August 24, 2014
My vacation has come to an end 😕 I shouldn’t be the least bit sad about that, right?!? After all, I have been gone since Aug 6th!
The boys are sticking around Buffalo for a few extra days but it’s time for me to face the music and get back to the office.
I have a few more pictures & activities that I wanted to post about (I wish I could have gotten everyone else’s photos before posting about all the Fun we have had…but let’s be real…there is NO WAY I would blogged even half of our trip of our trip if I had waited until returning home.)
One afternoon it was ‘supposed’ to rain (I wanted to see some serious thunder/lightening action!), so Angie, Joe & I took the boys to the Fisher Price Explore & More kids museum. So many fun things to do there!
AJ and I both did a nice water color painting in the art room.
The boys spent quite a bit of time in the fishing boat and house. Grandpa – they are practicing for the real thing!
On our way out to the Blueberry Fields, we stopped for lunch. Just happened to be a newer restaurant owned by a retired Sabre, Rob Ray! (Hockey player). And…he was there when we walked in. Pretty cool timing.
(I didn’t get a picture of him, you will just have to trust me)
We did get some pool time at the Pizz’s house. I imagine the boys will get more this week since the weather was going to be warmer starting today.
Haircuts by Gina!
And I didn’t date take a picture of all the food we consumed. But this one was a good ‘last’ dessert (for me).
We visited Cousin Connie & Ray.
Dinner at Cousin Mary & Grant’s
Sad to leave my boys behind. Thanks to ALL the family in Buffalo. Come visit SD in the spring — after Baby LG3′s arrival!
August 22, 2014
One of the most anticipated and talked about activities of our summer vacation – Picking (and eating) Blueberries. On Thursday we headed out to an old favorite: Burdick Blueberries (farm). This is the same place that Uncle Sam used to pick blueberries.
Despite what the weather man said on the news, it was a VERY nice (and hot) day. We were expecting some rain at some point (& it would have been welcomed) but it never happened. Luckily for me, there were a few chairs in the shade that were perfect for me 😀
We have been so fortunate to have extra photographers around whole on vacation. Not only did Grant take pictures with his super nice camera — but, we also have had a few great opportunities for family photos. I really like this one….(thanks for snapping it, Cousin Mary!)
August 21, 2014
You really can’t come to Buffalo, NY without making the 20-30 minute drive to Niagara Falls. We picked a beautiful day to drive over the US/Canadian border.
However, the Canadian Border Patrol officer (female) was LESS than inviting. Wow! I actually thought we would have a harder time getting back into the USA (being that Nicholas’ passport had expired and I didn’t know until we were about to leave the house that morning). She was VERY unhappy with the fact that Nicholas was riding in a different car (than the rest of the LG Family). She marched right back to our car, while Mary & Grant were waiting at the booth. She also didn’t seem excited that we were borrowing a car (from Joe’s cousin) to cross the border. I think she was having a bad day
Getting ready for our boat ride up to the Falls – equipped with plastic ponchos to keep us (somewhat) dry.
Beautiful rainbows in the Falls…made for great photo opportunities!
After taking the boat ride down into the Falls and walking a few miles along the Falls, we were treated to ice cream before heading home.
August 20, 2014
We had a ‘down day’ on Monday (much needed after 3 days at the Fair).
When in Buffalo, one MUST get wings…many times, from different places. One of Joe’s favorite local places is Duffs.
They also have Beef on Weck (roast beef sandwich on a salted roll). It’s pretty yummy — oh! And they have the BEST sweet potato fries…with honey. I was in heaven with those.
Since today marks 16 weeks of pregnancy, I figured I would give a quick update on Baby LG3 and Mama.
Thankfully, after many prayers and good thoughts…I seemed to have kicked the 1st trimester sickness RIGHT before we left on the plane. I was really getting nervous that I was going to have a terrible vacation because I was feeling so sick, for so many weeks.
As you would probably expect, my belly had been growing (NON stop) since we left home. I can’t believe how big I am already – and I am only 4 months (I remember with Nicholas, I was BARELY showing at this point. I had to stick my tummy out to get a picture of the baby bump). Now, I can’t even suck it in!
(Above: Joe snapped this picture while we were in NYC, a week and a half ago).
The below picture was yesterday at Niagara Falls.
I think I am just about to feel the baby move around. I have felt the fluttering a few times in the last 2-3 days, but it’s hard to know for sure if it’s the baby. The boys are very excited to feel the baby on the outside That should be in the next 3 weeks or so.
August 19, 2014
We arrived in Buffalo just in time to close down the Erie County Fair…for 3 straight days. We walked, we rode, we saw, we cheered and we ATE….a lot.
Can you believe the Fair in this areas has been going in for 175 years?!? It looked quite different 100+ years ago, but it was still considered a Fair.
When we plan a trip back to Buffalo, we are always sure to plan the dates with the Fair in mind. This time, we decided to arrive towards to end so we could enjoy some down time once the fair was over.
I took quite a few pictures over the 3 days…enjoy our adventures!
We closed out the Fair on Sunday night with the DEMOLITION DERBY! I might have been more excited than all the boys.