Saturday, July 24, 2010

More Summer Fun

This summer has been crazy hot! So where better to spend our days than the pool or the beach. We have had playdates in our backyard, outings to mommy's pool and weekends down the shore.

Since cousin Suzy enjoyed her day at the beach so much last summer we invited her to join us again. She brought her mom and dad Aunt Francine and Uncle Gabe. We had a fun day playing in the ocean and digging in the sand followed up with a delicious BBQ thanks to Mommom.

Daniel is becoming an expert egg chef after practicing Wednesday mornings with Poppop. He hasn't quite mastered the flip the omelet in air trick like Poppop though!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Daniel rides PATCO

Anyone who knows Daniel knows that he loves trains and all forms of transportation. We have been wanting to take Daniel on a train ride somewhere locally and this week due to a canceled golf game Poppop suggested a Wednesday adventure. We first took the 17 bus to 8th and Market. There we hopped on the PATCO train to New Jersey. Daniel was so excited to be riding on Thomas (his words, not mine!). We rode across the Ben Franklin Bridge and got off the train in Collingswood NJ. There we walked up Haddon Avenue and had lunch at the Pop Shop, a soda fountain that specializes in grilled cheese sandwiches. We had a nice lunch and Daniel even got a balloon from the waitress. Then we headed back for another train ride back to Philadelphia and a walk through Rittenhouse Square back to Mommom and Poppop's house for a long nap. Daniel had such a great time and can't wait for his next train ride (R5 from Elkin's Park maybe?)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July 4th Weekend

We had a super busy July 4th weekend. We spent the first half of the weekend at home. The highlight was a backyard playdate with cousin Suzy and Aunt Francine and Uncle Gabe. The kids had a great time splashing and sliding and we all enjoyed our pizza dinner.

We spent the second half of the weekend down the shore. We headed to Linwood for Sunday brunch on the 4th. Daniel had a great time on the putting green with his Poppop and Uncle Jason (see the video!) We then spent the afternoon on the beach, playing in the ocean and of course a visit from the ice cream man. Daniel didn't want to be dripped on so he convinced his Uncle Jason to be his official popsicle holder! We headed up to the boardwalk at sunset to check out the Margate fireworks display. Daniel thought those were pretty cool. Monday morning we swam in the pool at Granny's before lunch and the trip home. A great weekend and fun with all his aunts and uncles!