Tuesday, July 20, 2010

More summer outings

Last weekend we drove to Dayton to visit the National Museum of the US Air Force. They were celebrating the anniversaries of the Apollo 11 and Apollo 15 Moon Landings.
There was tons of fun stuff for kids going on: story readings, craft stations, building and launching rockets, and so many different kinds of flying machines to look at!

(Cue the 'Top Gun' theme music)

(Cue the 'The Right Stuff' theme music)

We even picked up some freeze dried Astronaut Ice Cream in the gift shop.
It was... um... interesting.

Personally my favorite part was the beautiful park outside filled with monuments and memorials to pilots and squadrons and veterans. If you go I would recommend parking at the far end of the parking lot and strolling through the shady park on your way to the museum's front door.

Oh- also there is no admission charge for the museum. It's hard to beat that.

Summer outings

In June my dad came to Columbus to go with Rick to see Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck. He got into town early enough that there was enough time to visit the new Polar Bears at the zoo.
From the pictures they took it looks like the bear displays were possibly more fun than the actual bears.
Seriously, we are lucky to have such a great zoo in Columbus.
We never get tired of seeing the animals.
Maybe the animals get tired of seeing us.

A little yummy for your tummy

On the Fourth of July we went here
and picked about a billion yummy black raspberries.
When we got home Rick turned this
into this
Now Rick is on a canning kick and is planning a trip to pick peaches.
I'll let you know how it goes.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Welcome to the Neighborhood

We have a new associate at work
so this past weekend we threw a little backyard barbecue to welcome
Dr. Steve Phillips and his family to Columbus

(it's actually welcome back since Steve was my junior resident at OSU before moving to Arizona to practice and his wife is originally from Ohio).

Braden and Soren discuss important baby issues.
Braden cleans his plate.
When the sun went down we enjoyed sparklers and a few festive fireworks.
Welcome (back) to Columbus Phillips Family!