Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hooray For Grandparents!

Nana & Pa Pa came to visit this past weekend. It was a quick trip for them, as it is a 6 hour drive from good old Lawton, Oklahoma to Lawrence, KS. The weather cooperated nicely, and we were able to get out a bit and check out the Prairie Park Nature Center (perfect for little ones) and go down the slide at South Park for a few minutes, before indulging in ice cream at Sylas & Maddy's (and let's be real, I was the one who wanted ice cream more than anyone!). Oliver has been saying "Nina & Bah Bah" ever since my parents left on Sunday. He is their #1 groupie. Here are some pics from outside @ Prairie Park. We saw an eagle, a parrot, iguanas, tarantulas, turtles, snakes, prairie dogs, and lots more critters native to the area. Lawrencians should really check it out if you haven't already! Oliver's favorite is the kitty cat that roams around the joint (perhaps to keep certain uninvited critters under control).

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Oliver's Big Weekend, Plus - The Basement is Finished (more or less)!

This past weekend was a busy one for Oliver. We had Charlie Griffith's 2nd Birthday Party on Saturday afternoon, where Oliver got to run around like crazy and play with (read take) Charlie's presents. Then, on Saturday night, Oliver and Noah Clothier had a play date (while the adults watched the KU/MU basketball game) and Oliver got to run around like crazy some more! Then, on Sunday, we had friends over to watch the Super Bowl, during which time Oliver got to... you guessed it, run around like crazy! Bonus for us, we finally have our basement finished (minus some decorating/asthetic touches), so we got to utilize the space for the kiddos on Sunday. They seemed to have a blast. Below are some photos from before the mass chaos ensued.
                                          O & Noah (Sorry, I did not get a pic with Charlie)

Worn out!

                                         Basement stairwell (family photo from Ft. Myers beach!)
       Basement Playroom!
Playroom storage cubby I put together myself (and if you know me, you know this is a HUGE accomplishment for someone who only ever got checks or minuses on report cards for following directions)!