Sunday, July 13, 2008

Frostburg Adventures

Last Wednesday Nina, John, Brendan, Paul, Lilly and I all packed up and headed up to Frostburg to spend a few days with the Cookes. We had a great time!
It was so much fun to watch Lucy and Lilly playing together. They really get along well and they are so cute together.
We got to see all the changes that Laura and Andrew have made in the house.
The first place we went was up to Lucy's room. Laura has painted it up so cute and the new carpet makes it a great place to play. There is a huge closet in between Lucy's room and the guest room and the girls had a great time running, and crawling, back and forth.
Downstairs, the toys were very entertaining. Lucy has a little airplane that she loves to ride and Lilly was having a great time pushing her around.
That evening Fr. Ed, a special friend of Laura and Andrew's, came over for dinner and we had a nice visit. He is such a nice person and he just loves Lucy! They have known him since they started school in Frostburg, and it was nice for them to get together.
The next day we got going early and went to Walmart so that I could get some swimming gear, as I had left ours at home. Lilly found a perfect place to nap.Laura told us that there is a great public pool in Cumberland, about 15 minutes away. The weather was hot, and it was the perfect way to spend a day. We got there at around 1:30 and the boys hit the water slide. I didn't see much of them for the rest of the afternoon. I traded off watching them, reading my book, and going over to the wading pool to watch Lucy and Lilly swimming like little ducks.
We stayed at the pool until about 5:00 and then went to a restaurant in LaVale for dinner. Lilly loves dinner!

After Dinner we went back to the same park where the pool is, for an event that Andrew's company, ATK, was putting on for employees and their families. The company is very family oriented and all the people that came were so nice! They had a Magician, a guy playing guitar named "Grateful Ted", and then after it got dark they showed a movie under the stars on an outdoor screen.
Brendan got into the Magician's act and he really hammed it up! What a nut!Here is a clip of him "helping".
The boys stuffed themselves with cotton candy, sno-cones, popcorn, and Brendan got M&M's for helping the magician.
On Friday I packed up our stuff and we got ready to go home. Before we left, though, we went over to a park in Frostburg, and the kids played and enjoyed time with Laura and Lucy.
They played on the playground
and swings.

All of them!


Anonymous said...

These pictures and the video are so much fun! Everyone looks great and we are glad you had such a nice time.
Those babies are sure darling. And, oh, yes, the boys are cute, too!! We are so looking forward to everyone being here. Ahem, except your Dad really only knows for sure we'll be seeing you and his grandsons. Surprise, surprise!! We wish Tim could come, too.
Thanks for all the work on the blog. It sure makes it nice for people far away.
Love, and God bless,
Mom and Dad

Anonymous said...

What is the name of the pool my kids would love the water slide?~?~!