Thank God It's FRIDAY!!! Joining Jen and the gang for a weekly roundup.
We went on our annual summer trip to visit Phil's family in Maryland. Lots of pictures to come (sorry not sorry).
|Our trip took 8 hours each way. We left at 4:15 am each time, and only stopped once. We travel hard.|
|Coffee time with two of Phil's sisters, Maggie ordered a hot chocolate with sprinkles and a Hershey kiss :)|
|We went out for dinner and some Keno-playing (Kenoing?) with friends, and our table won $100! Free dinner!|
Phil's sister, Diana got a horse, so we had to go visit. The place was gorgeous!
|Treats for Pip the Horse.|
|I love how happy everyone is in this photo for Alexander's first time feeding a horse.|
|Diana put them all to work, it was great.|
|That was a hard day's work.|
|If I liked horses and the smell of manure, this place would be Heaven.|
|Phil wanted to get a photo of me staying far away from the horses (it's not my cup of tea).|
|Can't believe Xander is starting preschool soon!|
We swam every day except one! Thankful for neighbors with pools!
|Andrew mastered the full flip off the diving board.|
|Maggie began diving.|
|John-Paul prefers cannon balls.|
|Eamon became a great diver and Alexander started swimming on his own (with his "muscles") - finally!|
|Declan just watched from the sidelines, he's a land lover like his mama.|
The worst part of vacation was that Phil jumped into the pool with his brand spanking new iPhone in his pocket. He tried sticking it in rice for 2 days, but no luck, it was fried. He is getting a replacement one through our insurance today. He felt so bad, but hey, in the end, it's just a phone. A really nice, expensive, splurge of a phone ;)
Frozen yogurt on vacation is mandatory, right?
|Cousin Tommy was so happy to play with his cousins, and vice versa.|
|Cutie Lenora is 15 months and envied Xander's treat!|
|My Irish twins - not because of how far apart they are in age, but because they are Irish.|
We went to the tire park with Gramps, who spoiled my kids with Happy meals after and then a trip to the peach orchard for some yummy peaches!
|I had to include this photo because of the Dad in the background like "Enough already!"|
|My princess :)|
|All Six! |
I guess when people ask us if we're "done" we will have to say yes, because they won't all fit in the car. Wink.
|Put your hands in the air! (Even Declan did it!)|
We had a great time seeing all the family, it seems like every summer we go down, there's a new baby from someone, and there's only 3 married couples in Phil's family! A bunch of overachievers is what we are ;)
|Sr. Denise meets Declan for the first time!|
|Bob & Larisa and their 7 kids, Phil & I with our 6 kids, Sr. Denise, Nana and Gramps, Erin, Diana, Kelly & TJ and their 2 kiddos, and Uncle John. Phew!|
|Make a funny face!|
|Our family, with our niece, Maura, photobombing :)|
And just like that, summer is almost over. I go back to work full time next week, and Phil and the kids start school the week after. Goodbye Summer 2014, you've been good to us!