Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Spring Break at the Zoo

Spring Break was spent replacing the roof on the house.  We wanted to do something fun for Pete though as well.  The South Bend zoo was already open so we decided to take a day trip just for the boy! We ended up running out of time during the week so we had to go on Saturday.  We played at a park for a bit before heading into the zoo, then hung out there for a couple hours, rode the train and then went to play at another park next to the zoo.  Pete had a blast playing and seeing all of the animals.  We also got to eat at Five Guys and Jamba Juice! 
Phil and Pete hanging out at the zoo

Family on the Train

Phil and Pete checking out the tortoise

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Kim's Art Projects

Apparently I was having an artsy month! The first is a painting I did for Nora's room above the dresser/changing table. The second was a special trip with my mom and her friends to do Ukrainian Easter eggs.  This picture of it is when we were melting the wax off of the egg and revealing the final product. A great trip!
Nora's painting

Easter Egg

Monday, April 21, 2014

Pete Licks the Beaters

We were baking at my mom's house and Pete really wanted to lick the beaters.  I went ahead and took off his shirt so it didn't get gross and let him lick away.  I thought it was so funny, so enjoy the pictures for yourself.

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Today we had a great Easter Sunday.  Pete started out the morning slowly and methodically going through his basket, we don't really do the bunny he just gets stuff from us and other family members that donate to the cause.  He did a little egg hunt while getting his shoes on for church as well, which I believe he enjoyed, but I was still getting ready so I didn't get to see it.

Pete checking out his basket of goodies
My mom made us a new batch of Easter ties and a hair bow for me, next year we'll have to add in another hair bow!  We had a big cookout at their house this evening, celebrating both Easter and the fact they are home from their vacation. 

"Good" Family Easter Picture with the matching ties
Goofy picture because Pete was not happy about the picture taking...if you couldn't tell...
I thought it would be fun to show Pete through his Easters.  It is so crazy to see how much he has changed over time. 

Easter 2011

Easter 2012

Easter 2013

Easter 2014


We had a picnic awhile ago with the family.  Pete has been so exicited about picnics lately, he was really happy to get to pack one in real basket and everything!  He wanted me to take his picture with "his" packing job.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Special Day at the Zoo

The zoo had a special event for spring break.  I took Pete, he enjoyed it and in general had a great time!  Pete is dying for the zoo to open for real but it was fun to have a sneak peek.  The day was devoted to learning about bugs.  We got to touch a giant African millipede, it was huge and pretty interesting.  Pete's favorite part was while he was holding it and it pooped on his hand. Can we say boy?!
Pete with the huge snake!

Mom and Pete hanging out at the zoo

Pete with the komodo dragon

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pete Delves into Sculpture

So maybe I made it sound a bit more sophisticated than it really is, but scissors have been Pete's favorite thing lately.  For awhile it was watercolors, and now he has embraced cutting cardboard.  He uses the wimpy little kid, blunt ended things, but man he can go to town on that box! I've tried to get him to try out paper but he doesn't want anything to do with it. Though he has to take a break occasionally because his hand gets a bit sore from cardboard, not really a surprise here.  I posted a picture the other day of his car creation with Phil, this is one he is going solo on, so I thought it only appropriate to share with the world.
Working on a detail piece

"no it isn't ready for the public"..."dang paparazzi..."

Fine but just this one picture!