Tuesday, September 29, 2015

a little bit of the west out east

One of the big perks about having another baby: people come to visit you and stay for a long time! They say they are coming to see the baby but I know it's to see me. Ok, probably Charlotte and Harley. And of course Norah. Ok I am probably the least popular of the group. I mean babies are cute and all but they sure don't do much. Sleep, eat, poop, repeat. Not very entertaining am I right?! And the other two, they can keep you very busy. Miss C is always into something. And Harley is constantly wanting to be petted! Extremely demanding that fella. Me, I just sit there and look pretty. 

Overall I would say we are an entertaining bunch. And we love it when people come to visit us! Especially if they offer to entertain my children and cook. Bonus! Since Norah's birth we have had two west coast visitors. Nana came out in August and spent two whole weeks with us! In between playing cars with Charlotte (but only certain cars, C always kept the good ones for herself) and petting Harley she helped to keep us all fed. There were also lots of baby Norah snuggles and many trips out of the house. It was a fun two weeks that flew by!

Nana and the girls
 we spent lots of time outside enjoying the hot weather
too. hot. to. move.

Mommy get off you're too heavy

we took a trip to the mall where C got to build-a-bear for her birthday! 
welcome to the family Pinky!!
 And OF COURSE we took a trip (or two?) to National Harbor where we tried out the Bounce House place. It took a little coaxing and Nana had to get in too, but eventually Charlotte tried it out and had a blast! 

C took Nana on a few carousal rides too.

One of my favorite days: attempting to fly C's kite....
watch out for the poo Ma!!

It took quite a few tries and lots of running down the street but we finally got it up and going. Then almost lost it for good in a tree. I somehow managed to finagle it out, a miracle! It was so much fun! We also drew chalk cities and played cars and hopscotch. 

chilling out together 

In September (Great) Aunt Kathy came out for a week to see us! (You see how I added that GREAT in there for ya Aunt Kathy?! Ha!! Love you) It was her first trip to the DC area since we got married, and obviously the first time to our new house. We loved having her! She was a big help in the kitchen and with the kiddos. She taught Charlotte a good little saying: BIG eyes, BIG ears, small mouth. It helps (sometimes) when C is yelling or not listening to us. Thanks Auntie Kathy. 

I tried not to keep her locked up in the house the entire time she was here, so we took a few little adventures....
day trip to Chesapeake Beach. So much hotter than we thought!! 
 we had lunch with a view and then strolled the pier and beach...
Captain Charlotte, watch out!!


Of course we went to the Marine Museum. Charlotte spent a lot of time playing with the Lego's and building towers. 
don't anybody get any ideas....I do not want these in my house (yet)!!

I prefer these sized Lego's. They still hurt when you step on them but these are much easier to find and keep in one place. 
Princess Charlotte and her tower

I'm so loved its exhausting 

Before dropping Aunt Kathy off at the airport we (of course!) hit up National Harbor. Bounce House again?! Sure why not! No carousal this time, but we did enjoy some delicious ice cream. mmm
Daddy got in this time....look how high he is jumping!!

beautiful day. beautiful family

see Norah and I were there too!!

It is always sad to say goodbye to family when they leave. Thank you both for coming to visit us! We loved having you and wish we lived closer so we could hang out more. I know Charlotte sure loved having the extra playmates :) But really, Harley is the one who misses you the most. Poor first born is starved....starved I tell you!....for attention and love.

Good news H, Grandma is coming to visit in just a few days!! Maybe she will bring some of that Florida rain with her too. I know Daddy would sure like it!

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