Thursday, September 09, 2010

Having Fun with Grandma and Grandpa

We have been enjoying our visit this week with my parents who drove out to see us. One of the hard things about this move has been the distance to Jeff's family and mine.

The first day, we went to Plymouth so we could show them all of our favorite places. After lunch, we took our french fries outside to feed the seagulls. So fun!





What's not to enjoy about this scene? I love the water...

Last stop of the day was the beach.

Checking out a mussel that they found.

Zoey walks on the beach with grandma
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The next day was the first day of school...

Backpacks lined up and ready to go, next to Daddy's briefcase.

We had to take this after school since it was raining in the morning.

After school, the kids begged to take Grandma and Grandpa to a nearby farm we recently found. It's a really cool little place and we will be going back there this fall for sure.

Yummy apples!

Why is this man holding all these bags of candy?

And why does he have his wallet out?

Oh. He must be a grandpa.

To all these little munchkins!

My mom and dad...I heart them!

Today, we drove to Cape Cod after we took the kids to school. The little kids were all hyped up to go to 'Cake Cob.' It never disappoints.

The view from Nobska Lighthouse. That is the ferry to Martha's Vineyard in the background.

Not a great photo of the lighthouse
(it's not leaning--that is just camera operator error)

Obligatory Tourist shot
(wait...is the lighthouse leaning the other way now? Or is the photographer really lousy?)

Lunch on a restaurant deck overlooking the water. This looks so nice but the person who told us about this place neglected to tell us it was a 1.5 mile walk to get there. We only had one stroller for Zoey.
Yeah. You can imagine it, right?

There was a whole lot of complaining going on.
The kids even complained a bit, too.

We did some shopping in the cute shops and picked up a few on-sale-because-the-summer-is-over sweatshirts to remember our visit.

All in all, it was a beautiful day and we had fun. We even made it back to the school on time to pick up the kids.

8 comments:

trustandobey said...

I SO WANT TO BE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOVE CAPE COD!!!!TOOK THAT FERRY TO MV!!!!!PLEASE KEEP THE PICTURES COMING:)(You just happen to be my favorite New England photographer.)
Lisa

Kimberlie said...

I love the photos of Cape Cod. You know, I just had a major flashback. One time when I was about 18 yrs old, my little sister went to a Christian camp on Martha's Vineyard. My other younger sister and I decided, on a whim, to drive up to see her. We spent one night there and drove home. With the traffic, a 6-hour drive home to NJ took 18 hours. NO JOKE. We spent 24 hours driving to spend 15 hours with my sister. Still, the ferry ride was so much fun!

Angie said...

What a beautiful area, and so much fun with grandparents! Hey...is it in the grandparent handbook to always be on the lookout for sweet treats? 'Cause I know when I was little, it was definitely NOT in their parent handbook! :)

Kathleen said...

New England!!! I love the photos and yes, the Boston area is beautiful for sure. The kids looked great in their new "school clothes" and I am so glad that they are in a good school. That photo of your parents is beautiful...grandparents are a treasure:)

Kim K. said...

What beautiful parents. Your pictures are just breath-taking. It must be so hard to be away from them with your latest move. Enjoy every second of their visit. Hugs!!

Gretchen said...

Thanks so much for the photo tour. I would love to get up there and visit some day.

Lyn said...

Looks like so much fun. We hope to come back to see the sights and not heart surgery!! Love the pillows and blankets. Your girls did a great job!!
Love,
Lyn

Kristin Ferguson said...

What a wonderful outing with the grandparents. Will they adopt me so I get a big bag of candy? Anything chocolate filled, chocolate coated, or just plain chocolate will do! :)

Great shots. Didn't notice the lighthouse leaning--were you a bit tipsy???

Have a great weekend!
Kristin