But the great thing about little kids is that a year is an eternity, and they loved all of these things just as much all over again. In fact, Katy was the one who begged to go to the baseball game, remembering how much fun she had. My dad was the only one willing to take the kids in the heat, so he took Katy and David all on his own. They loved it!
I had to laugh, because Brian said the highlight of the trip was going to Marion's Piazza for lunch. (I've always wondered what is up with the extra "a" in Piazza. Everyone pronounces it "pizza.") Marion's is a Dayton tradition, and I have SO many memories there from growing up: youth group outings, sports banquets, birthday parties, etc. Where else do you have to pay cash, and they still serve pop by the pitcher, which you can only order at the "bar." Ordering in two steps is part of the fun. They also have a game room where many of the games are still 25 cents. The kids really enjoyed it and I thought it was so fun to take the family there. Although we went to a different location than the one I knew growing up, and I told Brian that MY Marion's had a game room that was double the size. He said, "Yeah, right, it probably just seemed that way because you were a kid." That may be true.
|Luke checks out the Lego display at the children's museum.|
|The touch pool.|
|They think it is SO cool to climb to the 2nd floor on that rope.|
|The spray park was down right crucial this visit.|
|For some reason lately, David is constantly assigning super-hero roles in the family. Here, Brian is The Hulk.|
|Luke took awhile to warm up, but eventually he loved it, too.|
|Love that I captured my dad and David catching a bucket-full!|
|They surprised me with a nice cake and flowers. I also got to see my grandma twice, which was great.|