If I had to wrap up our trip to CT in words it would be "simple but sweet." We did not have big plans nor did we do anything elaborate, but I would not have had it any other way. We passed the time just like we used to when we lived in the same town... playing and cuddling with our girls, eating lots of ice cream, staying up late talking until we were delirious, shopping, and just "being." That is what I love about our friendship. We don't have to "entertain" each other, and we pick right back up as if we've only been apart for a day or two.
Anna Kate on the plane... I am not going to lie to you- the trip was HARD. It was a very long nine hours with a sleep deprived baby. A clear, beautiful birds-eye-view of NY. (click on picture to see larger view)
I cannot even begin to tell you how this little girl melted my heart. It was a very long three and a half weeks of waiting to hold her. She is precious in every since of the word. I could not get enough of her!
Very sleepy Isabelle and Anna Kate on one of our outings. Anna Kate thought it was great to sit in the middle of her two little friends!
This visit was the first time that the older girls were both old enough to actually play together. It was so sweet!
eating "do-nis" that Isabelle's Grandma brought, and watching Elmo
l.o.v.e. those cheeks!
my favorite picture
Even though it was REALLY cold outside, we had to let the girls run around for a little while. Courtney's parents have amazing property.
This is the lake in front of Courtney's parents' house.
Most of the ice cream shops close for the winter months in CT, but Courtney found one that stays open year round! This was Anna Kate's very first ice cream cone.
such a cute little table that was a perfect size!
in ice cream dream land...
Isabelle taught Anna Kate how to the cone and all!
Sorry Emma! Anna Kate took your place in the double stroller for a few days... Isabelle and Anna Kate were tickled at the "new ride," and I am sure that Emma was much more peaceful alone in the other stroller.
"Goodbye" is always hard...
Can't wait to see you all again soon! Miss you tons already!
Chris. Amy. Anna Kate. Throw in a dog and a couple a cats, and that's our little family! Chris and I were high school sweethearts and were married in 2005. Anna Kate stole our hearts and changed our lives with her arrival in September of 2007. Our time together as a family is now spent on playgrounds, playing with baby dolls, watching Sesame Street, reading board books and finger painting. My wonderful husband deals with the headaches of the stock market all day, so that I can have the privilege of staying home with our beautiful one year old. This is a peek into our world.