Friday, February 14, 2014

A Trip to Smith Center

A couple weeks ago we took a long overdue trip to Smith Center.  As we were loading the van for the weekend only trip, we realized why we hadn't gone anywhere for awhile...the van was packed! Wow it takes a lot of stuff to go anywhere with 3 kids, especially with a newborn.  I look forward to the day when we no longer have to bring a pack and play along for a kid to sleep in if we go somewhere overnight!  Luckily even though it was January when we went, the weather was beautiful! (At least while we were there, a cold front came through as we were driving home and we went from 60 degree weather in Smith Center to snowing by the time we got home!) Here are a few pictures from the short trip.
Grandma getting in some good grandkid time.  Keely was excited to have Grandma and Papa time again and made sure she got in some good hugs throughout the weekend.  
Great Grandma Burgess got to hold Barrett for awhile.  He was in the middle of a nap time, so he let her hold him for quite a while.
Blake talking with his Granddad.

On Saturday, we got to go to the park after naps and play outside.  It was nice to get some much needed fresh air and sunshine.  Keely loved the big slides.  Brooks was nervous to go down it, so he stayed on the ground mostly, but he still had fun.

We brought Brooks' soccer ball along and he kicked it all over the park.  I think we need to sign him up for soccer league! Not sure how he will take playing with other kids, since at the park he would rather just kick by himself instead of with the kids there, but we have to keep trying!
Brooks jumping off the 'green thing'.
Keely playing catch with Uncle Jerry and Papa.

It was a fun weekend even though it was a lot of work to haul all of our stuff for just a few short days! Barrett did great sleeping and did his normal waking up of once a night while we were there.  He has now since entered what I call the most difficult baby stage, so his sleeping has not been as good and he has become a little more difficult, but more on that in the next post!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Beautiful Day

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted.  I keep meaning to and then of course Barrett is having a needy day where he wants to be held all the time or something else comes up.  Anyway, a few weeks ago we had a rare 60 degree day in January, and we took advantage! It was so nice to get a little sunshine in and get outdoors again.  With Keely older now and not having to constantly chase her so she doesn't fall off the drop-off in our backyard makes spring and summer time outside something I will look forward to more this year!
Brooks was super excited to shoot some baskets on his outdoor hoop!
Barrett got his first real outdoor experience.  He seemed to like it and was pretty calm the whole time.

They missed their sandbox!
Both kids still absolutely adore Barrett!

Brooks takes good care of him and wipes up any drool and talks to him all the time.

He's still a pretty happy baby! and is finally giving us some great smiles!