To celebrate the end of swim lessons and enjoy a last family meal together before Nathan and Jacob head to church camp, we went to Bob Evan's for breakfast after Jacob's last class. The kids were excited to see that Heater from the Dayton Dragon's was there, as well as a couple of the players.
Emmaline was very intrigued by Heater and would reach out and touch him every time he walked by.
Ellie drew a picture of Heater
So did Jacob
Jacob got an autographed poster from these two players (can't remember their names, but they were both Hispanic-sounding)
Today was the last day of swim class for Jacob. Ellie's last lesson was last night (and it poured at the end of her lesson, but she got to stay in the pool since there was no lightning). They learned a lot this month and are already asking when they can take lessons again. We're thinking maybe this winter when they can't be outside as much.Swimming to the deep end
We met some friend from our home group at the splash park in Centerville today. The weather was great and it wasn't crowded at all.
Ellie (the angle of this pic. makes her legs look SOOO long!)
Natalie is all smiles in the swing
Jacob and his friend As frustrated as I get with him sometimes, Jacob makes me so proud of his sensitive heart towards kids that have special needs. This boy walked with crutches. He and Jake played in the water and on the playground. Here they are rolling down the hill by the park. They would roll to the bottom, then Jacob would run back to the top, get the boy's crutches, and bring them to him. Then, they would both climb back to the top and do it again. So caring!
We celebrated Nathan's Mom's birthday today at Young's Dairy. It rained like crazy earlier in the day, so the barrels and other outdoor things were not open, but we had a fun time anyway. Dinner was yummy and the ice cream was even better. Young's is branching out and even has it's own line of cheese now, but we didn't try any today...maybe next time.
Jacob loves cotton candy ice cream
Ellie does too!
Emmy tasted everyone's ice cream, but she was mostly content to play with Daddy's phone.
We held a going-away party tonight at home group. The Davidson family has been with us for 1 1/2 years and they are moving to Virginia at the end of the month. Brian and Kerrie have added a lot to our discussions every Wednesday that will be missed and we'll miss their kiddos, Andrew, Evie, Wesley, and Joshua as well.
Emily and I met when we were babies; Kelsey and I met through the world of blogging; and we met with all of our kids at the splash park in Centerville today. The kids loved playing together and we finished the day off with lunch at Marion's Piazza.
Jacob being pushed by Katy (Emily's daughter)
Emily and David (her son), with her dad and stepmom
Jacob and Ellie started swim lessons this week. I forgot to register early, so instead of getting their classes on the same days, Ellie swims Mondays and Wednesdays, and Jacob swims Tuesdays and Thursday. Guess we will be making lots of trips to the rec. center this month.
We went with Nathan's family to EnterTRAINment Junction today. The adults had fun looking at all the train models and the kids really enjoyed the play area. Afterwards, we went to Smokey Bones for lunch. I think it is one of my new favorite places to eat!
To continue the celebration, we went with Nathan's family to the Dinosaur exhibit in Cincinnati. It was really neat, lots of fossils and models. The kids are really enjoying all of this extra time they get to spend with their grandparents and great-grandparents. I have to admit that we are enjoying it too!