Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Visiting Family!

We finally got the twins up to Maine to visit Gary's family. We are so amazingly proud of how well they did traveling and just "going with the flow." And we had an awesome time visiting everyone.
For documentation/recorded purposes, here's a summary of our visit!
We woke up at 3 am! To drive 1 hour and 15 min to catch a 7 am flight! Austin and Logan thought riding on the plane was so much fun. On the runway, they acted like rockets ready for take-off. Then, they said "bye-bye" to the houses and everyone "on Earth!"

We arrived in Boston, got our rental car and headed right to the Children's Museum of Boston to meet up with Aunt Joyce and 5 year old cousin Jack. It was love at first sight. The museum was incredible and Jack really showed Austin and Logan the ropes!
We were going to do lunch, but go figure - by noon, Austin and Logan were crashing hard! So, we threw them in the car and headed to our destination - 2 hours away. Perfect napping conditions!

Austin and Logan woke up before we arrived and started getting really excited to see Grandpa's house! When we finally got there, Austin and Logan were thrilled to see their grandparents! And instantly made themselves at home!

We even had just enough daylight left for a quick trip out to build their first snowman evah! In fact, this was their first time with snow period. Unless you really want to count the non-accumulating stuff that fell last year for 12 minutes. But I'm not counting it!

Meet Frosty!

Austin and Logan did really well in the snow.
Logan really enjoyed sitting there and eating it! They both lost shoes and mittens several times. And Austin really was rather over the "cold" factor quite quickly!
We have to thank Grandma was doing such a perfect job planning for the kids. It was pretty obvious she's just this a time or two before (host grandchildren). She had just the right movies(Madagascar 2), just the right books - Diego! and even coloring books and crayons.

She even moved in like a pro when Grandpa "hurt Austin's feelings" trying to prevent him from slammin' his fingers in a sliding door and knew just how to comfort Austin to make him all better in a matter of minutes.

It truly felt like we had always been there! Everyone was impressed with how well Austin and Logan ate.

We took a trip out to see Grandma's cows. We couldn't touch 'em, but boy Austin and Logan didn't want to leave them!

We got a beautiful cake from Aunt Val:

We got to hang out with more cousins - all boys! And go to a basketball game.
And then, all too quickly, we were headed back home. We caught a 8:00 PM flight that landed at about 9:45 PM and then had to drive another 1 and 15 min home! We were so impressed with how well Austin and Logan did traveling, we moved around quite a bit and kept a pretty hectic schedule, but they just seemed to really go with the flow.
It was so wonderful seeing family and we hope to get back soon! Of course, now that I'm home - I'm wishing I had taken more pictures. I don't have any with Grandma or cousin Annie or aunt Sally....sigh - I guess we'll just have to head back even sooner!


Bobbi said...

YEAH!!! Heading back soon??!?!!? I like that idea