Sunday, October 18, 2009

day tripper

Yesterday was our annual fall foliage tour :) Last year we explored Connecticut and upstate New York, so this year we headed west through NJ and into Pennsylvania. We almost canceled due to rain, but it turned out to be beautiful and overcast while we were out of the car and only rainy while we drove.

This is what a lot of the roads looked like:


Peak time for leaves in PA is next weekend but they were still really beautiful:


We stopped here for some apple picking:






Then went to Dilly's, a little diner Cameron remembered from one of his Martha photo shoots back in the day.


After lunch, we drove along the Delaware:


And passed such cute towns as Frenchtown, PA. Does this not look like a movie set? Stars Hollow, anyone? In my opinion, charming little towns like this are one of the coolest things about the East...



Our last stop was the Crayola factory in Easton, PA. They have a demonstration about how they make crayons and markers + lots of fun crafts and activities for the kids to do. Does anyone else remember this? We were hoping they would play that awesome music but unfortunately they didn't...



This is Sawyer coloring on a glass wall. Don't worry, he's supposed to.


Hudson painting with melted crayons. Don't worry, he's supposed to. :)



A small canal museum is housed in the same building as the Crayola factory and comes with your admission. Each kid gets a boat that they take through a series of waterways and canals. Kind of random but the boys loved it. Sawyer's actually turning a wheel to move the boats up this ramp:


The end!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Where the wild puppies are...

The boys' favorite thing to do last week was to wear my fuzzy sweatshirts inside out and pretend they were puppies. Hudson named himself "Salty" and Sawyer "Pepperoni". After a while puppies got old so then they were "wild things". They've been a little obsessed about wild things since seeing the trailer a while ago. There was a period of time when we had to watch it at least once every day and Hudson was talking about wild rumpuses and commanding us to "Be still!" He's been excited to see huge signs for the movie popping up all over the city the past few weeks. If the movie is anywhere near as good as the trailer, Mr. Jonze will do us proud. I'm not lying when I say I wish I had this.





Sunday, October 4, 2009

what the boys requested for breakfast:

"toast with jam and fruit snacks on the top."



"what's wrong with fruit snacks on toast?"


the creative mastermind...

teaching the boys important life skills...

video

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Georgia

Last week we jumped on a plane down to Georgia to visit Opa, Mimi, (Steve & Michelle, President & Sister King... whichever you prefer :) & Connor. We had a great time and LOVE seeing family whenever we can.

Here are a few highlights from the trip:

Play time at a local park:



Story time with Opa:


We saw the arena show "Walking with Dinosaurs". Hudson was a little nervous at first (he was also still really tired from our late flight) but loved it by the end:


We visited the Atlanta History Center. Here's Cameron doing the "long jump" in the 1996 Olympics exhibit...


Hudson showing his cycling skills & the boys playing on Ambrose the stone elephant:


We walked over to the Swan House, the beautiful antebellum mansion you see next:


The boys' close-ups from their photo shoot to update mimi & opa's picture frames:


Okay, you can't tell me they don't look at least a little bit different...


And just because we thought this one was funny: