Eek, more than a month since I've posted. That's certainly not unprecedented, but I didn't realize it had been so long.
We've had a great month - the visit with my brother was fantastic, and I had a quick trip to Cincinnati a for work a few days after he left. This year all of my work travel has been in the midwest - Indy, Cincy and Columbus. Makes me glad that I'm in Ohio and can easily drive to all of those places. And I'm driving back to Cincy in a couple of weeks.
Over the past few weeks we discovered a new place to see model trains - the Western Reserve Railroad Museum. Yuta took the kids one afternoon while I was working, and Taipan was so excited to show me the trains too that we went back the following Saturday. It was indeed pretty neat, and closer than Train-O-Rama, our other favorite local model train place.
We also decorated for Halloween, and in the process went to a Halloween store, where Taisim was excited to see pink hair spray so she could have pink hair:
Along the Halloween theme, last weekend Taisim and I went to get pumpkins, only to discover that I didn't have enough cash for big ones, so we bought two small ones, and she loved pulling the wagon around:
The next day we saw painted pumpkins at the grocery store, so they decided that they wanted to paint their pumpkins too. They each chose their favorite color, so Taipan painted his blue, and Simi painted hers pink:
We've also been enjoying time with our great friends, and Yuta's had the chance to catch up on some movie-watching, which I think he enjoys... though I know he's got a few more on his list that he'd like to see soon.
Some dear friends from Florida were in town for a visit this week. I've got some photos from their visit that I'll post separately. Pink hair and pumpkins are it for this one :-D