Thursday, August 22, 2013

East Coast visit August 3-12

We took a trip to the East Coast, first to Framingham to visit Matt's parents and brother, and then we stayed with our friends Stephen, Deb, and William in Providence for a week.  We also saw our friends Danny, Ruth, and Audrey, who were visiting from California. Other than being restless on plane and car rides, it was a wonderful trip.  Here are some highlights! (In no particular order...)
Ruth, William, and Audrey

William and Audrey go shopping

We had ice cream for dinner!

Toddlers everywhere!

Ruth, Kate, and William

Danny and Audrey getting Kate to smile

Enjoying the sand box

Ruth and Kate had fun bonding!

Peek-a-boo Audrey!

Kate learns how to mow the lawn.  We've since gotten her a lawn mower of her own here!

She loved the beach (Newport, RI)

This is Emily with Kate and William on her lap, being entertained by her phone

Fun at William's water table

Swinging at India Point Park, near our very first apartment in Providence

Deb, William, and Kate

Deb hugging Audrey good-bye

Beautiful day in Bristol, RI
Kate meets Matt's friend Jordan!

Stephen, Deb, and William

Kate visits her first Ivy League school - Brown!

Playing with beans

She loved hiding behind the curtains!

At the farmers' market in Providence

Emily, William, and Kate

Walking after breakfast in Bristol

Learning to drink from a cup...some water didn't make it

Playing Settlers of Catan after the little ones are asleep (including Audrey!)

Audrey hugging William!

Audrey hugging Kate...Kate is less enthusiastic

Mmm...Dunkin' Donuts!

Deb, Ruth, and Emily

Dads with kids!

William, Matt, and Kate

Stephen and William having fun at the park

The 1-year-olds

Moms and kids

Playing in the backyard

Kate and her new friend William.  We were sad to say good-bye!