Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Birthday Week

The first week in August is big for the McMillin family.  Carl and Aunt Leah share a birthday on the 4th, Keith's birthday is the 5th, Gavin arrived on the 6th and Aunt Nancy celebrates on the 7th. 

The grown-ups all celebrated with a fun Friday evening at Oak Grove pavilion in the Brecksville reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.

 Ari and Riker with their cousin's cousin, Bella.  Riker adored her and kept following her around while Ari tried to steal her pacifier at every opportunity.

 Heather, Cael and Teagan. 

 Ari, now standing for a few seconds at a time (and clearly feeling very proud of himself)!

Back to the Mother Ship for cake.

The following day was spent at Vintage Ohio, an outdoor wine tasting festival.  Gavin and Edward's Grandma Penny offered to watch Riker as well and we gratefully accepted.  It was incredibly hot and as the designated driver, I took refuge with Ari in an air conditioned building where we found a kids play area with lots of info and playthings related to dairy and ice cream.

  Ari finds the mother lode! 

Waffle or sugar cone?

The same building was home to several dairy cows and Cael tries his hand at milking.

The following day was spent at the Jump Yard where we helped Gavin celebrate by jumping in a fleet of giant jumping castles, dancing with the Jump Yard dog and eating pizza and cake.  Fun!

And, we were pleased to once again have a visit from Joan and Ross who came from New York for the festivities.

It's been so much fun to be around to join in on special occasions!  Big love to everyone!


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