watch my eating habits and weight so I do not develop Type II later in life.

Marlon seems to be doing good. It will just take some time to get things figured out and balanced. He has already been back to the doctor's and is on a lower dose of insulin. I know that diabetes is a manageable disease. I just wish no one had to deal with in!! Love you, little bro!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Not Much New....

Not much new has happened this week. In fact I don't think I have even gotten the camera out--I'm such a slacker! Well, I did want to take some pictures last night down by the bean field but, the battery was dead. So, hopefully tomorrow I can take some pics to share.

A blast from the of my favorite pictures of Lydia

Monday, August 10, 2009

City Pool?!?!

Yes, last Monday we headed to the city pool with our very special friends. I seriously hadn't been there since I was a swimming instructor many moons ago...and I won't do the math! It was a long time ago!!!

I think everyone had a great time. I think the pool closes on the 16th---not sure we will make it back this year but next year Lydia will probably want to be a regular.

Norah Kate and Barrett splashing around
Lydie Grace going down the dragon slide..she really like it !!!
Miss Hadley was there too...but, I didn't get any pictures--bummer :(

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Rough Week

Well, what a week! I knew Lydia wasn't feeling well on Tuesday but we decided to head over to our neighbors for our neighborhood watch meeting (it was also National Night Out.) Lydia didn't eat one single piece of food..which is SO not like her and feel asleep curled up in a little ball on me. She was running a pretty high fever which I didn't think much of because I knew that she was working on two new teeth.

Things slowly week down hill from there. Wednesday evening she started projectile vomiting! I am pretty sure she had never vomited before so this was quite a shock to her. Her face said it all. After doing some research in my trusty book I was relieved to find out that vomiting can be related to teething.

After a couple sleepless nights, fevers and some vomiting things seem to be back to normal. Cross your fingers :)

I will share pictures of our trip to the city pool tomorrow!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Good Old CCF

Who doesn't love a good old county fair? We headed down to the fair grounds two nights, which is strange for us, but we just couldn't pass up the great weather. AND just to let you know...the heat returned today!

I have wonderful memories of going to the fair as a child. I loved looking at all the animals, riding the rides and the food :) I can remember how important I used to think the fair was for socialization. When I was in middle/high school the fair was a BIG deal. I had to go every night and had each nights outfit picked out! I also, couldn't leave without having a caramel apple--love them! What a difference 10 + years makes?!?!?!

I will say since having Lydia going to the fair is more work but totally worth it. I loved watching her look and touch the animals, ride the carousel for the first time and eat a funnel cake. What great memories and I'm sure she will be just as excited next year.

We were fortunate to have some friends with livestock on exhibit so Lydia was able to get up close and personal with "Jamocha" the goat and "Sliver Bells" the cow. Thanks Johnson's!!

Lydia loving the goose..this is what she does when she is really excited :)

Going around on the carousel for the first time at the CCF

Checking out the funnel cake
Lydia deciding the cake was pretty good
See you next year...Thanks for the memories :)