Sunday, April 27, 2014

Spring Break, Part 1

A week late, but here is what I did on Spring Break!  In the past, I haven't done much for break other then catch up with friends around home.  Last year I spent the week cleaning up our apartment as we had just moved in with Ben's parents as our house was being finished.  Cleaning  an apartment was not my idea of spring break.  This year was much different!  I spent half of my break in Texas, visiting my best friend and her family.  Another bestie of mine, Kayla, came too and we had a great week together.  I titled this part 1 since I took a gazillion pictures and didn't think you wanted to scroll through all of them at once.  So here are some to start!

I arrived in Texas on Monday and our first outing was Tuesday to the hospital where Hannah and Andrew had an appointment about their 2nd baby (on the way!!).  The hospital had this adorable wooden merry-go-round for kids to play on so naturally Kayla and I had the most fun with it!

While there, Hannah and Andrew were going to find out what gender the baby is so we had a little surprise for them!  My mom embroidered a shirt for the soon to be big sister and a onsie for each gender.  We changed Karissa into her shirt and had a photo shoot with the onsies.

You might be noticing a pattern here...Karissa is in almost every picture!

After the doctor appointment, we went to this fantastic park that had food trucks, a water park, games, a library, so many amazing things!

Isn't she adorable?!

Snuggles with her daddy!

While there, Kayla started painting this turtle stool in the pattern of the Maryland flag!  I don't have a finished picture of it but it turned out amazing!

The next day, we went to another park that had accommodations for special needs children.  It was awesome how included they were in everything.

Wednesday night we went to see the off-Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast!

Come back for more pictures in Part 2!