Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Dinner with Nanny and Poppy...

Tonight Nanny invited us over for a yummy home cooked meal. It WAS so yummy! Ezra really enjoyed the chocolate silk pie we had for dessert....

Thanks for dinner Nanny! It was delicious!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Elijah's first day of VBS...

Today VBS started at our Church. Elijah was so nervous about going and actually didn't want to go. But I made him go and at least try it out one day and if he didn't like it he didn't have to go anymore. When I picked him up he had the biggest smile on his face and could not stop talking about it. By Tuesday he was begging to go back. He ended up going three days out of the week because of other obligations we had made. We went to the Son fest on Sat. too. It was tons of fun with blow-up jumpers, and lots of games and food. He can't wait for VBS next year!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Run, Jump, and Play!

Today we got to go to "run jump and play" for our next door neighbors birthday party. Kayla turned four years old! We had so much fun. Thanks for inviting us to your party, Kayla. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Warren County Fair...

Today started off by going to Nanny and Poppy's house to visit. After that we all went to the little ice cream parlor in Lebanon for dinner. It was so good and we even got ice cream for dessert. After our belly's were full, we headed to the Warren County Fair. It was so fun! They had all kinds of rides and neat animals. We went though the 4-H barns and Ezra loved it! He gets so excited around animals. We also rode some rides, went through the fun house and went through the petting zoo. They had a kangaroo there to pet. Roo got to see a real life roo! The kids really enjoyed the rides this year, unlike last year! No crying at all. Ezra rode his first ride ever (the merry-go-round) and loved it! I think we may be ready for King's Island now. We had such a great time at the fair. We will definitely go back next year!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Indiana Fun...

Here is a little bit of what the kids did in Indiana while mommy and daddy were in New York... (Thanks for sending the pictures Aunt Terri). They had so much fun and they are still talking about it. They had tons of fun with their cousins; Shayla, Alysha, Makenna, and Javan. Little Ezra got ear infections while we were gone, but it looked like he still had a good time even though he wasn't feeling 100%. Thanks again mom for taking him to the Dr. and taking such good care of him and Aunt Terri too. It was so nice to leave the kids behind and know that they were all well taken care of :)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Our trip to New York...

New York City...Here we come!!!

We left for Indiana to drop the kids off at Grammy and Papa's house on Monday afternoon (July 7). We planned to take a train to New York from Elkhart, IN. It was so hard to leave the kids. I knew they would be in good hands though. Our train left at 12:58 AM. It was a long trip but it was nice to sit back and relax and not have to do anything for a long time. We watched movies on the train (we brought our little DVD player and lots of DVDs). I mostly tried to sleep. It was very difficult to sleep on the train. Our train had a dining car which was pretty cool. The food was actually ok. We arrived in New York city (Penn Station) on Tuesday evening at about 7:30. We were starving! So we checked into our hotel and then walked up the street to "Friday's". After dinner we walked around Manhattan/ Times Square. It was a very neat experience. The city really doesn't sleep. We were out till about 1:00 am...and it was still crowded and as busy as ever.

On Wednesday morning we got up early and got some breakfast and then headed to the subway station to catch a train to the Bronx, (Yankee Stadium). It was neat to see the stadium in which so many famous baseball players in history had played. I still can't believe they are tearing it down. We went to Monument Park before the game started. It didn't rain until the game was all over! Great timing! After the game we took a subway train back to Manhattan and ate at Jack Dempsey's Restaurant. It was so good! Then we walked around and did a little shopping. We had promised to bring the kids back a surprise.

Thursday morning we got up early and took the subway to catch a ferry to go and see the Statue of Liberty. That was a very neat experience. We couldn't believe all of the security we had to go through. When we got back we did a little more shopping and then headed back to Penn station. We took a train back to Indiana around 4:30. The train ride back was much nicer than on the way there! We had a good time, but boy did I miss my kids! I couldn't wait to get back to see them. I really enjoyed New York! It was good to get away for awhile. Will and I really needed a break together. I definitely want to go back!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Daddy and Mommy are going to New York!

On July 7-11 Mommy and Daddy are planning to ride a train to New york! Daddy is a huge New York Yankees fan and wanted to see the old stadium before it is torn down at the end of the season. We are going to Indiana and staying with Grammy and Papa for a couple nights and with Aunt Terri and Uncle Jeremy for a couple of nights while mommy and daddy are gone. This will be the first vacation that Daddy and Mommy have ever taken with out us. I'm sure we will miss them but we will have lots of fun in Indiana.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Fourth of July Fireworks...

All day the kids were asking about fireworks. They could hardly wait for it to get dark out so they could see them. When it finally got close to being dark, we got our baths and put pajamas on so they'd be all ready for bed. We sat on the front porch and watched and listened to some fireworks around the neighborhood. I found some sparklers left over from last year and let the kids enjoy them. Around 9:30 pm we loaded the kids up and went to Kings High School and watched the Kings Island fireworks from the parking lot there. The kids were so excited. They watched them from the moon roof of our SUV. Even Ezra was loving them. I thought for sure he'd be scared, I was wrong! Good thing they had good naps today...it was a very late night for them. (Boy, it was hard getting a good picture of the fireworks...sorry they didn't turn out very well).

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Our version of a camp-out...

Yesterday we decided to have a camp-out...tent and all. Only we didn't pitch the tent outside, we set it up in our basement. We even had marshmallows! The kids slept in the tent all night long. I didn't really think that they would actually do it, but they proved me wrong. Our cat Possum who lives in our basement snuggled in with them. They had a blast. Ezra and I didn't sleep in the tent, we were nice and cozy in our own beds. Maybe when Ezra gets a little older we will try a real camp-out, but for now this worked out great.