The boys were psyched for our Pennsylvania vacation this year. The day before we left they packed up all their toys and stuffed animals and walked around the house with the Angry Birds suitcases all day.
After arriving, we did a little shopping before dinner at Texas Roadhouse.
The next day was Hershey day - both boys were so excited.
Matthew's mission was to meet all the candy characters. We had to stop for pictures with all of them.
Matthew measured as a "kiss" again this year. Noah was a "miniature".
We set our early with the plan to spend the whole day at the park.
Our first stop was the Mini Himalaya ride.
As we went from ride to ride to ride, we stopped for some photo opps.
Some rides were "kids only", so the boys rode together a lot.
Noah loves Hershey Kisses - I think this huge one confused him!
Matthew was a ride maniac.
His favorite was the Frog Hopper. Constant bouncing. Just like him.
He rode every ride that he was allowed to.
And he made sure we met all the candy characters.
Talking with them and showing off their game prizes.
I don't think we missed any.
We even got the Cocoa guy.
The next day we went to Kitchen Kettle Village for some shopping.
There's also a little playground there that let the boys burn off some energy.
Complete with petting zoo.
Our hotel had a nice pool - a big hit with boy the boys.
And there was even a little play set out back. A nice way to wind down the day.
On our last day we headed out to the Choo Choo Barn.
Both boys seemed more into it this year. Pointing out all the little scenes and characters they found.
And as quickly as we got out there, before we knew it it was time to go home. But we're still enjoying some of our souvenirs - including the most delicious cantaloupe we ever had.
Now we're back to the hot and humid days in NY. Counting down the days until our Lake George trip.
Married to my best friend, mom to a sweet boy we call Ish and another baby boy we call Noah Bear. Waiting for the Mets to reach another World Series, the mortgage to be paid off and for at least one of my kids to sleep past 6AM!