Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Little Vaca

Last week was full of adventure with Mom, Emily and Jordan in town. We spent time touring New England and New York City, but mostly eating. I've never eaten so much cheese and gluten or ice cream in one week! But that's what vacation is for, right? 

We also spend time at the Pond Beach (aka Heaven on Earth). Cony even taught Gracie to swim but couldn't bring myself to document the sheer terror on her face. 




We had a small early Birthday celebration for Jordan with our favorite red heads that included, smores...




pretending to be Harry Potter... and of course laughs over eating Birch Beer Floats. 


Our 4th of July celebrations included the Boombox Parade in the Big Willi, 

(the Boom Box Parade has no live bands so everyone carries around a radio tuned to the local radio station that plays patriotic music)


enjoying a New England Jamboree, 

topped off with a relaxing hayride. 

Go UCONN Huskies! 

New York City was an adventure. Not just because it's New York City. Mom sprained her foot 3 weeks earlier and was in a boot. Walking was no option and taking subways you don't get to really see the city. So we rented a wheelchair which turned out to be great for a few reasons. 1) great work out 2) Jordan was able to stand on the back and we could move at a faster pace (he walks SO slow). Will I ever do that again? NO. Now mom, don't go thinkin' it ruined our day because it didn't. 

Jordan makes a great photographer. We weren't sure we were actually in the photo. I literally have 30 of me and Emily looking like this...

Big Piano. Huge hit. 

Got to see the Statue of Liberty...in FAO Swartz.

What NYC trip isn't complete without a tour through Central Park? I really didn't get my camera out much, but we visited the Manhattan Temple  and while walking on a random street ran into Alexis Bledel

We loved walking around Boston on the Freedom Trail and taking a small break to cool off. 


Cobblestone road in front of Paul Revere's home. 




We also took a moment to do a photo shoot on campus right after the Tooth Fairy found out Jordan lost his front tooth.  


We had a blast all week and can't wait til the next visit. 


Jenny @ An Apple for the Crafter said...

Such sweet pictures. I love so many of them! I keep wanting to say, "Especially the one...." and then I find myself thinking almost all of them. I'll narrow it down. Obviously the last one with Emily and Jordan. Too precious for words. Then the two with you and Emily. Looks like you guys had so much fun! Also looks like your family takes marshmallow roasting very seriously; they all look so intense!

Charity said...

1. Love your sunglasses!
2. Love your white shoes!
3. Love Emilys dress!!
4. Love the single picture of Nana!
5. Love the photos!
6. Love my sisters!!
7. Love to use ! ! ! marks!

individually wrapped slices said...

What's up with Emily's mean mug face with those s'mores?

The Potter Pack said...

Love those pics !! Esp the one where Jordan is hanging on your head ... and the last one of him and Em! =) Looks like a blast !

Cecilia said...

I love that last picture with Emily and Jordan, BEAUTIFUL!

Captivating Eyes said...

You're pictures are AMAZING!!! You have such a great eye at catching great shots!! It looks like you guys had quite a time!