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Saturday, July 24, 2010

NY Trip Summer 2010

We were finally able to get back to NY this year for a little summer vacation and to visit Jeff's family. It had been 5 years since we'd been back (BAD KIDS!), so we had a week jam-packed full of seeing family and experiencing everything Jeff loves from his hometown. Reid's hot dog anyone??? Here are a few pics of our fabulous week.



The Fam at Niagara Falls.


Mom & Reese at Niagara Falls


BREATHTAKING!!!! Thank you God for your majesty!


I'm pretty sure Mason found his true love on this trip. Fishing. The kid can't get enough. And he's really good at it! He can cast a line like nobody's business.


Brothers & BFF's Craigy and Jeffy


Aunt Ginny & Reeso. Awwwww...we love you Aunt Ginny!


Mason & Uncle Craig


Reese, being the animal lover she is, found an instant love connection with Boone Dog. She asked if we could bring her home with us. If it wasn't for that little inconvenience of packing a dog in a suitcase, I probably would have agreed. I love that dog!


Reese & Mase at Lake Ontario


One of the HUGE old trees at the Lake. The trees were A-MAZING!


It doesn't get much better than this for Reesie. Meet Bitsy. When these two met, it was all over. Morning, noon & night Reese wanted to ride Bitsy. I'm thinking horse riding lessons are in our future.


Reese & her cousin, Haley.


The Raymondjack side!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Strong's National Museum of Play. The Bomb.

Ok, so even though this post is part of our NY trip, it had to stand alone. We discovered the most awesome place ever - Strong's National Museum of Play. A Museum. For Play. I'm in!! It is located in Rochester, and has so many ways to "play", you can't hardly do it all in one day! Here are some pics of our (very tiring) day. And let me warn you - there are A LOT Of pictures, but you just have to see how many cool things there were! And this really just skims the surface.



Here we go, about to enter into childhood mania...


This was a really cool tubular thing that makes music. I'm sure there is a very technical name for it, but excuse me for not taking the time to do the research.



Suuuuunny days, sweepin the - clouds away...can you guess where we are????


Everyone's favorite fish, Dorothy. Unless you have 2 pet betas and then your favorite fish are Jett and Bella.


Who doesn't LOVE Mama Bear???



Making words.



The wooden building blocks center. Mason could have stayed here ALL day.


Hopscotchin


Daddy & his friend Jason could have had a mean game of chess on this bad boy! But for Reese & Mason it's just fun to play on the cool checkerboard.


These next few pics are of the coolest thing ever - a little-bittie-miniature-real life-pretend grocery store for kids! It was definitely the fave on Mason's list. Reese - not so much. She thinks she is getting too big for pretend play. Unless, of course, it includes her dolls, then she's all about it. But that's really not pretend. Because they're real. Just ask her.



Browsing the vegetable aisle.




Hmmmm...what shall I choose....the salmon, or the halibut?


Waiting in the check-out line. I fight nearly broke out when a little girl tried to cut. Another lesson for real life.


Check-out time!





This was really cool - it looks like a sand pit, but it was really millions of tiny little beads! YAY for no sand in our shoes!


Look at Jeff & G-Ma Weyers. Can you tell it's the end of the day? Whew! We were worn out!


The Hulk.