Some Long Overdue Fun

I have a very good reason for not posting on Friday. I was too busy having fun with my kiddo. And really, isn’t that what it is all about?

Fancy Nancy

Have I mentioned my love for the programs that the Mid-Continent Public Library puts on? What? Not recently? Oh well, in that case…

Dave took Emily to a Fancy Nancy program at Red Bridge two Saturdays ago.

and she enjoyed some crafts and hanging out with Fancy Nancy…

Passport to Adventure Kick-Off

The Bass Pro Shop in Independence hosted the Passport to Adventure Kick-Off two Saturdays ago. Dave took Emily to this one, and he forgot to bring in the camera, but that’s okay, because I have pictures of Emily with her loot from completing last year’s passport…




The Passport to Adventure program focuses on historical and nature sites throughout the Kansas City area. And there is a lot of history and nature to learn about here! Our favorite tours included the John Wornall House, the Grinter Place, Burr Oak Woods, and the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center. There was also Lakeside Nature Center, the Beanstalk Children’s Garden and much more. Great fun, and plenty to learn and do!

I’m looking forward to going to as many of the places in the book as possible with Emily this year!

Homeschool Day at CoCo Key

After a cleaning in the morning we ate a quick lunch in the car and headed for CoCo Key, an indoor water park in Independence. CoCo Key has homeschool days throughout the year that provide a far cheaper entry rate than normal. Instead of $15 per person, we only paid $5. So basically it was a 3-for-1 deal. Hard to beat that!

I’m not sure how Dave does it, but he always seems to attract fans. At one point he was surrounded by a pack of kids who were pretending to be sharks. “If you don’t feed us, we will bite you!” they told him.

“Oh dear,” he said, “what do sharks eat?”

One of the girls paused and thought about it for a moment before narrowing her eyes and snapping her teeth at him as she said, “Sandwiches!”

So there you have it. Sharks eat sandwiches.

Saturday’s Easter Egg Hunt

Next door to one of my cleaning clients is a very cool family. They have a daughter, Lucy, who will be five in June. Lucy’s parents decided to host an Easter Egg Hunt and we were happy to attend. It was, without a doubt, the most fun Easter egg hunt I have ever attended, well organized, and just a great time for everyone.

Kristin, I’m hiring you for Emily’s 6th birthday party. I need you to organize a scavenger hunt, okay?

Here is Emily and the others, waiting for the signal to start hunting…

I remembered to bring a shipment of books to the post office, to stop by the library and by the bank…but did I remember my child’s Easter basket? I am afraid NOT!

I was amazed by the number of kids Kristin rustled up for this event. It was super-cool…and look at all this loot!

The weather is absolutely stunning. Everything is green and gorgeous, our allergies are fading, and life is coming up flowers with the wild violets popping up everywhere…

And I was amazed to see this photo, which hints at the young woman I see Emily becoming in a decade or so…

Every minute with her counts. I try and remind myself of this every day.


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