Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
But we took our little Sunday walk anyway. We rode over to Wildwood Park ( http://www.wildwoodlake.org/ ) for a bit....explored the nature center and took a stroll around the boardwalk. I let Sean take over the camera today so he can get used to snapping photos too. I think he took some pretty good shots...what do you think?
We really like spending time at this park and we'll be happy when we can see green again!
|Wildwood Park Nature Center|
|little cave for the kiddies to explore|
|...and the mommies too|
|happy we didn't find any bears!|
|almost nap time...can you tell?|
|no frogs today|
Saturday, January 29, 2011
|After living in Harrisburg for over 3 years, we finally decided to check out the Broad Street Market ( http://www.broadstreetmarket.org/ ). |
We are glad this little city still has a market like this where local vendors can sell. We were pleasantly surprised at all the choices within the halls from baked goods to fried chicken and produce. This is definitely a place to stop by again!
Friday, January 28, 2011
In 2007 we went to London. We loved it! We've been talking lately about what a great time we had across the pond and how we'd like to go over again. We traveled in February so it was definitely off-season for tourists, resulting in a great flight price with American Airlines. We flew direct from JFK to Heathrow. Jet lag was a definite problem for me but didn't seem to bother Sean. I think I spent the first 2 days sleepwalking around the city. I booked our hotel on http://www.londontown.com/ and got an awesome deal there as well. We spent 5 nights at a hotel overlooking Kensington Gardens. We had a short walk to various underground stations and plenty of restaurants/entertainment in that location. We loved poking around and exploring all the new things we could. St Pauls was a favorite spot for both of us. I don't think either of us will ever forget standing in the massive cathedral and listening to a boys choir rehearse. They truly sounded like angels. I enjoyed tea and pop tarts for breakfast everyday (remember, we were on a tight budget). We strolled our hearts out every day. We typically skipped lunch and ducked into a restaurant somewhere for dinner. There was no real itinerary, we just played it by ear and had a great time. Sean is a great navigator, he got us where we needed to be during the whole trip....I probably would have spent my week walking in circles if it wasn't for him. Here are some great memories from our adventure.
Someday we'll return to London (and include a trip on the Eurostar for a few nights in Paris) but until then, I always have Flashback Fridays :) Have an awesome weekend!
|not far from our hotel|
|one of many pubs!|
|before we walked across the Tower Bridge|
|walking back across the Thames to visit St Pauls|
|supposedly the oldest pub in London|
|we sat in the cozy corner :)|
|Paddington Bear at Paddington Station :)|
|around the town of Windsor|
|Sean and the London Eye|
|my absolute favorite pic from our trip....I took this right after a rain shower, love the reflection of Big Ben in the street....we have this framed in our living room|
|in front of Buckingham Palace|
|of of many stunning views from the Eye|
|yes, we were excited by creme egg vending machines!|
|on a stroll around Notting Hill :)|
|you could spend days in Harrods!|
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Well, it does...I guess I like cereal a little too much! I had a scarier than scary drive into work today since it was snowing pretty hard at 6 30 this morning, but I faced my fear and actually made it...turning around and going home crossed my mind more than a few times. The snow eased up and the afternoon was quiet. I came home to a napping house and decided to go outside and snap a few shots while the guys snored away.
|Our happy home :)|
|Can't see the Christmas lights can you? They'll be gone before Easter.....hopefully!|
|Lou sitting in his favorite window trying to contain that pouncing instinct|
I won't tell you about the part where I locked myself outside and had to call Sean from the neighbor's house to unlock the door...whoops! Once Scott woke up from his nap (still in his PJs...Daddy days are awesome) I was glad to have some play time with him before dinner. He's always in such a good mood after his naps! He is growing up so fast that sometimes it scares me. I always hope we are being the best parents we can be....he's a smart, cheerful little guy so I think we're doing ok. Of course I took some photos...
|Man, he's cute!|
|Say cheese Mama!|
|Snuggling on his fluffy rug|
|watching trains on youtube....one of Scott's favorite activities!|
|and here we go again....still coming down!|