Monday, October 13, 2014

17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach and Dennis the Menace Park

17 Mile Drive
One of our favorite pictures of Jake.
Uncle Jason helping Elizabeth collect shells.
The Lone Cypress in the background.
Dennis the Menace Park (created by the author of Dennis the Menace and completed in 1956).

Monterey Bay Aquarium

We started off our week-long vacation in Northern California with a trip to Monterey with my mom and brother Jason.


Elizabeth has been playing soccer this fall (Green Lightening). Her last game is on Saturday. She's a great runner. She's working on being more aggressive and kicking the ball.

Air Force Marathon in Dayton

Brad ran the Air Force Marathon up in Dayton on Sept. 20.

Kings Island

A few weeks ago, P&G had their annual Dividend Day at Kings Island. We had a blast on all of the rides and hanging out with friends.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

First Day of Kindergarten

He wanted to pack his lunch too, so we met Daddy at work for lunch.


He was pretty much trained on the first day and I didn't do a thing.  All him.

Sculpture Park

I had never been to, or heard of, a sculpture park, so this was a unique experience. All of us enjoyed driving and walking around the 300+ acres of the park and seeing and touching 60+ outdoor sculptures.

Parky's Farm

Visited one of our favorite spots two weeks ago.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Boating Saturday.

On Saturday, August 9, we rented a small boat and took the kids out on the lake at Sharon Woods. We'll definitely do it again.

Gymnastics Camp

August 4-7 Elizabeth participated in a gymnastics camp. She was very brave and open-minded despite not knowing anyone or a thing about gymnastics. She had learned and tried many different things by the second day alone.

LM&M Railroad

On August 2, we meet some friends for a one hour ride on a steam engine!

New Parks

We checked out a couple of new parks this summer:

On July 25 at Eden Park.
On July 29 at Beckett Park (the other side).

Losing Teeth

On July 18, Elizabeth lost her first tooth.
And on August 4, she lost her second tooth. Two of her bottom teeth are loose as well.

Science Experiments

The past several Fridays, I have been doing science experiments with the kids.


Family Reunion: Balboa Island

Balboa bar the first day there.
The view from the beach house. And all the cousins.
First day at the beach.

Another day at  the beach.
A must: write your name in the sand!

Last day at  the beach. Eating ice cream at Ruby's on the Pier.
Visiting the Fun Zone and riding the ferris wheel.

Fourth of July 2014: Scottsdale

We spent the Fourth of July in Scottsdale this year since we were heading to a Williams family reunion shortly thereafter in Southern California. We hit up the must's: McCormick Railroad Park and Sweet Republic.
Followed by swimming, BBQ and fireworks!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


I don't think we'll ever get tired of the zoo. The kids especially loved the baby giraffe.

Blueberry Picking

Last Tuesday, the kids and I went to Blooms and Berries and pick about five pounds of blueberries. 

Family Reunion

The Salows came to visit Cincinnati and we a LOTS of fun playing in our yard and at parks!

Visiting Glenwood Gardens.

Parky's Farm and The Cone.

Kids Club at Whole Foods.
Finishing the week off with a Reds game and Smale Riverfront Park!