Monday, April 6, 2009

The Island

Last weekend we took a 5 1/2 hour trip to Long Island, NY where I grew up. It was great to see family that we haven't seen in about 8 months. We stayed with Oma and Opa and just basically spent time with them, relaxing - talking - watching the kids be crazy. The weather ended up being cold and rainy so we didn't go out a whole lot. Sunday was nice of course, the day we were leaving.

Here is a picture of Will and Abby with Oma and Opa. The kids really took to them and enjoyed doing things that made them laugh and got their attention.

We went to see the horses on Saturday evening, but had to take a trip down to see them again Sunday morning before church since the sun was finally out. Abby loved the horses and didn't want you to take her away from them. Here is Abby on her walk down to the barn. Those tights just didn't want to stay up. We ended up just taking them off.

Will really liked the horses as well. Last time we visited he was a little scared, this time he was into them.

Yes the tights are coming down again! Abby is thrilled..... I am working on her first sentence to be " I love you daddy, will you buy me a pony?"

On Saturday morning we took the kids on a train ride. We were planning on taking them into the city and we are SO glad we decided not to because of the nasty weather. We just took them one stop over to the mall area and walked a block to the mall. Just walking one block we were freezing. The wind was so strong that day. We made out at the mall though. They were having a kid festival and Will got to jump on an inflatable, play on a kiddie zone, meet spider man, paint a car pottery, and more... all for free.

Will loved every bit of the train ride and kept asking to go back on.

You can just see how excited he was to be on this fast train.

The Disney Store was like Disney World to my kids. They have never been in one of these stores and they were thrilled. Winnie the Pooh was definitely larger than Abby, but she carried him around anyway.

They rode around in this car which was nice that we didn't have to carry them....

What a blessing to still have my grandparents and the kids great grandparents around. We love you Oma and Opa!


Mari Fontana said...

Wow your grandparents look great! they do not look like great grandparents....looks like you had a good time.

Christy said...

I wish I could have been there with you guys! Love the kids... will is so handsome and he is getting so big. I love his hair short like that. Oh and Abby and Will are looking a lot alike... well I guess they resemble each other... you can tell they are sister and brother...
Love you guys