Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mommy Tip Monday

So, I've taken a little time off from blogging this summer. It has been a busy one. The twinadoes have weekly story times, swim lessons, and various other social dates. Their calendar is more packed than mine!

We took a little road trip and headed to Columbus to visit COSI. There was a special exhibit of John Deere equipment and my boy LOVES all things Deere, so we loaded up and headed South.

The kids love water as much as I do, so we were sure to book a hotel with a pool. When I shop the clearance at the end of the season (or at the dollar store) I always buy a couple of extra sets of water wings, rings, and beach balls and pack them away in our travel bag. The kids couldn't touch bottom in the shallowest part of the hotel pool so the rings were a lifesaver.

Monday, July 12, 2010

I'll Fly Away

Another beautiful summer week is in the books.

Summer is just flying by.

Speaking of flying we headed to the airshow at Lost Nation Airport for the Gathering of Eagles XIV. Bill and I have gone to this event many times. He even took a ride in the Yankee Lady, a B-17 (bucket list) a few years before we were married with lots of other "responsibilities."  We took the kids when they were just over a year old so Daddy and Uncle Sam could introduce them to one of their passions; military aircraft. It is safe to say that we plan to make this a bi-yearly (because it only comes around every other year) tradition.

We arrived at the airshow and were quickly joined by Uncle John, Aunt Jan, Uncle Sam, & Aunt Deb. Again, 6 on 2 is the best ratio for twinado safety at events like this! It also allows me a little time to take pictures, something I can't really think about when I've got to keep one eye on a Whirling Dervish.

I say it all the time, but the twinadoes are SO SO SO SO lucky to have these four people in their lives. They have cared about them since the day we knew they existed when they were just 4 week in utero-even before that really, they have watched them grow from their first breath, and they are the people (besides Mommy, Daddy, & Grandmas) that the kids love most in this world. They know they are safe with them and better yet, I know they are safe with them.

After the airshow, we all retired to our backyard for some lunch, pool time, and margaritas. Lunch eventually turned into dinner and then a feature of Clifford's Really Big Movie.

It was an unexpected day of awesomeness. Sitting around with friends, a margarita in hand, watching planes fly over our house while the kids bopped around in the pool. No deck work, no housework, no errands.

A mini vacation in our own backyard.

We should do that more often!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Gathering of Eagles Air Show

If you are in Lake County this weekend, you need to head over to Lost Nation airport for the airshow. We went in 2008 and the twinadoes didn't really get it, but their Daddy and Uncle Sam had fun showing them around the planes.

Just something fun to put on your calendar for the weekend.

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