Otherwise known as Spring Break.
Otherwise known as April Vacation.
I just love this break from school and work! The weather is historically nice, and everyone needs a break from the hard work of March and the diseases being spread around the schools. Blech, open the window, bleach all the things and see ya in a week. This year was especially nice because we were let out on Holy Thursday as a half day and didn't have to return until today, 11 days later. If we didn't have a baby, we would have planned a long trip somewhere. But alas, this guy keeps us close to home and is back to his up-at-night antics once again. I'm so sad we can't shove his chubby self into the Magic Sleepsuit anymore.
The week started out wonderfully, as the weather was sunny and warm, and I was able to go for a run with Phil each morning while the baby napped, and then we continued to play outside at the park and walk the dog, and I racked up so many steps on my Fitbit from Monday through Wednesday.
Then on Thursday, my sister and I left for Philadelphia for my Uncle Tom's funeral. She took her three kids, and I took three of mine - Andrew, Eamon, and Maggie. John-Paul was visiting our alma mater, Franciscan University with his cousin's family and had a grand old time:
He got his braces off this week too! So grown up :(
We asked him why he bought an alumni sweatshirt, and he said because it was the most comfortable. (I'm not sure he knew what alumni meant!)
Anyway, the Philadelphia van headed out on Thursday morning and headed straight into the city to sight see a bit: