Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day Trip

Yesterday, we took a little day trip to Erie. It was a last minute decision on Tuesday night!

My dad was driving up to Erie to visit my brother and his family, and asked if Dylan could come. Lexie and I decided to tag along, since we haven't been to my brother's house in almost a year!

Luckily, I planned in advance on Tuesday night. I packed up everything we would need for the drive and the visit. This came in handy! We were supposed to leave at 9:45 yesterday morning. I slept through the alarm, after a sleepless night, and only had 15 minutes to get us all ready, fed, and out the door! Somehow, I managed, and we were only 10 minutes late!

The hour and a half drive to Erie was uneventful. The kids watched a movie, and we didn't have to stop for potty breaks!

It was so nice to see my brother, sister-in-law, and 5 nieces and nephews! We don't get to see them as much anymore. They used to live just 10 minutes away. We had a great visit with them!

My brother runs a Girl Scout camp, so they live right in the camp. They love living there, and there are lots of things to do. The kids have a blast at the camp, and enjoy spending time with their 5 cousins...even the teenagers!

It was a scorcher, so swimming was involved!

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Dylan and Sarah are like twins. They had very close due dates, but Dylan came a month earlier! When they get together, they are inseparable!

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They got to ride in the back of my brother Greg's truck, through camp. They kept asking where their car seats were!

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Alex is great with the kids! He keeps them busy. Dylan looks forward to going frog catching with him!

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Dylan was disappointed that they couldn't find any frogs, but they did catch a big toad!

My sister-in-law, Beth, made a delicious meal for us. We all ate lots of watermelon!

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Lexie and Emily had fun bouncing on the trampoline together. Emily will be turning 2 in a few weeks, and Lexie is thrilled to have another girl cousin close in age!

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Before we left, we took a hike along the gorge. A big gorge runs through the camp, and the trails are a lot of fun to hike on. We didn't go the entire way down, but the kids had fun! I have to admit, though, the drop offs made me really nervous!

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On the way back to the house, it began to rain, even though the sun stayed out. Dylan ran back, in hopes of catching a frog or a newt. No such luck!

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It was hard to say goodbye, but we're looking forward to another visit in the near future!

It was a fun day with my wonderful family! We really miss them!

By the time we got home, we were all exhausted! Lexie slept for most of the car ride, but was very excited to show off the Strawberry Shortcake doll that Sarah let her borrow.

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I was so exhausted that I actually went to bed before 11. That hardly ever happens!

We had a great (day) trip!

15 comments:

  1. what a fun, little trip! Wish he would have caught that frog :( I know my boys do so well just running around and being KIDS, looks like yours do too! Fun day for all of you!!

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  2. What a fun trip! I love the picture of him running, lol he was very serious about catching a frog. Charli Beth runs away from them, not to them! Having cousins so close in age is so much fun! They're the best friends to play with!

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  3. How fun!! I can only imagine the adventures and fun that can be had living on a camp!

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  4. cuteness again. we have been talking about going to erie too but haven't yet. how lucky to live on a gs camp. wow.

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  5. Sounds like a great day! It looks very beautiful there! :)

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  6. this looks like a wonderful trip. my in laws have a camper at a church camp ground and we are going next month for a week. I can not wait to just let the kids run and play

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  7. IT looks like my kind of perfect summer day! Fun, water, watermelon and animal huntin'!

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  8. what a fun trip!!
    Dylan & Sarah even LOOK alike!!

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  9. Looks like a fun day withthe cousins!! How cool to have so many cousins close in age. They will have fond memories when they are older :)

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  10. Wow! What a fun day! It made me tired just reading about it! I better go to bed!

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  11. What a great daytrip. I am so jealous that you got to hang out at a Girl Scout camp - what an awesome place!!!

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  12. Oh how fun! It looks like you all had a really good time. Wow, I'm not sure how you got everyone ready and out the door so fast though! Yay for not having to stop for potty breaks! :)

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  13. Dylan looks like he's doing his best "six million dollar man" sprinting up the street :-) looks like fun times!d

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  14. girly did u have any day without such a great adventure?! :) I am jealous of your trips. it looks like it was so much fun tho it was a bit short. Photos are great esp that one when you caught Dylan running :) thats really nice!

    hope youll have fun this week and lots of rest too :)

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