Birthday Parties and Summer Fun

Being in a class with other kids had a perk the girls hadn’t thought of prior to starting preschool… all of the birthday parties! They didn’t even make it to all of them, but they got to enjoy parties at bowling parties, pump-it-up, movie theaters, and even backyard soirees with the largest piñata any of us had ever seen!

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We also enjoyed our summer spending time at our neighborhood pool and at Kings Island.  The girls are big enough to ride so many new rides, including the (rider formerly known as the) Beastie!  They love all of them, and Nolan is following suit, enjoying the rides when he’s able to join them.

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We played in the sprinkler…

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… and in the Little Miami river during the girls’ first-ever canoe trip!

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We went to Reds games, playgrounds, and on secret adventures in our neighborhood to discover our very own playground we didn’t even know existed!

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I look back at these pictures (and those in the albums with them) and smile.  As I posted elsewhere today, I’m learning that these are the moments that make up our lives – and they’re as beautiful as any others.