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Monday, November 21, 2011

Camping Trip

We went camping at Bethpage Camp Resort in Urbanna, VA two weekend in a row. Every year, the first weekend in November, they have an Oyster Festival in downtown Urbanna. We have been going to this event for the past 5 years and this was the babies second year.

Friday night they have a Fireman's Parade that starts around 7pm. We don't attend that parade because it is too loud for the babies. Since the festival started around 2pm that Friday, we did head into downtown early to check some things out and get back to the campsite before the parade started. After we got back and ate dinner, we let the babies play with their toys in the camper until bedtime.

Saturday morning after we got ourselves and the babies ready, we walked back into town. They had a parade that started around 2:30pm. There were different bands from High Schools in the area, the Shriner's have a few different floats and other different floats. The babies enjoyed seeing the different floats that went past them. They would clap their hands and kick their feet.

Sunday it was time to pack up and go home. That was the last camping trip of the season. We aren't done with our travels for the year yet, but as far as camping, we are done.

Thanksgiving is this week and we will be spending time at Kevin's parents house and my parents house. We might do some Black Friday shopping, but not with the babies! 

Our last trip of the year will be up to Richmond for the weekend to see a Parade and visit Santa Claus.

Monday, November 7, 2011


This Halloween, we decided to take the babies Trick or Treating with our friends Jerry & April and their kids. Of course the babies can't eat any candy yet, but mommy and daddy can! It was great weather! We didn't go up to every house, but we went to enough! This year, I think the babies liked to dress up! Well, at least they weren't crying like last year!

Ashton - Monkey

Brittany - Kitty

Caitlyn - Ladybug

Ohio Vacation

In October, we took a week vacation to Ohio for my cousin's wedding. The wedding was on Saturday so we had plenty of time to do some site seeing and visit some places and visit with family. My parents rented a cottage in Port Clinton so we were able to stay with them. My friend Danielle came with us to babysit the babies during the wedding. Our family from Georgia came to visit us at the cottage on Friday. My cousin Stephanie and Kyle had a baby last year and this was the first time that we all got to meet her!

The cottage was a 3 bedroom with a living room and kitchen. There was a big open area so we set up the play yard for the babies to play in all week. When our family from Georgia came to visit, the babies got to play with Alexa in the play yard. Since the babies have been around and played with other babies before, I knew they would play great with her.
Lexi and Caitlyn sharing a toy

After the family left, we took a trip to Cleveland. Our main reason for going there was to go to the Winking Lizard Tavern. The Winking Lizard has awesome wings! My dad orders the sauce for the wings so we can make them at home! After we ate lunch, we walked around Downtown Cleveland. We visited the Cleveland Indians stadium and the Cleveland Browns stadium!

The babies at the table ready for lunch at the Winking Lizard

Us in front of Progressive Field

Danielle with Caitlyn and Brittany at the Browns stadium
On Monday, we went to Put-In Bay. Put-In Bay is an island on Lake Erie. We took the Miller Ferry from Catawba Island. This was the first time that I have rode on a ferry! When we got over to the island, we found out that everything was closed for the season. We did however find a restaurant that was still open so we were able to eat! We walked around the downtown area and then walked back to the ferry. The island had one school, Kindergarten thru 12th grade.  They had a lot of different restaurants and bars. We visited a Winery, but unfortunately, they were not giving tours for the rest of the season.

We had to head home on Tuesday. We had a great vacation visiting family and site seeing!