We went 'back East to spend Thanksgiving with Bubbe & Grandpop, Aunt Debbie & Uncle Jerry, and cousins Joel & Linda and their kids, Samantha & David.
Bubbe & Grandpop live here.
The morning after the long plane ride.
Could he be daydreaming about King Arthur and Prince Valiant?
Kaija conquers another playground.
A 19th century dollhouse at a local museum.
Which one would you take?
Sasha was kept busy with the new fire engine from Bubbe & Grandpop.
Fran & Michael fled to the New Jersey pine barrens and shore for 3 days.
The pine barrens are rural and forested, with blueberry bogs.
Fran found a skull of sorts while hiking.
Long Beach Island has a beautiful lighthouse build in 1857,
The gull later swallowed the whole starfish!
It was nice.
Fran tracks birds during our journey at a wildlife refuge.
Dusk is approaching at the refuge.
There were lots of birds as the sun went down.
Cape May also had an old lighthouse and plenty of old homes.
We came back to colder weather.
Sasha loves to see how stuff works.
Thanksgiving at Aunt Debbie's and Uncle Jerry's. Sasha took this shot.
Uncle Jerry as caught by Sasha.
Sasha also took cousin Joel's picture.
Samantha's thinking: How many pieces of pasta is Kaija gonna fit on that fork?
Happy 49th anniversary!
A happy Thanksgiving!
Kaija helps David get ready to leave.
The kids took their first passenger train ride to center city Philadelphia. What a dapper young man!
The real deal.
Sasha at the supermarket checkout at the children's museum.
Samantha and Kaija.
Grandpop took us to a fantastic playground in Jenkintown.
Kaija climbs and climbs.
Sasha continues the family's climbing feats.
Kaija liked going backwards up the rails.
One last ascent before the airport...