When we returned from Indiana over the holidays, M immediately said she wanted to celebrate her birthday in Indiana. I casually looked for airfare over the next few weeks and came across a decent deal. We decided to give a summertime trip a try and scheduled the trip over our birthday. Our birthday? M is my b-day twin and we get to share. I was happy to be out of AZ for my birthday.
The kids were good on the flight and even fell asleep for most of it! We arrived in the early afternoon and enjoyed a hearty, midwest dinner with Meemaw at her beautiful, country home. The days were filled with nature walks, splash pads, catching fireflies, playing with sparklers, swinging in the hammocks. Meemaw gathered most of her family to have a July Birthdays celebration in her home and yard. The kids got to meet many of their cousins and had a blast playing with everyone.
We took a trip to Sandusky, Ohio to fabulous Cedar Point (no pics, but you NEED to go, especially if you like thrill rides.) We let the kids swim in a lake at Fox Island. We toured Amish country. We went to an animal sanctuary nestled in the woods. We met up with their other grandpa and went to a carnival at the Three Rivers Festival and walked along the river banks. I had some delicious brews at Hop River Brewing. I cannot believe how much we packed in. Despite having a lot of adventures, we came back refreshed and thankful for the dry heat. M slept the whole flight home, who didn't? CJ! AHHH. The only place he slept really well was at Meemaw's house.