Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A place to call home

Oh so with a toddler again, comes all the little toys. Jonathan's room here was getting out of control so one weekend when my father came up we built a shelving unit for Jonathan's room. It's roughly 3 foot by 4 foot and we chose red and blue for typical boy colors. I painted the trim khaki and I think it turned out nice. so roughly $50 in supplies (man that wood is expensive at full price!) and now each cubby is full. But thankfully all the little toys are up off the floor so the only things left are the Little People's zoo and farm. It really completes the room. Just wanted to share.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Branching out

We found this really neat park over in Illinois and the kids loved it. All the climbing equipment was wooden and in shapes of transportation like planes, trains, tractors (did you think I was going write automobiles...carefully you'd be dating yourself!) BUT there was a pick up truck.... Anyway, snagged some great pics of the children but the funniest has to be their sudden urge to play with a tree...I guess that was after an hour or better but all the same...plenty of stuff to keep them busy and they choose a tree.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Days at the parks

There might not be too much to do in the town but there sure all lots of parks to venture out to on beautiful days. The children are playing so well together, really depending on eachother for child interaction, and that need is so refreshing to see. In one morning, we hit 6 different parks around town; some we stayed only a few minutes for various reasons, and some much longer. The children are really starting to adjust well with sleeping much better and smiling more often.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A new adventure!

Geodes + deer + a new house = a new adventure for the Zelkovich family. Our house looks like a barn and on the left there is a matching garage. It's funny. Almost every night we see deer in the backyard now that the grass is growing and hardly being cut (hint hint honey)! Geodes are the special things here. Pretty much they are rocks with mineral formations inside that look like crystals. Carolyn loves hitting them with hammers and taking the crystals out like little treasures. It's funny. We're right at the nook of the Mississippi and Des Moines Rivers now. It's pretty country up here and the smaller town life hopefully will suit us soon.

Friday, May 15, 2009

My baby turns 2!

Jonathan had his second birthday right before we moved.
Complete with a balloon artist, lots of friends and family and a Curious George birthday cake. He seemed to have a good time with lots of smiles and it was a great way to wrap up our time in St. Louis.