Daytrippers: Color Scavenger Hunt in Branson

We’re almost done with this dang winter weather which is great because I’m running out of ideas to do with these crazies. For the past few wintery months, there’s been one day a week where I simply can’t stand to be in our house another second and I crave an adventure. That adventure usually takes us to the most magical place on earth. No, not that one. The other one. Branson, Missouri.

This kitsch-filled wonderland is just the place to raise my spirits and give us something to do. And usually without ever leaving the car! I call it the Hwy 76 Scavenger Hunt. I call out objects and Callie has to find them. “Giant Gorilla? Yellow Plane!? Huge Chicken!” (Those are real examples, ya’ll. I’m not kidding around. Branson. Look it up.) Today. I changed it up and told Callie we were going on a Color Scavenger Hunt. We made it contest to find all the green. Then blue. Then pink. But when we found this absurdly amazing rainbow building, I couldn’t help it. We had to do an impromptu photoshoot.



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The Wishing Elephant

You should have seen the look on my face when these tiny cardigans showed up in my mailbox from The Wishing Elephant. I literally got emotional.

“Hey Callie, show me that ‘C’”…Nailed it.

And we’ll call these next two photos: “How to tell when your kids are done with a photoshoot.”…

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Carolyn. I could NOT love them more!!!

Des - March 17, 2014 - 11:25 am

Love their little expressions, adorable!

Home Video: Emerson: The First Year

Emerson, You have brought us nothing but pure joy. From easy newborn to happy six-month-old to the giggliest one-year-old. We’ve never been able to tell if you’re laughing or crying because you seem to always be laughing even when you’re upset. You are the happiest child. I’ll never forget that first night with you in the hospital. It was around 4am and your dad was asleep on the couch and the nurse had just brought you to me to nurse you. It had been noisy and hectic all day, but right then it was silent. I was supposed to call her when I was done so I could get some sleep after a long day of labor, but instead I just held you for an hour and stared at your tiny little fuzzy head and bawled my eyes out. You were so adorable. Perfect. Healthy. I couldn’t believe I had a son.
I hope you’re always this joyful and easy to laugh. I picture us becoming good friends, having dorky inside jokes that only we get and laughing hysterically over game nights. I thank God for you Emerson. I’d have 1000 more miscarriages if it meant just one pregnancy ended up being perfect little you!
“December baby, you are mine.”
Happy Birthday,

Emerson: The First Year from Katie Day on Vimeo.

Song: Welcome by Waterdeep

Magda - December 12, 2013 - 10:23 am

This was SO beautiful! Happy birthday Emerson!!!

Nicole - December 12, 2013 - 10:24 am

Oh my goodness that was the most precious video! Your family is the cutest. :)

Nicole /

Mel J - December 12, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Lovely video of a precious little boy. I have a precious boy too after just one miscarriage but don’t think I could have survived 1000 even though he’s amazing! xx

Jennifer Fitzpatrick - December 12, 2013 - 1:18 pm

Just. Beautiful.

cheyenne - January 26, 2014 - 11:17 am

absolutely precious!
xo, cheyenne

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