It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start. -Mother Teresa

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Kentucky Trip Day 2

Day 2

Up bright and early to hang out together! The girls were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed but the mommas weren't...and it was my fault. I did the thing you shouldn't do to a new mom: kept her awake talking all night even while her baby slept.

Jo is pretending to talk on the phone while Ella sits on her. I have no idea why this cracks me up so much!

A little less intense social interaction taking place on the other side of the room.

We took a tour of the Thomas Edison House and Museum. Fascinating for the 3 oldest in attendance....the other 3 not so much...

Edison moved to Louisville to be a telegraph operator.

Many samples of his inventions. We were able to listen to this one.

Nan & Thomas hanging out by his dictaphone.

Ella, Jo, Thomas, and I posing for a picture.

One of Edison's most famous inventions: the moving picture!

Ella showing Nan some light bulbs.

After a while Jo took a mini photoshoot of Ella. I have about 100 more shots similar to this one but I will spare you....

After brunch, which we had a very cute downtown shot (and with a famous tv star, who neither of us knew, some old guy from the Walking Dead.) We headed down to the River Parks.

All that playing and walking and throwing of rocks worked up an appetite. With Nancy, ice cream is always a good idea. So we headed across the river to Indiana to visit a new shop. Nancy and Josh had seen it on Shark Tank. You pick your raw ingredients and then watch as they use liquid Nitrogen to freeze your ice cream in front of you!

We can totally count this as science, right?

Funny story: we set sleeping Baby Julie in her carseat down on a table, while we order at the counter (small store, we are within arms reach of her). The girls all get their orders first and go to sit down. At another table on the other side of the store...I am like, "Umm, hello? Are you forgetting someone?"  They look at me like I am crazy. Then I remind them, "Maybe Julie would like for us to sit with her." The lightbulb goes off and they all go back to sit at the table with her. I guess she is still so new that even her sister isn't completely used to her yet! Poor forgotten Baby Julie!

The ride how from Kentucky was over 2 hours longer than expected too! (Let's keep track, last week Chicago there and back hours longer with Nan. This week Kentucky there and back hours longer with Nan...yeah, it is Nan's fault). Getting out of the city was a mess and then there was an accident. After a few hours, Michael calls and is like, "Oh, I should have called earlier and told you that Louisville and Kentucky are playing in Indy tonight." Yeah, I certainly would have taken another way home!


  1. Uh, where's the picture of the famous guy? And where in Indiana is that ice cream place?????


    and I don't watch the show so the famous guy was not important to me plus the poor guy just wanted some lunch. :) But his name was Scott Wilson ( I looked it up) but everyone just kept calling him Hershel. :)

  3. You know we don't live far from Kentucky...