Showing posts with label ohio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ohio. Show all posts

a 1943 bi-plane ride


(One more Ohio post... and it's a special one!)

Jeremy was surprised with a 20 minute ride in a 1943 bi-plane (restored) for his birthday while we were in Ohio. So cool!

The pilot (and owner) runs an aircraft refurbishing business and they sell or give those planes to mission organizations or other non-profits that need airplane access. (For example ... Mission Aviation Fellowship in Haiti got a plane from them to fly in the mail - among other things like people and cargo - from Florida every week! Ring a bell, Kosters?) Talk about re-using - they essentially take wrecked planes and rebuild them, giving planes that wouldn't have had a chance except for parts another life!

Jeremy getting in!

Ready to go!

Coming in for a landing (on the grass).

A happy birthday boy. (Thanks again Shunks!)

George rode after Jeremy ...

And guess who else got a surprise ride?! Super fun.

(Dad, you would've LOVED it.)

a birthday pie - and a recipe!


A certain hubby of mine had a birthday last week. He turned the exciting 3-2 and we went to Ohio to celebrate. That's pretty much his gift, but I wanted to surprise him with an apple pie.

And, boy, it was YUMMY served warm a la mode!

Here's my scrumptious flaky apple pie recipe:

Crust: Martha Stewart's Pate Brisee 

Filling: 6 large granny smith apples, peeled and sliced
a few tsp of cinnamon (or to taste)
a few Tblsp white sugar (depending on how sweet you like your pie)
a splash of lemon juice (or juice of one medium lemon)

Mix together, spoon into bottom pie crust. Slice several pieces of butter on top, close with second pie crust. Brush crust lightly with beaten egg and sprinkle a little white sugar on top to make it pretty.

Bake at 375*F for 1 hour until bubbly and brown.

Cool for awhile and then enjoy!!


Happy Birthday Love!

the old Ford*


We took a couple last drives in the old Ford this trip to Ohio - because, sadly, it is for sale. 

Ladybug didn't have to wear a seatbelt or ride in a carseat (which she was thrilled about) so we drove the back roads and went to the fast food drive in.

the girl and "Pap"

We ate greasy food - french fries, hot dogs, fried cauliflower and fried pickles. But mostly we drank root beer from frosted mugs. What an experience!

And guess who drove home? :-)

(*tribute to the old 1955 Ford Fairlane...)

a 21 month old


And it's already (past) time for an age update on a certain little girl! Wow. Only 3 months until she's 2 - I can't believe it! I was so ready for her to be 1 but now I'm not so sure I want her to be two. Ah well, it comes anyway, huh?

This girl had SO much fun in Ohio - especially because the weather was absolutely beautiful. She could actually play outside! G & G took her all around the country acre they have and she couldn't get enough of the flowers, horses, dogs ...

... and creepy crawlies ...

... and the grass between her toes. It was wonderful! Especially since she was so exhausted from being on the go, she slept really well. We decided she's a country girl at heart.

And we went for another spin in the old Ford. Hasn't she grown?!

At 21 months she is:

- walking/running and doing stairs quite well
- getting into EVERYTHING and more
- sits at the table to eat her breakfast and lunch
- talks a bunch, although not all of it is understandable. Her favorite words: Mama, Daddy, Jacks (Jackson), pop (pacifier), ball, yeah, no, dog, and Ella (emphasis on the LA), bee (bird), wawa (water), etc.
- still signs when she's hungry; she refuses to say it!
- wears size 18 months in clothing and size 3s in shoes
- loves to eat carbs (bread, pasta, pretzels, chips, crackers, sweets -- although we do try to keep the non-nutritious snack food at a minimum) and fruit
- pretty much doesn't eat meats except for bacon and sausage (also at a minimum)
- blows kisses to random strangers and loves to say "bye-bye!"
- is SO friendly. I can't even believe it!

Much more to say, but I can't think of it all now. We are still smitten by this girl!