Yes, I know, I went super creative on the title today. But yesterday was a birthday, my brother's 15th, the day after my parents' anniversary. He was like their little anniversary present the year he was born. :)
Yesterday afternoon we went to the Cox Arboretum and enjoyed the gardens.
In the middle of the park was this amazing "Tree Tower" which had not been there last time we visited. It was really, really high up there, which of course meant my mom would have no part of it. (She's deathly afraid of heights) Therese went halfway up and turned around, but Stephen went all the way to the top.
After I took his picture from the bottom I ran up there too. The view was amazing.
The Ohio countryside. Rather flat, I know. I like Pennsylvania better, but Ohio has it's pretty parts.
Actually right after I snapped this picture Stephen came up behind me and gave me a little nudge. Thought I was a goner for a second. :)
After the tree tower we visited the turtles. They were so cute!
Don't ask me what he's doing here. Just don't ask.
This turtle was eying me incredulously.
When we came home, I finished making Stephen's cake, which was a Chocolate Cherry Cake. Yes, I found the recipe on Pinterest. It was super easy, and it tasted like the Black Forest Cherry cake which I made him a couple years ago, but was a lot simpler. He likes that cherry/chocolate combination.
Oh and guess what he got for his birthday? Strider's Elven Knife. Now that he's just as obsessed with LOTR as I am, my parents thought this would be very fitting.
No, I'm not jealous. It's just an elvish knife. No big deal.
Okay nevermind yeah I'm really jealous.