Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend Recap

We headed to Pittsburgh on Friday morning for a fun weekend of meeting our new nephew, visiting family, and celebrating Memorial Day.  We had a great trip and got to see so many people, it was nice to have time to catch up with everyone.  :)

Friday morning, we stopped at the Hagerstown Outlets so I could shop the Memorial Day sales at the Loft outlet.  I ran around the store while Ben took the girls to the playground.  (I love that man!)

Elizabeth looks like a big kid...

And so does my sweet "baby" 

Friday night, we treated Brigette to a taco dinner and loved on our new nephew. We let them get some rest after dinner and took the girls back to our hotel pool.  Elizabeth jumped in and loved every minute, Caroline clung to Ben for 20 minutes outside the pool before being handed to me in the pool (she only screamed for about 5 minutes in the water).

Saturday morning, we took the girls to Schenley Plaza where they ran around in front of the Cathedral of Learning and then we headed to the carousel

I think it is so great they can enjoy a place where their Dad went to college.
What great memories! :)

After Schenley Plaza, we headed over to Adam and Brigette's house and brought them lunch.  We enjoyed an indoor picnic because it was a tad hot outside.  :)  After lunch; Caroline napped, Elizabeth had quiet time and we were able to enjoy a nice adult conversation with Adam and Brigette. :)

After nap time, we walked to get ice cream and then headed to a splash park/ playground.

 I love these pictures that Ben took of Elizabeth :)

I made creamy crock pot spaghetti for dinner and we all enjoyed that with some garlic bread and a cesar salad.  After dinner, we headed back to the hotel and enjoyed a quiet evening in (you must watch Ali Wong on Netflix) while the girls were sleeping.

Sunday morning, we headed to church and out to lunch with Adam and then went to Ben's parents house.  Elizabeth was so excited to get to use her car again!

On Monday, we headed to the Slickville Memorial Day parade.  We had such a great time visiting with family during the parade and again on Monday night.  After the parade, we grilled steaks and then a lot of family came over for dessert.  It was a wonderful day and I am so happy the girls got to experience a part of their family history in Slickville.

Getting ready to go to the parade

Time to be silly ;)

Love these two!

Selfie at the parade

The girls waiting for the parade to start

After the parade, Ben drove us by the house his dad grew up in.  It was amazing to see the house Ben's grandfather built.
*Fun fact- both our grandfather's built the homes their kids (our parents) grew up in.*
After that, we drove over to Aunt Barb's farm.  We got a tour of her house and then got to see chickens, goats, and roosters!
Thank you Aunt Barb for letting us crash your day! :)

Running because why not :)

Elizabeth: "It's a REAL tractor!!"

 Going to see the goats and chickens

Baby love :)

Hello goats :)

Hello baby chickens
*Fun fact- This farm has free range chickens, so once the babies grow, they will just wonder around*

 Heading out

Thank you again Aunt Barb!

After the farm, we headed to Ben's parents house and relaxed before we grilled.  Elizabeth played in the kiddie pool while Caroline napped.  We had a ton of family over Monday night for a big dessert party and then we watched the Pens win Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals!

I hope you had a great Memorial Day Weekend as well.

Happy Wednesday y'all!

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