Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Carnival...

Why, carnival creators, are you so inviting to small children?
Your rides are questionable at best, but oh so inviting...

Not sure Addie was in love with this one!
ha!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Akron Zoo

Every year or two we venture down to the Akron Zoo.  It's a bit of a drive, but always worth it...
This time they had a special "Weird Creatures" exhibit which mean there were jellyfish....
Carnivorous Plants


And this guy...Sam loves a good octopus but they can be elusive to see in a cage...he tells me it's because I'm bad luck at zoos...Nana is good luck.  Luckily she was there...so this one was easy to see.  And amazing...one of the best I've seen in a zoo or an aquarium...




The ever amazing penguins which we don't have at the CLE zoo


They recently added a slide which goes through the otter exhibit.  See Addie in it?
The grizzly was so close too!
whoa.
If you're local, it's worth a drive!






Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Summer Fun (so far)

Summer break is the epitome of kid heaven right? 
Ain't too bad for me either...
We did some serious bungee jumping with the big kids during safety town week...


Have hit the library 6 times, at least.

Have done a lot of this...


Went to Playground World for their free play time...

I'd say the summer if off to a great start...

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

This one's for you Mom...1990's recital costumes...

My Mom recently dropped off some of my old recital costumes which seriously thrilled my girls...




loved this dress...but man those shoulder pads...
She could have been in a Paula Abdul video for sure...




Hope you enjoyed this blast from the 90's.  The funny part is...that's maybe 1/3 or the costumes!
ha!



Saturday, July 1, 2017

Big news...first tooth...

Miss Eliza lost her first tooth!  It happened two weeks ago in Cincinnati.  We barely knew it was wiggly!
But..in true Eliza style...
Once she realized it was wiggly she was relentless in her pursuit to lose it.
(the girl is driven)
She wiggle it out later that day and put it under her pillow.
Eliza wanted to thank her cousin Mary who taught her to wiggle and twist it out.  She appreciated the technique.




"Hi Tooth Fairy....
I Lost my tooth in Cincinnati
Love 
Eliza"
Even on kiddo #3, the first tooth is a big deal.  ;)

Friday, June 30, 2017

Our Miss Lori...

It was bittersweet saying goodbye to our most favorite babysitter ever last month.  Miss Lori has watched Addie and Sam and was there the day I found out I was having...TWINS!  She took Olivia and Eliza on which was no easy feat (at age 1), as we all know...
With kindergarten approaching we officially adopted her and made her promise she would come to family events.  
She is certainly one of the best gifts God gave our family at this season of our lives.  We love her warmth, her grace with the kids, and her faith.  On her frame is the scripture that says when we think of her we will forever thank our God.  
It's so true!
We love you miss Lori!


My favorite view each morning on my way to school!