Pause for paws.

Last night, Oscar was on the bed surrounded by all his favorite toys…

This morning we took him to get his haircut…

We always take him to Wags-N-Whiskers across the river…

And when we picked him up, he was so happy and looked so handsome…

🙂

Happy National Pizza Party Day!

Friday night is pretty much always pizza night in our house. And this Friday was special because it was National Pizza Party Day!

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Thanks, LaRosa’s for turning our Friday night into a pizza party! 🍕🍕🍕
Taken with Instagram.
🙂

Reds baseball game #6.

Tonight, Genifer and I went to see our sixth game of this Reds season. They were playing the Cleveland Indians in the final game of the battle for the Ohio Cup. The Reds got destroyed the first two games up in Cleveland, getting outscored 28-7.  And they lost last night 8-7 in 12 innings. We were thinking that we’d just skip this series and go to the game on Sunday against the Mariners until Allison called to see if we’d like to use her family’s season tickets. And we jumped at the opportunity to sit in the second row, directly behind the Indians dugout. It’s been a while since we’ve sat in those seats. And both times were to see the Cubbies play

Tim Adleman had to leave the game early…

Joey Votto went yard…

There was a really big, almost full moon tonight…

The Reds ended getting swept by the Indians in the four-game Battle for the Ohio Cup…

Win or lose. It’s always fun to go hang out at the ballpark. Especially in those seats!

Thanks again, Allison! 🙂

Downtown details.

Taken this morning on our walk with Oscar. 🙂

Happy birthday, Shannon!

Today is my sister’s birthday! Happy birthday, Shannon!

We love you and we hope you had a very wonderful special day! 🙂

US Open Cup: FC Cincinnati versus Indy Eleven NPSL.

The US Open Cup. It’s the oldest ongoing soccer competition in American soccer, and the third-longest-running in the world. Currently it’s in its 103rd edition. Contested by more than 90 clubs from the three professional leagues sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation, including Major League Soccer, North American Soccer League and United Soccer League, as well as amateur clubs in the earlier rounds of the tournament. It’s a chance for the smaller clubs to take their shot at the big boys through a single-elimination knock-out tournament. Tonight, FC Cincinnati played it’s first US Open Cup match hosting Indy Eleven NPSL at Nippert Stadium…

The supporters groups started to file into The Bailey…

Here we go…

Penalty!

GOOOOOAL!!! 1-0 FC Cincinnati!

Indy Eleven NPSL pulled one back to level the game at one all…

After the goal, Indy supporters set off one of the biggest smoke bombs I’ve ever seen…

At half, it was still 1-1…

I guess that sprinkle donut is going to be a regular fixture at halftime…

The second half was about to start…

FC Cincinnati had a free kick in a dangerous spot just outside the box…

But couldn’t capitalize.

GOOOOOAL!!! Finally. 2-1 FC Cincinnati!

FC Cincinnati had a third goal disallowed for some reason. The match ended 2-1 to FC Cincinnati. FC Cincinnati really should have had at least 4 or 5 goals if they could have taken more of their chances. There were a bunch of great team moves that they just couldn’t finish and put in the back of the net. But the important thing is they won. And advance to the next round of the tournament…

FC Cincinnati moves on to the next round of the US Open Cup where they’ll face the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the NASL on June 1 at 7:30pm. 🙂

Hello, DirecTV Blimp.

I saw the DirecTV Blimp floating around high above downtown Cincinnati from my office window at work…

And then we saw it again this evening when we were out walking Oscar…

Pretty neat stuff. It’s been a while since we last saw the Blimp. 🙂

Magic Crescent Rolls.

Genifer made Magic Crescent Rolls for breakfast this morning…

Tastes like my childhood. 🙂

Downtown details.

Sixth Street. 🙂

Taft’s Ale House.

After Asian Food Fest, we walked up Race Street….

To go to Taft’s Ale House

While we were there, we had to get some smoked wings with tots and beer cheese…

And on the way home, we saw the Streetcar out and about…

🙂