Monthly Archives: December 2014

Christmas in Columbus

We spent Christmas Day afternoon and the next couple of days up in Columbus, spending time with Grammy and Gramps and the extended Herrel family. We got to meet the newest member of the family – Baby John – whom … Continue reading

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Christmas Morning!

For the second year in a row, Samuel slept in late on Christmas morning – as did Leah. What a treat for Mommy and Daddy, but so unexpected! Once awake, Samuel was beyond excited to go open presents from Santa … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

We spent all day Christmas Eve with Grandma, Grandpa, and Uncle Matt – and it was a great time! The kids had fun opening presents and playing with their new gifts before we headed to Christmas Eve mass and then … Continue reading

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Christmas Fun

We spent the days before Christmas doing some fun activities around the city, including the holiday trains at the museum and a stroll around downtown to see the lights, decorations, and giant Christmas trees. It was a fun way to … Continue reading

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Leah’s First Steps!!!

Leah took her first solo steps today!!! We were all in the family room playing and she was cruising around the couch, barely holding on, so we decided to test her out and see if she could take some steps … Continue reading

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Piano Man

Samuel has been interested in the piano since he could reach the keys, but recently he has started really trying to play songs on it. He has been able to play the first several notes of “Buckeye Battle Cry” (OSU … Continue reading

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Festival of Lights

We ventured out to the Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo tonight, and we had a fantastic time! Perfect weather, a visit with Santa, and a ride on the North Polar Train – plus seeing the thousands of lights … Continue reading

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14 months old!

Leah is 14 months old today! We’ve been having lots of fun with our smiley, happy girl. She is getting closer and closer to walking, but no steps on her own just yet… She continues to push up to standing … Continue reading

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Holiday Trains

Samuel, Leah, and I went to the holiday train display at the Conservatory today with Grandma. Samuel has been obsessed with trains for the last few months, so we knew he would love all the trains today. He loved sitting … Continue reading

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Mealtime Messies

Leah LOVES to eat!!! She was slow to warm up to the idea – not really getting into food until she was about 10 months old – but now she is a maniac eater. She’s hilarious to eat with – … Continue reading

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