First off, I’ve had some access to internet this week so I’ve been able to stop by the blog on and off and see what’s going on (No, I can’t stay away, even on vacation!) and it seems as though the party is in full swing since I left! Anne and Sarah, thank you sooooo much for doing such a great job of hosting the past two days. You all are welcome back anytime to my kitchen!
Second, to all those that have commented and visited even though I haven’t been around as much as I’d like to return the love, THANK YOU! We survived Delaware and tomorrow we leave for Vermont. So far the trip has been a blast! The Delaware portion of the trip has become somewhat of a tradition for my kids and I these past couple years. The destination, in case you’re wondering is one of my closest friends home, Camilla. She and I met back in 2001 at the University of Chicago and haven’t looked back. She’s the friend that tells it to you like it is, never forgets a birthday and has your back no matter what (and believe me, I’ve had a few “no matter whats” in my time). We talk on the phone at least three times a week and make a point to visit every summer with our kids; of which we both have three. There’s two of us and six children, so it’s always an adventure and never a dull moment, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Our next stop is Northern Vermont where I really will be unavailable through Saturday; there’s no internet where we’re going which is a good thing (at least that’s what I keep telling myself). I promise to take lots of pictures though and will be sure to share them here once we back to Ocean City next weekend.
Here are a few pictures to date of our trip North to Delaware:
Cherry Picking with the Kids (Alex, my middle child is in the blue hat, Nicholas my oldest is in the orange hat, and Camilla with two of her three are in the lead):
Juliet (Camilla’s youngest), Nicholas and Camilla
A picture of the cherries for picking; aren’t they delicious looking?!
After picking cherries we headed back to the petting farm portion of the farm:
And a picture of all six kids after a fun day at the farm:
And I would be remiss if I didn’t include a few pictures from our trip to the beach. We all managed to squeeze into one car for this one; yes the Honda Odyssey really does seat eight. Here’s the group getting ready to head out:
And a few shots from the beach:
I couldn’t resist getting a shot of my four year old looking a bit “buff” (and yes his swimsuit is on backwards. We’re in a phase, I can’t explain it other than that).
And lastly, I’m going to leave you with the after shot from the car. I loved how different it looks from the first shot. Definitely a sign of a successful beach day!
Tomorrow I’ll be showing off my Daring Baker’s Challenge and then on Monday I’ll welcome Monet over, so please be sure to give her a warm welcome. Have a great week and I’ll be back to normally scheduled programming next week!