Friday, May 29, 2009

Fun times with Nick and Na-wee (Natalie)

Our friends the Brueggemanns are moving this weekend and so we have been getting as much time with them as we can. We went to the Kansas Cosmoshpere a few weeks ago, took a zoo trip last week and this week we visited Old Cowtown (the original city of Wichita when it was founded in the 1800's). That same night we all went and saw the "Ring of Fire" that surrounds Wichita's famous Keeper of the Plains. It was fun to spend some quality time with our friends whom we will miss dearly.

At the Keeper of the Plains

Cowtown-driving the wagon

Cowtown- trying to get Rosie the cow's attention

Walking with Nick to the zoo

You've GOT to be kidding me

So the other day I was driving and saw this sign...

My first thought was that I would need to blog about this. But then I realized that this was so absurd that you would have to see for yourself. Luckily I had my camera in the car so I turned around to take a picture and low and behold, this is what the other side of the sign looked like...

Please tell me these people aren't serious. I wanted to drive by the "sayul" just to see, but didn't have time for lollygagging. :(

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Day at the Zoo

We went to the zoo today with my friend Hilah and her little boy, Nile. It was cold outside but the animals were really active so that was fun!

Anderson got to feed one of the giraffes at the feeding booth. He loved it even though you can't tell in the picture. :)

Bennett the giraffe.

Eeek! Don't bite me.

Petting a lamb at the petting zoo.

At the new tiger exhibit. Climbing with Nile.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Can I get an AMEN!

Does anyone else feel like ALL they do all day long is clean their stupid kitchen. I swear I clean it up and 5 minutes later, I am cleaning it again. What is wrong with me???? I am so sick of cleaning the kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need a maid. and a cook, and a gardener, and a nanny, and a laundry folder. hmm, what else can I add to my list of "I wants" :)

My friend said she saw a sign that said- "If evolution really worked, then why don't moms have more arms?"

Hmm?? Good question.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Prayer Request

Some of you knew that my sister and Kurt found out they were expecting a little one this December. They told me on Eater Sunday with a special egg stuffed with aunt and uncle gear. Lee and I were so excited to hear their news. We took them to Lee's clinic and got an ultrasound pic. Jen was only 6 weeks, so there wasn't much to see, but we got one nonetheless. Last week Jennifer began having some spotting and cramping and finally went to the ER Sunday night. There they did a sonogram where they could see the baby but could not find a heartbeat. We are all just heartbroken. To make matters worse, it seems like everyone around Jennifer (lots of friends and co workers) is having a baby right now or just getting pregnant. Its been really hard for me to accept. I just don't get it. Why? Why? Why? Its just not fair. Not only does she lose a baby, but babies are thrown in her face all the time. Jen is has a really good attitude about it. She is grieving, don't get me wrong, but she is working through it with a positive attitude. I know that she and Kurt are going to be amazing parents some day. And I try to remind myself that God is in control, but sometimes its just not that easy. So anyway, if you could please keep my sister and her husband in your prayers, I know they will appreciate it.

I look forward to the day I can announce Jen's pregnancy on my blog AND the arrival of my first neice or nephew. :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cereal Time!

Adri (my little Fatty Cake!) tried rice cereal for the first time and LOVED IT!!!! It took her about 3 tries and then she took to it like a champ.

This is serious business


Give me more.

River Festival

We went to the Wichita River Festival on Saturday. It was fun. Ate some yummy food, got some kettle corn, walked around, people watched. Good times!

Mom and Adri

Anderson spotted a firetruck and had to get closer

Hangin out

Fun Things Going On

A few weeks ago I spent a few days in Topeka house hunting. No luck. It was very discouraging, but we had a good time visiting. Uncle Kurt took Anderson out to Gage Park. They rode the carousel, fed the ducks and as much as Anderson is in love with "choo choo trains," he was terrified when the real thing came along and so instead of riding the real one, they rode the "broken choo choo." Ever since then, anything that isn't moving is "broken."
Here are some pics from their day.

On Saturday, we celebrated Mother's Day with Grandma and Grandpa Leinwetter. We got our first boat ride of the year. It was a beautiful day.

Made for the Water

Helping Grandpa drive

Monday, May 4, 2009

Whitney's Wedding

2 posts, right in a row! Can you tell I have house chores to do and I am procrastinating???

Anyway, we had a GREAT weekend in College Station, TX celebrating one of my bestest friend's weddings. It was beautiful and I loved getting to see all of my girlfriends in Texas.

Pics from the rehersal dinner

Pics from the wedding day-
Whitney was a gorgeous bride. She looked like a little Barbie doll. The next morning, Whit and Patrick (her new husband!) came to the hotel where we all stayed at and we were all sitting in the hall of the hotel looking through eachother's pictures on our cameras. Patrick was looking too and he said "man, my wife is hot!" I thought that was so cute.

Update on the Leinwetters

It's been a crazy few weeks since Anderson's birthday. SOOOO much going on. Here are few highlights from the last month.

Anderson's birthday party was so fun. It was western themed and I made all the kids stick ponies as party favors. They were a hit. Here is a video from the party and some pics of the kids.

Singing Happy Birthday

Stick Ponies

Some snapshots from the party

We spent Easter here in Wichita. My parents, sister and Kurt came in to town and went to church with us. We came home and had a fun time visiting, hunting eggs and eating a yummy lunch.

Anderson hunting for eggs.
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Some pics from Easter
Anderson with his loot.

Adri and AJ

Anderson and mom

First time to eat some Peeps. He loved them.

Little Miss Muffet...

"Mimi, help me get those jelly beans out of this silly egg."

The weekend after Easter, our families came in to town and helped us get some work done on the house so we could get it ready to sell. We painted the entire exterior of the house, tore out the fence, did some landscaping and well, it worked! The Monday after everyone left, someone came to see the house (wasn't even on the market yet but we thought we would give a stab at selling by owner) and they called 10 minutes after they left and said they wanted to buy it!! We wrote up a contract the next weekend and "voila!" House sold! What a blessing and huge answer to our
prayers. Here is a before and after. We ended up painting the same color to save some time but we FINALLY painted the garage door to match the house (something i have wanted to do since we moved in 3 years ago) and painted the shutters black instead of blue. It really looks a lot better even though we only made small changes.



Thanks to my mom and dad, lee's mom and dad, my sister, brothers-in-law, gma and gpa bryan for coming to help!

Adri turned 4 months on April 10. At her 4 month check up she was 26 inches (90%) and 13 lbs. 15 oz. (50%) I will say she doesn't look she is in the 50%ile in weight. Her 3 chins and fat rolls on her legs make her seem a lot bigger. Bottom line though she is a happy healthy baby and I couldn't ask for anything more.

Sitting up like a big girl!

If you have a baby girl and do not own a pair of Baby Legs, you must go get some now. They are soooo cute. Adri gets lots of compliments when she wears hers.

Lee took boards a few months ago and we just got the results back that he passed which means he is a Nationally Board Certified Physician. We are so proud of his hard work. He is a great doctor. I love going in to his office when I take the kids for their appointments and seeing him do his thing.

Lee and I left the kids with my mom and took off to Texas for my friend Whitney's wedding. It was a beautiful wedding. I will post pics of that next time I get a chance. Right now my children are needing some attention. GTG!

I will leave you with this picture of my little Red Raider gettin his guns up! I'm so proud!