Monday, March 11, 2013

Caroline's first trip to Virginia

In February, Curt had a week off from classes so we decided to hop in the car and make the 12-hour drive down to Virginia to see our families.  Caroline loves the car and is a miracle baby, so she pretty much slept the entire time.  I think she cried one time for about 10 minutes and that was because she had a dirty diaper.  Like I said, miracle baby.

In the chaos of packing the 10 tons of crap you need for a baby, we forgot to pack our nice I apologize for all the cell phone pics.


On the way down we stopped for a night in New Jersey and got to stay with some of our favorite people, Mary and Doug Schnorr!  They are the most hospitable, welcoming, and generous couple and we LOVE staying with them.  Caroline was on her best behavior...until bedtime ;)  Thanks again, Mary and Doug!  We love you!

We went to Yorktown first.  Caroline got to meet her Grandpa Tom for the very first time, as well as her Great-grandma Lana and Great-grandpa Papa.

 Hanging out with Mimi and Grandpa T!

 She also got to meet her Aunt Caroline (her namesake) and cousin Theo for the first time.

 After Yorktown, we made our way to Richmond.  Caroline met her Richmond cousins, Ben and Mary Ellen, for the first time.

Ben was such a sweet big cousin and covered her up with her burp cloth  :) 

 Meeting her future boyfriends, Charlie and Jake.

Meeting the big big guy...Blaine!

 Hanging out with her cousins!

A concert, arranged by Ben. 

Mary Ellen's sweet birthday outfit...courtesy of her amazing Aunt Catherine and Uncle Curt ;)

Any time someone was holding Caroline, Mary Ellen did not want to miss out on the action.  She immediately crawled up into that person's lap and insisted that he/she hold her too.  Maybe somebody misses being the baby??
Caroline and Mary Ellen with Pop Pop

On our way back to MA, we stopped for a night in New Jersey again and this time Caroline got to meet her Aunt Susan.  Thanks again for having us for the night!

 Last, but not least, the fun didn't end when we got home.  Our dear friend Hanna came to visit for a few days.  She is one of our best friends from college and it was so great to have her up here to meet Caroline.  It also didn't hurt that she was super helpful and did our dishes every day!  What a friend!

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