Monday, August 31, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Festival of the Little Hills: Wild Kingdom

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As we were leaving Saturday, Rob noticed a Wild Kingdom exhibit. This place was pretty cool, as all the animals were so life-like and would move. Baron wasn't liking it too much but Rob and I really enjoyed it. The scuba guy looked so real, Rob had to introduce himself.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Festival of the Little Hills

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Friday, we headed to St Charles to check out the Festival of the Little Hills. Poor planning on my part when we left the house at 6pm not knowing it would take an hour to get there and then another 25 mins to park. So by the time we were walking around, it was starting to get dark out. I couldn't believe how packed this event was. For us to get down just one side to the children's area, took us around an hour and at that time it was Baron's bedtime. So we hiked all the way back to the car and headed home. I won't make that mistake again...
Since we arrived so late Friday, we headed back much earlier Saturday to meet up with some friends and just take in all the sights. As I said before, this thing was huge and we didn't even see all of it. Once we were in, Baron spotted the balloons on the other strollers and started obsessively calling out "BALLOON!". Once he had the balloon in his mitts, he was VERY happy little man. Next we headed by the river to let Baron out of the stroller and run around with the other kids. He was pretty amazed by the river and it was a little tiring trying to keep him away from it. Rob was lucky enough to be by Baron when his shoe fell off because when Rob picked it up, Baron had apparently stepped in a large pile of dog poop and now it was all over Rob's hand and under his wedding ring. He wasn't too happy but I thought it was funny, naturally.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Jumping in the Crib

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Rob's not too happy with me posting this video although both of us for some reason thought Baron jumping in the crib and falling was a riot. Rob is hoping that everyone who looks at the blog doesn't think that he's this big goof, in all reality he's a great father and I love the fact that he doesn't care what he looks like to entertain the baby. Many of the things that he does make me crack up along with Baron, but I guess that's why I fell in love with him.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Magic House

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Saturday we joined Stacy, Riley and her parents along with the three Grandkids, Jade, Hayden and Dakota at the Magic House. I didn't know what to expect because neither Rob nor I had been there. I had looked online to make sure that Baron would be interested and noticed several exhibits that he would enjoy.
As soon as we were in the door, Baron spotted the balloons hanging from the ceiling. I don't know if every child loves balloons but this kids goes a little nutty when he sees them. I think that he would have been fine just standing in the lobby pointing and screaming at them the whole time. He definitely didn't want to wander from them but I knew it was time to go when he was starting to scare the others.
The Magic House is one cool place. From the bubble room, air powered tunnels, to the streams built into the floors, this place seemed to have everything. It was a madhouse. Once inside we tried to all stay together but that didn't happen. We were separated after the first exhibit that we went to. I knew that Stacy and her family would be fine so we just did our own thing. I know that we no where near covered even half but after a few hours it was time to go.
I do know that Baron will be going back, just needs about another year and a half on him to really enjoy everything.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Wildwood Nights

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Friday, we headed down the road to Wildwood's Back to School Party. They had several inflatables, a band and later that night were playing a movie outside. Baron unfortunately was too small to jump or climb on the inflatables but he had a good time trying to. He really liked the band and I think he enjoyed watching all the other kids running around and playing. Chad and Stacy (w/o Riley) also came over and hung out for awhile.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Photoshop Frenzy

I have been a little psycho lately in regards to Photoshop. I have taken a class and since then I have been wanting to take a more advanced class. So, not having the time to actually do that, I have been searching online how to do anything I can get my hands on. That is, if I can understand the instructions to do so. Anyway, it's been a lot of fun and hopefully I can put the new tools I have learned to use.

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Pool Days

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Rob and I on one of our weekly trips to the playground noticed a public pool that had an awesome area for younger kids. We got out and took more of an in depth look and we both were very pleased. So many pools have the beach entrance but then that just leads to deeper water. I for one, don't like the thought of constantly chasing a 1 year old into the water knowing that all he wants to do is go further and further. The kid is NOT scared of the water. So when we noticed that the pool side was a beach entrance however the depth did not exceed 1ft. PERFECT! It made it so much more fun knowing that if he fell in that water I didn't have to freak out knowing that he wouldn't be able to pick himself back up. We will definitely be visiting again...

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Just like Dad

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Friday, we headed to back yard to play. Usually when we do this, Baron either makes a bee line toward the pond or next door. This time he actually stayed in the yard. We did a little bit of everything from coloring with the sidewalk chalk, throwing the ball to the dog, blowing bubbles, climbing on the gator and then falling off the gator, hitting his first baseball with a bat, running up the hill only to turn around and run down while making funny noises, to throwing the discus for the first time just like his dad.
Rob is never one to embellish, however, I don't having any issues doing so. Since he was a Big 8 Champion (now currently Big 12), an Olympic Trial qualifier, and an All American in discus, it's only natural for him to want Baron to be interested in something that played such a big part in Rob's life. Rob has been getting out the discus lately and throwing again and while we were outside playing, Baron totally wanted in on the fun. Rob would throw it and Baron would chase after it, pick it up and try to throw just like his daddy. So sweet...just didn't have the camera at that time.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Just Playing...

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Just some more video and pic's of this past weekend with Riley. They are finally starting to actually acknowledge each other rather than running away.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Farmers Market

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Since Riley was still sleeping at 7.45, Mon, Baron and I headed to the Farmers Market in Wildwood. I have seen this set up several Saturday's and was always curious, I just never went. It was definitely different than I expected, past expectations coming from the Farmers Market in Soulard. I knew that it wouldn't be anywhere near the size of Soulard but I would have expected a little more veggie/fruit stands than wooden dog bowls, homemade jewelry and painted eggs. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind any of that stuff, but when you advertise a Farmers Market and there are more tents for trinkets then it's not necessarily a Farmers Market.
On the flip side, we did get some killer cantaloupe and sweet corn...

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