Sunday, July 5, 2009


Matt was off all last week, so we had a lot of family time. We were home most of the week, however, we did venture away for a couple of days. Sounds easy but by the time you pack clothes, food and other junk for eight people for two days you wonder what you were thinking.
We were at the Creation Museum. If you haven't visited it yet, you really need to add it to your list of places to visit.
The place was wonderful. Almost too much information to take in--in one trip. The museum was great and the gardens were beautiful.
You know how it is you spend money to go see all these neat things and the thing the kids like most is the pool. Yes they had a great time swimming. The sweet lady at the desk in the lobby even let them in 15 min. before the pool open the next morning.
After a good hour in the pool, we headed out for another day of activity.
Day 2--Cincinnati Zoo!!!! We had never been to this zoo and it was a really nice one. Actually--it was large enough that we really didn't get the whole thing covered. It was a perfect day for the zoo over cast and cool. But the kiddos were kinda tired after the day before and I couldn't figure out why Lexi was hunger and tired when we arrived--I guess I forgot about the hour she spent in the pool before we left. OOPS!! We had a great time anyway.

Almost all the animals were out!! Isn't that a great shot of the cheetahs?

The flowers at the zoo and the museum were so beautiful and I don't which place had more beautiful gardens. We give both of these places A+ ratings and plan to return. (Of course we plan to return within the next year, all of you with a large family, understand that you usually just buy a year pass, because it is sometimes less expensive that way then if you buy a single admission.) We are planning to go back and take Grandma Cathy, Mike and Deanie and maybe Stacey, Gwen, Bre and Brier. (Hey guys, what do you think?) (Maybe they will comment?) Sounds like another road trip!!

This is me with our tickets to the Planetarium!! (With the year membership--you get in to the Planetarium free.) You should have seen the look on the ladies face when we handed her this.

If you are planning to visit the area I can recommend a Holiday Inn Express that is really close. They had a great free breakfast, toys at the pool and served fresh baked chocolate chip cookies upon arrrival. They smelled so good!!

I cannot wind up this post without a huge thank you to my camera guy

Landon--he took 95% of the pictures and did a great job. Maybe he'll make me a short slide show for later in the week or maybe he will post one of his amazing videos of Logan in the truck on the way. Keep checking in, you never know what is happening here at Life with the Lehman's.


Audra said...

Looks like a very fun time! Thanks for the great vacation suggestions!


Jessica said...

Looks like so much fun! We must have just missed you there at the museum. We were there 2 Sunday's ago!!

Love the new background by the way!

Jessica (n)

Vanessa said...

Wow...what great info! James and I will be spending a few days in Cinci for our 4 year anniversary in October. The creation museum is definately on the agenda. I think the zoo will be closed by then...but hopefully we'll be able to catch it another time. Glad you had a nice trip! :)

Carol said...

What amazing day trips you took. They will have to be put on our "to do and see" list. That list is getting very long, but in the meantime, we are doing and seeing as much of England and mainland Europe as possible.

Great post!