The drive to Connecticut was as beautiful as I hoped it would be! I think the leaves were at their peak! Unfortunately, we didn't take time to pull over and take many photos. It poured down rain on Saturday so we didn't get to take any outdoor shots then either. But the weather didn't stop our fun! We were greeted by this adorable little guy as soon as we walked in the door.
Even though we just saw him about 3 months ago, he has changed so much! I think he is days away from walking so life is about to get busier up there! He is so cute and sweet and has the best sounding laugh ever! Unfortunately, Riley did not take too kindly to her cousin. Whenever he came within a 2 foot radius of her, she would yell and he would immediately burst into tears! I have never seen her be such a bully! This photo is a little blurry, but you can make out her glaring at him as she helps herself to his toys.
Brian and Ashley treated us to gourmet meals the entire weekend - we had everything from walnut and feta stuffed beef tenderloin, to blueberry pancakes, to homemade pizzas! I think we all gained 10 pounds! Since it was such a dreary day on Saturday, we headed into the city of Norwalk to the children's museum. I don't know if I have ever seen Riley so happy. She loved every single second! I think her favorite part was the water area.
The kids wear these cute aprons to help keep them dry, but that didn't stop Riley from soaking herself from head to toe. Along with anyone else who was standing within a few feet of her.
We literally had to drag her away to go see the rest of the place. Riley played with tools
while Baird played with trucks.
He likes to say "vroom, vroom!" whenever he sees a truck!
Next we took them to the outside play area. Even though it was raining, it was covered by a huge tent so the kids could still play.
They had a giant chess board.
Riley Bishop standing next to a bishop!
There were also balls with foam tracks that the kids could set up themselves into any shape they wanted.
There was a shortage of balls so Riley had to battle with this red-head behind us - he was rather territorial over the ball and was not interested in sharing the ball or his track!
There were also big blocks that were perfect for Peek-A-Boo. Baird had a blast playing with his mom!
How cute is he?!?!? I think Riley can sense some competition - here she is trying to torment him again.
Giving her uncle Brian high fives for bringing her to the museum!
Ready to go!
It was a really great place and I am so jealous that they live so close to something like that. I wish I could take Riley there every week! After that outing, we went to a fantastic burger bar and devoured gourmet burgers and fries. I think the parents were more exhausted than the kids when we got home!
We had to wake up early so we could head home on Sunday morning. The weekend went by too fast but it was such a good time! The best part is, we get to see them again in a few short weeks when they come to our house for Thanksgiving! Thanks again for having us Brian and Ashley and Baird! It was such a nice visit!
This is the only picture I took on the drive home. We were driving over the Tappan Zee bridge. Aren't the trees gorgeous?