Niagara Falls – a True Wonder

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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.

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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 :(

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Duffs! & Four Months

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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.

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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.

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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!

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(Above: Joe snapped this picture while we were in NYC, a week and a half ago).

The below picture was yesterday at Niagara Falls.

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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.

The 175th Year

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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!

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We closed out the Fair on Sunday night with the DEMOLITION DERBY! I might have been more excited than all the boys.

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