Saturday, September 5, 2009

Road Trip - Part 1

As soon as camp ended in the middle of August, we packed up the van and the kiddos and headed up to Maine to visit my parents and my sister and her family. We started out at 4am, and drove straight through, only making about 4 stops, and arrived in Maine 13 hours later! Mostly the ride was smooth, the kids are really well behaved in the car and didn't complain hardly at all. Unfortunately Carter still has MAJOR motion sickness issues and got sick more than a dozen times on the way, yuck! Poor guy, but he is so sweet, as soon as he gets it out, he is smiling again. :)
We had a fun week planned at Meme and Pepe's house. We had a BBQ the night we arrived, and my Dad had painted a baseball field for Drew in backyard! They put up their pool which was great, because it was actually near or above 90 degrees everyday we were there! In Maine!! Even the evenings were hot, but we sweated it out and made sure we visited a few places with air conditioning.
Enjoying some cool popsicles!

Carter actually started off with an orange cream pop and then went for the fudge!

Brenna and Carter chasing the tennis ball by the barn

On our second day, we went to Swan Lake State Park, just a short ride from Unity. Everyone, including Emily, enjoyed swimming in the lake and playing on the playground.

Drew loved being tossed up by Uncle Joe!

Aunt Nicole and Sierra - what a sweetie!

Brenna, Carter, and Sierra stayed close to the lake's edge and had a blast picking up handfuls of rocks and dumping them back into the water. Brenna was saying, "Mommy, rock, wa-tah!"

Watch out for the shark!

Mommy and Carter

I was very nervous about bringing Emily in the water. The only water she is used to is during her bath, which she hates! But it was very hot, and the water was not cold, and she seemed to really like it! Gee-off is holding her in this picture.

The cousins playing in Meme's kitchen

The Carusos

Punch Balls!

Stay tuned for Road Trip Part 2, coming soon . . .


Sue said...

Great photos! I'm so glad you decided to start posting again.

Julie said...

Super cute pics Aimee. Sure love those popsicle pictures, just adorable.

Nanette said...

Great stuff Aimee! And I have that same swimsuit!!!!! LOL!

Julie B. said...

Blogger drives me crazy, too - but they are such great pictures. So well worth the issues ;) Love the picture of Carter and Brenna from behind!