The weather was just a tad chilly...as you can imagine! But thankfully everyone was decked out and ready for the cold. Jon was certainly reminded of his college days in Ithaca, and was very grateful not to have to spend the whole winter there again. Brrrrr. We had some good time with Nana and Grandpa--especially since our room was close to theirs in the hotel so we could hang out after Kate went to bed. Definitely, Kate was the hit of the weekend with her squeaky shoes (Thanks, Sally and Chad!). Random hotel guests were calling out to her saying, oh look, it's Squeaky! At breakfast each morning she lapped up the attention and really got a kick out of her big, tall uncles. Well, great uncles, I mean. Though we did enjoy the time there seeing family and being able to celebrate with my cousin, we discovered that vacation with a toddler is NOT vacation. I think both Jon and I came back more tired than when we left. Ahhhh well. My mom mentioned that when we all gather again (extended family included) for Beth's wedding this summer, it'll be a whole new ball game--TWO kids instead of one. How we pray that Pipsqueak is as mellow as his/her big sister!
Enjoy these pictures of the trip:
The new Mr. and Mrs. Michael MagguilliMy cousin, Lilly, and the cake she made. We sure missed seeing her husband Ryan, who is deployed with the Navy. Hurry home, Ryan!Kate loved dancing to the music--even when she was the only one on the dance floor.Here we are outside of my uncle's Antebellum home in Saratoga. Thanks for a great time! And thanks to Nana for taking the picture.