I was just going through some old photos and found this one. Brings a smile to my face.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Well it's about 10 days late (I'm been quite the slacker lately) but Happy Birthday my sweet angel. For Leah's Birthday we went on our traditional Zoo outing, only we were fortunate enough to have Aria and her mom Vanessa join us. I think the girls enjoyed themselves and I had a blast getting to chat to another mom with similar concerns about CH/UH school district and what we'll do come next year. Scott got a little uneasy when the lions got a little too affectionate for his liking but hey that what nature is about right? I discovered a giraffes was born during our visit and I think we might go to meet the newbie this weekend when we go to the trunk party to say goodbye to our favorite elephants, which are headed to the Columbus zoo for a few years while The Cleveland Metropark Zoo makes a new habitat for them.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Since we went to the Mountains this year for vacation I declared that I wasn't giving up my beach vacation and was going to have it one way or another. On Saturday, Scott and I packed a picnic and the kids up and headed to the beach. Now granted it's not the sunny beaches of North Carolina but the beaches of the North Coast really aren't a bad alternative. I hate to admit it but it's been well over a decade since I've gone to a beach on Lake Erie. We literally lived 1/2 block from the lake during our Euclid day's, fresh out of school and I think during our time there we only managed to walk down the cliff at the end of the block, down to the lake twice. I used to live on the lake every weekend from Memorial to Labor day and it wasn't until I heard those waves that I realized how much I miss it. What a shame to live so close to such a fantastic resource and rarely utilize it. I think we'll be making a point of visiting a bit more often now.
It was a cool breezy morning so we pretty much had the beach to ourselves. I thought the kids might get bored but they were content to play in the sand.