Monday, July 16, 2012

Cincy :)

This weekend, my family went to Cincinnati to watch Rob play baseball. It was lots of fun! I got there Thursday night (later than planned, because I left my damn suitcase in Danville and had to turn around) and Mom, Rob, and I went to eat. After we got back to the hotel, I talked Mom into a cocktail in the lobby. O...M...G... BEST COSMOS EVER! By the way, the lobby looked like this:
                                        

And it was a Holiday Inn!!! Seriously, the nicest one I've been to...like ever. See why we wanted to drink cocktails here?
The next day we got up, drove to the Waffle House, and had one of my all time favorite breakfasts...the Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Toaster with hashbrowns scattered, smothered, and covered. Perfect way to start the day! We came back to the hotel, dropped off Rob, then proceeded to get lost on the way to a Joseph-Beth. We ended up driving around (while laughing) before returning to get Rob and head to a ball game 30 minutes away. We watched the ball game and then Rob headed out to a Cincinnati Reds game while Mom and I hit up Newport on the Levee.
While at NOTL, we were tailed by a cop, deafened by some really loud diners, entertained by several interesting characters, and we attended the Sausage Festival. Yes, a sausage fest. Please check out @rob_caud on Instagram if you don't believe me. We also enjoyed this beautiful view:

I love looking at Cincy from the Kentucky side. Just beautiful.
The next day, it was time for more baseball. I love to watch Rob play, but I have to say I'm a little bored when he's in right field. It just isn't an action-packed area (like the mound or short). Post-ball game, we headed to Skyline Chili (AHHHH!!! If you don't know about Skyline, look it up immediately) and then on to...the zoo!!! I was so excited!!! Mom was glad she went, too, once we got there and saw these dolls:




By the time we got back to the hotel, Dad and Bru had arrived! It was time for Rob to venture out to another ball game, but we played hooky since he wasn't playing. It was off to dinner at The Pub (good) and a visit to Joseph Beth (awesome). We went back to the hotel for more Cosmos (yes) and an adventure that I will write about later this week. Believe me, it deserves it's own post (congrats, Tracy and Amy!).

We tried to watch more baseball today, but it was rained out. Baby brother's shoulder is hurting, so that was OK with me :-) I got home about 5 pm to see this sweet face:
 Who wouldn't be happy to get home to him? :-)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th to my two readers ;-) Hope you are having a fab fourth!
I made Cake Batter Dip and a little experimental concoction to take over to a cook out this evening. The Cake Batter Dip is soooo delicious! Plus, it only has about 30 fat grams in the whole dip, which would feed at least 20 people. If I had made it with Cool Whip Free, it would only have about 15 grams of fat! I found the recipe via Pinterest, but check the link out right here at Lee, Me, and the Girls.

Lee, Me, and the Girls

Monday, July 2, 2012

Camp Hope

For the past few years, I've directed a camp for adults with disabilities. This year, like every year, was very rewarding! While I love doing camp, I'm always worn out after it is over! It will be nice to have some down time this week. Here's a photo of one group of campers. They are awesome!