Monday, October 11, 2010

Hurry, Hurry Step Right Up

Brien and I loaded up the strollers and the kids and headed to the Tulsa State Fair last Thursday night. But first, we stopped at Umbierto's, one of my favs in the area, for some delicious pizza.

Forgot to pack a spoon in the diaper bag and had to improvise. Worked like a charm. Didn't even need a bib.

While roaming around, we did all the free stuff like the petting zoo and the kids played a while on the indoor Rainbow play set. When it came time to buy ride tickets we stumbled across someone selling their advance purchase tickets, so we got a whole book for $10 to stretch out our fun.

Is it terrible that Brien and I cracked up the whole time while the kids obviously weren't having any fun on this ride? Saw so many new expressions.

They loved the swings the most.

As far as fair food goes, the craziest combination I saw this time around was a hamburger served between two Krispy Kreme doughnuts in lieu of a bun. I do like Krispy Kremes and hamburgers, but Krispy Kreme hamburgers? Didn't stick around for a taste test. I never found the mini doughnuts either, so I opted for Jack in the Box drive through on my way home. Love those mini churros for a dollar. They're the equivalent to fair food to me and so tasty! Deep fried with gooey melted cinnamon and sugar goodness on the inside. I've never looked up the nutritional info on these. Don't want to spoil it.

Cowgirl Soccer Update
The next day Brien went to Lawrence, Kansas with his parents and Connor on Friday to watch the Cowgirls face KU. Kristen scored the first goal, and they won 2-0! One particular poll has the Cowgirls ranked as high as 6th in the nation right now - so exciting. The schedule this week is a little off. The girls play on Thursday (Colorado) and Saturday (Nebraska) instead of Friday and Sunday, both home games, so we'll be heading back and forth to Stillwater this week.

Cooper's Buddy, Logan, Turned 1!
Back when I was working full time Kenzie and Connor stayed at an in-home day care provided by Sandy Fry. Sandy and her husband, Gene, are amazing people and have become just like family. They have two special daughters who are near and dear to us, Heather and Mindy. Heather had Logan just before Cooper was born in October. We went to his birthday party celebration on Sunday. Lots of kids who Sandy watched over the years were there, and they all have a special place in their hearts for the Fry family.

This group of kids were Kenzie's and Connor's "class", while at Sandy's. Danielle and Raeleigh still hang out with Kenzie all the time since their Mom, Holly, and I are close friends. She's actually the one who introduced me to the Frys. Cousin Owen is going there now, and if I were to go back to work, we would send our kids there again. Good, good people. So lucky we found them. It makes a world of difference to leave your kids with people who love your kids and you trust.

Logan is already walking. While Kenzie and Connor both walked between 10 and 11 months, we're all now wondering if Cooper will walk before his birthday in the next few weeks. The countdown is on.

Picture Perfect
Kenzie drew this picture the other day, and I thought I'd share. When I asked her to tell me about it she said that it was a picture of our house with Gigi watching over us. Her Gigi passed away earlier this year. So sweet that she is still thinking about her. I saved this picture for my mother.

Here's another that came home in Kenzie's school folder. Her people pictures have always cracked me up. I have a huge file full of all of her preschool art projects, and I love opening up her backpack each week to see what new project she has been working on.

She clearly isn't the most advanced artist compared to her peers in her class at the present, but I still love and enjoy everything she creates.


Megan B said...

I didn't know we had a Jack in the Box! Where is it? Andy loves Jack in the Box.

That is sweet of Kenzie to draw her Gigi...I also like that she observes you like to go to baby showers...ha!

Kayna said...

It's in Broken Arrow at 71st & 145th by the Wal-Mart. Always busy. We'd love to meet you guys for dinner there sometime, if it would bring you out this way. Miss you guys!