Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer Bucket List: Crew Tower Observation Deck

I have just been at such a loss for words lately, so I will let the photos do most of the talking. I have learned a few things from doing this whole mother thing for a few years now, and one of those things is that adding a scavenger hunt makes anything more fun. It's so easy peasy lemon squeezy too. One can simply Google image (like how I'm using that noun as a verb) any version of scavenger hunt and print. I searched "city scavenger hunt" this particular day when I knew we were going to be headed downtown to climb to the top of the, now, second largest building in Cincinnati: the Crew Tower. What I came up with was this one:  City Scavenger Hunt, but there are plenty to choose from.

Climbing the Crew Tower is something I've wanted to do for a long time, but it just hadn't happened until now. It reiterated that I am terrified of heights but provided some amazing views of my city on a beautiful day.

You can find Crew Tower Info here about the times they are open and the cost of $2 to ride the multiple elevators that shrink each time you get to the next Alice in Wonderland style, but is worth it for the views.









Thursday, June 20, 2013

Pick your own Strawberry Patch

Of all of us the things on our Summer Bucket List this has been my favorite so far for sure.

Earlier in the week we had drove nearly an hour north of Cincinnati to go to a pick your own fruit farm only to find out that they don't allow children in the fields. I was pretty ticked, but we moved on and found a place even closer to home and south instead of north.

This place was a small family farm that had a huge field of strawberries for the girls to frolic in.


I love that they love to wear butterfly wings to places like farms.








To top off the super fun afternoon we ate the sweetest, most delicious ripe strawberries I have every eaten sold to us from the cutest grandma in the whole world. I love that my girls are meeting new people and leaning about where food really comes from and how much sweeter it can be.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Stargazing

So... I get these ideas in my mind of fun adventures and things to do with my girls. Sometimes I romanticize them and get this picture of a beautiful summer evening of stargazing in my head. We are laying on a quilt, the quilt that my kids will remember as the constant of their childhood, and we will look at stars and planets and enjoy the breeze of a June Saturday night in a state park.

But then reality sets in and the storm clouds roll in:



About an hour north of Cincinnati there is a park that stays open till 11pm and is far enough outside of the city lights that makes it optimal for looking a the sky (when it's clear skies of course). Stonelick Park offers free stargazing every Saturday with help from the Cincinnati Observatory. You can find information here:

http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/freestargazes.html


The clouds gave break enough for us to enjoy our bucket of chicken under a shelter and to explore the park, lake, and beach a little.





We will try again and have that romantic night under the stars that I had envisioned another Saturday, but this was a fun memory none the less.


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Dairy Queen Blizzards and Baby Hair Buns

We are on a mission for a summer filled with memories, adventures, and new life experiences. I am shamed to say that my littles have never had the summer experience of a Blizzard from Dairy Queen until this day. 

When we were making our summer bucket list I threw it on there and didn't even give it a second though, because DQ Blizzards equates to summer time right?

I have seen around recently little girl hair buns and my girls are even cuter with them, they have both gotten to the age where they are opinionated about the way their hair is fixed or styled and I'm surprised they let me give them these buns, but I'm glad they did, because they are adorable.









Monday, May 27, 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Snow Cones

 Another thing on our Summer Bucket List was to make snow cones:





Friday, May 17, 2013

Pretend Restaurant

One of the things on our summer bucket list was to open a pretend restaurant, so that's what we did.

The girls came up with a name, what type of food they wanted, and we made menus and a sign.

We printed out menus and they decorated them with print outs from a quick google search of the foods they choose and some crayons.


We opened a pretend Italian restaurant and even drank out of fancy glasses. The girls took turns being chefs and waitresses and I'm sure this is something we will being doing over and over because it was delicious. 



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