Monday, August 27, 2012

A day in the life.... here's a city day

We ventured out to see some new places today. Hiking around the city we found a hidden park on top of the city, that Lola's calling our secret park. She doesn't want anyone to know:) The fall rain is creeping in on us and several of the trees had started turning yellow. We had an amusing stroll around the 'city' pond where Lola found some exoskeletons. We eventually made it to glass studio where the Doll made an awesome Butterfly. She topped her day off with being a Native American and squeezing into her old moccasins that Grandpa had made her last year. ( We may need to add a bigger foot piece soon:)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Animals at General Butler State Park

Flock of Turkeys
We sure had a lot of luck seeing animals on our adventure today. What a fun place to visit. The train ride was our absolute most favorite train ride ever! A must for any little one and their tag along grownup.
We had a good time trying to keep up with the Doll as she raced through the mini golf.

Snow cone

A summer is not complete with out at least one snow cone. Lola finally found one:)

General butler

This is where the Kentucky River flows into the Ohio River. It was a great day for a hike. The trail was a little over grown at  parts but it was a nice view at the top!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Cumberland lake

Girl who likes speed in pink
future archaeologist
I need a break!

Tea party @ library

Story time at the library is always a great time, however add Princesses and it's golden. Lola had a great time making a crown and having tea:)

Columbus Zoo

Welcome to the Columbus Zoo
Lola and baby elephant 

The real koalas were soo sweet

Some of the most brilliant pink flamingos!

Not so scary eel

Majestic Turtle

It's hot, I've already taken my picture with the Koala.....

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday afternoon jaunt to the zoo

The girls stole dad away for a few hours to show him around the zoo on a fine afternoon.
flower that could talk:)
Oh Dad!
Taking dad for a train ride

Friday, August 17, 2012

Catching the last of the summer sun

 How cute is that! Our little foster kitty is such a sweetie. He layed in Lola’s bed waiting for her to wake up. We had a nice day outside. We went to the Y for a dip in the outdoor pool and then played at the park.


Let me think....
It's amazing how quick she picked up chess. From the library we checked out a 'how to play chess' book. It was great at teaching for a child's view point. You only use half the pieces to begin to become used to how they move and capture and etc. We are really having fun playing it. She even was giving lessons to her high school baby sitter one night:)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Emi - world famous Rhino


Our morning was spent at the zoo. Lola has been trying to take a picture of the Sumatrian Red Rhino for dad. Luckily, we found her out taking a mud bath. Who ever is in charge of landscaping at the zoo always does a fabulous job and we look forward to enjoying the plants and flowers as much as the animals. Today there were many animals available for close encounters. After the zoo we had lunch then made our way over to the glass studio for story time. It was a lovely day