Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Garden Train Tour

Each summer, the Columbus Garden Railroad Society hosts a garden railroad tour around the city. People with huge train displays set up in their backyards open them up for the public to tour. Seth and I went to this last year, and this summer we all were able to participate. The trains are amazing! They take up significant space in each backyard. Some of the homes print out a list of items to find within the scenery.

Finding items on the "Find" list

We found Thomas and Percy

It was a great afternoon for touring around the city seeing train sets!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Ohio History Center

Back in September, we visited the Ohio History Museum in Columbus. We've driven by this place so many times, but had never been there. If you've driven through Columbus on I-71, you've probably noticed the interesting architecture of this building.

There was a ton of history to learn about at this center. There were a variety of things on display.

One of the really neat things was a Lustron Home. These were manufactured in Columbus in the 40's 50's. They were made out of porcelain enameled steel. Parker noted that, since the walls could hold magnets, we wouldn't have to use nails on the walls to hang things. Read more about the history of Lustron Homes here: Lustron Homes Brief History

Using a rotary phone

The bathroom in the Lustron home

Medicine cabinet in the Lustron home

Lustron home living room

Root beer at the Lustron home backyard
 Seth had fun playing around with Grandpa Steve:

After our visit, we enjoyed dinner together at Noodles and Company in Grandview.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Football Cheerleading

Isabelle's football cheerleading season has already ended. There were 8 games in all. Isabelle had a great time practicing 2 evenings a week and a game every Wednesday or Thursday. Here are a few highlights:

The "pink out" game against Brookpark Middle School - Diane and Clyde were there :)

September 11th at Westland High School:

Isabelle is second from the right

The coldest game of the season on October 2nd:

Isabelle is in the middle

Isabelle is on the far right

Parker bundled up

Seth keeping warm

Grandpa Steve and Grandma Barb showing their support
Videos of the half time performance on October 2nd:

Next up - basketball cheerleading!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Go Jags!

The 7th Grade Cheerleaders!