E’s First K-State Football Game

My coworker was unable to use her season tickets for the September 19th, 2015 K-State football game against Louisiana Tech and asked if we’d like to go. M was out of town that weekend, but we’d wanted E to experience a KSU game this year anyway, so I asked my cousin if she’d like to come with and we headed west to Manhappenin.

I will say that it is always exciting to experience things through your child’s eyes, and this was no exception, but I don’t know that we need to experience it again until she is old enough to sit still longer than 2 minutes. She really liked seeing Willie on the field and would give her full attention and even give him some waves when he was in her eyesight. Other than that, she was pretty restless. The space between the bleacher and the person sitting in front of you is about 1.5 feet, so there is very little wiggle room when she does decide she needs to move around. We spent a lot of the game walking/running around up around the concourse. We did get a quick visit with Aunt G who was working at the merchandise tent. She was so sweet and even bought E a little Willie souvenir of her own.

I definitely owe my cousin, S, a huge thank you. She helped carry E on the long trek from the car, dig snack after snack out of the diaper bag, and helped this preggo lady take care of a 1.5 year old. No way I could have done it without her.

All in all, it was a good time, just not one that I feel like I need to do again anytime soon.Which is okay, because here in about 17 years, E will be attending all of the games herself while she’s attending school out there. 🙂

Oh, and I should probably update with the outcome of the game: K-State looked, well… not great, but after 3 overtimes they ended up winning 39 to 33.

Ready to hit the road!

Ready to hit the road!

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Cousin S and E.

Cousin S and E.

She didn't leave the headphones on for too long.

She didn’t leave the headphones on for too long.

You can see her Willie doll that Aunt G gave her.

You can see her Willie doll that Aunt G gave her.

Hanging out in the gift shop to kill time/hang out in front of the fan.

Hanging out in the gift shop to kill time/hang out in front of the fan/visit Aunt G.

She did enjoy the necklaces we bought. Whether it was putting them on and off or just whipping them around (we had to nip that in the bud).

She did enjoy the necklaces we bought. Whether it was putting them on and off or just whipping them around (we had to nip that in the bud).

She refused to look at the camera in any of the shots.

She refused to look at the camera in any of the shots.

Playing up behind the stands to keep her entertained.

Playing up behind the stands to keep her entertained.

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E’s Bedroom

Being the first child has so far paid off for E in our new house. She is the proud occupant of a room that is equal size to our master and a ton of space for such a little being. And to be honest, I am quite jealous of her room. She’s got magnetic chalkboard walls, a teepee to hide out in, and a playhouse bed. What else does a little girl need?

In order to prepare for baby #2, we needed to steal the crib out of E’s room so this meant it was time for a big girl bed. Whether she was ready or not. My Mom found this idea for an adorable playhouse bed and M spent a Saturday morning building it. I loved how it turned out and also love that her Daddy made it for her. I can’t wait to decorate it, I’m just not sure how yet. Thinking maybe seasonally? But anyways, we figured having the mattress on the floor was also a good idea as we weren’t sure how the transition was going to go and seeing how she’s already fallen out a couple times (no injuries!), mattress on the floor was a good call. E really does seem to be enjoying having a big girl bed in her room as she loves to play on it while she’s awake.

Her room is still missing a large shelf (again, hopefully made by Daddy-O) on the wall with her dresser and also a rug (I can’t decide which one!), so hopefully I’ll update this post with some real “after” photos someday when we actually complete the room.

In the meantime, here are the before and after photos that we have. Beginning when we first bought the house, then her nursery and finally, her big girl room.

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Update: We finally got the shelf built and installed thanks to M! Here is a not so great photo of it. I love the meaning behind so many things on this shelf. The little teddy bear on the left was M’s when he was little. The K-State Barbie was mine and I love the idea of passing it down to E (although she can NEVER take it out of the package), and the little framed booties were actually my Grandpa’s (yes, I meant Grandpa not Grandma) when he was a baby. Grandpa was the first one I told about being pregnant with E. He passed away just a few days after we found out. Those booties mean a lot. 🙂

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Labor Day Weekend 2015

Labor Day weekend is often spent in Great Bend, KS visiting Grandma and Grandpa and enjoying Becker Tire’s awesome land they call Team Acres. Team Acres is basically a giant playground for kids and adults. We’re talking kayaks, mini golf, go carts, sand volleyball, fishing, pontoon boat, bikes, fire pit (complete with hook ups for live music), a treehouse, cabin, and more. Well, this year was a little different because I stayed back in KC to help celebrate my BFF’s 30th birthday. My parents also came over and we painted the built ins in the nursery and my Dad fixed up the changing table. Although I missed out on the Team Acres fun, it was good to hang out with friends and also get a lot done that I wouldn’t normally be able to do with E running around. M was brave enough to still make the 4 hour trek out to GB without me in order to enjoy the family time out at Team Acres. From what I’ve heard, E had an absolute blast running around all day playing with the big kids. The car rides there and back (thanks to timing around bedtime and nap time) even went really well and I think M and E had a fun-filled Daddy/daughter weekend.

Just one pic from my weekend back in KC. Celebrating A's birthday at Amigoni winery.

Just one pic from my weekend back in KC. Celebrating A’s birthday at Amigoni winery.

M and E stayed at Grandma and Granpa's house Saturday night.

M and E stayed at Grandma and Granpa’s house Saturday night.

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M and E even camped out in the air conditioned treehouse on Sunday night out at Team Acres.

M and E even camped out in the air conditioned treehouse on Sunday night out at Team Acres.

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A couple pics of their setup.

A couple pics of their setup.

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Uncle G and E taking Pool safety very seriously.

Uncle G and E taking Pool safety very seriously.

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