23 Aug Visiting Aunt Erin
A couple months ago, we promised Aunt Erin we’d visit her this summer. Suddenly, summer was almost over, so a couple weekends ago, we made good on our promise. And are we ever glad we did! Erin’s just moved into a beautiful 1920 apartment with all the quirks, thick trim, and large windows you’d expect. She gave up her bedroom for us, and surprisingly, not-so-puppy-anymore Amber didn’t end up on top of her on the couch. Poor Amber, wondering why we were sleeping in her bed;)
First thing Saturday morning, Erin wanted to take us the snobbiest coffee shop in the neighborhood. After adding a few packets of sugar, I deemed it delicious. Surely someday I’ll love coffee! But Erin and James assured me this was the finest coffee money could buy (and NOT that expensive, bitter nastiness you’d find at Starbucks, shiver).
We spent most of Saturday at COSI (Center of Science and Industry). Our kids will forever love this type of museum. (Do I see a local membership Christmas gift in the making?!) Wouldn’t that make the winters feel nice.
We all took turns trying to pull up…a car. Yes, people, that’s the power of the lever.
Even Corban and Jaeda tried!
Finding a submarine beneath the floor of the museum was pretty exciting, albeit a teensy bit scary lowering yourself into the depths.
Our lunch break included a fermented lemonade (pre-purchased at the coffee shop). James loved it so much, he wanted a pic so he could order some on Amazon!
We also had some of the best eats of the summer in good ol’ Columbus. Amazing pizza (and finding the dollhouse I want for the kids while we passed the pizza-waiting time window shopping) and Cap City for brunch on Sunday. Good time at a park (minus the non-English-speaking toddler throwing mulch at my legs and Corban’s face–Dad was a little preoccupied with his infant…and his iPhone, whoops). Erin, thanks for being such a great hostess; Amber, thanks for licking up our messes. We can’t wait to visit again!
Jaeda’s precious napping position after a looooong morning playing.