Friday, April 17, 2009

A Trip to Cincinnati

During Easter weekend we decided to go on a little trip to Cincinnati, Ohio to get away for a few days and have some fun. We had a blast going to the zoo there, the Cincinnati Reds baseball game (it got rained out though, darn! We couldn't believe it, it was the 3rd rained out game in 7 years they've had, just our luck! We'll go again another time.), the Cincinnati Museum Center with 3 different museums in it and a OMNIMAX film on Dinosaurs Alive (Jackson got a little scared, so I don't know if it was the best idea of going to the movie, but he loved the Childrens Museum as you'll see.) and we toured around Cincinnati and saw so many fun things.

I just thought this was so cute with the mommy gorilla caring the baby gorilla around. It was fun to see the animals open up some big easter eggs that they put fruit or vegetables in, to celebrate Easter. That's what these gorillas are going at below.

The BIG City!

This was us attempting to go to the Reds game which got cancelled. Jackson was pretty disapointed when we didn't get to watch the game. You know how that is parents. Once you tell your kids you're doing something they sure have their minds set on it.

We thought this huge dinosaur was so cool outside the Museum. Here are some pictures of Jackson and us playing at the Duke Energy Childrens Museum. He loved playing with the ball area, the water area, the sand boxes, the Jungle gym area, everything! It was so fun there.

Dave and I climbed up through the jungle area with Jackson, it was fun to feel like a kid again.

Can you see Jackson and Dave? They climbed in a tube that went under the water with turtles in it. Jackson thought that was so cool.

This was cool! Dave stood in front of this camera that would make it so you were on the t.v. playing a video game of soccer. Dave was able to try to block the soccer balls from going in the goal, as you can kind of see. It's totally crazy the things they have now.

One of the days we were there we walked around Cincinnati and saw so many fun things. We found a playground Jackson had fun playing on. They have a ton of huge bridges there that you can walk and drive over going from Ohio to Kentucky. It's a neat city to visit.

Our cute little Jackson and Megan on the slide.

Megan got tired from all the running around we did. Anyone a fan of Dora the Explorer? As you can see, Jackson is wearing a backpack and just loves to put things in it, just like Dora. Backpack, Backpack! Yeah!

This is Fountain Square. Downtown Cincinnati!

Jackson thought it was fun to chase the birds around for a little bit


Elise said...

Wow-you guys did tons of fun stuff! Next time we go, I'll have to give you a call and get an itinerary! Looks like you had some great family time!

Jed & Allison said...

That looks like a lot of fun! Do you like living out there?

cindy said...

Wow! You guys were busy. Looked like you had a great time. I love seeing Jackson smile. He's such a cute little boy.

Brad and Emilee said...

Too much fun Amber! Looks like you guys get to do a lot of fun things. Jackson is such a cute little man.

Kristi said...

How fun!..too bad the baseball game got rained out...I know all too well how hard it is when the little ones have their minds set on doing something! I can't wait to see you all again!...Jackson is looking so old, I am excited for he, nathan, and Alexa to hangout again! You have a darling family!

hairprincess said...

how fun I have been there before, its the best, did you guys try any White Castles? My mom is from there and LOVES them! Looks like you guys are having a fun time! Missed you in Utah I am surprised I didnt run into any of your family like I always do when I am there!:)