Saturday, May 23, 2009

Soccer and Barnyard fun

Indianapolis trip

After Lauren's "graduation", we drove to Indianapolis for a mini-vacation. We spent the night of my birthday downtown at St. Elmos's restaurant, consistently rated one of the top steak joints in the country. 14oz NY Strip and a shot of Lagavulin 18year scotch, neat. Patrick = in heaven. We followed it up with a carriage ride through downtown Indy, pulled by an undersized horse with a big heart named Rocky Balboa. I've never done that before, and it was a perfect night. The guy even let Lauren climb up and take the reins. Classy move.

Thursday was spent at the Indianapolis Children's museum. I've been to children's museums before, but this place was the best. Hands down, 10/10 rating from the Long family. If you're within driving distance and have kids under 15 I highly recommend it.

We followed that by going to the Zoo on Friday, and we caught the dolphin show. I love love love dolphin shows! Unfortunately, since Sea World left the Cleveland area there is no longer any dolphins in Ohio So that was a treat.

Here are a couple of snapshots from the trip:

CLICK HERE to watch the slideshow. Only the good pix made the cut!

Trevor at Nana and Papa's

We are lucky enough to have many loving family members in the Central Ohio area. They seem to like our spawn, which is a bonus. Trevor got a vacation at Nana and Papa's while we were in Indiana. Lucky HIM!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Lauren Graduates Preschool!

Lauren strikes a pose
Mommy and Daddy are so proud
Mrs. Hayes, Lauren, and Miss Julie
(via Lauren) Daddy took this picture of my friends Lindsay and Samantha and me. And all of my friends in the picture loved it.

daddy birthday; bye bye

Today is daddy's birthday, presents in bed and birthday coffee cake!
We bid Trevor bye bye as the girl and her parents journey westward to visit Indianapolis and the Children's Museum! More pics from the road.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

We had a great cookout today, and everyone came over. Beth and I were busy running around and didn't take many pictures. SO I'll post this picture instead. It's the gift I gave to Beth for Mother's Day, all framed up all nice and stuff. She loves it.

Photo credit: Ryan Lydon.

New Dress and Mother Goose

This is the new dress that Lauren picked out. She got really excited and told mommy "This is the one!" And she looks so cute in it. We went to the Columbus Children's Theater production of Mother Goose right after this picture was taken. Lauren was picked to come on stage and be one of Little Bo Peep's lost sheep. Everyone said her dress was so pretty, and one of the actresses said "I wish I had a dress that looked like that!". Good fun.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Lauren Long : driver

Ready to roll.

driveway drivetime commute

Lauren takes a smiling brother around the driveway in daddy's car. Trevor is SO totally enjoying this.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Trevor thinks he's a tiger

But he's really not. He's really just a little boy.

Monday, May 4, 2009


Tonight I got to read my baby brother stories! I loved it. It was so fun. And when it was over I got to read my mommy 'Baby Bugs Bunny'. And I read my baby brother 'I Went Walking'.