Sunday, April 4

Spring Break 2010

My mom lives in CA so it's always a big deal when she visits OH... either we travel north or she travels south for a few days. This year we were very fortunate that we were able to go to OH - we get to spend more time with her that way.

SATURDAY, MARCH 27

We left at 8:20 AM and reached Lexington, KY by about noon. Kitten has a friend there, so we stopped and played for about 1.5 hours.

Photobucket

It was about 4PM when we got to my In-Law's house. We visited, ate dinner, and they sang "Happy Birthday" to me.

7PM - arrival at Memaw's house to visit a bit before heading to the hotel.

SUNDAY, MARCH 28

We went to church with *my* Grandma, and I have to tell you she FELL while holding the baby!! Everybody is OK but she really freaked me out. (Not for the baby's sake, he was fine.) Afterward, we went to Grandma's house for pizza and Birthday Cupcakes. (Do you sense a theme?)

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Later that evening, I dropped Mr Krabbs and Turtle off at my In-Laws house so that the rest of us could go to La Comedia, a dinner theatre. We saw Phantom of the Opera, I had forgotten the story line so it was like watching it for the first time! =)

This is a pic of the big kids - my 3 oldest, my brother's boys, and my sister. There was also my mom (Nana), my Memaw, my brother and his girlfriend.

Photobucket

My mom had a Birthday Cake sent out to me.

Photobucket

The kids were excited that they got to meet the cast. Kitten said, "I get to meet a real live super star!" =)

Photobucket

Photobucket

When I picked the little boys up I found that they had been crying the ENTIRE TIME that I was gone.

MONDAY, MARCH 29

The morning was spent at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Awesome, hands on and very kid oriented. My best friend (Michelle) from middle and high school joined us with her son. (My mom was taking the pics.)

Photobucket

Then we went to McDonald's and played for an hour or so. After that we went shopping and Memaw joined us for dinner at Golden Corral. Back at the hotel mom took the kids swimming.

TUESDAY, MARCH 30

My friend Michelle (of www.MichelleLumPhotography.com) took our pictures at Carriage Hill Farm.

Memaw is explaining how her mother used a stove similar to this one.

Photobucket

We had KFC for a late lunch. Mom took my brother and his girlfriend to dinner and Memaw and I watched the kids. My dad came to visit us and so did Gina, another friend of mine.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31 - my birthday!

Mr Krabbs had a low grade fever but we decided to head to the Cincinnati Zoo anyway. He started feeling a little better as the day went on.

Photobucket

Photobucket

SPEED RACER!

Photobucket

AFTER the zoo - can you believe we did more? I'm telling you my mom WORE. ME. OUT! - we went to Newport on the Levee.

Photobucket

For my birthday dinner we ate at Mitchell's Fish Market. I had a steak though.

Photobucket

The Ohio River and Cinti as a backdrop. I had a good birthday... definitely one to remember.

Photobucket

THURSDAY, APRIL 1

We went back to Newport and spent the morning at the aquarium. Mr Krabbs still wasn't feeling well and he wanted to wear the green shirt again, so I let him. =)

Photobucket

Eating ice cream. It's the only shade they could find.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

FRIDAY, APRIL 2

Time to go home. We were about 20 miles from TN (in KY) and we hit stand still traffic... you know the kind where people get out of their cars and you see kids playing on the shoulder...

Photobucket

The good news is that with all of the educational activities we can count most of this week as school! (Also posted on my Homeschool Blog.)

1 comment:

  1. An awesome vacation and birthday! :o) It was like a week-long party. Looks like the kids had loads of fun, too!

    ReplyDelete

Pleasant words are a honeycomb:
sweet to the taste and health to the body.
~ Proverbs 16:24