Sunday, July 11, 2010

Family in Philly

We are back from our vacation to Ocean City and Philly!  It was a great week...Jack said it best when he said, "I had too much fun here and I don't want to go home."  But home we are, and I've already been productive...sewing two buttons back on a uniform shirt.

We started our vacation last Saturday and drove to Ocean City that evening.  We spent the night at the beach house and then played at the beach in the morning.  We drove to Philly at nap time and spent the afternoon at Matt and Kelly's house.

On Monday, while we waited for Jack & Casey's new cousin Charlotte (and family) to arrive in Philly, I tried to take some pictures of a quilt I made for Kelly's baby shower.  If I were to ask Jack and Casey to sit down and smile so I could take their picture, they wouldn't do it.  But since I was trying to take a picture of the quilt, they were completely in my way and wanted to smile for pictures.  At least I got a few cute pictures of them together and smiling.

We also went to a local park to try to entertain Jack and Casey while we waited.  Jack wasn't so happy about that because he wanted to go to a different playground and he seems to be pretty stubborn lately about what he wants.  He warmed up to the location once we got there but it was an overly whiny ride to the park.  We played on some playground equipment for a while and then headed down to throw some rocks.  Casey found some mud and somehow it was oozing through her toes.

We arrived back at the house just before Mitch, Jenny, Chase and Charlotte arrived.  Charlotte is three weeks old and she was a hit with Jack and Casey.  Casey gave her lots of kisses and then Chase and Jack joined in to love on her.

After naptime, it was time for ice cream at the Farm!  


Then bath time and story time with Nana...

And that was only one day of our vacation.  The kids had a great time playing together and we were all glad to meet Charlotte.  It doesn't take long to forget how to hold a newborn.  Nor did it make me want one, but it's fun to hold one when you know you can give her back.  And when she's so cute.

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