Sunday, 27 March 2011

9 Mar -- Josh and Lindsay

Our journey continued to Manchester, NH to pick up a rental car and we headed down to Massachusetts to visit our friends, Josh and Lindsay.  They have a gorgeous new house and a sweet dog, Ellie.

Resting up on the trip

Lindsay, the Baker :)

Getting some toes sniffed by Ellie

Group shot in the morning.  Lindsay had left for work before we thought to take a picture. 
Thanks Josh and Lindsay for sharing your home and meals with us.  It was great see you both and we hope to see you soon!

Saturday, 26 March 2011

5 Mar -- The Edgar Family

     The kids adjusted pretty well to the time change and we jumped right into visiting family with an awesome visit from the Edgars of Connecticut driving up to NH and bringing a lot of laughter and entertainment with them.  We ate at a restaurant that had a great lay out to let the kids run around in circles and served some yummy seafood while we visited. 

 Uncle Luke helps set up an elaborate car track

 Uncle Mike and Henry got in some good hangin' out time.

 Uncle Nate discovered Henry's love of hats.

 Uncle Adam and Henry

 Mike, Luke, Dan, Nate and Adam.  Let the famous "Edgar Laugh" begin...

 That's a lot of fried seafood.  Yum!

 We went for a walk on the beach and, much to our dismay, we learned it was unsupervised.

 Charlie and Julia loved dodging waves...

 Julia saved Jane from many of them...

 But, alas, not all of them...

 We celebrated some birthdays with cake and fantastic pizza.

 Mr. Safety starts early with the education.  Henry, being a hat fan, thinks this is a great idea.

The cousins being cooperative for the group photo.

Friday, 25 March 2011

4 Mar -- The Hop Home

    It took us a day or so, but we managed to catch a military flight out of Ramstein into New York on Friday night.  It was a C-5 and it was loud.  Perfect setup for a family with young children!  The kids did great and slept most of the flight.  Dan's Dad surprised us and drove down to pick us up.  Such a nice sight to see him pull up behind the bus when we got to the building. 
    We had a great visit with family and friends and got our fill of Dunkin Donuts on the trip.  I'll break the pics up into a few posts so we don't create the longest post ever. 

    We start with the trip...

 Thursday afternoon and evening's flights fell through, we stayed at the temporary lodging on base and it was so nice.  It was great to get the kids into a bed for a good night's sleep before another long day of waiting.

Video games and Ipod usage was high this day.

The living room of the rooms we stayed in.

 Ramstein's USO had a great family room with nice cushy seats, toys and movies.  It rocked.  It even had a small quiet room with cribs for babies to nap in.  Unfortunately Henry was not impressed with the accomodations and refused to stay.

What?  I can't hear you?  Bummer... he he he.

Ready to roll 

Catching a few zzz's