My sister came to visit last month from North Carolina and while she was here we took our little three year olds to ride the Heeber Creeper. What a beautiful ride. The boys loved it and I loved the peaceful scenary.
Monday, October 17, 2011
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
We arrived at my parents home and there were gifts already waiting for us. The girls all received matching pj's as did my sisters and I. (I cant believe I didn't get a picture of my sisters, mom and I in our pj's) As well as matching pj's, my parents had been saving all their loose change for sometime and then each girl got a chance to dig through the money and grab as much as their hand would hold. This has been a tradition of my parents for some time. I think I had the winning grab and collected nearly $40 in change!
The Un-Birthday Party. That morning my sisters, mom and I all decorated individual cakes for each girl. Instead of one big cake my mom insisted that each have their own. We all acted silly, wore my dads ties, played games, sang Happy Birthday and each girl received an un-birthday present and an Alice in Wonderland tea cup and plate. We had a very fun time that day!
Beach Day. My dad took us all to a small beach on the Chesapeake. We loved it and enjoyed just relaxing, making sand castles and being together. My mom had given all the girls beach towels, cover-ups, sand buckets and shovels and they all had flip flops and visors they had decorated the day before.
Christmas in July. The night before my mom set up a small Christmas tree, Christmas hats and wreath . Each girl had a Christmas gift to open and we all sang Christmas songs and danced around the tree. As a gift back to my mom she asked each girl to share their talent with her and perform something they had prepared. Macy played the piano and Abby and her cousin Eleni created a dance together that they performed for us all. It really was a special moment.
Also this day we went to Oxen Hill Farm. It was miserably hot but the kids still had fun. They milked a cow, fed the chickens and gave the collected eggs to the pigs. Day Five-
Baby shower for my sister Emily. With my sister due in a few months we thought it would be fun to have a little baby shower for her and her little girl to come. This meant more cake, treats, games and presents.
Fourth of July. To start the day off my sister Diana and I ran in an 8K race which turned into a 9K. The course was marked wrong and it was not a race that I enjoyed. But I did it, I ran 5.5 miles in 50 minutes.
Later that evening we attended a Fourth of July party at my dad's work, The Heritage Foundation. It was held on several floors and then when it got dark we all made our way to the roof for fireworks. You could literally see about 50 different fireworks displays that night. It was incredible. The night was filled with good food, an ice cream cart, face painting, a magician, balloon animals and dancing. We had a blast! Mom had matching fourth of July shirts for all the girls to wear and my sisters and I made bows for the girls to wear.
I took the girls to do some sightseeing around Washington D.C. It was nice to have some time just the three of us and be able to show them some of my favorite things.
Going home. My parents really made this a wonderful and memorable trip. We loved our time there and made many memories. It was sad to say goodbye.
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Monday, July 11, 2011
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Macy has been collecting cans from the neighbors for months now and she finally had a big enough load to turn in. Her total earnings this time = $32.84. She really has been working hard and visiting every neighbor to collect what cans they have. She has told us the money she earns is going to her college fund. So proud of you Macy!
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