Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

May 28, 2018

Out & About

In the course of conversation, Casi mentioned that there was a casino nearby.  Russell perked up and said, 'Casino?? Where?'  We left Jeff & Val to babysit the boys and we took Casi for a much-needed mom's night away from the house.  We went to Miami Valley Gaming and it was a really great casino.  I have trouble with too much audio-visual stimuli in casinos but this one was awesome.

We had to sign up for our free play cards and we were each given a lucky buckeye! I was so excited! I've never seen one before....other than the guy that dresses up as the mascot for THE Ohio State University.  Ohio is the Buckeye State.

Casi & I didn't do so well but Russell won a couple hundred dollars so we went out to dinner at the Rusty Bucket at the Dayton Mall.  I had the best quesadilla EVER and I can't stop thinking about it.  

I was so happy to be in Bob Evans country again.  I love this restaurant.  Russell & I went for breakfast there a couple of times.

I get a huge kick out of this picture of Jeff because I shot one of Mark, directly below, and he's making the same face. 


He makes the funniest faces

Fathers and sons.

I have to say that Dale was extraordinarily well behaved during our outing to this international grocery store called Jungle Jim's.  We wandered around for hours and he only got fussy towards the end when he got hungry and thirsty, but he quieted down with a couple of juice boxes.

Teensy toesies.

 That time Grampa fell in love.

Pizza rolls!

Jeff being goofy

Dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings in Middletown.  Again, both kids were beautifully behaved.

There was an adorable little girl at the table behind us and Dale was 'flirting' with her.  It was so cute.  She was probably about 4.

I love them so much.

 So. Very. Much.


  1. Nice family and I am so glad you are having a great time.

    1. It was the best. We can't wait to go back.

  2. such fun. The joy shines through of a loving family.

    1. There was a lot of much needed bonding on this trip.

  3. what a fun trip! and adorable family

  4. Love how father and son do the same squinting of the eye thing.

    Have a great week, JoJo.

    1. Thanks Robyn! It's so cute to see Mark's funny faces.

  5. Aww!! the sweet little toes.. I'm missing my son's babyhood. he is going to 10 this year.. growing up so fast..

    1. I can't believe Dale will be 3 in December. Time's going by too fast!