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Monday, July 25, 2011

Home Sweet Home -- East Coast Memories

It's hard to believe that it's only been a week since we got back home from our trip back east. Between recovering from jet lag and saying goodbye to our sweet kitty, it's seemed like much longer. (But hey, at least the kids aren't getting up at 4 am anymore!) I wanted to take a moment to post the last highlights from our East Coast visit.

We got to meet the newest member of the family, my niece little C!
Both BJ and BB were quite taken with her -- she's full of 3-month-old charm and is a sweet, sweet baby.
I was so glad we got to spend time with my sister's family. While there were some challenges in getting all the cousins to get along (not surprising) I was really grateful for the time we had.
We had a great time together visiting the beach on the lake where they live!

Cousin B is only 9 months younger than BB, and it was very nice to see the girls playing together.
While we were in New Jersey, we visited the local zoo. Biggest hit: feeding the birds!
We also got to go fishing with Uncle R. Both kids caught a little sunny, though it took a while!

Note BJ's unique technique, holding the fishing pole atop his head:

While we were back east, we also went to Dutch Wonderland, which was a tiring trip but a good time.
I think the pony rides were the biggest hit for my kids!

Our afternoon at the Delaware Children's Museum was a very nice time.

Early in the trip, we went to the Delaware Natural History Museum. The cast of the T-rex skull fascinated the kids!

As did the model of the coral reef, which they could walk on top of and look down into.

Always popular: a visit to Milburn's orchards to feed the "crazy" goats!

Being so far away from my family is easily the hardest thing about living out here in California. (Other than that, I really love it out here!) It takes a lot of planning and effort to get us all together these days, and I'm so grateful for the time when it happens. It's only been a week since we left, but I miss them all already!

Thanks again, Mom and Dad and sister B and family -- thanks for a wonderful trip!


giki said...

Miss you sorely. But thankful for the time we have together. We made some memories...which-after all-was the point. Sure seems MUCH longer than just a week since you left. Funny how that happens.
Love to all.

Z of ZKNITZ said...

Looks like you had a good time.

I love looking at photos of kids and babies. They just look so sweet and innocent, and full of play and life.

That's what's great about getting together with family, you get to spend time with the younger ones and catch up.

Thanks for the pics.

Jen (Mama's Magic Studio) said...

thanks for the comment, Z! It was a really special trip.

We miss you too, Mom!