Our trip up north {Part 2}

10.18.2012

Our first full day in Connecticut was a very relaxing one.  The dumplings played a lot in the backyard, despite the rain that fell on and off.



While Lydia was in school, we headed over to Bammy's place to hang out for a bit with her and Patrick's Uncle Steve.  We had to stop off at the grocery store for a few things, and while Patrick ran inside, Madeline told Aunt Chele knock knock jokes.
Caleb couldn't help but listen in while he played on the iPhone.
Madeline apparently cracked herself up.



We passed a very pretty spot on our drive over to Bammy's place.



After hanging out a bit, we headed out to lunch.  We ate at this tasty Thai place.  One thing I could never tire of is spicy eggplant.  After lunch, we said goody-bye to Bammy and Uncle Steve and headed over to Milford Pond to feed the ducks.  It was fun to see the Canadian Geese again.  Last year when we read the Burgess Bird Book for school, I intentionally chose to read the chapter about them because of our trips to Milford Pond.






And here's proof that the kids really do get to experience the season of fall, if not in Florida, at least somewhere!
After returning home from feeding the ducks, the kids couldn't wait for Lydia to come home from school.  They anxiously awaited her return.
Lydia was so funny when she stepped off the bus.  This was exactly the reaction I was expecting from her as she looked over Madeline's clothes and thought surely they looked like her old ones.  Yep.  They sure are!  Thanks so much for passing them down.
Naturally Caleb and Madeline wanted to play outside with Lydia, but as you can see, the rain kept falling on and off.
But the kids were armed with a towel and ready to wipe up any drops that fell, even if it was just for a quick swing or slide.

When Uncle John came home, he whipped out some fun flying planes for the kids to play with.
The kids also watched a little bit of tv as the grown ups prepared dinner and conversed.  If you look closely, you can see Madeline has stripped her pants off.  Why?  Who knows! She is so stinkin' funny!
Well, I told you I was going to share a lot of photos, and I wasn't kidding!  And I still have several more days of vacation to share.  So hang tight.  And no, I haven't forgotten about the big news.  That'll be next time.

6 sweet words:

Cheri Thursday, October 18, 2012  

I've only driven through Connecticut on the way to Rhode Island. But, it sure looks beautiful this time of year.

Melissa Thursday, October 18, 2012  

Love the no pants picture! Those Jingmen girls are very silly.

Jancy Thursday, October 18, 2012  

I love Madeline's shoes!

Jess Thursday, October 18, 2012  

Looks like you all had a blast! So happy you got to experience Autumn, definitely the most beautiful time of the year up here in the North and Mid West. Can't wait to hear the big news!! ;)

Jess

Grandma (Bammy) Friday, October 19, 2012  

It was certainly special to see all the family and enjoy the grandkids, they are getting so tall.....and having them meet the extended family at Roy's surprise party on Saturday was really fantastic!!
What a great visit!!
Thanks for sharing all the pictures.
Lots of love
Bammy

lisacng @ expandng.com Wednesday, October 24, 2012  

Second one of Madeline, walking among the leaves - beautiful colors! A little vignette! And look how happy she is on that swing. Aw, Madeline "cracking up"! Love the shots through the rear-view mirror. LOL, pantless!!! She sure is the star of this post :). I hear ya about wanting to share lots of photos. Good idea breaking them up. That's what I did with my vacay photos.

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This blog is a place where we have shared our lives with family and friends while we waited to bring our daughter, Madeline, home from China and while we actually traveled to China for her. It is also a place where we will continue to share our life experiences, as we try to glorify God and raise our two precious dumplings from China.

And now we wait to bring Havi home from China.

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