Jon and I roadtripped to visit my sis, bro-in-law, and sweet niece this past weekend, and I just have to share some highlights.
For one, the 7 hour drive is actually quite pretty, so we don’t usually mind the long trip…that is, until we’re making the long trip back and have to fight the NoVa traffic. Still, we were amazed by the beautiful wildflowers lining the highways and always enjoy this cool rock formation in the “Sideling Hill” of Maryland:
Pink, white, and purple flowers everywhere!
C, our 2.5 year old niece, humored us with endless quotable quotes, and some were just so sweet!:
(Jon gave me a bite of his pancakes)
C: ”Look! Jon is feeding Regan like a tiny little baby!”
(C was having a pretend picnic on her bedroom floor)
Me: ”What are you eating at your picnic?”
C: ”Ummm salad.”
Me: ”What else?”
(Rachel was trying to get C ready for bed)
R: ”Charlotte, lay down so I can zip up your PJs.”
C: (with an encouraging, mother-like tone of voice) “Mommy, you can do it from here.”
<after she zipped it up>
C: ”Good job! See, you got it!” (how old is this girl anyway?)
(Tony returned to the dinner table from receiving his residency graduation plaque)
C: ”Daddy, I was so proud of you!” awws” from surrounding tables> <2 more seconds and C is back in the hallway running around like a crazy person>
(Rachel was helping C sign Tony’s Father’s Day card, which can record a voice message)
R: “How much do you love Daddy?”
C: “To the moon and back! I love you, Daddy!”
(as Jon and I were walking to the car to leave)
C: ”Bye! Be careful! Check your tires!” (thank you, mom)
C kneeling down in anticipation to watch Jon juggle the silly putty – seriously, you would have thought she was at the circus!
C going down the water slide 67 times and jumping off the side of the pool another 47. (Good arm workout for me.) This girl is not afraid of anything and will jump into the water before you can say “go!”
Carrying sleeping C in from the car after a very long day at the pool. Such a sweet life moment!
All of us eating wayyy too much ice cream at Jeni’s - yummm!
And the winner: Charlotte eating a leaf off a bush at the zoo because “it looked like basil.”
Oh to peer into the mind of a child!