Sunday, January 30, 2011

Some of our week

On Wednesday night we went to our first Mules game of the season. We went to several games last year and Cole always seemed to enjoy them. I was going to wait until Jonathan got back to go, but we met up with our neighbors there so went ahead and went.

Cole and Bryce.

Cole cheering them on. It was mascot night so I knew Cole would really enjoy it. He even got to visit with Mo (the Mules mascot) a couple of times. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture.

On Friday went with our friends to Paradise Park to play and ate lunch at Red Robin. We all had a really good time. And as you can see, Cole had a great time with the face paint. :-)

The boys (Cole, Kaden and Adam) eating their pushup pops. Dani and I shared a yummy cookie. :-)

We enjoyed our week and our thankful that the upcoming week is the last one before daddy gets home! Now if we can stop all the incoming winter weather...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jumping Jax

Monday has become Cole and I's date day and I love it (and I think he does too)!!! We went to Jumping Jax in Overland Park and had lunch at Jason's Deli. We were both worn out by the end of the day from all the running and jumping.

Getting ready to slide (the red eye removal on my computer made his eyes do something funky, but otherwise a great picture where he is actually smiling)!

Me and my sweet boy!

On the tree house about to take off...

Getting ready...

And done! That swing thing is really cool and Cole enjoyed it.

Driving the car

Slurping on some dt. coke (caffeine free!) at Jason's Deli

Eating the free ice cream and it was good! Thanks Dani for letting me know it was free via a text message I sent to ask her! :-)

Cole and I had a great time and I am looking forward to going back soon! Hope we can keep our date days up even after Jonathan gets back.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Another snow day

We had yet another snow day yesterday and today after being hit with two snowstorms in 10 days. Funny how it didn't snow at all the entire month I was in alabama, but as soon as I get back we get hit twice!! Have I mentioned I want to move to Hawaii? ;-) Wonder what we can do to get stationed there?

Cole and I met up with Kaitlyn and headed to the golf course that is in our neighborhood. They have some pretty good hills for sledding so we had a fun time.

The snow pile by my mailbox is huge. Can't imagine why I got a notice from the postmaster saying to keep my mailbox clear. Unfortunately this pile isn't going anywhere until we get some serious sunshine!

Getting ready to sled!

Kaitlyn giving him a boost.

And he's off! He loved sledding, but did not love walking back up the hill. Needless to say, I got quite the workout toting him up this hill multiple times.

I must admit the snow was beautiful!

We attempted to pull Cole up the hill on this sled, but it didn't work out so well...

Kaitlyn and Cole making snow angels.

We had a blast sledding! So much so, that I went to three stores today to find us a sled. Wal-Mart and Lowe's were both sold out, but I am persistent and eventually found one at Ace. They had been sold out too, but had just gotten a shipment in. I have a feeling I know what Cole and I will be doing tomorrow. :-)

And a random picture from this morning just because he's so darn cute...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Date Day

Cole and I went to Chuck-E-Cheese on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Day. Okay, it really wasn't in honor of MLK, we really just wanted something fun to do since everyone else had their husbands/daddies home with them for the holiday. I thought it would be extra crowded since school was out, but luckily it wasn't too bad.

Trying to get a smile from Cole before we headed in to see the mouse...

First thing he did was ride the horse.

We played a few games of air hockey...

And LOTS of skee ball. He and I share a love of skee ball. :-)

He rode with Stuart Little.

And attempted to give me a "cheese" smile.

The pizza was yummy!

And the ice cream was even yummier. :-) You can tell he was playing hard by how red his face is.

Cole and I had a great day together and are really enjoying each other's company. With Jonathan being gone it has really made Cole and I alot closer and I am thankful for that. Hopefully he won't completely neglect me when his dad gets home. After all, I have been caring for him by myself for the last 3 months so I deserve a little love. :-)

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Cole got a super cute Alabama windsuit from his Aunt Misty for Christmas so of course I couldn't resist getting a few (attempted) cute pictures of him in his gear. I got him the Alabama hat while we were home and it was his idea to wear it. Smart boy! :-)

Cole loves his Pawpaw!

Showing me the snow!

And tasting the snow. It was off the table so it was clean! :-)

Thursday we headed to Paradise Park for the umpteenth time, but our first time to take Mawmaw and Pawpaw with us. It is a great indoor place to go when the weather is bad.

Cole and Pawpaw building a tower...hard hats and all!

Me with Ty and Cole. Poor Ty was coming down with pinkeye. :-(


Playing in the water after the lovely face painting.

Pawpaw was a good sport and got in on the face painting action.

We were sad to see Mawmaw and Pawpaw head back to Alabama on Friday, but are so thankful for all their help! They truly are the best. Thanks again!! We love you!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow Days

We had our first big snow of the season on Monday (which makes me SO glad I did decide to come home a day early)! Cole has really been loving the snow the past few days.

On Monday morning he started the day off (in his PJ's no less) helping Pawpaw clear the deck for Roxy. A dog needs a clean deck to get to the yard to potty.

That afternoon his buddy Andrew was out playing and Cole insisted on joining. Nothing like mowing the snow!

He had a blast sledding down the track Carisa created. She made it have banks and everything! You can definitely tell she is an engineer!

Cole and Pawpaw also got some snow time in together. Here they are playing chase.

Cute boy!

I even got a little video of Cole's sledding experience. He loved it!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monster Jam

On Saturday, our last day in Alabama, we headed to the BJCC for Monster Jam. Cole likes cars and trucks so I thought he would really enjoy it. I was right for the most part...he enjoyed what he saw, but unfortunately it started right during nap time so Cole slept through almost the entire thing. We did have pit passes (thanks, Jay!) so we were able to go down before the show started and meet the drivers, check out the trucks, etc.

Cole, Bayler and Maclaire with the Bad News truck

Me and Steph and Bayler too

Cole and Uncle Jay Jay (please excuse what the red eye removal did to Cole's eye). Cole loves his uncle!

Bayler with the Reptoid truck and driver

Cole picking up the dirt...imagine that!

Not a great picture, be we tried.

Eating an overpriced snow cone

It was LOUD, but the headphones did the trick!

There was just a little dirt in there! :-)

I believe I enjoyed the truck show just as much as the kids! The motorcycles about gave me a heart attack, but I made it through and thankfully they did too! :-)