We were in the UK for two weeks, and we divided the trip into thirds: a third in Southern England with one set of family, a third just the three of us at a Center Parcs resort, and a third in Northern England with our other set of family. And we packed in the activities as soon as we landed. Legoland, London. This is everything else we did during our first third. Fancy dinner! Fabric shopping! A model village!
We just got home the other day from two weeks in the UK. We spent some time visiting my in-laws and hanging out as a family in various spots around England. Our first big outing was to Legoland, a first for Hannah. She loved it, we had a blast running around Windsor! You could see the castle in the distance and everything.
This month has been so grim. And I have much to say on the grimness, but also on the good stuff. And it’s been a long day that began with me getting my finger dissected, so right now I feel like talking about good stuff! I want to post some pictures of Santa! And our tree! And festive festiveness, dammit!!
The same weekend with my in-laws that we headed to Diggerland also saw an impromptu beach trip. We took Hannah to Jenkinson’s Aquarium, which is one of her happy places. It was breezy but not as cold as it usually is in November, so we headed out onto the sand afterwards for some play and attempts to get Christmas card photos.
We are having a pretty rough week around here. More on that another day, but it seemed like a good time to post some happy photos from the weekend before Thanksgiving, when Adam’s mom and stepfather came over from the UK for a long weekend. We went down to South Jersey to check out Diggerland after seeing IG photos from one of Hannah’s classmates.
Adam’s birthday was on Sunday, and we had a great weekend. We snuck out on Saturday for a date night to see Everest. Then we spent Sunday having fun with Hannah.
The photo of him above because is my new favorite photo of him and Hannah. Hannah insisted on the party hat. His parents gave him an Apple Watch, but Hannah didn’t want to fork over the wrapped treat. And their faces…that’s my entire heart right there with those two.
When in Maine, visit lighthouses. And walk on bluffs if you can. And play in a field. And lay in the grass. And enjoy where you are.
This is an understatement. We did spend a day in Ogunquit during our trip, which basically involved having lunch at The Wild Blueberry and then walking the mile-long Marginal Way from Ogunquit to Perkins Grove. Then taking the trolley back. Hannah wasn’t up for beach shenanigans really at all on this trip, she was a little under the weather.