The everyday little things that make our life perfect.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ponies and Rabbits and Goats, OH MY!

This morning, we went to a petting zoo with our friends, Christa, Mason,and Brayden. We had a great time (especially since it was free!)! Hannah loves being outside and loves animals. She promptly named the goats "Dar-Dar" (Radar). Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get any good pictures of the three kids together since they are never still at the same time, but here is a few of our girl.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sneaky Chef

A good friend of mine gave me a cookbook that shows how to hide fruit and vegetable purees in family friendly meals. It is a great way to get kids (and Chet!) to eat their vegetables when they are too picky. Hannah hasn't really hit that point yet, but it has still been fun to try out some of the different recipes. It can't hurt to eat a few extra veggies!

Today, Hannah and I made Peanut Butter and Banana muffins (with hidden cauliflower). She had a blast helping me mix and put it into the muffin pan. She could hardly wait til they were finished baking!


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Kansas City Fun

We enjoyed a day of fun and relaxation, today, before starting the drive home tomorrow. It has been a great two weeks, but we are definitely ready to be home again.

Hannah watching Playhouse Disney. Her favorite way to start the day!
We started our day at the zoo. Hannah loved the chimps!

We then headed back to Union Station to see the Narnia exhibit and had a banana split at the original diner inside the station.
After a nap, we had dinner at the Crayola Cafe and shopped a little more before heading back to the hotel to pack.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Not even Mickey Mouse...

...will distract this girl from eating when we are in Disney World, but apparently trains will. We are in Kansas City, MO staying in a hotel that is connected to the Crown Center (a mall that is connected to the Hallmark Cards factory). We found a fun restaurant there where trains run all around the dining room and will even deliver your food to your table. Hannah was so enthralled with the trains that we had convince her to eat! She even learned a new words while we were there, "choo-choo". Though not the best food, it was definitely worth it for the experience!

One of the food delivery trains... it travels around the ceiling, an arm comes down knocking the food tray on to an elevator, bringing your food down to the table.
We stopped at Dairy Queen to get our traditional road trip treat, a Butterfinger blizzard. Hannah finished eating her applesauce and helped herself to the blizzard.
Hannah showing Pluto the view from our room in downtown Kansas City. We are on the 35th floor.
There is an beautiful, old train station in the same complex. Union Station was built in 1914 and has been renovated to its original beauty and is now home to a science museum, restaurants, a post office, and the Amtrak station. We didn't make there in time to anything today, but are planning to head back there tomorrow to visit a traveling exhibit on the science of the Narnia movies.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Five Hours and Four States Later

We left Nashville this morning, drove through Kentucky, Illinois, and finally into St. Louis, Missouri, our half way point to Kansas City. Our hotel is right on the Mississippi River across from the Arch. We had a fantastic steak dinner at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and headed over there. The area around the arch is a state park and there is an underground museum. Hannah was fascinated with the fake buffalo and horses. We had a great evening, just relaxing and enjoying the gorgeous weather!

Hannah also figured out how to climb into Daddy's chair today. I think we may be in trouble!

Wrapping Up Tennessee

We had a great last few days in Nashville! We had a good visit with some of Chet's family on July 4th. Hannah was decked out in her patriot outfit complete with pigtails.
Sunday morning, we headed to Antioch to speak at another church and had a wonderful morning! Hannah found several boxes of Cheerios while we were packing up and had a blast stacking them.
After saying goodbye to Chet's parents, who headed back to Texas, we had a quiet Sunday afternoon. Hannah decided that Daddy needed to have some bows in his hair.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Fourth of July!

We have had a great two days at Summer Celebration. Chet and his dad's two classes went very well. Last night, the Celebration ended with a Vocal Union and Acapella concert, picnic, and fireworks on Lipscomb's campus. It was a blast! Hannah loved every bit of it, but the fireworks were her favorite! We are enjoying a quiet day before family comes over later tonight for a cookout.

While the van was in the shop earlier this week (all is fixed now!), we rode around some in Nana and Poppa's convertible. We rode back one night with the top down. Hannah absolutely loved the wind in her face and traveled the whole way with a huge grin on her face! At every stop light, she signed "more, please."
Hannah helping Daddy greet and sign books yesterday after class.
Enjoying the campus and the beautiful weather.