Sunday, June 24, 2012

Family Time

Yesterday, Mom, James & I took another little day trip.  This time, we went up to Tiro to visit my Grandma.  Tiro is about an hour and twenty minutes north of where we live in Columbus.  My Grandma lives in the house that I grew up in, so it's fun to go back & visit this tiny little village (of about 250 people) every once in a while.  This past Friday & Saturday, Tiro held their annual Fireman's Festival.  We went every single year while I was growing up, so it was quite nostalgic.  We didn't stay at the festival for too long, but we did spend a lot of time at my Grandma's house, just sitting in the front yard while James played with his second cousins, Kimmy & Aliah.

My handsome boy.

My handsome boy with his cousin, Kimmy.

Kimmy with her Grandma (aka, my Aunt Penny).


James with his Grandma (aka, my Mom).

Someone was being a stinker, so he got flipped over.  Works every time.

Kimmy's baby sister, Aliah.

Yes, that is my child licking a dirty outdoor chair.  Don't judge him.  Or me.

Handsomest boy ever?  I vote yes.

Fascinated by the baby... and her eyes.  Yikes.

My Grandma cheesin' it up.

James with his Great Grandma.

Kisses were not a success...

Kimmy with her Uncle Stephen (aka, my cousin).

Peeping James.

Water bottle theif.

He was trying to give her a hug by headbutting her in the belly.

My gorgeous mother sporting her new short hair.  We both recently got our hair cut together & she donated her long, beautiful hair to Locks of Love.  Go Mom!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Amish Country

Yesterday, Mom and I took James and went up to Berlin, Ohio to visit Amish Country.  Here are a few pictures from our adventure...

After a nice lunch at a local restaurant, we went to visit this fancy little cheese factory.

A mural inside of the factory.

This is a wall of sprinkles.  Sprinkles.  Inside of a candy shop that's inside of a cheese factory.  Just awesome.

Mom & James hanging out in front of the Amish buggy.  Yes, this is a very touristy picture, but to be fair, that buggy was selling rides and we originally went over to see how much they were, but the driver was away... so we took a picture instead.

Me with James, who is wearing his signature crusty face.

Mom happened to capture this cute face right after the previous picture, but I was laughing like a crazy person and looked quite ridiculous, so I cropped myself out. :)

Later, we started walking up and down the main street to take a look at the fabulous shops.  Here are a few...

Another super attractive face from my child.

"I can't believe how fat I've gotten!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012