Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Weekend

Another gorgeous weekend. Third one in a row. Very unusual but I'm not complaining. On Saturday, after Kyla's art class we went to a Halloween party at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. They always have really fun events. On Sunday, since it was in the mid 70's and sunny, Kyla and Jon grabbed their bikes and headed to the Metroparks. This was after Kyla's horseback riding lesson. Next weekend is Halloween. We'll be going to Stamatis for a cookout before trick-or-treating. It would be so nice to have this weather next weekend, too.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The weekend

We had another really great weekend. It wasn't as warm as last weekend, but we still had abundant sunshine and temps in the 60's. Perfect fall weather. Kyla started another session of art classes at the museum. We love being down in University circle. Especially on days when we can enjoy being outside as well as inside the museums. After class, Jon and Kyla played hide and seek on Wade Oval and then we headed over to the Natural History Museum so Kyla could climb on Steggie.

Today Kyla had her second horseback riding lesson. She seems to be really enjoying it. My only complaint is that it's a large class, so they don't get a good deal of time on the horse. They are learning alot about horses though, from grooming to tacking. When we got home from horseback riding lessons there was a message on the answering machine for Kyla. It was her friend Kendall asking her if she wanted to come over to play. Kyla was so excited she could barely contain herself. She called Kendall back (she was so nervous to make the call herself) and after telling Kendall she wanted to have a playdate, the moms got on the phone and made the arrangement. Kyla and Kendall are like two peas in a pod. Both only children, and both have summer birthdays. And because neither of them has older siblings, they're not as worldly as some of the other kids. I'm sure Kyla will have a huge grin on her face when I pick her up.

Last Wednesday we had quite a scare. The bus was late dropping Kyla off so I called the school. The school said she was in the bus line, but the driver confirmed she was not on the bus. So for about 20 minutes I didn't know where Kyla was. My thoughts went to very bad places. After sprinting out of work, I got a call from the principal saying that Kyla was on the bus. Apparently the bus driver asked if there was a Kayla on the bus. When she didn't answer (because that's not her name), he just sped Roland. What I later learned after many calls to the school and the transportation department to find out how this happened was that our bus stop had changed. There's construction on Roland and it's too hard for buses to tun onto Roland because of it. We were supposed to get a phone call but we didn't. Had we known, yiayia would have been standing on Ridgebury and would have seen the bus, and the bus driver would have seen her. Kyla was a little shaken up but not as bad as I would have thought.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Indian Summer

This was almost the perfect weekend. The temps were in the mid 70's, even getting close to 80 today. It was sunny and clear with a slight breeze. The only reason it wasn't a perfect weekend was because Jon and I were hit with really bad colds. Enjoying this beautiful weekend took everything out of us. And we still couldn't enjoy it the way we would have wanted. We did do a few fun things. Saturday we went to Lake Farm Park for their Corn and Pumpkin Harvest. Kyla painted a pumpkin, we tasted apple cider and apple butter, and went through the 3 acre corn maze.

On Sunday Kyla had her first horseback riding lesson. It started out with a tour of the barn, stables, and the areas relating to horse care. The lesson ended with each student getting on the horse and walking a short distance and then dismounting the horse. Kyla was very nervous and scared - just like she is any time she tries something new - but she said she loved it. She started out very hesitant, but got into it really quickly.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A birthday and a new haircut

Last weekend we celebrated Jon's 40th birthday and Dave's 43rd birthday. Kyla made them each birthday crowns.

Kyla also decided that she wanted a new haircut. She wanted it chin length with bangs. Just.Like.Aunt.Aimee. That's was the best way she could describe it. So while Jon was away in W. VA this weekend with Joe and Tim, I took Kyla to get a haircut.

And here she is with her new 'do.......