Avery wants to be a princess for Halloween and her birthday was the perfect excuse to get a princess dress. Thanks mom for accommodating! Ashby fell at school and skinned her nose, lovely huh?
Grandma also brought their Christmas presents. These dresses were too darn cute to not let them wear already. I love it when they will wear matching dresses!
Here's a view of downtown Pittsburgh. We rode the Duquesne (pronounced Doo-cane) Incline up to the top of Mt. Washington and tried to take pictures of the breathtaking view. The incline was built in the 1800s to get workers from their homes on top of the mountain to work near the river. They had a museum up at the top where we learned lots of cool stuff about Pittsburgh. They had these amazing old newspaper photos from right around the turn of the century that showed Pittsburgh in the middle of the day, but it looked like night time because of all the pollution. Pittsburgh definitely benefited from pollution restrictions.
Ashby and Grandma looking beautiful in brown!
We took a fun trip to Wilmot, OH. There we met one of my mom's friends that she met through work. Joann told up about the world's largest cuckoo clock. Unfortunately the actually cuckooing was rather anti-climactic, but we enjoyed the buffet lunch. After that we continued west into Amish Country. The drive was absolutely beautiful. We enjoyed a day of shopping in Berlin, OH. There were so many fun homemade things to look at (we tried not to buy!)
We love you Grandma and Grandpa!
Also while they were here we canned grape juice, went hiking at Harrison Hills Park and ate lots of good food! We miss my parents a lot and were so glad they could come for a visit.