so, part two is going to have a few more pictures.
you see, part one was only the first two days we were there and we stayed a week!
part two begins with a trip to the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center with my parents.
truly a Reno County highlight.
i’d been there a couple times, but not in the last 13 years, so it was fun to go back and see things and take it in with my kids.
the kids loved it, for the most part.
we took in the Dr. Goddard’s Lab and the experiments were quite impressive.
we watched an iMax film on Kenya.
we took in the Planetarium and watched the night sky unfold.
we grabbed lunch at Bogey’s in between shows.
it was a truly fun and full day.
and onto the next things….
when you are an Oatney girl, you have to go shopping for at least part of a day.
with little ones along, obviously, you can’t go full steam all day long.
but, our little girlies, they LOVE to go shopping and it’s so much fun to have them along!
even my youngest sister’s wee one; she was such a trooper!
it’s really just called ‘training them in the way that they should go!’
and, then, while we were in Kansas, little miss Kate had her first birthday!
i can scarcely believe my baby is ONE!!
i know, we all say that about our children, but it’s not just a cliche`.
time really does fly and before you know it, the baby is a toddler.
it was really special to me for one of our kids to experience a birthday with some of my family.
i’d be lying if i said it never bothers me that my kids don’t get to spend birthday’s with my family.
so, to have my baby turn one with some of my family gathered around the table fussing over her and doting on her was something she will only see in pictures, but her mother, will remember forever with much fondness.
as the pictures will reflect, Kate has QUITE the personality.
i’ve said to her for the longest time that, ‘Kate, you’re such a FUN girl!’ and it’s so true!
a year ago, we were basking in her newborn wonder….
and, a year later, she was livin’ it up Oatney-style.
something else i took much pleasure in was taking pictures of Dad feeding the cows.
i miss the farm.
i miss the cows.
and, i always, always loved the calves.
on our last day there, i caught this cute moment where Seth was quietly contemplating something…
and, for now, this will do.
part three i’ll conclude soon.
in the meantime, enjoy these fleeting summer days!