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Friday, May 6, 2016

Potato Mix Adventures


Sometimes it's easy to forget that kids like the simplest things.  Take our latest adventure.  It was just fun with a box of potato mix.


Pete was super surprized when I came home from the store with boxed mashed potatoes (I'm not usually one to use mixes), but then was disappointed to learn that it was not food.  It was for an activity.  But, Zander LOVED the activity!

At first he loved seeing the flakes flying in the wind.  After he'd done that for a bit, we added some water to make it like clay.  He really enjoyed destroying shapes and smashing the potato clay.



Thursday, April 28, 2016

Deck Table Assembly Adventures



Zander loves to copy his Daddy.  Pete was assembling our deck table, and Zander wanted to get in on the action!  Here's a few pictures of Zander's Deck Table Assembly Adventure.



Humm, this little thing fits in these holes.  



This is your glove.


I guess it's mine now.

This bigger one fits in too!





Still having fun.

They took away my screwdriver!!!!  How could they!!!!???

Enjoying snacks with a friend on the completed table.



Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Gender Reveal Adventure

It's offical.  Zander is going to be a big brother in August.  We hosted a gender reveal party for our family/friends/neighbors.  I'm pretty proud of how the event turned out.  It was a bee theme so we served everything that was, in some way, yellow or bee themed




BarBEEque Pulled Pork
BarBEEque Beans
BarBEEque Meatballs

Potato Salad
Corn and Black Bean Salad

Carmel Cheesecake Stingers
Lemon Squares
Honeycomb Cereal
Pineapple and Blackberry Skewers

Honey Lemonade



I think that from now on a big bowl of Honeycomb cereal will be a staple at kid events around here.  Let's just say that it was a hit with the under 5 crowd.



And of course, a cake.  I managed to get it into a honeycomb shape.



I took a few pictures of the dessert table, but only a partial one of the rest of the food.  Ah well.  It looked nice, I promise.











The reveal itself was via pinata.  Unfortunately we did this a couple weeks ago and it was a little cold out so we had to do it all inside.  Luckily, that's why we have a basement!



Yup, that's blue candy you see.  It'll be another boy!   Zander wanted to horde all the ball-shaped candy.  He didn't realize that it was candy.  He kept trying to throw and bounce them.



The due date is August 20th.  We are so excited to add another member to Team Amundson!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Coomer Farm Adventure

It's the spring again and Team Amundson has emerged from hibernation.  You'll see in the pictures that little Z is not so little anymore.  Well, he's still little, just not AS little as the previous post.



Last weekend we went to an open house at Coomer Farm.  Everyone was super nice and Zander loved seeing all the animals.





He got to pet a horse and a baby chick.  He loves El Pollito Pio's song "Pio Pio" (the joys of having a Spanish-speaking au pair includes Spanish kids' songs).  Pollito means little chicken so petting a little chicken was super cool for him.

We also got to see some pigs, a cow, a big turkey and a very spunky little goat.






I thought it was super cool that Coomer Farm had an open house.  It was nice to see all the animals!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Easter Egg Hunt Adventure

We went over to West Park in Carmel for their Easter Egg hunt.  Karen (our au pair) came along too for the cultural experience.  Zander waited mostly patiently for his turn to hunt/scramble for eggs.  While we were waiting we went to check out the Easter Bunny.  Let's just say that Zander was not impressed.

That Easter Bunny is big and SCARY!

Karen with Zander and the Easter Bunny
We went to play on the park equipment and then got a nice banana as a snack.  Zander liked that better than the Easter Bunny.




There were several fields with eggs layed out (for different age brackets).  Zander and Daddy wandered the rest of the park while Karen and I held his spot.

Waiting for time to hunt



Then it was time for the hunt/scramble.

Look at them thar eggs!


I got one!


Humm...what is it?


I shall put it in my basket!


And more eggs!



Zander wasn't allowed the candy inside the eggs so we gave it to Karen instead.  More cultural exchange.

All in all, our first Easter Egg Hunt was a success.  As long as that scary bunny stays away!


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Taste of Indy Adventure


Taste of Indy was July 5th.  It was downtown by the White River State Park.
It's a great festival featuring an army of food trucks and some live entertainment.  We went early for lunch.

Zander enjoyed the pulled pork nachos and running around looking at the river.




Zander also tried some of my tamale, but it was a little bit too spicy for him.  Ooops.


Afterwards we took a walk through the White River State Garden.  All in all it was a great day with the family here in Indiana!