Monday, November 5, 2012


Another successful Halloween!  We had a princess, Mickey Mouse and a monkey this year.  We had two parties that we attended.  One was at church with Kristen's Building Better Moms group and then Halloween night. 

Kristen, her parents and her friend Jennifer took the kids around Trick or Treating and I stayed home and handed out candy at the door.  It was a lot of fun and ended up being a great night.

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Monday, October 15, 2012


Yesterday David, Sara and the girls came down from St. Joseph to visit.  It was a lot of fun.  The kids all got some good play time together and then we carved some pumpkins.  I think most of the kids had fun.  Miracle was the only one that got really bored I believe.  All the pumpkins turned out really nice.

Chloe got to bring home their class mascot, Ozzy the Owl, this weekend.  She was very excited to show everybody.  We skyped with Grandma and Grandpa Daigh and she had to run and get Ozzy to show them.  She showed all her cousins and anybody else she could.  She spent a lot of the weekend reading to Ozzy. 

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Daddy time

this was Kristen week to work nights so the kids and I have had a lot of evenings together. They are being very good tonight playing. I am a very happy daddy.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

KC Jiggle Jam

 Sunday the boys and I went with some friends to Crown Center where they had the KC Jiggle Jam.  It is a pretty cool event aimed at kids.  They had all sorts of kids music spread between three stages and bounce houses and crafts.  Here are some pictures I got while we were there.

Miracle's friend John was very excited about seeing Choo Choo Soul.  They do a song or two on the Disney channel between shows.  They put on a good, entertaining show.  I enjoyed watching it anyway.
 By the end of the show everybody was extremely hot and ready to go.  The three boys all fell asleep as soon as they got into the air conditioning of the van.
It was a good day. Church was awesome, then we headed straight to Crown Center and then we played at Grandma and Grandpa's house for a bit.  I went and got Kristen and Chloe from the airport and then we had dinner and cake back at John and Michelle's.  Everybody crashed when we got home.  After seeing John and Michelle off we went to Topeka to hang out with some of my family for a few hours.  Had lunch and played and headed home for dinner.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Family Visits

 More playing around the house.  Brady is walking more and more and likes to just stand and throw balls while standing.  He crawls to a ball, stands up with it and throws it.  However, he has started taking more and more steps.  He's pretty proud of himself when he does it too.

Brady and Miracle were playing yesterday while Chloe was at dance class.  Brady decided he needed the toy at the back of the shelf.

We went to the aquarium last Friday with Dad and Cathy.  I ended up taking the day off so I could join the family.  It was pretty fun.  Saturday we headed to St. Joseph to have lunch with David and Sara and the family as well as Ken, Dad and Cathy.  We headed back to Kansas City so that Kristen could go to a bridal shower.  While she was at the shower I took the three children out to Cabella's to kill some time.  We looked all over the store at the animals and went through the fish tunnel a couple times.  It was slightly stressful but fun anyway.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

One Flower

 I was out the other day and noticed this one singular flower on the vine.  I thought it was beautiful and took a picture.  I decided to share with you.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Saturday with Daddy

 Last weekend was Kristen's weekend to work so I got the kids most of the day Saturday.  Due to some other events I wasn't able to watch them Sunday afternoon while Kristen was at work.  However, Saturday was pretty fun.  We got up and hung around the house.  I made pancakes (with butterscotch chips!) for the kids and hashbrowns and eggs for myself.

Chloe had asked me several times over the last few weeks to play her Dora game so I got that set up.  She loved it and is getting to the point where she could play by herself.  She even was trying to teach Miracle how to play.

 After breakfast and the game and after Brady's nap we headed off to find something to do outdoors.  It was a toss up between the Mahaffie Stagecoach and Ernie Miller nature trails.  We decided to avoid large crowds and head to the nature trails.  We ended up taking the longest trail (by accident).  I took the stroller with Brady and Miracle riding so I could take drinks and food.  However, I found out that it wasn't the best idea.  Tons of tree roots, several stream crossings and mud told me that i should have used the backpack instead.  However, we were able to travel a couple miles and burn up over an hour out there.

The last picture you see is not child abuse.  Brady really wanted to wear a hat and that was the first one i could find!  He enjoyed it for all of 30 seconds.