Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Our Trip: Part III Massachusetts

Following our short stay in Philly we headed up to Massachusetts to Jason's parent's house.
We mostly spent a lot of time chilling. When it finally decided to act like summer, we took the kids outside to play. Benton loved this huge ball.Paisley once again LOVED the grass.Tab loved throwing balls at his dad.And generally having his undivided attention.Benton had a blast banging on this drum.Tab begs grandma to play with the gun guys every time we visit. These were daddy's G.I. Joes when he was a kid. Pais had plenty to play with too.Speaking of Pais. This is how we found her one morning. For those of you who know Paisley at all, she HATES her stomach, so this was pretty interesting.
I just had to include this because it was a pretty good picture of her two top teeth, which are pretty new.
Benton got his grubby paws on grandpa's ipod after his run and was quite enjoys the tunes.
Pais thought grandma's wet hair was pretty funny. Grandma has this vibrating thingy for your back and Benton discovered it. I think he would have laid there forever with that thing on his back.I think that we had the most fun going to the aquarium. I've never been to an aquarium like this one in Mystic before. First thing we did was "pet" the stingrays.I thought for sure that Benton would be terrified be he reached right in. I think that I was more hesitant than he was. They had a bird house that you could go inside and feed the birds. It was AWESOME!Tab loved it to.Benton was a little bit more timid.These birds were so colorful and gorgeous.He got to handle some sea starts and crabs.Then we got to "pet" some sharks.
Jason and I met up with an old friend of Jason and went rock climbing.Probably the most fun we had was at the Red Sox game. Jason's dad managed to scrounge up some tickets for us.
Of course we had to get our Fenway Franks before the game.Ok, so they were italian sausages.We had an awesome time.It is crazy how close we were. We were about 5 rows back off of the third base line.I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
The stadium was amazing. I think that I spent about as much time looking around the stadium as I did watching the game.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Our Trip: Part II Philadelphia

The whole reason we went East for vacation was Jason's Board Exam that was held in Philadelphia. So we left my parents house, sniff sniff, and headed to Philly. We only spent one night there but the kids loved it. The boys LOVE staying in hotels. I don't know if it is the TV or the new beds or what, but they love it. I guess it didn't hurt that there was a pool where we spent most of our evening.

Miss P's hung out with Daddy on the stairs most of the time.The boys tried to rough daddy up.
And Tab enjoyed showing us his new swimming skills. He was jumping backwards off of the ladder and then rolling over to swim. He is getting much better. Unfortunately he thinks he is much better than he is, so we are going to have to keep a super close eye on him this summer.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Over the River and Through the Woods...

...to grandmothers house we go.

First stop was my parent's house, grandma in the pink shirt's house (as the boys call her). And at her house the first stop is always the chicken coop. Every day after my mom got home from work the boys went running to get the eggs.There was tons of playing with cousins.Followed by exhaustion and sleeping with cousins.Cousins getting ready for bed.Then there is the endless fun on the rope swings.And playing with Annie and Rufus (Rufus in Benny's favorite).
At first Benton was terrified but after a few days he warmed right up and treated them as part of the family.I dare say that the dogs loved them too.Paisley did a lot of hangin out.And she loved being outside and in the grass....
until she didn't anymore.
Jason had fun working in my dad's wood shop. The finished product deserves a post in and of itself...to come later.I mentioned that there were cousins. My sister's family and my brother's family were both there at the same time as us, so it was quite the crowded house. As a result we were a little short on bedding. So we fixed up the suitcase with a bunch of blankets for padding and Benton enjoyed his new bed. Isn't it great to be little and be able to sleep anywhere?I just have to share these pictures of Paisley. She is always pulling her legs up like this, in the high chair, in stroller, in the grocery cart. Handy if you get hungry I suppose.My husband decided to be a turd as usual and took a picture of me feeding the babe.So I returned the favorAnd took some gomer pictures of him.Grandma and Grandpa took everyone to the zoo. Oh wait....he's not from the zoo.
The boys got to pet some goats.Pretty Miss P's had a good time too.I just love this pic of the boys. Shows the brotherly love.It was hotter than hot though. Luckily they had these misting things all over the zoo. It was the only way to survive.Poor Pais zonkedPais melted for grandpa.Speaking of grandpa, he made these awesome boats for the boys.They just love them.While we were there we took the boys for a hike in a place I loved visiting when I was growing up named Otter Creek.It was a blast. We had fun skipping rocks.
And on our way out of town we stopped and visited my grandparents.