Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Can't rain on our parade

Okay, so if your homebase is anywhere near Cincinnati, then you are still probably lamenting the super soggy first week of July like we are. If you dwell in another land, you're just going to have to trust me. It rained and rained and rained and rained. When the rain stopped, it rained some more. There was no sign of it letting up for days and days and days.  This put a big ole' nasty damper on our usual 4th of July traditions! The Austin littles arrived on Wednesday with Grandma & DD and Tia & Tio followed late Wednesday night. We were all SO excited and looking forward to the whole rest of the week together. And we had lots of plans. Lots of big red, white, and blue plans.

But the weather forecast was not looking pretty. LUCKILY we got in a good chunk of time at the pool on Wednesday that sustained us as we faced a really gloomy rest of the week.

 Then, more rain. So sad. We were totally house bound. And it's possible the adults were even more pouty about it than the kids. They were pretty happy to all just play together. But, it didn't take long to realize that we had to have some adventure since our plans for the neighborhood bicycle parade, pool party, and fireworks were totally squelched. 

Fourth of July was starting to look more like this than we hoped...

Alas, we headed to the new Dinosaur Exhibit at Union Terminal & decided to make a day of it and hit up the other museums while we were there. 

Here's the recap of our day at Union Terminal. Clearly it was a day of learning, playing, and spending some good old fashioned QT with cousins and grandparents.

Bea in the turtle tunnel from the bottom

Bea in the turtle tunnel from the top (See Her?)

Even though the super-Americana-fabulous bows I bought to decorate the bikes stayed in the bag for next year, and even though the yard was too soggy for a bonfire or fireworks, we still had fun the week of the 4th. And...the clouds eventually parted just long enough to let us sneak in a trip to Coney Island. But, more on that in the next post.

Here's one more to hold you over while you wait...

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