Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Baltimore/"Cool car Susan."

I know I'm posting backwards, but before Gabe's birthday, he and I went to Baltimore to visit Susan and her family. Lay over in Chicago+long flights+crying baby=me crying on a plane full of strangers and the whole way through the airport to meet up with Susan. We pretty much lounged around and sewed and played Legos Harry Potter, which is just the way we like it. Our children hated each other to the point of having to physically restrain both of them and keep them in separate rooms. That was very sad. But the times we got to spend just the two of us was wonderful. We went to D.C for a day and went to North Carolina for a week. Consumed more vinegar/burned the back of my throat more than I ever have in my entire life (no offense Granny Jo!), fought back the urge to respond with a southern accent in conversations, saw the Most Beautiful scenery and homes, and wolfed down dinner at a mexican restaurant in 5 minutes flat. I love N.C. It was bittersweet to say goodbye after almost 3 weeks. Thanks for taking us in Suze and Nick!

We were lucky on the flight to Chicago and had a row to ourselves!

"Ughhh mom. How much longer??"

Windy city

Layover in Chicago

Undie boys!

These undies are too big for Calvin!! Susan gave them to Gabe!

Shortly after this picture, he peed in them. Yeah, potty training is going well.

Glued to the TV

They DID enjoy bath time together!

Nick was so sweet to Gabe the whole time. Gabe kept saying "Nick! Watch me!"
At the National Zoo

The Air and Space museum

Those are full sized planes!! The roof is retractable so they can get the planes in!

Playing on the Mall

Looking at the rain in Roxboro

This empty window pane was Gabriel's FAVORITE thing. He played with it the whole time.

Susan sewing her baby crib bedding

Me sewing a skirt

Our date night out to the Red Stocking Revue. SO much fun! Baby_____ tagged along :)

Gabe shares the joy of Nutella with Calvin

He approves!


Albright said...

Yay! I'm so glad that you got some good pictures! It was sad that our boys didn't get along :( It was very sad to have you leave, but it was a wonderful visit! We miss you guys allllll the time!

Murlene Brown Watkins said...

What classic endo- and ectomorph body types! Love the undies photo!

Paige said...

Ahh that skirt is amazing! I really like Calvin's nutella pencil-stache... it looks very Edward Norton.

Beth said...

That looks like an awesome trip! And thank you for having a picture of Baby ___! I have been waiting patiently!