Monday, July 19, 2010

Maine 2010

Last week we took a great vacation to the beautiful state of Maine. Ted's mom was born and raised outside of Augusta. She still has all her family living there. We left Thursday, July 8th and drove through the night and got to camp 25 hours later on Friday. What a haul! The boys did wonderfully.

Most of the time was spent on the boat, in the water, or lounging around. I ate 2 whole lobsters, lobster bisque, and a lobster roll. Fresh Maine lobster is so delicious! But the best time was when we were with the many relatives in Maine. I of course didn't get as many pictures as I'd have liked. I need one of my many talented photographer friends to follow me around to document for me. I had my hands too full (of lobster?) is my excuse!

Parker meeting his Great Nana 4 generations
Nolan's best buddy, Abbie
We snuggled together as often as possible
A great nap on the lake
View from the dock
The Joneses' Camp
One day, Ted and I took the boys down to the ocean. To get to open ocean is at least a 2 hour drive each way, so we went to an inlet that had ocean water. We called it the ocean. Nolan was happy.
Cold water

Digging in the sand

A great nap
(on his 5 month birthday!)

My boys
As I mentioned earlier, Ted has a ton of family that live in Maine or Massachusets. What wonderful, kind, loving, fun people they are! I didn't get good pictures of everyone, but I can offer a small sampling. Just so you know, there are 2 grandparents, 4 aunts, 4 uncles, and 14 cousins. That excludes Ted's family of 2 parents, 3 sisters, Ted, me, Nolan and Parker. What a great bunch!
Maggie and Addison (in order) with Parker
(Identical twins!)
Abbie, Livie, Riley and Whitney

Nolan and his buddy Nickolas at Nickolas'
3rd birthday party!

Ted caught his first fish in Maine on a river by their camp. Ted and his dad took Nolan to that same spot where he proceeded to catch his first fish as well!
Look how big

There isn't a bathtub at the camp in Maine, so the kitchen sink has been the sight for many Jones kids' baths. What history!
Parker loving the bath
Cute Chubbs
This was Nolan in that sink at 9 months oldNolan nowThank you to everyone there for making our trip memorable. We loved every minute! We can't wait to come back again.

2 comments:

Wendy said...

Yay for fun trips!! Glad you had a great trip!

Melissa said...

Fun times! Love Parker's chubs, clearly nursing is working out just fine this time around. ;)