May 12, 2013
Nathan's Uncle Ed and Aunt Laura came to visit us from Mississippi, to spend time with us before moving overseas in a few weeks. We really appreciated them coming to see us, and we enjoyed spending the weekend with them.We had a lot of time to talk which was a real treat since, we only see them during Christmas. Uncle Ed and Aunt Laura are very special to our family, and we had a fun time showing them around Maryland this weekend. The day they arrived, we went to their hotel and the boys warmed up to them right away. Caleb learned how to say Uncle and Aunt Laura, and he said it a lot this weekend:)
On Friday we went to the Baltimore and Ohio train museum. It was a gorgeous day in the 80's, and we got to enjoy the inside and outside exhibits.
The museum is filled with history, dating back to the beginning of the railroad. It was fascinating to hear Ed and Laura's stories and knowledge about the railroad industry. For example, the train car below is a restored Pullman Locomotive, which was a popular passenger train from the 1920s. It was very sturdily built and the seats were made of mahogany wood and beautifully upholstered. Ed said in the 1930's this was one of the top trading companies on the stock market. Times sure have changed!
Train engineers back then really had to understand how the trains worked. This was only 1/4 of the valves, buttons, and gages needed to operate the train. I bet it is very different than how trains are operated today!
Ben enjoyed looking at all the trains, and Caleb yelled 'choo choo' every time he saw a train...which was everywhere he turned:)
Both boys especially liked riding the carousel with Ed and Laura
And playing outside.
We spent a good couple of hours exploring and touring the museum. Ben was pooped at the end of the day and he fell asleep in Uncle Ed's arms.
The next morning we had a nice long brunch at Bob Evans, and got to talk and hear more stories about Ed and Laura's life. We had such a wonderful visit with them, and we really appreciated that they flew up to spend the weekend with us. When we get back in a few years, we plan to make the next v trip to Mississippi to visit them. Thank you Ed and Laura for the great weekend together. We love you!
When they were at the furthest point away from home, the sky opened up and it poured! The boys were very brave in the storm and we wrapped them in big towels and warm clothes when they got home, and they watched a movie :). The stroller pockets were a big puddle by the time they got home, so if you are trying to get a hold of Nathan, his phone drowned!
Posted by Heather P. at 9:19 AM
May 10, 2013
Ben is 7 months old! He babbles, rolls from his back to his belly, sleeps on his belly, likes to bear weight on his legs, pushes himself up when he is on his tummy and pivots around. He will be mobile soon! He is getting really good with his hands, puts everything straight to his mouth, and he is siting up well.
Caleb at 7 months old.
My awesome husband took this month's pictures, thanks babe!
Uncle Ed and Aunt Laura are here visiting this weekened. Stay tuned for pictures!
Posted by Heather P. at 9:14 PM
May 4, 2013
It was a beautiful week, and most afternoons we got outside to run and play in the park. We are moving in 4 weeks and trying to soak up as much greenery and cooler temperatures as we can!
Caleb went on a squirrel hunt. He is saying I had to be quiet because they were sleeping in the trees.
Posted by Heather P. at 7:44 AM
April 29, 2013
Who turned two this weekend? JENNA!
We went to Tom and Erin's this weekend to celebrate Jenna's 2nd birthday. She looked so pretty in her birthday dress and had lots of colorful party hats and cool sunglasses. Caleb got his own pair too...
What a difference one year makes in eating. Last year cake smash, this year a little lady eating her cake and ice cream.
After cake, Jenna opened presents. And Caleb have helped open presents too...
Posted by Heather P. at 8:02 PM
This weekend we went back to Philly so Nathan could meet Henry and we could hang out with Mike and Marissa one more time before we head overseas. In the few weeks it had been since I last saw Henry, he grew a lot...mostly in that cute little belly of his. He is almost 3 months old and is looking like a little man. Nathan used his Purcell baby whisper skills on Henry, and he sat calmly in Nathan's arms.
Future partners in crime...they are even dressed alike:).
It was a beautiful day outside, so we walked downtown and went to a park.
We love you Marissa, Mike, and Henry!
Posted by Heather P. at 7:46 PM