Many thanks to Grace ($$$ glasses) for keeping up with our kids and giving Jenn and me some catch-up time with the grown-ups!
Sunday, September 29, 2013
It's officially autumn.
One of our busy fall weekends has come to a close. Last night we went to Chris & Val's annual Clam Bake. The anticipation began months ago when we got a "save the date" magnet in the mail. It had a photo of a big bon fire on it, and ever since, our kids have asked when we're going to "go to the big fire." The anticipation drew to a close yesterday morning when we fed the kids small breakfasts and lunches knowing that there was going to be a bunch of good food and a late night ahead of us. Between the hay ride, the food, the fireworks, the catching up with friends that we now see once a year, the new photo booth and the staying up past dark, it was a full, fun evening that the kids and we won't soon forget.
We followed up our late evening with catching Aunt Haley over at Kent State. The score wasn't what we were hoping for, but we love seeing extra of Aunt Haley, Grandma Laura & Grandpa Dave.
On Friday evening, Jenn had some time with the ladies producing more art (I know! Whooda thought!!!) at Wine and Canvas while I took the kids to the clinic to throw monkey-balls into the woods (I think they're some kind of walnut seed thingies, but the kids call them monkey-balls) and to collect what remained of the buckeyes.
Jenn's been having some more food fun with the kids' meals.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Breakfast @ The Casey's
We finished off Sunday evening with a trip to Bottle & Bottega for our own art.
- Grandma Paulette & Grandpa Doug for taking the kids on Friday so we could get out of town early.
- Grandma Laura & Grandpa Dave for taking the kids so we could stay the whole, long weekend.
- Pete & Moe for their generosity and hospitality during a fantastic anniversary weekend.
Finally, it has come to my attention that I misspelled Kindergarten in Lincoln's photo in the last post. In my mind, I've known it was spelled with a "t," but I've seen others spell it with a "d," so I thought I must have been mistaken. When my Blogger spell-check didn't catch it, I really thought I was mistaken. Please spare me and refrain from asking, "If a bunch of others jumped off a bridge..." Chalk this up to a parenting "Oops!"
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Henry and Lydia are doing well at home in his absence. The house is always just a little more manageable with two kids, and they play pretty well with each other while Jenn keeps up with odds and ends. They're also able to get a bit more focused attention, which is also good.
We've eaten at some really good restaurants. Our first stop was breakfast on Friday morning at Yolk. A Nutella crepe with banannas and strawberries and a carnita pulled pork sandwich with an egg over easy and cream cheese on a pretzel bun.
The Art Institute, dumplings from Chinatown, the Willis Tower, a wine and art event... where we get to paint (!), and a few other things that I can't remember, and I'm not sure how we're going to fit it all in. Photos to follow.