Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Snow Day

Last Wednesday we received our first round of the El Nino effect snow storm that swept the Midwest, and seems to still be working it's way through our neighborhoods. The roads have been scary and the traffic has been even scarier.

Grandma had a level two snow emergency and couldn't make it in to watch Mallory so I got to have a snow day with my baby. It was a great way to break up the week. We woke up, played, napped, played some more, ate, then played some more. Although we didn't venture out to play in the snow, we enjoyed watching it from the inside of the house. There was one Poland who couldn't get enough of the snow. Ally was impossible to get inside the house. The only time she would go to the door was to look at Mallory.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Papaw!

Although this post was from Papaw's birthday/retirement party, I am so disappointed to note that I did not get a picture of Papaw! The party was in Springfield with a ton of guests and he was very busy mingling with his guests. Not to mention that Mallory's first big back tooth broke through that day, so you can imagine the mood she was in! However, we managed to get some good pictures of the cousins playing. So even though we lack a picture of the focus of our day, Papaw, Happy Birthday! We love you!

Ivan was giving Mallory lots of hugs that day...almost like he knew she wasn't feeling good

Playing the piano that the mouse was hiding behind. Yep, there was a mouse.
This is the shot of Ivan I got when he was explaining to Mallory something about the animals she was playing with. Love it.
Little Mallory watching Ivan constantly.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A lunch Limerick for Mallory

Here is another Limerick from our good friend Mark S for Mallory. Pictures courtesy of Nancy :)


I had lunch with some friends of my dad

T'was entertained by an electric doodad

I liked the restaurant they chose

Look at the size of his nose!

Having to leave, did make me quite sad

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Raincoats do Nothing

Recently, Mallory and I were invited to go to COSI with Katherine and Liam on a Sunday afternoon. I was quite excited to take Mallory there because I had heard great things about the children's area. There are a ton of toys, playgrounds, and educational gizmo's for them to play with and keep them occupied.

I had also been told there was a water area where the children can play with toys in the water, watch water flow from one end to the other, and just splash around a little. Katherine advised me to bring an extra pair of clothes for Mallory and shoes. I packed these things, all the while thinking to myself that she wouldn't need them, she wouldn't get that wet. They were "just in case." I was wrong.

Mallory and Liam loved the "dry" area, which is where we decided to play first. I would have to say Mallory's favorite part was the machine that shot high pressures of air straight up, causing the little toy balls to hover and turn. She kept going back to that same spot over and over. After awhile, we decided to venture into the "wet" area. I saw that they provided raincoats in all sizes for the kids. I thought to myself, "see, they will be fine." Just an FYI if you take your child to COSI - the raincoats do nothing. Nothing. Mallory was soaked from the top of her head to the bottom of her feet. Thank God for Katherine, because without that change of clothes, I am not sure what we would have done.

Congratulations Aunt Erin & Uncle Todd

On January 12th , after 11 years of being together, Aunt Erin and Uncle Todd became husband and wife on the hillside of beautiful Kauai, Hawaii. We are SO happy for them and wish them so much joy in their future life together.

Here are a couple of pictures from that monumental day, to be remembered always.

Congratulations Aunt Erin & Uncle Todd.