Back to reality. We are now getting back to our regular routine after Kristee’s 2.5 week break. Although we weren’t planning on it we ended up spending her entire break in Wichita. We all had a really good time being there with family. We spent a good portion of the break painting and fixing up our rooms at Bill & Nancee’s new house, we also had a garage sale at their new house. It was also very relaxing being there even though we were working on different things here and there. I only wish that we had better weather while we were there, it seemed like it rained for a solid week. We did have time of good weather and I got a chance to play on the 8 hole par 3 golf course at the neighborhood park. That was a lot of fun. Gavin loved going with me, he is really enthusiastic about playing golf and had a blast watching me. (he was a fun little caddy)
We got to go and watch the Wichita Wranglers play baseball, both the kids loved it. We also got the chance last Saturday, to go down to the River Festival and let the kids ride some of the kiddie rides. On Sunday, after church, we ended up going out to the new amusement park in Park City called Wild West World. Although it wasn’t very big there were plenty of rides that the kids had a lot of fun riding, and they look forward to getting to go back again sometime this summer.
I also had the chance to get out and go play a real round of golf for the first time since Halee was 6 months old. (about 4 years) It was a lot of fun to get the chance to get back on the golf course. Gavin wanted to go so bad, but I am glad that I didn’t take him since it ended up being a lot warmer than I thought it was going to be. I look forward to taking him with me sometime, but will have to rent a cart, I forgot just how tiring it can be walking the course. Kristee and I both got the chance to play on the Metropolitan Baptist Church softball team on Monday night. It was the first time that Kristee had played since High School and my first time since Gavin was born. It was a lot of fun to get out and play softball together, I really enjoyed it a lot.
We also celebrated Gavin’s birthday while we were there so that Nana, Papa, Kami & Ian could be a part of his 3rd birthday. It is hard to believe that he is going to be 3 years old tomorrow, wow!! Anyways, he got a ice cream birthday cake. He also got a little baseball and baseball glove, a real electric guitar, and there was a new set of real golf clubs sitting on our front porch when we got back to Lees Summit. He was all excited about getting to have a real guitar and real golf clubs, guess he was getting tired of the “fake” toy ones, haha!! We will still have a little family birthday party for him tomorrow on his birthday, but he already got most of his presents.
Since we were gone for 2.5 weeks and got a lot of rain, our grass was in desperate need of being harvested. Fortunately someone in our neighborhood realized we were gone and mowed our front yard for us so it wasn’t as bad. (Wish I knew who it was, would really like to thank them.) Our backyard was an unbelievable sight to see. I took some photos of it with the kids and thought I would share them with everyone, it is crazy how tall it was. I finally got it under control today, it only took me 4 times to mow the backyard to get it back to normal. I mowed twice last night and twice today and yes I am tired. Really what I needed was a big tractor. Enjoy the photos, don’t ever let your grass go for 2 and a half weeks, trust me.