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One morning, when we walked outside — up there–in the sky–hot air balloons!!!!  Three hot air balloons were so close overhead at we could hear them firing up to stay afloat as they floated past us. Kivrin, of course, thought it was pretty wonderful.

Is there anything more interesting than cornstarch goop? Kivrin had to be convinced to touch it, but she definintely liked having Dada dribble it across her hands! And she always loves to make a mess!

Swinging at Gage Park — Dada pushed in the back, Mama pushes in the front and she goes high high high and fast fast fast!

Kivrin and Dada watch the train come into the station at the Gage Park mini-train. (We rode the train after this, but photos taken on mini-train suffer a bit from the close quarters and aren’t usually worth sharing.) Kivrin loves to talk about trains right now and to say “choo-choo” and pull an imaginary train whistle.

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One of Kivrin’s favorite new activities is to pull on Daddy’s shoelace, and then say “uhhh-ohhh” and point to the laces and say “un-tied” and then have Mama tie Daddy’s shoe again. And then to repeat that game as often as possible. Here I caught her in action at the bowling alley, which the library rented out for the night for a staff appreciation family event.

WAYYYYYY past her bedtime, we were finally leaving the bowling alley, and suddenly they turned on the disco cyber-bowling lights and Kivrin (already in her pajamas) started her own little dance party right down on the lanes. For the record, Mama let her stay up so late because Mama was trying to watch the Cardinals tied baseball game in extra innings on the bowling alley televisions….although even Mama didn’t stay awake for the end of what turned out to be 20 innings

Mama and Kivrin bowling a NINE by pushing the ball down the lane together!!!!!

Kivrni and Daddy enjoying the bowling alley together.

Mama and Kivrin put their secret team bowling strategy on display for the world….

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When we couldn’t get Kivrin to just stand and pose with the daffodils, we opted instead for an action shot of “hug the tree” which she was happy to do!

The bubble supplies on the back porch are a constant source of amusement (and distraction, since we pass them going in and out of the house.) Mostly the extra wands serve as interesting and colorful toys since Kivrin hasn’t mastered actually blowing bubbles yet. She LOVES to dip a wand in the container and then blow gently on the stick end, and accidentally fling bubble solution all over Mama or Dada though, that is for sure!

Easter came early this year — like around 5 am. Luckily the Easter bunny knows where to find Kivrin when we are traveling on holidays, and also what her favorite things are — the eggs were all full of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.

Kivrin proudly showing off her Easter dress that Nana made for her. She pranced around in it (the polkadot legwarmers were her choice) for about 30 minutes, then freaked out and wanted it off and I had to change her into her Christmas dress instead. Ahh, the fashion lives of toddlers!

Post-church, Kivrin wore her comfy clothes and played in the kitchen at Grandma and Grandpa Fogt’s house.

The weather was beautiful on Easter Sunday and Kivrin and Dada posed outside (new orange pants in this photo from the red ones above, I can’t recall now what tragedy befell the first pair.)

Kivrin liked playing kick ball with Grandpa and Grandma in their yard.

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Kivrin’s school had an Easter Egg hunt this morning. She only picked up three eggs from the dozens available to her, but she enjoyed herself quite a bit on the playground!

A verbal snapshot of Kivrin’s life

  • Kivrin can count to ten! And she does. Frequently! 7 years ago
  • Later, no thank you, now, one more time, almost done, excuse me, please. All powerful words from the mouth of a toddler... 7 years ago
  • Kivrin is two years old today! Happy Birthday baby girl, we are so impressed and amazed by the person you are growing up to be! 7 years ago
  • Toddler logic: Blowing on the outside air on a sweltering day will cool it off enough that mommy will agree it's not too hot for a walk. 7 years ago
  • Toddler logic: Kivrin skinned her knee, therefore her baby doll needs a bandaid. 7 years ago
  • Kivrin switched from the terse "hi" on her play phone to a more elaborate "ay-yo" hello style greeting. Verbal skills increasing daily!!! 7 years ago
  • This morning Kivrin choked on a cracker and made a mess of her shirt/carseat on the way to school. She named the incident her "big cough." 7 years ago

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  • October 2, 2010 - Apple Holler with the Reas! February 20, 2011
    Colin started his Apple Holler adventure with a donut the size of his head! Brendan, Katie and Colin in the corn husk mazeColin and Mama in the apple orchardBrendan and Colin, buddies since they were born! Who doesn't love bowling with pumpkins?!?

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  • March 14, 2009--St. Pat's Parade
    One Saturday while I was working, Aaron took the girls downtown to see the St. Patrick's Day Parade. They both seemed to enjoy it and have been playing with the beaded necklaces they received ever since. Addison loves looking at all the balloons!

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