Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Settling into Ohio

It's been almost 2 months since we moved into our house in Akron, Ohio.  We live near a nice park named Firestone, after the man who founded the rubber company here.

The girls love to walk or ride bikes to the park to play.  Maggie learned to ride a bike a few weeks after we got here.  She like to ride around the block on sidewalks whenever she can.  Lydia and Maggie had soccer camp in the park for a week.  They loved it!  

Maybe that will be a good experience to get them ready for 1st and 2nd grade in September.  It will be their first time in American school.  Firestone Elementary School is adjoins the park.

We just returned from summer vacation at Lake Erie.  Renee and family have spent a week in a white cabin overlooking the lake for the last 31 years.  The girls enjoyed 6 nights of splashing in the lake and spending time with their cousins.  Six girls under 7 years old was an adventure. 
Add to both sets of parent grandma and grandpa to even the score at six adults for six kids.  A great time was had by all.

Soon we'll travel out to Washington state for more summer fun with the grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles out there.