Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Summer Vaca week 2: Washington, DC

After returning from our week at the lake, we hopped a plane and headed for the East Coast to visit Matt's family. It was Charlotte's second flight and she did great. Slept about half the time and played the rest of it. It is getting harder to keep her entertained as she gets older. She wants space to throw toys and crawl around and the itty bitty plane seats do not offer much room. Thankfully we have sat next to very nice people who are more than willing to pick up a few dropped toys now and again.

she LOVED the people mover! 
Jim picked us up from the airport and we headed back to their house. We finally got to see the new house! And we got to live it up in our own personal suite in the basement. It was awesome. We also got to check out Nikki and Mike's new house when we went over there for dinner. It's huge!! Lots and lots of space for babies and visiting family! :)

playing in the yard

silly girl with her fire hat!

Charlotte with her Aunties!!!

Her handsome Uncles!!!

Wednesday we got to visit the Greens! Our girls are three months apart and we just had to get them together for a little play date. Adorable...

playing "together", but separate
future bffs!

On the 4th of July we spent the day at the Swan's house....barbecuing, playing hill billy golf, and just hanging out with family. It was relaxing and perfect.

all festive!

And since GranDave was documenting the day and keeping an eye on Charlotte, I could sit back and relax. 
paparazzi

I'm coming to get you GranDave!

baby ogling at it's finest...

And to my surprise, there was a little birthday celebration for me too! Mmm ice cream cake....
three candles...one for each decade! 
There was also a celebration for America, including local fireworks! We just propped up some lawn chairs in the driveway and enjoyed the show. I actually woke up Charlotte just so she could see them too. You can't properly enjoy your first 4th of July without seeing the fireworks! She loved it! 

Friday was the big day.....my birthday....the big 30!! We spent part of the day relaxing by the pool, enjoyed a lovely dinner out with the family, and then hit the bars!


swimming with Uncle Jim!

Family Photos! 


motorboating me!!


And while Grandma and Aunt Jenny babysat (thank you xoxo), Mommy and Daddy enjoyed a night out on the town!

it's a pile of Mommies!
steptoe reunited
We hit up three bars (I only recall two) and drank and talked and had an amazingly wonderful time! I definitely forgot what it was like to drink....a lot. I had way too much and had to nurse one heck of a hangover the next day. Ugh. Well worth it. You only turn 30 once!

It was a great trip. We loved being able to see and spend time with family and friends. And Charlotte loved it too! She really enjoyed being held and playing with everyone. Yay! Thanks everyone for making our trip so great. We can't wait to see you all again soon!



1 comment:

Meredith said...

How did I completely miss this post??!!! Haha. Love it.