But! As I'm writing this the kids are playing happily in their new and damn close to finished playroom.
Matt is out at home depot (again. trip 100,000 of this renovation). And it's crazy the amount of uninterrupted time this playroom is giving me. Seriously I've been sitting here for an hour thinking they are going to need me for something any minute. They haven't. So finally I went and got the laptop (I don't think they even noticed I disappeared) and downloaded a few weeks worth of pictures. How about a quick photo rundown? I'll post as much as I can before a kid needs me... and... GO!
(Edited to add: I got exactly 0 pictures posted before my kids needed me. As soon as I wrote that I would have time I cursed it. NEVER POKE THE DRAGON!)
So we went to Cincinnati last weekend for a friend's wedding. We debated but ended up bringing the kids. Figured we might as well get in one last trip as a family of 4 before travel once again becomes a BFD. I'm so, SO glad we did. The kids were great:
|Our kids at a random park in Columbus eating Wendy's. Because that's how we roll.|
We stayed with a friend's sister and left our kids behind while we went to the wedding. It's nice to make new friends:
The next day (after breakfast with some other good friends and their adorable baby girl) we met more friends at the Newport Aquarium:
I've never been but it was pretty cool. Much larger and with much more variety of creatures than the Cleveland Aquarium:
|These things can grow up to THIRTEEN FEET.|
|The jellyfish room was awesome and also the stuff that nightmares are made of.|
|Somewhere on Vine close to the no longer super-ghetto Kroger.|
Of course we had to swing by our old stomping grounds:
|I lived here for 3 years. Matt for 2. Also we are both charter members of the Rabirius chapter of this fraternity. And he wouldn't let me randomly knock on the door. BOOOOOOO.|
And I'm not sure what nonsense went down while we were gone but DAAP is GRAY:
|Um WTF. Also Crosley is still standing. How many rumors did I hear about them tearing that thing down?|
|Construction pic of the DAAP courtyard courtesy of my friend Mark.|
But Wilson Auditorium is still standing there unused and falling apart. Some things never change:
|Seriously, UC. We did a studio on adaptively reusing this mofo 11 (!!!!!) YEARS AGO. Get it together.|
Yay for a fun trip and good friends!