7.15.2007

PA

Well this last week the the boys and I went on a trip down to Pennsylvania with my dads family. It was quite an adventure from day 1. Taking a 4 hour plane ride with 2 small boys is hard enough without a husband but a 10 hour one is even harder. We arrived at the airport at around 10am and didnt get to PA till 10pm, with layovers and bad weather it didn't make for the easiest flight but we made it and the boys did better than expected under the conditions. Course the whole time Jackson kept saying when are we going to get to Georgia, ( he thought that is where we were going, since that was the original plan) he couldn't let it go, I am sure everyone on the plane was wondering why he thought we were going to Georgia. On Tuesday we stayed in Pittsburgh and went to Kennywood, a theme park, Jackson loved it but the humidity was killing me. So the first ride we went on we got soaked and it was great the rest of the day. I even got to try some deep fried oreos and they were goood! We drove to Dubois that night where my Grandma Shirley and Uncle Timmy's family live. The rest of the week we was mostly hanging out with family and eating. A couple of nights we went bowling and Jackson had 3 strikes(with bumpers of course) but he actually beat me the first game by 15 points and I was also playing with bumpers, sad I know. We also went Canoeing in Cooks Forest, it was a lot harder than I though it would be. Mostly because the water was so low we kept getting stuck on rocks, my dad actually fell in, course he told everyone he jumped in saving Jackson! On the last day we got to see my dads old haunts in the town he grew up in New Castle, I also got to see the house I lived in for a year when I was a baby. It was so great to see family, but I don't know that I will take another 5 day vacation without Steve, we sure missed him. I am so glad to be back and can't wait to go to Cali next week with his family.

I thought Jack was going to fall out, but he made it.

Heather got soaked on one of the rides, I don't think she was counting on that.

the crapiest put put course ever
Hudson had a blow out in the car while I was changing him I propped him up against the steering wheel and well I couldn't resist.

My grandmas house is great she lived right on a golf course with a forest surrounding her. Everyday you can see tons of deer at every turn. Jackson loved seeing them.




My dad kept buying this pizza all week, it was so good and Ginormous, plus it was only like $14, I sure wish we had one here.

We were really into ice cream and hot chocoalte this week and at one point Jackson had both at the same time.
My first house
The Coney Island chili dogs my dad made us get in New Castle
The plane ride home was much better since we had the whole row to ourselves

12 comments:

Tassi Smith said...

That is awesome you went to Kennywood. We lived on the otherside of the river from Kennywood in a lovely burough named Edgewood. Where did you stay in Pittsburgh? I love Pittsburgh!

melanie said...

Looks like you guys had a great time. We need to get the kids together. Owens really missing Jackson

Suzanne Cummard said...

Dang Gina, I know what you did all day today!
Looks like fun. I could not even take a 2 day trip with Ellie & no Lance. WOW! Waita go!
Hudson is so happy in all of these pictures. I want to squeeze him!

Chad & Brittany Kelly said...

i know you don't know me, i was just clicking on random links, checking out blogs and i saw that kanoe is your sis-in-law. i love kanoe, i was really good friends with her in jr. high. does she have a blog? i would love to get a hold of her. can you comment me back at brittandchadkelly.blogspot.com and let me know her link or email? tell her it is brittany monroe. thanks.

The Tyler's said...

Thanks for the novel of the past few weeks. I'm jeaous of all the fun places you have gone and going!! I so wish we were going to Newport!!! I get to stay home and pout about it in the 115 degree heat because Noah has school all summer. Boo hoo! Call me when you get back.

Hardisons said...

haven't you been the busy girl lately, I was wondering why you weren't posting anything, but you made up for it!!!!

Alisse T said...

Ok, seriously- Jackson and Hudson get more cute everytime I see pictures of them! I love the last one of them both on the plane. SO CUTE!

chris & amber said...

WOW! Your family has done more in 2 weeks than our family has done in the last 5 years! You are a trouper for taking your boys alone on a plane {for 10 hours!!!!!!!!!!!}. It was fun to read all about your adventure! I'm glad you're back. I missed your posts!

Sarah's Nonsense said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Busy summer...

Mary Ann said...

love the pics. it was so fun to have lunch with you the other day. i already miss you! come visit!

Jenny Richins said...

it looks like you had so much fun. cute pictures of your kids. :)

The Bradshaws said...

What a blast! You're a trooper though. It'd be pretty tough taking care of 2 kids on that long of a trip. I want that pizza. It looks delish!!!