Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Another trip and other milestones

Mike and his mom had been talking.  They realized that summer was coming to an end.  Mom was going to have to head back to work soon – the fall semester was quickly approaching.

They decided that one last summer road trip would be the best way to say farewell to summer.  And with mom and dad’s anniversary just a few days away, there couldn’t be a better road trip than to spend a long weekend in Cincinnati with dad!

So, this past Thursday, they loaded up the truck.  Baby clothes, mommy clothes, baby toys, dog toys, baby food, dog food, diapers, and many other things that we can simply call “other stuff”.  Mike was strapped in his car seat.  Foxy was in the back keeping him company.  Izzy was in the front keeping mom company.  And mom pointed the truck up I-75 and “let-r-rip”!

Last Friday was the official anniversary.  Five years.  Before long, we might actually be married longer than we were engaged!  Ahhh – but that’s a different story altogether!  A nice home cooked meal.  Dad even had candles at his apartment!  What a better way to celebrate a wedding anniversary than to be with your family – especially when you have to spend so much time apart.

Saturday was a great day!  It started with a lazy morning.  Everybody slept in – even Mike!  We had a great lunch at Scott’s BBQ – and we topped it off with a piece of sweet potato pie.  Yum!  Then we went back to get ready for the main event.  A trip to the Great American Ball Park to watch the Reds play the Marlins!  We must have brought them some good luck – the Red’s won 5 to 4 and regained the #1 spot in their division!  Since it was Mike’s first baseball game, the Reds gave him a certificate commemorating the occasion.  That was pretty cool – and it will surely end up in the scrapbook…

Sunday was the trip to Jungle Jim’s.  “What’s that"?” you say.  The best way to describe it is an “international grocery store” – but that’s like calling the Olympics “just another sporting event”.  If it can be sold and it’s edible – you can find it at Jungle Jim’s.  Of course they have all of the things a “normal” grocery would have – milk, eggs, bread, ground beef, potato chips, tomatoes, etc.  But they also have things like elk steaks.  Or a cheese aisle that is about 1/4 mile long (no I’m not exaggerating) and has cheese from a couple dozen different countries.  Like wine?  They have everything from Boone’s Farm all the way to a $5000.00 bottle.  I’m pretty sure that I’ll never know what a $5000.00 bottle of wine tastes like – but I’m sure it doesn’t taste like Boone’s Farm.  So – what did we get?  A bottle of wine from the Bordeaux region of France, some Mango’s from Argentina, some cream filled ginger snaps from Yorkshire, and some pasta (chipotle fettuccini) from Italy.  Oh – and some baby food from Pennsylvania.

And there was one additional event, a milestone if you will, that happened this weekend.  Mike officially has teeth!  Two little teeth barely poking through his bottom gum.  He is now continuously shocked (and a little dismayed) that chewing on his fingers hurts a little now.  And let me tell you – they are S-H-A-R-P!!!  Our little baby is getting big!  Cheerios are just around the corner…

 

Yo - 'sup!

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

Sleepy...

Candlelight dinners make me sleepy…

Sisterly Love

Even the dogs got along…

The Reds game

Our seats at the game…

 

 

I want these chips!

Dad?  Are you going to let me eat these potato chips?  I’ve got teeth, you know…

 

 

Mike in "seat number 1"

“Baseball games sure are long.  It’s WAY past my bedtime!”

 

Ahhh...

Ahhh – a nice bed and a glow-seahorse to pet.  Now I can visit dreamland!

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