Did I mention…no more training wheels.

Isabella’s been riding without training wheels for a little bit now.  A couple of weekends ago we took off Vita’s and away she went.  No problems, no hesitation.  We decided to remove Blackburn’s training wheels when we removed Vita’s and we made the right choice.  He is doing great.  He just needs to work on stopping.  His way of stopping is to jump off the bike!

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Earth Day Celebration

On Saturday we attended the Earth Day Celebration at Sawyer Point.  The weather was perfect with warmth, sunshine and a light breeze.  I love this park because it is right on the river and the views of the bridges connecting Ohio and Kentucky are beautiful.  My sister and her family were in town and got to see a little bit of Cincinnati.  We walked the park, stopped by booths, watched the kids get their faces painted and relaxed.  Here are some photos from the day…

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Hula-hooping was popular.  They were circling their necks, chests and legs.

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I liked these guys.

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The point where Vita decided she was done climbing the wall.

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The “crew”.

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Checking out all the booths.  We received a lot of educational brochures, information and free bags, key chains, coloring pages for the kids, etc.

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I wish I could have moved closer to the owl but I understand why there were boundaries set up.  He was very regal looking.  This was at the Raptor booth.

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Um…no thanks…I will pass on the cockroach.  These guys all pet it.

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Cooling down with a shaved ice.  There’s a lot of pink in this picture.

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Dancing in the park.

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Sword fighting with twigs.

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Brother-in-law and nephew relaxing under the bridge.

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Two black kitty cats..running wild.

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My sister, her husband and their oldest. Enjoying shaved ice and visiting Cincinnati.

This really was a wonderful event and we plan on coming back next year.

Opening Day

Cincinnati celebrated Opening Day today. I had to work but Ben and the kids walked to Findlay Market to watch the parade. On my lunch break I stepped outside and into a sea of red. Fans were out in droves. Despite a loss of 1-0 the city celebrated the return of baseball.

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Fasching

It started Friday with the kids parading around the neighborhood and displaying their masks.  Then on Saturday we officially celebrated Fasching at the kids’ school.  It was another year of fun and games.  The day was full with friends, prizes and laughter.

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Face painting Station - always the first stop for our kids

Face painting station – always the first stop for our kids

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Bella and her friends are in a mustache club, it just so happened they did mustaches at the face painting station.

Bella and her friends are in a mustache club, it just so happened they did mustaches at the face painting station.

Baskets to be bid upon - each class has a theme and parents/students fill up the baskets and raise money for the classes.

Baskets to be bid upon – each class has a theme and parents/students fill up the baskets and raise money for the classes.

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A chance to dunk your principal...the sixth graders were lined up!

A chance to dunk your principal…the sixth graders were lined up!