It was hard to select pictures. I took 481 photos in the month of August (and it's only the 22nd!). But here's what I narrowed it down to:
We kept busy while we visited in Ohio-- from a water park, to football in the yard, to riding the dune buggy, to playing with cars, to visiting the science museum, to just hanging around and having fun together!
NEW YORK CITY
Visiting the trains in Spencer. Casey rode in the engine, then we visited the roundhouse and the other trains.
Left to right: Casey riding a scooter; Grandpa H with Casey and Marcie; Grandpa with Marcie, me pushing Marcie on the scooter; Casey on the swing; Jason with Marcie; Casey climbing; Grandma H with Marcie blowing bubbles; Marcie blowing bubbles all by herself.
Painting in the kitchen; the golf course pond near my parents' house; Marcie removing her bandanna; Marcie playing at the mall; Marcie dragging her Peanut Puppy Build-a-Bear box through the mall; Casey and then Marcie playing in water at the Nature Museum; Casey performing a puppet show; Marcie sporting her new sunglasses.
I think that gives you enough of a sense of how busy the kids were. . . I should be tired from the trip, but I'm not. Strange. Honestly, I just really enjoyed the ability to completely enjoy being with the kids, unfettered by work or school or anything. I just loved watching them, playing with them, being with them. And it didn't hurt that my mom let me sleep in every day, either!