Monday, July 4, 2011

the kids

Much to my delight Columbia Missouri actually is very family oriented. Everyone who has been here told me but I had a hard time believing we would enjoy it. Admittedly this is because I am very partial to the south. Being in the south means I am closer to family, to the beach and to the familiar southern amenities (sweet tea, pecan pie, fresh peaches and being able to identify the insects). Not to mention a few things I learned about Missouri ahead of time were that the big crop item is soybean (blah) and the smallest town has an under 150 population (just strange).

We have found a few places that serve sweet tea (Sierra and I have asked everywhere we have gone). Everyone we have met has been very friendly. We have found a lake the resembles a beach, a different lake with a dog park, several play grounds and splash pad play areas and all kinds of great food (however this Kansas City BBQ pales in comparison to North Carolina BBQ). So in the midst of all of this unpacking, painting and landscaping (pics will come later) we have actually been keeping the kids busy and happy and we are all learning to enjoy Missouri.

backyard obstacle course action

thats some wind

run Lilly run!

Maggie making herself at home

I found a minute to read

we found a pet store, this guy ALMOST came home with us.

our first Mid West storm, 60 mph winds and hail. 

mmmmm

keeping busy in our room while the downstairs was being painted

she looks like she might...

sneeze on me!!


backyard neighbor

The Boone kids in a lake of all things, whoda thunk people swim in these! Not to mention a fellow southerner thought my kids were swimming in the subdivisions entrance pond. 


Lilly loves Stephens Lake

Sierra was thrilled to find shells

proof I was in a lake, a lake is a big stretch for a Florida girl


kids playing in the street

Go Lilly Go

or not...


Bray loves his new helmet

so does Parker

Maggie relaxing
and some rest time

1 comment:

sophie...^5 said...

way cool....Hi Ho from Sophie at "from sophie's view" and facebook. IU saw 3 pics of Maggie...more please...don't forget the fuzzy wuzzies! Cheers!