Thursday, August 15, 2013

Aunties, Ice Cream, Looch and More!

It's time for another photo dump from our vacation in MA...

We had a ton of visitors while we were at my Mom's house and it's always great to see so many family/friends and catch up with everyone while we are at home!

Reading with Auntie Elaine

Checking out some new bath toys from Auntie Pat

Two aunties + too many toys/clothes/gifts = Christmas in August

One place we spent a fair amount of time visiting while home was the new Orange Leaf frozen yogurt place near my Mom's house.  We were over the moon when we discovered that two of their flavors of fro-yo were dairy free.  Meaning, Georgia could actually go out for ice cream with us!!!  This was huge for us since we can never do this with her at home and it's such a typical summer activity that she misses out on.  So, we managed to squeeze in a few visits during the week and she may have even had second helpings one night - totally because she turned on the charm and talked her Mimi into getting her more!

Yummo - orange with sprinkles!

Of course, small town living means that you immediately bump into people you know, including your cousins, when you go out for fro-yo!

High-five for Carrie!

Of course, once Auntie Kris heard that we bumped into her sister, she immediately jetted over for a visit!

Georgia's favorite visitors may have been Victoria and Dennis... because they brought Looch.  And Georgia is STILL talking about Looch.  Yesterday in the car, she declared, "Looch ate a bone!"  And this morning, a small poodle was on tv and she screamed, "It's a Looch!"  So apparently in our world, Looch = dog.  

Playing school with Victoria

Giving a bone to Looch

Licks from Looch

And if Looch wasn't around for entertainment, then hosing down Daddy always works!

And most nights ended the same way... hanging out with Papa in the den!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Farm Days of Summer!

Monday and Tuesday of our vacation week were absolutely gorgeous weather days.  Since Nick was working from home those days, we stuck around town.  The weather was even nice enough for me to squeeze in a few outdoor runs, which is rare for me during the summer months (Maryland summer humidity + our hilly neighborhood = die).  These were my first post-op "outside" runs and I'm happy to report that I survived and had a few nice runs and even got faster on day #2.  Overall, I'm fairly happy considering there are a lot of nice 5K runs here in Maryland in the fall and although my running on the treadmill has been pretty consistent, I wanted to make sure I was road ready for the upcoming months (aka - I can handle hills and non-AC!).

Since the weather was gorgeous, we decided we had to get outside... so off to Shaw Farm we go!  Just like last summer, we were lucky enough to have Georgia's bike at my Mom's house and the farm only a short walk away.   

When we got to the farm, we first visited with the baby cows before we headed into the barn to say hello to the big gals...

Hi, baby cow!

#516 was quite intrigued by us!

Georgia loved the tractors and may have come home with one or two new toys from the farm gift shop.

Hugs for Mimi

On Tuesday, our family friend, Debbie, brought over her granddaughter, Sarah, to visit with us.  So, we had to take Miss Sarah to the farm too!

Pretty Miss Sarah!

Heading to the farm with her new bubble blower!

Miss Sarah wasn't so sure about the cows!

The two Mimi's and their girls

Showing Bailey the donkey her pinwheel!