Alexander and Jordan

June 25 - July 31, 2007

Alexander: We had a wonderful two week with the New York grandparents.  We first stayed with Grandpa Sick and Memere in Wayland.  While we were there we got to stay in the Lake House.  That meant that we got to do lots of "fishing" which really meant that we got to put our sticks in the water and wait for the fish to bite them.  Strangely they did not bite.  You can't blame us for trying.
    As you can tell from the pictures we also spent some time at the Seneca Park Zoo.  We got to see monkeys, elephants (after a long walk) and Nemo (see the video). 
    Then we went to see Grandpa McQueen and Nana.  I was scared of the puppies when I first got there but with a little bit of time, I could spend some more time with them.  In fact I even gained the confidence to brush one of the puppies.   
    On the last day of our time in Rochester we went to the beach.  Despite the stinky seaweed at the beach, Jordan and I did a good job building a mountain with a lake in the middle of it.  We didn't mind the smell as much as our mom and dad did.  In fact we could not drag anybody else in with us and fought having to get out.

Jordan: You can see in the pictures below that we had a good time at the baseball game, but what you can not see is that we got one of the foul balls.  We were talking with each other and did not realize it was coming towards us until it landed on the floor right next to our seats.  Memere picked it up and gave it to me.  My dad was jealous because with all of the ball games that he has been to he never got a foul ball.
    When we went to the Strong Museum of Play with Grandpa McQueen and Nana, we did very good with the butterflies.  The man told us not to touch them or step on them, and we did a good job listening.  We also got the ride on the train.  It was not the same as Thomas, but it was still pretty cool.
    All in all, we had a great time in New York.  I am still a little bit confused as to why we can not just get in the airplane anytime we want and see our grandparents, but our parents say it is just not possible.  For now we will just have to be satisfied with the phone and the occasional video conference call.
 

1. 2. 3. 1. Got to hold on or the will end up in the water.
2. We're fishing!
3. Off for a ride around Loon Lake.
4. 5. 6. 4. Alexander, are you in there?
5. Here I am!
6. We're pretending to be groundhogs.
7. 8. 9. 7. Wake up Mr. Polar Bear.
8. Finally we get a chance to use the umbrella.
9. Hi, here I am.
10. 11. 12. 10-12. We are having fun at the ball game
13. 14. 15. 13-14. Let's go play catch.
15. It took a lot of coaxing but we finally got up the courage to comb the dog.
16. 17. 18. 16-17. Another birthday.  With the number of birthdays we have had we must be at least 13.
18. We are very careful with the butterflies.
19. 20. 21. 19. Watch out or my Elmo is going to get your Cookie Monster.
20. Peek a boo with Aunt Melissa.
21. Do you like my picture of a butterfly?
22. 23. 24. 22. Of course I know how to work a computer.  I am 2.
23. It's not Thomas but it will do.
24. If I do this too well, they are going to make me do this at home.
25. 26. 27. 25. I finished the butterfly with Aunt Melissa.
26. Point me towards Mount Everest.  I am ready.
27. Lightning McQueen here I come.
28. 29. 30. 28. Everybody liked it when I played garbage can drums early in the morning.
29. I had a great time fishing.
30. The way I understand it, if I stand here and let you take a picture, you will buy me this care.  Right?
31. 32. 33. 31. Even though I don't get to see Adam very often, we can pick up right where we left off.
32. Come up and play daddy.
33. Is this cute enough?  Can we go now?
34. 35. 36. 34-36. I am getting the idea that if we are ever going to get this castle built we are going to have to move back.

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Jan 10-22, 2006
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March 6 - April 1, 2006
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April 17 - May 2, 2006
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