Wednesday, September 28, 2011

College Football :: Ohio State Buckeyes


it's that time's like Christmas but last lots longer! it's time for college football! yay! woot woot! imaginary high fives! even though the buckeyes have had some drama and what not over the past few months. we are still excited and ready to cheer on our Buckeyes!


our first game was back on september 3rd. we started the day early by heading down to campus and going to the 'Skull Session'. it's pretty much a pep-rally a few hours before the game. our amazing (no, seriously amazing) marching band plays, the football team and coach make a quick appearance and say 'go bucks' and then the band continues to play for about an hour. it was our first time going to a 'Skull Session' and it's definitely a cool experience.



let me add that this day was HOT! humid, sweltering hot. 102 degree, 95% humidity. it was sooo HOT! we decided to go walk into the RPAC (one of the schools gyms) and cool down in the AC for a bit. it was lovely. then our friends the Hyde's called asking us if we wanted there tickets to the football game. we got season tickets but not for the first two games. tyson was so excited! we had to go and pick up the tickets, so we walked to high street and got on the bus. heaven sent i tell you! the AC in the bus was so nice and cold. we didn't want to get off! there was someone else who LOVED it! hi....can we say we are happy to be on the bus?


we went and got our tickets (thanks Hyde's) and i dropped tyson and brody off at the game. they had a BLAST! it was so hot and they just kept drinking water. tyson kept pouring water on brody to keep him cool. even the concession stands ran out of water - so they just set up tables with cups of ice water for everyone just to keep hydrated. what a day!


tyson loved taking brody to his very first college football game! i know brody loved being with his daddy and watching football! i swear that kid would sit and watch football all day long! it was definitely a day to remember! and we won the game 50something to 0! go buckeyes!!


heat wave :: splash pad


September has kinda been wonky when it's come to the temperatures. one day it's humid, sticky and super hot and the next day windy and rainy. luckily the days it was HOT, we were able to hangout with friends and escape to downtown and play at the splash pad. honestly, there is nothing better than soaking your feet in cool water while your cheeks get kissed with the sun. we loved every minute of it!


our days of scorching heat are for sure coming to an end. but all the water fun we've had this summer has been a blast! and the nice part about all of that we've had so much fun, it gives us something too look forward to for next summer!


good bye water! until next summer...

B is for :: Bus


brody has found a new love. a love for local transportation = the bus! brody loves riding the bus! loves, loves, loves the bus. some mornings when i go in to get him, i will ask him what he wants to do today, and he will reply...'outside, go ride bus'. and if we are lucky...Tyson is home and he will take brody to ride the bus. because tyson is a student at OSU he gets to ride for free and kids 4 and under get to ride for free. i ride with them too, just not as often because it's not free for me.


anywhos...after singing the song 'the wheels on the bus' like a million and one times...we made it for reals! riding the bus started back in June. tyson would take brody on little outings...and now it's almost tradition that everyday after nap (if tyson is home) brody and tyson will run down (literally run down - pretty sure brody doesn't know how to walk, he knows how to run) to High St. hop on the bus, ride down the few blocks to campus, cross the street, hop on another bus and come home. meanwhile, i get dinner ready. or when tyson is done with school for the day, i will go drop brody off with tyson and the two of them will ride the bus home, just for fun! what a lucky little guy, huh?


this is the life i tell ya! :)


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

{young, wild and free}

here is some of our summer according to my pictures...


we took full advantage of campus during the summer. even though school is in session, campus is practically dead. which leaves us exploring all over campus. one of brody's favorite spots on campus are these huge chalk board walls that you can write all over. it's quite fun! just like it says above brody's head 'young, wild, free'. that's my boy! exploring and experiencing new things. i wouldn't have it any other way.


playing at the park on late summer evenings. we would go to our favorite park, play on the jungle gyms, explore the park by finding rocks and sticks, walking around the empty pond (its getting a new fountain) chasing squirrels and birds, and then of course ending the night with ice cream! i love the pure joy and excitement in brody's face!


and speaking of ice cool down on really hot days/nights, we took the time to enjoy LOTS of yummy ice cream!


we had some date nights - but one date night in particular took us to one of our favorite restaurant in columbus.

thank you tip top for a very yummy night!


we had some low key days when it was rainy and humid, so we'd stay inside watching 'Toy Story' and 'Tangled'.


and of course there was always necessity to wearing some cool shades!


columbus high schools started school at the end of august. i love the later part of summer. we have been enjoying our 'friday night lights', by watching high school football games right by our house. and there is a good possibility that we ride the bus down the street to buckeye donuts grab a donut and then go watch the football games.


my boys! these two are best buds! brody adores his daddy! these two have so much fun together. and brody is lucky his daddy loves him so much. tyson takes brody on multiple "man-dates" a week, and they get to enjoy one another. brody is so lucky to have such an awesome daddy, who always is planning up and thinking of fun things for them to do together! talk about a cool daddy!!


love this boy! LOVE HIM! he is always on the go! we've had a fabulous summer! i'm so happy that this is who i get to spend all my days with!


the month of september has had some really hot days and we've been greeted with a few cooler days - Labor day weekend was cool enough to pull out sweatshirts! definitely a sign that fall is coming. yay!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

count your blessings :: name them one by one


"what lies behind us and what lies before us

are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

-- ralph waldo emerson.

it's defintely time for an update! the month of september

has been busy, hard, fun, stressful, exciting, adventurous and

memoriable. all of that will be shared, but for now

i keep thinking about last sunday.

last week during church,

we sang count your blessings. {in the hymnal, it says to sing "brightly!"}

even if we don't share the same faith,

i think these lyrics are so beautiful, and very fitting for this time of year.

i need to sing them to myself {in my head of course} more often...

count your blessings:

"when upon life's billows you are tempest tossed,

when you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,

count your many blessings, name them one by one,

and it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

chorus: count your blessings, name them one by one,

count your blessings, see what God hath done!

count your blessings, name them one by one,

and it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

are you ever burdened with a load of care?

does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?

count your many blessings, every doubt will fly;

and you will keep singing as the days go by.

when you look at others with their lands and gold,

think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;

count your many blessings. wealth can never buy

your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.

so, amid the conflict whether great or small,

do not be disheartened, God is over all;

count your many blessings, angels will attend,

help and comfort give you to your journey's end."

you know something? God is good.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

farm days :: i met a farmer today!

oh how i love my family! and i just love the little adventures we go on! a few weekends ago...we hit up 'farm days' at COSI (our science museum). it was hot. really hot. so it was a short adventure. but nonetheless, brody was in tractor heaven. our farm outing included meeting a farmer, learning about cows and pigs, playing on tractors, splashing in some water and climbing up into a combine harvester. and let me tell you i knew all the names of the farming equipment thanks to all the roommates i had in college who's parents were farmers.
yee-haw! ...or as brody likes to say....yee-how!!!