Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Irrigation Update

Justin trenched the yard today! Hopefully the majority of the pipes will go in tomorrow! My husband is awesome :)

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Macy in the Bumbo

Friday, July 20, 2012

New Hair Cut

The Brandt Barber Shop is in full service! Sorry to all the grandmothers that liked it long... We couldn't spike it up anymore so it was time for a trim.

Macy doesn't need my services quite yet!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Grandpa and Mema Visit

After time with Grandma, we headed to the country to see Justin's dad and the Schlottachs! What a great time we had with them all and I know that Macklin loved being with his family out there. 

Meeting Macy
Another round of Macy introductions - she is so popular these days ;) Everyone got a chance to hang with her so here are a few of my favorite pictures of her with her family! 

Great-Grandma Schlottach

Around the Farm
The Schlottach family continues to make the White Mule Winery and White Mule Bed and Breakfast one fantastic place. The guys have been working on this pavilion over the summer and already have weddings booked before it is even complete. If you need a beautiful place to have a wedding in MO or a nice place to lay your head, check them out! 

I love how the guys get work done! 

Riding the Gator with Mema

And with Uncle Kenny

Hanging out with Justin's cousin's son, Pierce 

Grandpas and their grandsons

Picking veggies

Back at Grandpa and Mema's House
Macklin loved the garage! What little boy wouldn't with a tractor, riding lawnmower, and 4-wheeler. Each day we were there Grandpa took him on at least one ride of each vehicle. I am going to make a video of all of the rides for Macklin to watch at home! 

Playing Basketball with the trash can and golf balls! 

At the Country Club
Macklin loved the pool. Apparently no one knows how nice this pool is because we had it to ourselves for a while (We did go on a Thursday, one minute after it opened!). Macklin really enjoyed playing in the pool with Grandpa and shooting him with water guns! 

The face of a boy who drinks a lot of pool water - yuck! 

Thank you Grandpa and Mema for a wonderful visit! 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Visit with Grandma

What a super time we had with Grandma on this visit. It was Grandma's idea that brought us to St. Louis this time around and boy are we glad we got to hang out together! We started and ended our week with lots of cookies from Grandma - love them! 

Then, on Monday, we went to the Chesterfield park and pool for the morning. What a great park we got to enjoy (and I find myself being very critical of parks these days...do they suit a two-year-old? how closely do I have to watch? is there shade? etc....mommy brain of mine!)

On Monday night Grandma had her "Meet Macy" party. They are always fun occasions when all of the neighbors and family get to come over and say hey. Here are some of the pictures we snapped. Many great friends and family. Macklin especially liked Samantha Berger (the only other little one that came) - they played all evening and she took his toughness and just dished it right back! 

Macy meets her Great-Grandma and Grandpa Kleekamp! #5 for them

More family pics


Katie and Greg Berger with their new little baby Eloise and 3-year-old Sam

Friends and Neighbors 

One of my favorite parts of the night was after everyone left. Macklin was helping Russ water his flowers (with Jean looking one). Watering flowers turned into watering Macklin and he was so funny! I just thought each of these pictures displayed a different aspect of his funny little personality. 

On Tuesday we took a trip to the St. Louis Zoo - quite possibly the best zoo ever! If you are in STL you have to take advantage of this incredible FREE attraction. Nothing compares. Macklin loves to go and his Grandma has made a point to take him many times already! We didn't go to the lion, giraffe, tiger side this time instead opting for the elephants and hippos. You can only hit so much with a two-year before they get tired. On Grandma's suggestion, we ended our day in the penguin house which was very refreshing. 


The new sea lion section of the St. Louis Zoo (even though you can't see the sea lions). 

Quick Visit with Uncle Kevin and Alex at his house after the Zoo. 

Random Fun at Grandma's