Monday, July 7, 2008

Home. Again.

We spent four very full and fun days in Virginia/DC over the Fourth. JJ had so much fun playing with his "cuzzies." Every morning he woke up, looked over and sai d"cuzzies, see em?" There is something truly special about watching your child enjoy your sibling's children. It is like experiencing love multiply. At this age, the kids were sort of Frenemies, but it is the nature of being two.

Some Highlights include:

Riding the train at Burke Lake Park
Playing volleyball
Making homemade ice cream and having to take like 10 trips to the store for that ice cream.
National Zoo
Watching JJ watch the Fireworks
Swimming with the cousins
So You Think You can Dance
Sparklers and Smores.
Listening to Clark make JJ laugh harder than I ever had on the way to golf.

JJ Loved helping with the ice cream.How pregnant does this shirt make me look? Yuck.

22 comments:

KiMnRoB said...

That picture of JJ on the couch with his cuzzie couldn't make him look any more handsome. He is darling! And I love the top family pic of you guys. You look so pretty.

LindsSawyer said...

Looks like fun! I wish we could have joined you! Cute pics of the cousins...Can't wait to hear more about it!

Shanda&Corey said...

Sounds like so much fun!! I've been wanting to come back east to visit your parents...it looks like there is so much to do!!
Glad you had a great 4th!

pinkmorning said...

glad you are home, i missed you!

Linds said...

I love the pics, looks like you guys had a nice vacation!

jayna said...

You guys are all so adorable! What a cute family you have Rach!

Silly Little White Girls said...

What a fun trip. I love DC--you're lucky to have a reason to visit often!

Thelissa said...

This looks so fun! The pictures are all so great!

Angie*Steve*Owen said...

looks like fun, jj is getting so big!

Erin said...

Vacations are always nice, especially if your pregnancy woes let up for awhile. Glad you all had fun with the cuzzies.

Gustogirl said...

Love those pictures. We need to get the "cuzzies" together more often. Dang we all make cute kids :)!

Jones Family said...

I love JJ's golf pic... so cute. You look so good... Your pregnancy glow is in full force. I get such a kick out of what JJ says. "Cuzzies" so funny!

Nesting with Grace said...

How fun to spend time with all your fam! You look pretty your hair is blowing in the wind...you don't look "yuck" you are glowing :)

Anna-Lisa said...

Rachel it's good to hear from you! You look gorgeous in all the pictures! I love your blond hair! Sounds like a fun trip out to DC. I want to take Pat out there next summer to visit my sister. It's such an awesome place to visit and everything's FREE! I read down your blog...congrats on being pregnant!

Spammon said...

DC is awesome! I really need to take Lindsey there. Maybe next time I'll hit up Elliot for lunch!

MamaGeek said...

Beautiful time and an even more beautiful family!

shauna said...

You're glowing! And the shirt is a great color for you.

So sorry I've been away. I've missed you and your blog!

Nap Warden said...

What a gorgeous family!

jane - mom generations said...

Awwwwww!! What GREAT photos! Oh my gosh - you are ALL so beautiful.

It sounds like you all had such a fabulous time!! I love watching my nieces and nephews get so excited about seeing each other, too. Family is a wonderful thing!

Jane

megan&steve said...

Being with your cute family on the 4th looks like fun. You are such a supermodel, tanned mommy! JJ and his Cuzzies are so sweet looking!

Linds said...

We are up for Tucano's anytime! And it will be so much easier now that there is one at the gateway.

Audrey - Mom Generations said...

CAn I join your family for a get together sometime!? You ALL look like you have so much FUN!! And by the way... you look awesome!!!!
- Audrey