I posed this question to Jenn today:
Is it considered spoiling if we have as much fun(or more) doing the things for the kids as they have?

We have been getting to do some pretty cool things lately, most of them as a family. I have mentioned previously that we(or I) had been able to go to a couple KU football games and a KU basketball game. Those were without the kids. But last week we took the kids to their (and Jenn’s) first KU basketball game. They were playing Florida Atlantic so the place wasn’t totally full. We took our seats in the upper part of the GA section. We figured it was more important to have a little room around us so the kids could be antsy/squirmy and we wouldn’t have to worry about anyone getting bumped or otherwise. Austin was very much into the game in the first half, cheering and clapping every time the Jayhawks scored. He faded quickly in the second half. Taylor started slow and was more interested in getting some popcorn and a soda than she was in the game. The second half was better for her as she got into it a little more.

On to Friday night! We were able to get some tickets to High School Musical on Ice at the Sprint Center. Jenn and I were more excited for the kids than we were for the actual show. As the night went on, I think we got more into the show than they were. I thought it was awesome! The skaters were far more talented on the ice than I expected. The characters were pretty similar looking to the real characters than I anticipated and of course we already enjoyed the music from the movie.

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Our trip to Kauffman

About a week and a half ago, Jenn and I took the kids to the Yankees-Royals game. We got to see the Yanks pull off the sweep and A-Rod’s 52nd homer.

The deal was pretty awesome. The family fun at the park tickets were $10 each, including the ticket(left field bleachers), a hot dog, a drink and a tub of popcorn. Not bad for $40 total. After the game we all got to run the bases down on the field which was way more fun than I anticipated. With our ticket stubs, we got four sundaes from our favorite ice cream(frozen custard) spot Sheridan’s.

We had a blast! Of course, it helped that the Yankees won!!

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First Day of School!!

The first day of Kindergarten is here!! I can’t freaking believe it…And yes, I was the dorky parent with the camera the whole way.

To start, Austin woke up first and decided he wanted to join Taylor for a few extra minutes of shut eye:

Packing up:

The first stop was Austin’s preschool, he and Taylor are now both going to school in town but different schools. He actually started yesterday, oh well. The class was outside on the little playground because it is supposed to get up to over 100 degrees later today, pre 8 am playground time sounds good to me!!

Now on to Taylor’s school:

I think she looks ready to go!! No tears from this child.


Within 5 minutes, she was at her desk coloring:

And that was it!! I will post the poem that they gave us later on (it came with kleenex!):