Saturday, August 29, 2009

Evil Knievel??



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Jon bought Lucas a tricycle at Hy-vee for $5 last week and what is the first thing Lucas does? He stands on it instead of sitting. His little legs are too short to reach the pedals but he can still make it go. Another new thing he is trying out is jumping off furniture. I'm not too fond of him jumping off the recliner or couch or even standing on it for that matter. This afternoon he was playing in his room and screaming "jump". Jon went to check on him and he was jumping of his bed. Lucas then yelled for me to come and jump off the bed. Oh do we have our hands full. We hope everyone is having a good weekend. See everyone next weekend!

Friday, August 21, 2009

More pictures

A chocolate shake on the way home.

Lucas playing in one of the fountains.

Lucas and Cole under the Natural Bridge at Ha Ha Tonka State Park.


Natural Bridge, Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Camdenton, MO.








Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Big Surf, MO State Fair and so much more









Last weekend was busy for the Duff's. Jon and I both had Friday off so we went down to the lake to spend a couple of days with Jon's parents and Cole. Friday morning we went to Ha Ha Tonka State Park to see the Castle Ruins and Natural Bridge. Both were unbelievable sites. It's definitely a place I'd like to go back to. Then that afternoon we took the boys to Big Surf Water park. The boys had a BLAST and I think the adults did too. It was a very relaxing afternoon. The park wasn't too crowded and there was a lot to do. Jon and I even did a few water slides. There was a kids pool and Lucas and Cole probably went down the slide 50 times. They had so much fun together.

Friday night Mariah and Michael arrived at our apartment to spend the weekend. We played the Wii for quite awhile before going to bed. Saturday we got ourselves around and headed to Sedalia to the state fair. I've only been once and that's when I was a kid. The weather was a little hotter Saturday and it was hard to find any exhibits with air conditioning. Luckily, the Children's Center was air conditioned so we let Lucas play for awhile. We also decided to let Lucas ride some of the rides. He loves them so much and is so impatient when waiting for them to begin. He probably only rode 6 rides before the tantrum began. He was so tired and hot and was ready to go. Good thing because it started to rain as we were driving out of Sedalia.

Sunday Jon had to work so Mariah, Michael, Lucas and I went shopping for some new tennis shoes for Lucas. We found a pair at Kohl's. Mariah and Michael wanted to get back early so they left around 1. All in all we had a good weekend with everyone.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Making pizza








I've been letting Lucas help me do some cooking lately. Yesterday he helped me make biscuits and scramble eggs and today he helped me make pizza. His favorite parts were whisking the eggs, rolling out the pizza dough, putting the cheese on and playing in the flour. Here are a few pictures from today and our pizza making.




Happenings







Last weekend Mom, Lindsay and Grant came down for a visit. We had tons of fun shopping, visiting and hanging out. Grant and Lucas played together which doesn't happen very often and that was fun. Grant pulled pretty much every toy of Lucas' out of his room and put it in the living room. The boys had fun chasing each other, talking and fighting.
This week Jon's parents will be at the lake because George has a conference. We will be spending time with them on Wednesday and then again on Friday. Cole will also be with them for the week. So more cousin play time. Friday evening, Mariah and Michael will be here. We are going to go swimming, enjoy some of the festivities at the State Fair and probably just hang. We will have a jam packed week but that's ok.

Another thing that happened this week with Lucas is he has been telling me when he is poopy. The other morning our conversation went like this:

Lucas: Mommy, I smell.
Mommy: You what?
Lucas: I smell.
Mommy: Oh, you smell. Are you poopy?
Lucas: Yes, I poopy.
Mommy: Let's go change your pants.
Lucas: Ok.

And then he runs into his bedroom. So to all of those Mom's who have been through the potty training stage, do I need to start??

That's pretty much it for us. We hope everyone has had a good weekend and that this week will be much cooler. We hope to see everyone soon.
PS I have also uploaded a video of Lucas and I singing one of the Blue's Clues songs. It's one of his favorites.

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