Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Big Butler Fair

We went to the Big Butler Fair on July 2nd and had a great time! I think Liam enjoyed the fair much more than going to the zoo because you can get so close to the animals – and even touch and hold some of them! We spent lots of time walking around, looking at old tractors (like Papa’s!), eating, and looking at all the animals. Liam was also very enthusiastic over the cattle judging that was taking place while we were there. We were sure to introduce our son to the joys of funnel cake. In the words of Liam, “Mmmmm – I like Tunnel cakes.” As soon as we left the fair, Liam couldn’t stop talking about what animals he liked, and (most importantly) how he got to dig for potatoes in the 4-H barn with other kids.

(holding a real bunny!)


Summer has arrived!

Yes, I realize it’s been almost 2 months since the last update. I’d like to say they’ll be more frequent, but I don’t like to make promises that may not be able to keep!

We have been enjoying all the beautiful (or hot and semi-miserable at times… depending on who you ask) weather, and spending lots of time outside. Brendan’s company recently rented the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium for their employees and family members. We love going to the zoo, and had lots of fun together seeing the animals, and eating yummy treats that were also provided by Brendan’s company. Liam’s favorite animals at the zoo were the tigers and the Komodo dragons.


We have been in our house for over 5 years now, and I (Jenn) just learned that we have several MASSIVE wild blackberry bushes in our back yard. I guess that shows how often I get down to the far corner of the property! We’re finished with the blackberry harvest (and by we, I mean Brendan and Liam), and have the berries reserved in the freezer until we find a recipe we deem worthy of our delicious blackberries.


We’ve also been enjoying the central air…