Wednesday, November 14, 2007

All By Myself

Just call her Miss Independent. She won't let us feed her any more. :-( She can do it all by herself. And she's pretty good at it too!

A trip to the zoo

For the month of November, all KCMO residents get into the zoo for free. Note to self . . . pay the money and go in the summer. Most of the animals were put away for the winter as it's getting too cold. But, it was a nice day and we had a good time walking around and seeing the animals that were out.

O's favorites were the baboons and lions. She growled and growled and growled at the lions. It was the cutest thing. Her daddy tried to convince her that she wasn't scaring the lions - did she care? :-)

My new favorite picture

I just love this picture. The fall colors and my two loves! Doesn't get much better than this!

Here V and O were watching the hippos at the zoo.

Paradise Park

We went to a place called Paradise Park the first weekend of November. O had a blast. This was just about a week after she had started walking so she had so much fun walking around and seeing all the other kids. She could have stayed there for hours - but Mommy wore out before then. Next time we're taking Daddy with us so that Mommy can sit around and Daddy can play with O! :-)

It's really a cool place for young kids. Here is O playing in the pretend kitchen.

Here she is getting her face painted - all she would let me do was a green streak on each cheek. :-)

I think this room was her favorite - the water table. She had so much fun playing in the water. That is until she started pouring it over the side and ended up with soaking wet socks and tennies!

And then there's the ball pit - imagine a 5 month pregnant lady carrying her 27 lb toddler into a ball pit and then trying to move around. Got the picture? Yeah, that was us!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Our Future Soccer Star

V has always wanted a soccer player. I think he got his wish with Baby E. This kid is much more active in utero than O ever was. As I'm posting this new pic of him I am getting kicked left and right. His new fetish is internal organs. I don't know what it is he's been kicking in there lately but whatever it is it doesn't feel too good! I can't imagine what he'll be like when he's out here in the world with us . . . watch out KC Wizards . . . you've got your next pro soccer player coming!

(This pic was taken at 23 weeks.)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Happy Halloween

O was Tinkerbell this year. We had trunk or treat at church and set up our trunk as Tinkerbell's fairy land.

I made a magic wand for her out of a magic marker and some sparkly, gold pipe cleaners. Man, I felt like the mother of a toddler when I was doing that! It was one of those "ah-ha" moments. She loved the magic wand and had a great time waving it around at everyone who came by our trunk.

O decided that walking was a good mode of transportation just this last week (FINALLY). She had a great time toddling around the parking lot in her stocking feet. Here she is toddling up to a fat mommy. :-)

"Up, Mommy." Who could resist that face?