I don't have pictures of everything, but here are a few to give you a general idea!
We went to the pumpkin patch with my sister and her family. Here are the five cousins on my side of the family.
My husband performed the marriage of Jason and Leslie. Jason is his best friend and college roommate. He and Leslie have been together for 9 years!
Our baby girl had a play-date with her guy pal Nicholas (11 months) and her cousin Caraline (10 months). The babies were pretty funny together and dang near impossible to get a picture of all looking at the camera!
We met the amazing and talented Michael Oher! He was totally fascinated by the picture (of him) that we brought to have autographed. He even took pictures of it with his phone.
Our baby girl met her brand new cousin, Colt! The first baby in our family born after her.
He's still in that sweet stage where they sleep all day :)
Brothers holding each other's babies - how cute is that?
My hubby bonding with our brand new nephew.
We were off to New York first thing Saturday morning - one of our favorite places in the whole world! Here I am wearing Baby Girl in front of the Empire State Building.
We got to the top of 30 Rockefeller Plaza just as the sun was going down. I'm kind of terrible at low-light shots (as in, I don't know how to set my camera for them) and the wind was really strong so I got only a couple of pictures that weren't totally blurred and my heart was broken (especially for the $42 it cost us to go up there!) This one of the Empire State Building turned out kind of nice though. That is one reason to go to the top of the Rock instead of the ESB, because then the ESB is in your pictures - stunning! (Plus the ESB has chain fence around the top and the Rock has plexi-glass). The end.
An almost good picture of Central Park :(
The next morning we got up and went for a walk in Central Park. It was heavenly. I am in love with the fact that within the park you have no idea that you're in the middle of one of the world's biggest and busiest cities except the splendor of the skyscrapers peeking through the trees. It's incredible. Also the weather was beautiful and crisp.Our stay in New York wasn't as impressive as we had thought, but we still had a great time. Usually we do a really long day trip (taking the bus at 4 or 5 a.m. and returning at 9 p.m.) and this time we arrived one afternoon and left the next afternoon. The hotel we stayed in was on West 56th Street and 7th Avenue. For anyone unfamiliar, that is just 2 blocks south of Central Park and about 6 blocks north of Times Square. Seventh Avenue merges right into Times Square so if we set out of the hotel going south, we were staring right at the big screen with the New Year's Eve ball above it. It was pretty hot, I won't lie. The hotel itself (a timeshare property) was nothing special, but I'll give you the details in another post. Perhaps tomorrow? You'll have to check back to find out!