Monday, April 25, 2016


 This is what happens when your Mom drives by the park and sees a beautiful tree with a limb that has broken off. She makes you go take pictures in front of it just for fun.

 Making wishes

 And the boy who happily goes along with all my plans!
 And my favorite picture of Abby maybe ever. Crazy, funny girl! I love my girls!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell

 We shot over to Philadelphia for the day on Saturday. It was a really rainy day, so we didn't stay as long as we originally planned, but we hit the 2 things the kids were really excited to see!

 Assembly Hall.

 The girls actually listened and Kate even asked the tour guide a question.
 In front of the original chair George Washington sat in.

 And the girls loved the bell! Kate especially excited about it!

Friday, April 22, 2016


Jane's first official solid food was cheese! She loved it!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Stone Museum

 My kids are obsessed with rocks. They have their own 'rock collections' (just a few random rocks that they have picked up over time). So when I drove past a sign in Monroe that advertised the stone museum I knew we needed to go. My girls loved the tables and tables filled with rocks, but mom and dad had a hard time keeping curious hands away, since you weren't supposed to touch them! I didn't have the time to take a picture inside. But outside they had a few random things. Like this scrap metal T-rex. And then we met Monroe the Dino.

 Then a random old firetruck. But it was all perfect in entertaining my kiddos!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Battle of Monmouth

One of my favorite things about living in New Jersey is being so close to American History! On my way to the grocery store I pass the battlefield for the Battle of Monmouth. Today was a beautiful day so I loaded my troops up and headed to the field. This was the battle that made Molly Pitcher famous!
Here are my little Molly Pitchers.

 Love this picture of Abby!
 Kate LOVED the battlefield. She kept running ahead and then running back to ask questions about the battle. It was fun to see her actually recognizing where we were.

 The excited girl stood still enough for a picture too.
 Dad teaching his girls how to roll down a hill. They loved it!
We found a statue of General Von Steuren. He came to train our men and help with the Revolution. My poor girls were a little sad it wasn't George.