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Splash Pads and Minivans

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Its Friday, its Friday, hooray! I’m still dreaming about our quick trip down to St. George last weekend. Addie was just over three weeks old and we decided we were ready for a little road trip! We were super excited because:

1. This was our first trip as a family of four
and 2. It was our very first trip in our MINIVAN!

Yes, you read that right, minivan! Most people that know me know of my (previous) disgust towards minivans. I was always apt to give my opinion on them whenever they came up in conversation. “You couldn’t pay me enough to drive one of those things!” I always said. And I was pretty set in my ways. Until last summer during our NYC trip. We borrowed a van to drive from upstate to the city and after sitting in the very back with Brian & Ellie (+Ellie’s large car seat) comfortably for 4+ hours, I was sold. Of course, I refused to admit this to anyone for some time (my pride! my pride!) but alas, here I am, eating my words. ;) And now I’m one of those moms that raves about her minivan. Never say never, right? :)

Anyway, back to our road trip! It was a quick Friday night to Sunday afternoon kind of a trip. We kept it pretty low key: played in gramma’s backyard, make pizzas on the grill, Brian went golfing, and we all took Ellie to a splash pad or two! Grandma got to show off her newest grandbaby at church, Addie was as calm and quiet as ever, and Ellie was thrilled to have so much one on one attention all weekend long. You can see some pictures from our quick weekend below, plus a little video with a few of the clips we took as well. Last weekend was one for the books!

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^^ Afternoon at the splash pad. Addie was super content to be hanging out outside. ^^

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^^ Aunt Erin was out of town when Addie was born and finally got to meet her! We are super excited that she and Uncle Spenc are moving to college soon and will be so close! ^^

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^^ I can’t help but sniff her head a million times a day. Can I bottle up that baby smell, please!? ^^

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^^ This girl loves water! She was in heaven splashing around! ^^

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^^ Best. Sandals. Ever. ^^

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^^ Saturday evening at the carousel. A perfect summer night! ^^

19 comments

  1. I was a minivan hater as well, but I have loved mine too! Being able to put my stroller up in it without having to fold it is mindblowing haha!

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    1. seriously!! mini vans are the best. :)

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  2. Please please share the recipe for those grilled pizzas! I've been looking for one! Did you make the dough homemade or?

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    1. Yes! We used the Our Best Bites dough recipe and directions here:
      http://ourbestbites.com/2009/06/tutorial-bbq-grilled-pizza/

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  3. I was the exact same way when it came to mini vans! I never ever wanted to be that mom. I was never going to have one. But then I had my first daughter and I want like 5 kids, so I realized that I don't care about cars I just love my babies and that's all that matters! But yes my pride! ha! I love it! I'm glad I'm the only one! ;)

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    1. Amen, amen! Hooray for being in the mini van club!

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  4. I am still in my minivan despising ways, but it could be that I've only got that one child with the little car seat, for now. Also am I the only one who think E looks like such a big girl now!?

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    1. I agree - she's getting SO big!! It's crazy!

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  5. So fun!! You're family is adorable! I had a question for you.. did you shoot the video with your phone or your camera?

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    1. Thank you!! I recorded it on my camera :)

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  6. Cutest video ever! It totally captures all of the fun and laughter we had going on. Wouldn't change my family for the world - love you all sooooo much!!

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    1. Best weekend (and family!) ever! Love you!

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  7. Ahhh! So Precious! Love the Video!!

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  8. I love your videos! Now that I finally have a camera that records video, I need to start doing things like this–there is something so extra special about having memories captured on film. :)

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    1. You are so sweet! And I agree - videos are magic!

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  9. LEX! Love this video! You are so talented..at EVERYTHING! Looks like so much fun!

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