Monday, June 20, 2011

Ohio Dreamin'

In summers past we have tried to max out all the air conditioned possibilities in FL: free movies, Children's Museums, Aquariums, movie nights, libraries, puppet shows, etc.

Look at my little stinker drinking his first juice box during his first movie night.

Last summer we got smart and decided to beat the heat by taking a month-long trip to our home state: OHIO. We had such a great time, we've decided to do it again.

Last time I flew all by myself with the munchkins (ages 4, 3 and 1).

Thank goodness Southwest gave Mom a gate pass! Did you know they do that??
She helped get us through security, to the potty and the gate with little drama. Thank you Mom for all of your help!!!

Luckily GJ and Brooke met us curbside to help with the carseats, kids and baggage. It wasn't that bad, just 2 hours and 15 minutes of sweaty nervousness and then it was over.

GJ and the girls cleaned out the local libraries children's book and video section, they are already planning what they are going to borrow this summer.

Now that this path is thawed our hope is to take morning walks while the girls ride their bikes around the "loop" at the new park behind GJs house.

I can't wait to see the restored barn they've converted into bathrooms and a shelter.

We plan to go up to Put-in-Bay, OH and stay at Bumpa and Kathy's lake house.
Here are the girls on the boat ramp.

While we're there we like to hit up the Crews Nest for some poolside fun.

During adult swim they like to play on the pirate ship or eat a snack.

Pool-time = sleepy kids.

More lake fun...that I delegate to Uncle Rob.

Here we are taking the ferry back to the mainland.

Mrs. Phyliss likes to share her hydrangeas with us, I am in L-O-V-E with those flowers.

When we are making GJ pull her hair out, we plan to go to the local play cafe, Firefly.

A very sweet friend of mine from high school opened this up about a year ago. I'm wondering when FL is going to get one of these???

The girls have said they want to go putt-putting and camping with Bumpa.

This year we've decided to drive. We're splitting the drive into 2 days with 1 stop overnight in Charlotte, NC. I can't wait to see how it's changed, word is that there is some construction being done to our old house. We plan to meet up with an old friend of ours too.

Khera has even started her own countdown chart which she updates first thing every morning.

This will be our first road trip over 6 hours, so wish us luck!

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