Visiting Aunt Erin

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;) DSC_2138

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).IMG_0258

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.DSC_2139 DSC_2141
We all took turns trying to pull up…a car. Yes, people, that’s the power of the lever.DSC_2142 DSC_2145 DSC_2149
Even Corban and Jaeda tried!DSC_2148

They obviously needed some Dad super help.

Or maybe SuperDad just wanted to play by himself.DSC_2151

Then we moved ourselves inside and shot water out of cannons…sort of…made our own waves, lifted balls with water, and more, more, more!DSC_2154 DSC_2156 DSC_2157 DSC_2158 DSC_2160 DSC_2163 DSC_2164 DSC_2165 DSC_2166 DSC_2167 DSC_2168

Finding a submarine beneath the floor of the museum was pretty exciting, albeit a teensy bit scary lowering yourself into the depths.IMG_0263

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!


The last recorded fun of the day was when we adults rode a unicycle across a wire. !!! The 250-lb weight on the bottom pulling at 500 lbs was only slightly comforting.
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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.


Eating pizza leftovers after a much needed bath.
Time for a haircut???IMG_0267 IMG_0269

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