Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Haymond Family Vacation to KC

 The Haymond Family enjoyed a trip to Kansas City in July--Mom and Dad got us a suite at Embassy Suites---which I highly recommend--and we took in some sights!  We started the morning at Crown Center where Layne and Caden tried out Lego Land and the rest of us went to Sea Life--both were great places for families to go see--we loved seeing all the different kinds of fish and Layne and Caden had a blast building in Lego Land.

Not the greatest pictures--as no flash photography--but you get the idea!


 Layne even captured a few moments at Lego Land for me!

 Caden built and raced a lego car!

 Lunch at Fritz's--great train entertainment!

 That evening we tried out our 1st T-Bones Game--we had great seats--right behind the catcher--fun environment--this Mommy spent a lot of time taking Brynn and Caden to go play and then nursing Lakyn--but you can't beat baseball in the summer and they had an awesome firework show at the end!
(Never mind that Brynn did not go the bathroom all night--so we had almost gotten back to the hotel when she started crying that she really had to GO---and of course I think we hit every red light that last few miles---she and I sprinted to the bathroom at the hotel where she peed all over the floor--sigh--we almost made it--lesson learned--take kids to the bathroom before leaving :))



Fun at the park on Sunday--Cooper even got to come play--then we headed to the pool by Brad and Lindsey's house--it was perfect--kid friendly and we all enjoyed swimming and relaxing outside!
We also ate yummy pizza and great Chinese food!

 Monday--we were going to meet our college friends for lunch--but Lakyn woke up with crusty eyes--we did not want to pass the germs--so Mom and I hit a few stores at the Legend's while Lakyn ate lunch and then it was time to go home!

Always fun to make memories with the family!
Thanks Mom and Dad for a wonderful time in KC!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

10 months!

10 month picture was actually one of the easiest ones that we have taken so far--she sat and smiled and we were done!

This bundle of joy is crawling like crazy--I look away for 1 minute and am searching to find where she is!  She is starting to pull herself to a standing position, but so far, no desire to walk--and that is just fine by me!  
Lakyn is done with baby food and enjoys eating anything we eat--some favorites are:
 Mac and Cheese, baked beans, mashed potatoes, grapes, pears, and crunchies!

Lakyn goes to bed around 8:00 and usually sleeps through the night and gets up between 7:00 and 8:00.
She started waving and saying BYE and UT OH!
Lakyn loves books and also crawling into the kitchen or to Brynn and Caden's room to see what fun new toys she can find!

Grandpa and Grandma on the Farm got the girls cute matching outfits in Vegas--Caden has a cool striped shirt that matches, but can't seem to catch all 3 on the same day!

Layne was feeding Lakyn one night and he started cracking up--she had put the lid on her head and was LOVING entertaining Daddy!

The girls on the farm with Grandma's beautiful mums!

Family Picture time--we caught a few cute ones of this girl and her famous tuck in the lip smile!

Happy 10 months Lakyn!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

2 Summer Mini Trips!

My pictures loaded in the opposite way I wanted them too, but 2 of my favorite trips we took this summer were both less than an hour away---they were great outings for families with young children who just need a little break from the house!  Our Lake Trip was my birthday weekend in September.  We ventured to Kanapolis Lake and had a blast--the kids LOVED the sand and water!  It was hot and the water was cool, and there were not many people there!  Plus Brynn and Caden did not fight for 3 hours straight and that is a miracle!

Lakyn snuggled up with some towels, the umbrella, and her bottle!

Miss Lakyn sat like this for almost an hour straight watching the sand and water--too cute!

 My family and I on my 34th birthday--great times minus the fact that Layne took me shopping with all of our children for some new birthday clothes after our lake adventure---picking out shirts with Caden and Brynn is a whole adventure in itself!

Memorial Day Weekend, we made a trip to Rock City outside of Minneapolis!

You can't beat climbing rocks!


 Sometimes it is the simple things in life!