Monday, August 31, 2009

Strasburg Railroad

Yesterday was a gorgeous day and we decided to take a trip to Amish country and ride the Strasburg Railroad. What a great day!!! Jack has been very interested in trains lately so we thought he'd really enjoy this. He was absolutely fascinated with the train! We started out in the car right behind the engine...he loved looking at it and especially when they blew the whistle! It was a great ride through the farms and Amish countryside. When we got back to the station, we got some lunch and then looked around the shops. Of course we had to get Jack a few treats from the train ride! We got him a little toy train, a train whistle and two train books...he's been having a blast with all of them!

Click the link below to see all our pictures from our exciting day!

Strasburg Railroad

Visit With Uncle Chris

Uncle Chris came down for a visit with us on Saturday for the day. Jack was very excited to pick him up from the train. We waited on the platform for his train to pull in...sooo exciting! We spent the day just hanging around the house and visiting. We had a barbeque and cooked out burgers and hot dogs on the grill. We also went for a walk around the neighborhood. We had a great time visiting with Uncle Chris and we are hoping to visit him in NYC very soon!

Jack and Uncle Chris watching TV

Reading Books with Uncle Chris

Uncle Chris is so much fun!

"Hey, Uncle Chris, can you call up some chicks?"

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Jack's Playdate

One of my oldest friends that I've known since middle school, Rachel, and her husband, Chris (whom I've also known since middle school), were down from Connecticut this week and came over for a visit. They have a 3 year old son, Odin, that Jack just loved playing with. Jack thought Odin was the coolest and followed him everywhere he went. They played very nicely together and we can't wait until Xmas when they come back again to visit! They were also so nice and brought some little slinkys for Jack and some of the cutest little girl outfits for the new baby (our very first girly clothes!) Here are a couple pictures of the boys playing together.

Monday, August 24, 2009

It's a GIRL!!!!

Today was our big ultrasound for baby number 2 and we are delighted that Jack is going to have a little sister!! We know he's going to be a great big brother!! Here are some pictures from our ultrasound today :)

Profile of Baby's Face

Baby's Feet

Shot of the girl parts! From view like the baby is sitting above you.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Visiting with Carter

Jack's cousin Carter was in town for a few days this week. We got the boys together to play at aunt Nancy's house. She set up a wading pool and some toys on the back patio. The boys had sooo much fun and the pool felt great on such a hot, hot day!! Nana, Nancy, Brooke, and Holly were also there to visit with us. It was a great afternoon!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Jack's New Haircut

Jack's hair grows super fast! We have always taken him someplace to get his haircut but this past week we decided to do it ourselves at home. Daddy used the clippers while Mommy held his head still. It looks pretty cute and now Jack's haircut is a lot like Daddy's!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fun in the Water

The YMCA that we belong to has a great splash room in the pool area. There are lots of different water sprinklers and fountains shooting out of the ground where the kids can run and play. Jack LOVES this room!

Trip to Marsh Creek

Last weekend the three of us went to Marsh Creek Park in Exton. The lake was huge and you could rent different kinds of boats (paddle boats, canoes, kayaks) to take out on the lake. We decided to take Jack out on his first boat ride. We rented a motor boat since we were told that was the least tipsy for little Jack. It was gorgeous out on the lake but after awhile Jack was ready to get 'down' as he kept saying. Mommy and Daddy are going to go back this weekend while Jack plays at Oma's house...we're going to rent fishing poles and go fishing on the lake!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Ocean City Vacation 2009

We just got back today from our first official family was wonderful! We spent a whole week in Ocean City, NJ. We rented a great place in a quiet area of town...we had to drive to get to the boardwalk but we could still walk to the was the perfect setup for us. This was Jack's first time to the beach and seeing the ocean. He was so funny...he kept calling it a "bath" but by the end of the week, he knew it was the ocean. He LOVED playing in the sand and getting covered head to toe! I'm sure he ate more sand than I care to know over the past week....yum! He was a little timid of the ocean at first...he didn't quite understand the waves and how they worked so it was a bit startling but after a few days, he got the hang of it. By the end of the week, he was running in and out at the edge of the water. Jack also loved the much to see! We took him on his first rides...he's not quite sure what to make of them when he's on them...he doesn't cry but he doesn't smile...just stays very serious. He loved watching all the rides and lights and noises though, particularly the ferris wheel...everytime he would point and say "WOW!" Overall, it was such a great trip and we are sad it's over but we can't wait to go back next year!!!

Here are 3 videos from our trip. One of him playing on the beach, one of him in the water, and another of him on the merry-go-round. Below is a link to all the pictures I've posted on our picture page...I made a new album of just pictures from our vacation...Enjoy :)