We are back from Kentucky and had a fabulous time. My only gripe is that it rained a lot. And when it wasn’t raining, it was very muddy outside. But do not worry, my parents still made it a great time! Eva loved spending time with Nana and Papa. And since it was my mom’s Fall Break, she had a lot of time off. We went to the Newport Aquarium, walked along the Ohio River, visited the Cincinnati Zoo, went to a pumpkin patch, and hung out with my sister and her kids once they came into town. My dad took a lot of photos on his camera, so the only ones I have right now are my instagram photos. Nicer ones will come later.
Pumpkin patch fun! Those girls ran through the hay maze about four times and giggled the entire time. It was adorable. A pony bit my mom though, so I don’t know if she will ever want to go back.
After the pumpkin patch, the girls painted their pumpkins. So much paint. Everywhere. The bath tub was blue afterwards.
I pulled out mine and my brother’s old pogs and tried to show the game to Eva. Fun memories.
When I first got to Kentucky, the trees hadn’t really started changing yet but by the end the fall colored leaves were everywhere. Beautiful.
Eva was a great helper when her Nana was planting flowers. At first she asked where her gloves were since she had heard her Nana ask the same thing, but she finally dug into the dirt with her bare hands.
Eva and I went to the Hofbrauhaus with my sister Ashley and my dad for lunch. Oh, how I love my german food. It’s heavy, but perfect for a rainy day once or twice a year.
We have been to the aquarium bunches, especially now that there are grandkids in the family. But this time had a couple new things which really made it enjoyable! We got to see them feed the sharks and shark rays. It was so nuts to see them eat big fish in one bite.
As usual, Eva loved the penguins. She kept giving the penguin statues kisses. Kind of gross but also adorable.
Lots of wagon rides with her Nana. They would walk down the street, gather up hedge-apples and then throw them into the pond.
Also at the aquarium was a mermaid swimming in the tanks. It was really cool. And Eva about died she was so happy.
Another favorite of Eva’s when visiting Nana’s house is trying on all of my old dance costumes.
Lelia, an old friend, came over one night to visit and we watched our old 6th grade farewell video. It was hilarious and also so embarrassing. To all of my friends from elementary school, thank you for being nice to me and not making fun of me because, dang…. those pictures (many more not included above) are very embarrassing!)
More dress up photos! That robe was a baby gift from our Australian cousins when my oldest sister was born. Sheep’s wool… still looks pretty great.
Another fun costume photo. She never wore real clothes when we were at home.
The Walking Dead started and I think I might have gotten my dad hooked. No way of knowing.
Two days before we left, Mary Beth and her three darling kids came. That baby Spencer is about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen and is such a HAPPY baby!
Eva finally let her Nana and Papa read books to her at night. Usually she only likes her Mama to help with the nighttime routine but she’s easing up a bit! Hooray!
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