Grundei Family Weekend

This past weekend we hosted some of Dean’s family at our house. It was such a wonderful time and I’m grateful for them making the trip out to the east coast. Elliott was able to hang out with his cousins and I loved watching them interact with each other. Stella was so sweet with him (as seen in the picture above) and I think watching Lucy standing up and taking a few steps was all Elliott needed to make pulling himself up a regular thing. He has even started to take a few steps while holding on to furniture. It’s pretty amazing what these babies can do!

On Friday we went back to Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. We got there early, set up camp and let the kids play in the sand. Elliott and Stella weren’t too fond of the waves, but little fearless Lucy absolutely loved them. We filled up a little inflatable baby pool with some ocean water and the little ones had a great time splashing around.

Once the afternoon rolled around we took Stella to Funland, a little open-air amusement park, and she rode some of the rides.She was super brave and wanted to ride the kiddie Ferris Wheel without an adult. She even made a little friend on the helicopter ride.

On Saturday we decided to keep it a little more local and headed out to Ft McHenry in Baltimore. The Ft McHenry Guard was there shooting canons while we were walking on the grounds. I wasn’t ready so Elliott’s ears were uncovered, but luckily it didn’t phase him one bit.

After Ft McHenry we drove over to the Inner Harbor, ate lunch and then walked around in the heat. Dean and I are kind of over the Inner Harbor at this point (way too many people), but we still like taking guests there because there is so much to see. Stella rode a dragon paddle boat with her dad, while Dean, his parents and I stopped in H&M to enjoy the air-conditioning. I also may have spent a little too much money on some clothes for Elliott (they have the best baby boy clothes!).

That night we were all exhausted, but decided to hang out outside for a while, after the kids went to bed, and chat. It was so nice to drink a few beers and just talk. I have to say, I’m one lucky girl to have the in-laws that I have!

PS. Andrea, if you read this we found one of Lucy’s pacis after you left! 🙂




Beach Bums

This past weekend Dean and I took Elliott on his first beach visit to Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. We had never been there before, and because we’re heading there when Dean’s family comes to town later this month, we decided to take a recon trip. As a first time mom, I was afraid that Elliott was going to have a rough time in the heat and with the sun, but I didn’t have anything to worry about. And contrary to everything I’ve read he didn’t try to eat any of the sand. It was too cold to let him get in to the water, but he had a great time playing in the sand and waving his toys in the air. 

^^^he loves it^^^

 ^^^waving his shovel in the air^^^

^^^Elliott & Dean enjoying the beach^^^