Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lake George 2014

No summer is complete without our annual trip to Lake George. We picked a great week to go - the weather was fantastic. And we wasted no time taking in the sites.
Cool crisp lake air makes for good sleeping.
The afternoons were just warm enough to get in some pool time.
Matthew is getting to be quite a strong swimmer.
Adirondack chairs are just different when you're actually in the Adirondacks.
We had to take a picture with the bear at our hotel.
And I had to get in some pictures with the bear too. You know, Noah Bear.
One of the perks of the place we stay is that there's a playground out back. A great way to get out some early morning energy.
We spent a day at Great Escape where we hit up every ride the boys were big enough to go on.
And some rides we went on over and over and over and over again.
We added to our stuffed animal (and crazy hat) collection.
And by the end of the day, this happened.
We spent some time in Bolton Landing on this trip and found some cute shops and a farmer's market.
We made it out to the horse rides on this trip. Still at the pony stage for both boys.
But I think Matthew will be ready for a full-size horse next year.
Of course we had to get in a picture with Batman on the strip.
And dinner at the Moose Tooth Grill.
On our last day our hotel put up a new bear - so we had to document the occasion with a picture.
And literally minutes before we got in the car to drive home, we had one more cup of ice cream.

Now we're home. Enjoying some of our favorite souvenirs from the trip (does it get better than a Bat Moose shirt??!!).
Now we wait for next year!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pennsylvania 2014

We only stayed 3 days in PA this year, but we were able to jam-pack everything we wanted to do into that time - including some relaxing meals.
Swimming was mandatory for these bananas.
We hit up Hershey Park on day 2 and found out it was "Christmas in July" week - made for some good photo opps.
Santa was there. I imagine all the Santa's in Florida dress like this in December.
All the characters were decked out in their holiday best.
Even the rides were decorated.
The boys had a blast - going on every ride that they were allowed on.
And they played a ton of games too.
A day at the park isn't complete without meeting the kiss.
Even cranky Noah cracked a smile.
We went to Kitchen Kettle Village the morning we were slated to leave. Have to get this pic every year!
The boys got a pony ride.
Here's Noah smiling again.
And when we got home we all collapsed from exhaustion. Noah decided to unpack right in the doorway of his room.
Up next - Lake George!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Weekend Recap

Nothing too crazy to report. We started out our weekend with some crafts on Friday. The $3 bag of animal beads we picked up at a tag sale last weekend has proven to be a good investment.
The boys hung out at my parent's house while I helped out at my mom's tag sale. Noah found this puppy in the bin of stuffed animals my sister was selling. It's his new best friend.
Matt took the boys to the kids building workshop at Home Depot on Saturday. They built little ride on mowers. It was their first workshop and they're excited to go again next month.
Post-tag-sale, the boys spent their cut of the profits on some new toys. A reward for willingly giving up some toys to sell.
Matthew had a birthday party on Sunday that came complete with a cotton candy machine and a bounce house. That's all he needs!
Noah spent Sunday afternoon napping.
And we ended the weekend with a visit from my good friend Julie - also known as Matthew's West Coast girlfriend.
2 more weeks of school then we're off for the summer. More lazy weekends to come!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

Hope you all enjoyed the long weekend - and I hope your weather was as beautiful as ours was here in NY!

Our flag was out early today.
These two bananas were excited for all the festivities we had planned. Mainly the new TMNT sprinkler.
After a long day of eating good and playing hard, we ended the day at Peachwave for some froyo.
Back to school tomorrow - the countdown to summer vacations starts NOW!