Saturday, April 23, 2016

Neighborhood Walks

Ollie and I have gotten into the routine of after school walks.  The weather has been so nice lately and we have been taking advantage of it.  Oliver loves being outside and enjoys his stroller rides.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sleepy Boy

All of the excitement and running around that we did yesterday must have worn this little boy out.  For the first time, he fell asleep during lunch.  This good little eater, doesn't often pass up the opportunity to eat, but he just couldn't stay awake.

Tulip Festival

Yesterday we went to the Tulip Festival in Wamego.  We had never been to it before so it was nice to check things out.  The tulips were beautiful and Ollie was excited to check them out.

Oliver had his first train ride while we were at the Tulip Festival.
He was all smiles as he waved at daddy.

After all the fun in Wamego, we headed to Manhattan to run some errands.  Lunch at Powercat Sports Grill was first.  They didn't have a highchair right away, so Ollie had to wait in the booth until one become available. He thought he was such a big boy sitting there by himself.

Selfies with mommy :)

We ended our fun filled day at Target (where else?!)  where Ollie made a new friend.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Landscaping Assistant

We purchased some phlox to finish up the landscaping around the shed.

This cool guy was the official assistant for the job.  (Excuse his hair.  That was the work of the wind.)
He wasn't quite sure how to put his sunnies back on after removing them.  He found his attempts funny though.

"Here dad, let me help."

"Here's some more dirt for you in case you don't already have enough."

"...and then you pat it down like this.  Yep, good work, daddy."

"What do you mean I'm not doing it right?!"

"This landscaping thing is sure a lot of work.  Perhaps I will just model instead."

"Yep, I'm good at this."

"How do I get out of here?"

"Plants are gone!"

"What mud, mom?"



Sunday, April 10, 2016

Riley's 25th

We celebrated Riley's 25th today with lunch at Longhorn's.  We had quite the crowd and lots of yummy food.

Ollie was leading the gang out to the parking lot.  He loves to walk on his own especially outside.
No birthday would be complete without a trip to Menards!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Quite the Climber

Oliver has become quite the climber and he is very proud of himself for climbing on the top of his lamper.  (Yes, it really is called a lamper.  It has the width of a laundry basket, but the height of a hamper.  Lamper.)
He sat up there for the longest time, just giggling and grinning.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Wonderful Weather, Wonderful Weekend

We had a wonderful weekend with wonderful spring weather.  We didn't have anything scheduled for the weekend and were able to relax.  We enjoyed time together, much of it outside.

Our weekend with this little baby unicorn was great.  He took a fall at daycare this week which resulted in quite the little bruise between his eyes. 

I decided that he just wanted to be a unicorn ;)  He didn't cry and it hasn't seemed to bother him.  All smiles for this little man.

Riley went to work for a few hours on Saturday morning.  I enjoyed some morning cuddles while Riley worked.  I think I got the better end of this deal by far!
Ollie and I watched a couple birds work to make a nest on the wreath of our front door.  Riley wasn't as amused with their work and destroyed their progress when he got home.
While Riley changed the oil in the lawn mower and worked on other tasks in the garage, Oliver played.  Ollie must have been preparing for one heck of a trip in his Cozy Coupe (or Comfy Cruiser, as Riley calls it). 
He wanted to be sure that he was well hydrated.
Ollie also helped with some yard work.  He is finally used to the grass and enjoys running around in the back yard.

Lately, he has been looking less and less like a baby and more like a little boy.  I just can't wrap my mind about him being a toddler now!

Sunday morning we went to church in Manhattan.  (We tried the church in Flush as it is much closer to our home, but Ollie didn't do well and they don't have a quieting room.)  We like going to Manhattan so Ollie can run free and play in the quieting room.  It makes it possible for Riley and I to actually get something out of church rather than focusing on keeping the small child quiet, happy, and confined.

After church we headed to Sunset Zoo.  This was our first trip to the zoo as a family.  Oliver had been with Lacey as a little baby, but was usually in a sling asleep.
He loves being outside and loved looking around at everything.
This little chimp was showing off by doing somersaults and climbing all over his momma. 

Oh how I love this little guy!

Oliver has always been good at drinking water, but he especially loves to drink out of mommy's water bottle.  We got him his own Camelbak so he would quit slobbering mine all up... and he loved it!  Such a big boy!
"Catch me if you can!"

Following the zoo, we went to AJ's New York Pizzeria.  (We tried to go here a while back, but stopped at the public library first...which resulted in us witnessing two grown men get into a physical altercation in the parking lot...which resulted in damage to my car, police reports, an angry husband, a couple of wasted hours... so we went home without pizza.)

Anyway, the pizza was worth the wait.  It was super tasty and we will certainly be back.
Ollie enjoyed some of my spinach chicken alfredo pizza.

I think the crust was his favorite - yum!

Once we got back home and Ollie had a nap (along with Riley too, of course) we headed back outside to enjoy more of the gorgeous spring weather.  Oliver was a great helper with vehicle washing.