Thursday, July 28, 2011

Floods and Family

 This was across the street from our house - am I'm the one sitting down.  It rained for 2 hours, HARD, and thank goodness we had a sump pump system in our basement...so it didn't flood it.  We had about 4 inches standing water in our backyard and the kiddy pool had been empty previously, but after the rain, it was completely full.  That's how much it poured.  The kids had a heyday playing in it. (I know it's blurry, but it was trying to focus through all the rain!)

Apparently the picture here previously was too obscene for some, so I took it out!  Are you happy now people? 




 I could write a lot about this day, but I'll just make it short.  IT WAS HOT!!!  Hotter than I have EVER been in my life.  Seriously.  This was at the Dayton Air Show where we met up with a couple of my cousins and their families and my aunt and uncle.  It was a fun reunion and they got to stay at our house for a couple of days.  Yeah! 
 The Air Show was so cool.  We saw lots of neat stuff.  Our favorites were of course the Thunderbirds (like the Blue Angels).  They had a great Tora, Tora, Tora reenactment, we saw the B-one and B-2 bombers - along with a bunch of other sweet airplane shows.
 The next couple of pics are from a city parks program that we went to today.  It was all about bugs and to top it off we got to ride on a tram all around the park. 
The determined bug catchers. 
We caught one butterfly with the net, and then later Owen surprised me by catching a little baby toad all on his own.  No pic, bummer.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Summer Fun

 Tanner Bomb
 A water pad at the Powell Festival.  We didn't know there would be water at this festival, thus the kids in their clothes........

 We found a free trampoline on craigslist and we've already had so much fun on it.  Our favorite is jumping on it with the sprinkler underneath.
 Went to Buckeye Lake to watch some fireworks on the water.  Pretty good show too!  Give us some credit for the red, white and blue coordination.  Not all done on purpose, but worked out quite nicely.
 Gotta throw rocks in the lake.....

Sean and Becky brought presents.  Radical! 
We're so glad Sean and Becky drove all the way from Texas to come and see us!!!  We all had SO much fun!