Monday, June 30, 2008

Baby N....

Here's your happy Baby N..

Thanks.. Enjoy..


Saturday, June 28, 2008


Okay..I'm a few days behind posting our activities..UGH..I took J out today and captured his OH SO Cute Smile..

He's pointing towards the backyard here telling me he's going to go play..

And yep, there he is, in his car.. he drove up to grandma and grandpa's, well at least that's what he told me..



Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Akron MetroPark Hike today at Little Turtle Pond..

We enjoyed taking a little hike today, 1.8 miles.. So of course we HAD to learn a few lessons..

Lesson 1: Always view the weather channel before taking a hike.
Lesson 2: If you do not view the weather channel always take your umbrella on your hike.
Lesson 3: Pick the SHORT trail, you never know when you're going to have to return to your car quickly.

We were rained on...came back to the car DRENCHED! But we had fun singing, or maybe I just had fun singing while the boys just listened or blocked me out.

Here's some pictures from before the rain..

B was skipping rocks into the pond and got excited when he skipped 3 in a row correctly..
And J enjoyed walking on this little bridge..or sitting on it..and picking up the little gravel. We watched the birds too at this spot.. The bird below was L's bird he spotted and quietly told me about..he was so excited that it stayed long enough for me to 'click' and get a picture of..

Then it rained and the camera was put away..



Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Akron Aeros Game and the Akron Zoo....

We have had a very busy couple of days here...

Yesterday B's Ball team attended the Akron Aeros game. We invited Gma and Gpa with us and they seemed to really enjoy watching our local Double A Indians affiliates WIN, WIN, WIN!! It was great..

Here's B and Gma playing blowing each other kisses in the van..

Then, Grandma planted one on B's cheek..And, cute..

J received had the best time walking with Daddy to the stadium..B and his buddies REALLY, REALLY enjoyed the ballgame.. They were up moving around nearly the whole game. We pretty much had several rows of seating all to ourselves and they took advantage of it. They danced in between the innings, during the innings and just enjoyed themselves.

Here B is yelling to the pitcher... 'Pitchers got a big butt, and pitchers got a rubber arm'..
And Grandma and Grandpa with J.. We nearly left around the 5th and 6th innings BUT D and B both wanted to stay. The Akron Aeros were down by 5 runs.. BUT they came back and tied in the bottom of the 9th and WON in the bottom of the 11th!! WOW, was that FUN to see..
Then today we went to the Akron Zoo.. They have a new Jellyfish Exhibit.. and those were fun to photograph... I can't wait to go back with the right equipment..
And J had fun pulling Grandma around the Zoo, looks like Grandma had fun too..
Disclaimer: J didn't actually pull Grandma anywhere..we set it up..

B enjoyed feeding the animals in the petting zoo..
But J wouldn't have anything to do with an animal getting anything from his hand..

And all 4 of my little cuties...


Sunday, June 22, 2008

Weekend fun..

Here's some from yesterday..

Grandma and Baby J..We went to an ice cream social down by Springfield Lake. Grandma picked J up an ice cream cone AND a Chocolate Sundae.. Yeah, he loves her..

And then he had some fun playing at the park near the lake..

After D's ball game, we went back to Grandma and Grandpa's house, where D read the Sports Page..

And we say a rainbow..

I'm loving my new lens..I bought a 28mm lens and it's fantastic. My other lenses for my new camera are just a bit too long for inside.. and this one is PERFECT for using in the house. All of these except the rainbow were taken with it..

Have a great week..


Saturday, June 21, 2008


Yesterday we visited Grandma and J was hanging from her hammock stand..

L gave me a nice smile..

J's sweet happiness...


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Baseball faces...

So, I explained before about HOW TO GET A HIT? Remember? Well now is the how to catch the ball..

1. Get ready. Glove up. Eyes on the ball.

2. Stick your tongue out and catch the ball.. And don't forget to close your eyes...

These last two were taken under VERY poor lighting. They played over at Waterworks under the lights.. WELL, there were ONLY 6 of the 15 available lights working and one of them wasn't even pointing towards the field the boys were playing on.. So my ISO was up to 3200 and my shutter speed was still low for this lens..but I'm keeping them, grain and motion blur and all..

And then D, getting the batters out at first..and he makes the funny faces as well..



Monday, June 16, 2008


I shared Zippy the other here's a recent one of Sylvester..J calls him, 'MY cat'...he yells the MY louder if anyone claims Sylvester as their cat...



Sunday, June 15, 2008


Dan picked up this old bike years ago. He was so happy when I asked him to get it out..THOUGH he really wishes we had someones 57 T'Bird in the picture somewhere....(HINT, HINT, HINT)



Thursday, June 12, 2008

Zippy Roo..


Wednesday, June 11, 2008




Thursday, June 05, 2008

J and Zippy!!!

J decided he was going to walk Zippy this afternoon..He hooked him up and walked him out all on his own..What a big boy he is becoming..



Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Little J..

J is now 2 1/2 and is growing so fast.. I'm loving all his expressions today..