Now that Grace is getting bigger, we had a lot more options available for summer activities. Even though we didn't travel anywhere for a week-long vacation, we still managed to have a wonderful and fun-filled summer while staying pretty close to home!
Grace's great grandmom gave her a season pass to Sesame Place for her birthday, this made it possible for us to enjoy the water park and visit Grace's favorite characters several times this summer and we plan on going a couple more times during the fall.
* Thanks, Visit Philly for the great pic of Grace with Bert and Ernie!
As much as Grace loves Sesame Place, it's hard to say which one of us has more fun!
Grace enjoyed her first McDonald's Happy Meal this summer!
I loved watching her gobble up her french fries and play with her toy, but I hated how much she looked like a big kid! Where did my baby go?
Along with Grace's Aunt Barb, I took her to see her first movie: Winnie the Pooh. She had a lot of fun, but her attention span wasn't long enough to accomodate the previews AND the movie! We'll have to remember to show up after the previews the next time!
BUT, she did LOVE the big tub of popcorn!
One of our local parks has an old carousel that they open a few times during the summer. We took Grace last year and she hated it!
We decided to give it a try again this year and she loved it! I'll share more photos from our day at the carousel in a future post.
Another local park has a great play structure in the shape of a castle!
Even though she is still a little too young for that part of the playground, it was still a lot of fun climbing and exploring with her!
We also enjoyed spending time right in our own back yard.
playing in the sprinkler,
and watching pinwheels spin in the breeze!
Whew! What a busy summer!
A couple of weeks ago, we got a head start on the fall festivities and took Grace apple picking. We all had such a wonderful time, that we're looking forward to berry picking next summer. But, we don't want to rush things!
Now, we want to enjoy some nice brisk days at the pumpkin patch (click here, here and here for pics from last year's trip to the patch), going on hayrides, jumping in leaves, taking Grace to the zoo, and we can't forget Trick or Treating at Sesame Place! I can't wait!
I'll be linking this post to the following blog carnivals and linky parties:
- Wordless Wednesday at 5 Minutes for Mom
- Wordless Wednesday at Wordless Wednesday
- Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer
- Wordful Wednesday at Parenting By Dummies
- Works for Me Wednesday at We are That Family