Sunday, July 24, 2011
We went to our nation's capitol for 3 nights. 102 degree heat for touring the monuments was a bit tough, but we hung in there and managed to see quite a bit. We decided we are coming back in a few years when the boys are bigger and better able to walk further and old enough to read all the information in the museums. Nicholas' favorite part was riding the metro from our hotel in Alexandria, VA to D.C.!
We went to Orlando for a couple days. We had a fun day at Universal Studios! The main objective was to see the Harry Potter section since all of except Nicholas have read the books and watched the movies and really enjoyed them. We all loved the Butterbeer-yummy! Nicholas loved the Dr. Seuss section and all of us big enough to ride the coasters thought they were great! The only mishap was when Thomas lost his hat in the lake and a snapping turtle came after it! Sad to lose the hat, but made for an unusual story... The boys also enjoyed going to the Lego store and seeing the creations. Of course now they all want to build legos for the Lego store someday as a career!
Friday, July 15, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
After returning from Wisconsin, we spent a week Up North at Bear Lake, playing with Grammie and PaPa on the lake. We had fun skiing, tubing, tipping over the canoe, watching fireworks from the boat in the middle of the lake on the 4th, fishing (the boys actually discovered they love rock bass after catching them in the lake and eating them pan-fried). We also took a night for ourselves for our 15th anniversary (July 6th) and spent it at a beautiful bed and breakfast/winery on Old Mission Penninsula near Traverse City, MI. We went wine-tasting for two days and enjoyed our adult style vacation!