Sunday, July 25, 2010

Centerville Activity Park

Well, almost 5 yrs old and through most of summer and Bradley decided he now likes the unexpectedness of water spraying everywhere – finally! I told him it would be fun and once he realized it, he didn’t want to play at the slides/bridges that day!IMG_3450 IMG_3442 IMG_3446 IMG_3448 IMG_3449

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cohen’s 4th birthday

Our neighbors across the street had a birthday for their son who just turned 4 – he is one of Bradley’s buddies!  It was so cute and all dinosaur-themed and the kids had a great time!

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Nicki’s Birthday Party

Another good friend has another special birthday so we all got together at the best private pool ever!  We were at our friend, Janel’s dad’s house – it is an awesome pool and we had a great relaxed night with friends.  The adults even had some lap races that involved some beer drinking during the race – do you see the awesome background of the pool?  It even has a concession stand for the kids to sell snacks!   P1030120P1030127 P1030121

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Aunt Jenny’s visit with her TWO kids!

Aunt Jenny came up for a visit with her 2 children!  Baby Sloane met her cousins for the 1st time (she actually met Ryan very briefly at the hospital when she was born but she may not remember that – she had so many visitors!)  She was almost 3 weeks old when they came and she was perfectly polite and well-behaved!  The kids loved her and Ryan thought she needed a blanket on outside when it was about 92 degrees!  Thanks for the visit!

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Kirk’s 20 year reunion

Kirk had his reunion in Newark Ohio so we went there for the weekend.  It was a lot of fun to see some of his buddies that were actually in our wedding and my good friend, Mary, who was my college roommate for 2 years went to high school with him too so I knew a few people there.  They graduated with 500 or so but the turn-out was about 75 so not very big gathering.  We went to dinner with some of Kirk’s buddies and significant others, and then headed on to the reunion. 

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Amy’s Birthday

A very good friend had a special birthday recently (mum’s the word on age!) so several of us went out to dinner at Brio’s and got pedicures afterward.  The area we were in also had a Cheesecake Factory, and after we learned that Amy had NEVER had cheesecake from there we decided we had to go there and split a piece for dessert – dulce de leche caramel cheesecake –yum!

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Boy attacked by hair pretties

I think it happens to all boys who have a big sister at some point in their early years – they become a hair challenge – Have to say, Ryan only said “ow” a few times and looks like he was due for a haircut to get the sie of pony’s going on in his head (which he got about 3 days later).  I must say, he wears it well!P1030089 P1030087 P1030088

Friday, July 9, 2010

In Good Times and In Bad

Some of you read this on my Facebook page but a brief summary for you:  We started out with a group of 13 of us for our friend’s birthday and we had a limbous that was going to take us to multiple destinations – our friend had a night of friendly competition including trivia, a stop at a driving range, softball competition of some sort, pool at a local bar by UD – anyhow it was going to be a blast.  However, after the first stop and on the way to the driving range, a car was being chased by the police – actually a national manhunt for a man that had killed his stepson and taken off with his 7 yr old son – luckily when this all happened, his son was not with him.  The first shot is us at our first stop – then, you will see the bad guy’s car flipped.  He hit a car that flipped him and that car went into the side of our limobus and you will see all of the gasoline that spilled out of it.  Crazy as it is, we all feel thankful that it hit our big bus, probably left much less injuries to any other car that this could’ve hit – and minus the HUGE black eye my friend in the pretty green shirt below got – she thinks her husband came across the table and hit her with his head- we were all very lucky!

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Centerville Americana Festival and my birthday!

Today is my birthday and I share it with my twin brother in case you didn’t know I had one.  We live in Centerville and they decided to do ALL of the celebration on Monday, kinda strange.  We went to the parade with our neighbors, and a family we met through them, along with my long-time family friend Aaron and his wife and son.  We had a great time although in was INCREDIBLY hot and crowded!  We ended up at my mom’s later that evening to grill out and celebrate our birthdays! (

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July 2010

     We gathered at our old neighborhood in Beavercreek b/c they have a great view of the fireworks from there – no need to fight traffic.  Our friends, The Greening’s were so kind to host it and they have a great pool.  The kids were in it all evening!  All of us are in a Euchre group that gets together once a month so it was nice to have the kids play together this time!group shotThe whole gang!patrioticWe were the only ones really dressed patriotic(guess we are nerds!) so we thought we deserved a picure!bradley and claireBradley and his friend, Clairebradley, maddie and ryanBradley, Ryan and Maddiebradley, morgan and ryanMy kids enjoying some treats!chloe, ryan and maddieChloe, Ryan and Maddie  IMG_3376More treat eatingbetter cake pic Kirk and I me and cake My dear husband surprised me with a birthday cake at the party – so nice of him!  Totally unexpected! (birthday is the 5th but my mom always gets a cake so it was nice of him to order it, have it picked up by my friend and have it be a surprise)