Thursday, April 30, 2009

Stand By Me

I'm a sucker for well-produced collaborations. Here we see a bunch of street musicians from all over the world singing/playing "Stand By Me". Watch this one, you'll be glad you did.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Baby Elephant (video)

A new elephant was born at the Zoo last month, and we finally got in to see him today. We learned from the docent that an elephant is born unable to use it's trunk, that it must learn from it's mother. You can notice when he runs out, he tries to pick up some hay but is unsure what to do with it. That was pretty neat.

Zoo run

Trevor watches the Bonobos
Mommy and Baby Bonobo

Fun and Random Snapshots

Lauren has loved the swings since the way, way back. This might be the first known picture of Trevor enjoying himself on them, however.

My kids enjoy the simple pleasures.

Easter Becky to the rescue!

The Downtown Columbus Library rocks, from top to bottom. Or so I'm told, I haven't made it past the kid area in so long the rest of the building is a mystery to me ;(

Lauren found a new reading nook there.

Lauren's new friend Beyonce. They really, really enjoy playing with the sand table.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Who doesn't love a trip to Lowes?

Dinner at El Vaquero followed by a trip to Lowes... what a way to wrap up spring break. Back to school for Lauren and back to work for me.
Congrats to Amy and Rick--welcome Reilly Grace Allen! And, congrats to Noah, Anna and Nina--welcome Ewan Steen MacKenzie!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Blue Jacket ladies challenge

Julie from the Jacket Backers challenged all the ladies to paint their fingernails blue for the CBJ playoff run. I am proud to say the Long family is in compliance.

part II

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Franklin Park Conservatory

Papa and his grandkids

This picture was taken outside of papa's house on Easter Sunday 2009. If you click on the image you get a nice, full size version.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Coloring of the Eggs

So we were just sitting there, innocently coloring the eggs. I look away for 3 seconds and Lauren has her hand IN THE STUFF playing with her egg, using the new buzzword "light wash". As in (imagine Lauren sing-song voice) "doo dee doo, just gonna give this little guy a light wash in yellow, then a light wash in red", etc. I wonder how many days it will take to turn her hand back to people-color.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Nashville Trip

Beth and I went to Nashville this past weekend to see the CBJ lose to the Predators again (3 years and 3 days and counting, ugh). We were able to stop in our favorite Honkey Tonk Bar, Robert's Western World, and catch Brazilbilly, the best nightly band on the strip. Go when you're there.

Makin' Oatmeal Raisin Bars

And in other news, Trevor had his 15 month check-up last Wednesday with a new doctor--our beloved Dr. Royhans has retired. We'll miss her. But, the new doc declared that Trevor is perfect--so I guess she'll do. He's 32 3/4" long (90%), 29 lbs. (90-95%) and has a big head. She expects that by his 18 month appt. he'll have acquired more words, but to date he can say: ball (by far his most used word), mama, balloon, dada, meow (to the cat), brmmm brmm (when he sees a car) and home. He knows a few signs, but mostly just grunts and gestures with his hand if he wants something. We think he's pretty darn perfect too.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sleepover Party


Lauren is going to play soccer. More updates soon.
(Her shinguards are adorable)


Rays are funny.
Lauren, Pauline, and Beth on a flippin' TIGER

Daddy and...



The difference

Here is a picture Daddy took:

...and here is a picture Lauren took.