Monday, August 22, 2011

Fun at the Fair

Last Friday we went to the Lake County fair. The boys went on a few rides. We ate awful fair food. Laughed a lot. Cried a little. But mostly, we had a great time being together as a family. It was a great afternoon, one for the books.

Colton was so excited to go on this dragon roller coaster. His face started like this...
and ended like this.
Pax enjoyed watching the rides from a distance. He did one ride and that was it for him.
Daddy and Colton.
We let the boys play a "game". The game went like this: pay a lady three bucks, pick a duck, instant win a prize of your choice. Kind of nice to have an instant win... not so nice to pay $3 for inflatable swords that I have wanted to pop since the moment we got them.

We ended our evening watching the cowboys ride and race their horses. The boys loved it.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


I hope these two stay buddies. Forever.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Grandma and Grandpa B.

My parents have been on an epic road trip and we were fortunate that they made Cleveland one of their pit stops. We got them for two days and had loads of fun. I am kicking myself for only getting the camera out once, but hey, at least I have some pictures! We went to this train "museum" that one of my friends really talked up. To the museum's credit, they were in the middle of packing up and moving locations, BUT it was just a warehouse where train enthusiasts could set up their trains..... and children were not allowed to touch ANYTHING. Not a great idea with two boys. However, the kids thought it was great but I will not be going back anytime soon. I think they only thing that made it fun was my parents being there.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Done, Done, DONE!

It's official. I finished my degree. It was just an associates degree (in communications) but I feel really good about completing a degree while having two kids. I fully intend to get a bachelors once all my kids are in school. But for now I am going to enjoy being home with my kids without any homework!

Got a Cold?

A few weeks ago I was doing some homework while Colton played and watched a show shortly before bed. I realized I hadn't heard him for a few minutes which is always bad sign. I started walking toward him when I was overwhelmed by the smell of vapor rub. I was so confused. I started walking much faster. I got over to Colton to see him COVERED in vapor rub. He found the jar and smeared it all over himself AND my window. Because vapor rub is oil based it is hard to clean up. I put Colton in the bath which only amplified the smell. Our apartment smelled like it got a cold for several days. Not what I had in mind for finals week!