Tuesday, April 29, 2008

it's been a while

Sorry it has taken so long to blog, but the weather has been AWESOME and we have been outside. Unfortunately, the weather is not so nice today. It was in the 80's last week and today, I am sad to say, it snowed! Only in CNY! We got a new sandbox from Zach's sister this past week and the kids love it. We did have one incident of Kylie sitting on Cooper's head in the sandbox. Fortunately, Cooper thought it was cool! We also found out that Cooper LOVES anything that moves. Especially the lawn mower. Daddy took him for a few rides and he LOVED it. SO I thought I would include some pics for you all.

Kylie in the sandbox

In case you were wondering where we put it
Cooper looking handsome
Unfortunately, he has and older sister
There we go...a boy pic!
Kylie in a new dress (thanks Grandma Riedl)
Waiting to go to Grandma's and Grandpa's

Friday, April 18, 2008

Is it spring or summer?

It has been a great week. We have been outside playing EVERY day and even got to go to the zoo. Today was the warmest of the days...80, so I put a small amount of water in the play pool for the kids to play with. My intentions were not for them to jump in it, but what was I thinking, of course they were going to get a dirty/wet as possible. I have noticed that Cooper LOVES to get dirty. He will smear mud on himself whenever he gets the chance to. Thought I would include some pictures...

I think Cooper looks so cute with his hat on!

Before...

After...

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and in case you wanted to see how much fun Cooper had...

On another note, I started some of my veggies for the garden. I have broccoli, peas, tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers so far. They are growing nicely so far...hopefully we will get them in the ground soon. We need to get some top soil for our garden...anyone want to donate any?

Hope you all enjoy the nice weather!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Sunshine!!

Yes, that's right...IT'S SPRING! We have had a great week full of sunshine and playing outside.
It was even warm enough for the kiddos to eat lunch outside! Let me tell you, the fresh air helps them take GREAT naps! I have to admit that I have been taking great naps as well!
I was even able to hang the diapers out! They desperately needed some fresh air as well...along with some sunning! I love laundry that is hung outside to dry! I also started some plant and was able to put them out in the warm sunshine for a few days!
And I just thought Cooper was too cute playing in the sand box. Apparently, sand is his new favorite treat!

It was great to get outside and start gardening as well. We decided and re-decided where we are going to put our garden, Zach cleared out a lot of the fallen branches in the back yard, I got the car washed, I read a book in the "warm" sunshine, and we relaxed on the hammock. I love how busy we are in the spring and how fast the days fly by. Unfortunately, both Kylie and Cooper are afraid of the swing this year and cry every time we go near it. We are hoping to break this very soon! I will say they had fun driving around in the jeep and going down the slide though.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Is it spring yet?

We have had a few days of up and down weather. On Monday it was in the 60's and VERY windy. Then on Tuesday it was sunny, but in the 30's. Today seems like the best of the days because it is suppose to get into the 50's and is VERY sunny! We let Kylie take her new jeep power wheels out on Monday and she seemed to like it. She needs to work on her steering, but has the, "playing with the radio while driving" down! Cooper is intrigued by the whole driving process and cannot wait until he can reach the peddles.

I cannot wait to start my garden. I did some weeding and am starting to brainstorm where I want my garden. We have a lot of bunnies and deer, so I want it somewhere that they will hopefully leave it alone. Any suggestions....

On another note, it looks like Cooper is starting to walk...FINALLY. He is taking 5 or 6 steps towards things and likes to push his toys around in his walker. My back is begging for him to walk, but my heart wants him to stay my little baby forever;o( He just starting really playing with Kylie too. I am including a little video of Kylie pushing Cooper around in his walker...I wonder where Cooper got the idea to push his toys around???

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Hope you all are doing well. Enjoy the sun while you can!!!!

xoxox, Kara