Monday, September 9, 2013

Summer Fun!

This summer has been a whirlwind of fun! We traveled around Costa Rica and Nicaragua, did tons of camping, spent several afternoons a week at the complex pool, spent most of July traveling to Utah, California and Texas, ran a half marathon, bought a sailboat and spent the end of the summer sailing as much as we could, etc. And, that's just the big stuff! We also loved our countless family walks, bird watching at our favorite nature reserve, having BBQ's with our friends, game nights... you get the idea. Basically, we had a seriously amazing summer! The only complaint I have is how fast it went by. 

It's already cooling down here in Ann Arbor. The thousands of leaves on the trees outside my window are changing to their vibrant fall colors and that crisp, autumn smell is in the air! As much as I'm excited for my favorite season full of cider mills, halloween, etc. I'm also going to miss summer! So, before it disappears completely I thought I'd post some summer pictures from our regular old lives here in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

May- Swimming at our complex pool

May- Ollie loves to crawl under the piano and play with the pedals while I'm practicing

May- At the Arboretum to see the peony gardens

Beautiful peonies

We took a picture for Austin's office desk and gave it to him for Father's day

June- On Father's day we went on a family walk which ended in this... haha

Playing in the river

June- Camping on my 24th birthday

June- Eating a snack after a long run

June- Playing at the farm!

Visiting our friend Anja's horse Becky!

Becky is so sweet!

Becky especially loved Oliver. She wouldn't stop nudging him with her big nose.

Taking his first ride!

June- Right before our half marathon.

Finished the race without walking once! And, we made good time too!

July- We bought this sailboat as an early B-day present for Austin!

August- Hanging out at the Detroit Zoo

August- Playing at County Farm Park

August- Learning how to drive!

August- Ollie thought it was so hilarious that I was in the tub with him!

August- Our cool fort. No GIRLS ALLOWED... except Mama! :)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Michigan State Fair

On labor day we carried on our family tradition of attending the State Fair for the 5th year in a row! Austin and I have been going to the state fair since September of 2009... the semester we were engaged. And, rain or shine... we've gone to the state fair in whatever state we've lived in ever since! I love it. I love the animals, the pig races, the live music, the rides, the carnival games, the cotton candy, the ferris wheel and yes.... even the fried food. Especially the fried food. :) We were so excited to take Ollie this year since he is 1 year old now and gets really excited to see animals and clowns and stuff. He LOVED it. That's my boy! 

The little calf kept licking his hand!

This clown just popped into our picture last minute! haha!

Ollie was wiped out by the end of the day! He fell asleep on the way home and didn't even wake up when Austin brought him inside and laid him in his crib. We love our sweet little boy!