Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Still here!

Apparently our blog has gone on summer vacation!  My apologies to all of you who follow our little family here.  We've been quite busy this summer!
Henry and I headed south shortly after the last blog post to spend a month in North Carolina/Virginia for a combination of work and play.  I had the pleasure of seeing three dear friends get married (not to each other!  Three separate weddings), worked my last CNU freshman orientation and spent a lot of quality time with friends and family.  Many thanks to Eddie for keeping the house in New Jersey in order and even driving down for a surprise visit partway through our time away!

We got home and spent just 13 days at home before heading to Cape Cod for a 6-day vacation.  We drove back to NJ, switched suitcases and kept driving to NC/VA where we spent a long weekend with family and friends...and went to another wedding!  We got back on Sunday and will be home for a couple of weeks before heading back south for the last of our summer weddings. 

We've had so many adventures over the summer including:
-Henry's first trip to the beach where he could play in the water!  He wasn't so sure about it at first but warmed up to it and didn't want to leave.
-Henry's first attempts at using a big boy potty (we're not pushing it since he's so young...just embracing his interest when he shows it).
-Portsmouth Children's Museum: I think my parents and I enjoyed it more than Henry did!
-A day trip to Pennsylvania to visit a good friend and her son...and while there we went to the Martin Guitar Factory.  Henry was pretty excited to play the little ukulele they much so that he had NO interest in the factory tour and we had to exit early to avoid mayhem.
-While in Cape Cod we went inside an inflatable whale, took a harbor cruise and rode on a train.  Henry went absolutely bananas over the boat and train rides.  We visited the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory, the Cape Cod Beer Brewery and saw four Chatham A's baseball games. 

Besides these adventures we've been having everyday fun like making pizza at home, taking trips to the library, swimming at MomMom and PopPop's house and just generally enjoying daily life.

Henry has grown up so much this summer.  His vocabulary has exploded and his memory continues to amaze us.  He has such a funny little personality, is naturally curious, loves learning, makes us laugh everyday.  Don't get me wrong, it's not all puppy dogs and rainbows....he has learned to throw fits, tries to scratch faces off when he's overtired, sometimes refuses to put on clothes....but generally, he's such a good kid.

This month we look forward to some time at home, another wedding in VA, celebrating Henry's 2nd birthday (holy cow!) and enjoying the end of summer.  (And getting back to regularly updating this blog!)

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