Nate's First Cubs Game!

Ok, so in reality it was a Reds Home game... But truthfully, I think there were just as many Cubs fans there that night. Including us in our Cubbie Blue. (Sorry all my fellow Cincinnatians, but I guess I'm a Cubs fan now. After all, they're the lovable loosers!) And unfortunately, they were loosers the night we were there. Nate was terrified of the fireworks[...]

Alex's First Day of Preschool

He did fantastic! The parents were scheduled to be in the classrooms with the children for 20 minutes to help them adjust. After about 10 minutes or so, I told Alex "Mommy's going to have to leave now" and he said "ok, Kiss me!" So I did. And then I left, no problems, no tears, nothing but a little boy eager to be big. He told me on the way home that he[...]

Lazy Summer Evenings

In our cul-de-sac, we play hard every night after dinner. There are so many kids here (17 under the age of 10... and it's a short street!) I'll be sad when it gets too dark too soon after dinnertime. Already, there are less kids out; the 2 families with kindergardeners have thier children go to bed at 7:30 on school nights. I guess summer is over for them. W[...]

Ready for School

We went to meet the teacher day at Alex's school. His teacher's name is Miss Cindy and she is so nice. I'm sure the year will be a great experience for him and a nice time for Nate to have to himself.Alex was so excited about his backpack and water bottle and he even dressed himself this morning... He picked the long sleeve digger shirt in the August heat, a[...]

Baby Abby

Chris's cousins Rick and Nicole and their one-month-old baby girl came to visit us this week. Alex liked holding little baby Abby. We always have a great time when they come to visit. Unfortunately, I must report that the guys beat us ladies 3-2 this time the the euchre showdown.

Swinging Baby Nick

It was park day at Stringtown. Alex is very much into playing with babies these days. He's playing "get'em get'em" with Lisa's baby Nick.

Wedding in Lexington

We went to my cousin's wedding in Lexington Friday night. The kids were all pretty good, considering it was a 2 hour drive immediately followed by a wedding. It was outdoors and the minute we were seated, Alex runs up the aisle, past where the bride and groom were going to stand and out into the field beyond. Mortifying! But thankfully, he came back without [...]

Zoo Day

We had a great time at the Zoo today. The weather was a little cooler, so we didn't sweat to death. Of course, the biggest attraction wasn't the animals.... It was the TRAIN! The kids (except for Nate) are big enough to ride in the "caboose" seat by themselves. They had so much fun, and they were so cute!