On Monday night we made a trip to Lubbock to take the kids on the Polar Express. Jackson LOVES trains so it was so much fun to see how excited he was when we drove up! I love the expressions on his face in these pictures!
I love Jackson's excited smile in the picture!
We asked a kind man sitting across from us to get our picture...this was the best one!
I was so surprised at Rylee, she is typically very very shy around new people. But when the elves and Santa came onto the train she came right out of her shell and talked and talked to them!
Ry has been pretty worried after seeing Santa because she forgot to tell him that she wanted baby doll stuff, she was so excited she said all she told him she wanted was a baby doll. We've reassured her that he's pretty good about knowing what to get little girls for Christmas ;)
Still so shocked at this outgoing little girl giving Santa a big hug!
We all had such a great time! Christmas is soo much more fun when you have kids :)
A few weeks ago we took a trip to Baltimore MD to visit Jeremy's sister, her husband and their brand new sweet baby boy, Rowan. The trip started off great trying to get 2 toddlers and 8 pieces of luggage from car, to shuttle to check in, Thankfully Mimi was with us on the way there so we had an extra set of hands to heard the littles!
The kids did great on the flights except for the part where Jackson got motion sick on our first landing and cried and then threw up his lunch all over me. Aside from smelling like throw up our next flight went great! We finally made it through a long day of traveling and made it to the house!
The next day the kids were elated to be playing at a house with stairs and checking on Baby Rowan.... Jeremy and I got hit with food poisoning (we think...) and were pretty much in bed for 3 days. Again, so thankful for Mimi!
We took a weekend trip to the Appalachians where we went on a scenic train ride. Jackson was thrilled to see and be on the train. On the way back down Jeremy and Josh did a quick hike on a portion of the Appalachian trail, something on Jeremy's to-do list (actually he wants to do a through hike of the entire trail...only takes about 6 months!)
We visited Philadelphia and ate a famous cheese steak, yum. We also went to a children's museum while we were there.
We spent some time near the harbor and in Pennsylvania too. Jeremy and I also ate our very first crab cake, it was one of my favorite experiences from the whole trip - YUM!
I should also mention that I left our camera battery charger at home, and I left my phone on our first flight so it spent our vacation in Seattle - so we got very few pictures.
Jeremy and I did a short hike on the MA and PA trail. It was beautiful! This rock that Jeremy is on is where the rock climbing scene in Failure to Launch was filmed.
We got there at the very end of the pretty fall colors, but it was still very colorful compared to our green to brown fall leaves here.
Last night in the city.
The harbor at sunset
Staying occupied in the airport.
The pictures don't do justice to the great time we had while we were there! We all can't wait to visit again!