Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spring Break!

We traveled to Pennsylvania over spring break, and celebrated lots of milestones!

1. GG (Mommy's maternal grandma, and the boys' only living great-grandparent) turned 89 years old on April 1st! Mommy's whole side of the family (Nana, Papa, Uncle Neil, Aunt Heather and Aunt Nancy) traveled from 3 different states to take part in the surprise celebration. GG only knew ahead of time that Nana and Papa were coming!

2. Garrett and Brennan met GG for the first time!

3. Garrett cut his first tooth!

4. Brennan cut his third and fourth teeth (on the top, and surprisingly not the 2 middle ones... he could be a sight to see if those middle ones don't show up soon)!

5. Garrett started sitting up well, and for extended periods of time!

6. Brennan rolled from his back to his belly! (Since then, he is a rolling machine! It's about time for baby gates because last night he rolled from the family room, through the play room, to the door of the kitchen!)

7. Ian slept in a big hotel bed for the first time! Apparently, we haven't stayed in a hotel for a while! He did fall out one night, but Aunt Nancy put him right back to bed.

8. We survived our first car trip as a family of five! 10 hours together in the car without a DVD player made for a long day, but was not as bad as you might be imagining! Mommy spent the day in the backseat handing toys to the babies, and playing with Ian. We were happy we went, but we were happy to be home!

Here's our trip in pictures:
Brennan and GG

Garrett is a happy boy despite the tooth that is about to appear!

Aunt Nancy lovin' two babies

The Clampetts unloading at the hotel

Playing in GG's apartment. Nana reserved the private dining room on the same floor so that we could have a little more space to spread out!

A trip to GG's is not complete without a trip to Hershey's Chocolate World!

Watching a great 3-D movie that engaged all 5 senses! Ian was so cute when he tried to reach out and grab things as they came toward us.

On the ride through the "chocolate factory"

The cake

She needed a little help!

The whole gang!

Ian entertaining us with an animated lecture on Star Wars

Lunch at Sandy's with Uncle John (GG's brother)

In the parking lot of an Amish-run store

GG and Garrett

Aunt Nancy and Daddy playing Bananagrams! GREAT game!

GG holding two babies!

GG with all three!

Hanging out in the hotel




Stephanie RN BSN (to be!) said...

Good lord, those babies are growing too quickly!!

Susan said...

so cute~ looks like you had a great time! I bet GG was on top of the world!

Ellen Davis said...

This looks like so much fun. Glad you were able to pack so much in and keep sane! Marj, by the way, you look fabulous! Taking care of three little ones really suits you well. :)

Nancy said...

Every time I look at this post I crack up. SO MANY great memories from this trip! Especially the cart filled with all that STUFF you brought... and also Ian's Star Wars lecture. Thanks for documenting it all here! :) love ya

Denise said...

So cute those boys are! Thanks for my chocolate bar :) Love it!

Don Crane said...

Love the pictures...going up so fast.