Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fun in CL and KC

We finally took a picture of Hazel with great-grandma Thompson for the baby book.

In CL last weekend we went to a BBQ and blues event at the Clear Lake City Park. Gus did not last long. His hives were horrible and his disposition even worse. Poor guy. I think this was the first time that Josh and I were truly embarrassed by his behavior. I know he felt miserable though, he just wasn't himself.

And sweet little Hazel slept through the whole thing.

Grandma Sue had taken Gus to the Cerro Gordo County fair when he stayed with her last week. He loved it so much that Josh and I took him again over the weekend.

He loved the chickens!

A fresh egg. I tried to explain where it came from to Gus. Oh boy was that a pointless conversation. Maybe in another year :)

And our little sheriff also loved the rabbits. A lot.

Daddy did not love the gift the livestock barn left on our stroller tire. As Gus would say, "P U, No way, uh uh, icky, stinky, yucky."

We had lunch at the OP in CL afterward.

Later that day Avery and Cade came over the grandma Paulette's for some good cousin time.

Once again, Gus loved the slip n slide. He likes water and water toys so much.

Hazel hung out with me in the shade.

With many of the cousins, Gus's eye patch is something of much curiosity. Avery and Cade were excited when the patch came off in the water because then they got to try it on.

Later that night we boiled up some Iowa sweet corn and had Barrel Chicken. Josh was pretty excited to have the OP and the Barrel in one day- those are his two favorite places to eat when we are back home.

Shucking corn.

On the way back to KC on Sunday, Hazel tried on Gus's old sunglasses. He doesn't get to wear sunglasses anymore, so she might as well enjoy them. Cute little bug!

Gus playing with the fountains at Legends shopping center.

Brea and Josi came back to KC with us to watch the kids this week while we worked during the day. They have been a huge help and seem to be having a lot of fun too. On their first night in KC we had to get some ice cream- they needed something fun to do after that 5 hour car ride.

One afternoon after I got off work we played with play dough. Gus made this 'creation' completely by himself. It was so creative and cute that I had to take a picture of it.

Gus riding the "He he" (that's a horse if you don't speak Gus).

One night I took the girls to a 3D movie, and last night we had a little softball practice in the backyard.

Mr. Freeze's afterward.

Hazel enjoyed hanging out with daddy.

Earlier today I took the girls shopping. We grilled (and had watermelon!) for super and then Josh took the girls to an entertainment facility, where they raced go carts, played mini golf and enjoyed arcade games. We had a busy four days with Josi and Brea, and Gus will miss them very much. When Josh left with them tonight, Gus asked me several times, "Where girls go?".


Amanda and Scott said...

oh my, your family has been busy busy! Looks like Gus enjoyed all the activities though!

ToTalkToReba said...

You guys are always on the move! The kids are adorable!! I can completely relate to being embarrassed by my 2 year old's behavior...just a few times! :)