One of our goals while we are on the East Coast has been to make as many memories as we can and do fun things to take advantage of the area and grandparent babysitters :) We wanted to seize the day as many days as we could!
I have a really hard time getting enough one on one time with the kids usually, especially the girls, so it has been fun to do some special things with them here. One day Clara and I went to the toy store and picked out new sparkly purses for her and Elise and then ate lunch at Chipotle because she shares my obsession with guacamole.
Cole, my dad and I went to Philadelphia for a couple of days where we visited the Franklin Institue, an interactive science museum. We could barely keep up him as he ran through the museum, learning about the human heart, making paper, weather, space and visiting the special Lego exhibit.
Saturday morning I ran a half marathon which was SO fun!! I have not a race in a year and while I did not PR because I didn't train for it as I could only fit in a few long runs and it was 80 degrees, I ran it in 1:50 so not too bad. I am not used to running in humidity any more but I LOVE running races and it was fun to have Cole and my dad at the finish line.
After the race we headed downtown to see the Liberty Bell and eat Philly cheesesteaks. Yum!! Such a fun getaway and I am beyond thankful for parents that help support my adventures.
The kids and I also took a quick trip to Bethany Beach, Delaware. This was a beach I went to a bunch in high school and I love it! It is such a cute beach town and we had a great time digging, swimming in the ocean and the pool, eating ice cream on the boardwalk and making fun memories.
We took a roadtrip to Charlottesville to see one of my sweet friends from a couple decades ago!! I was able to meet and pray over their 3rd son and catch up with their family. I am so glad that we got to see them, I always am so blessed by Laura!
And absolutely one of the best things about this summer was spending more time with my best friend Annie. Met on the 1st day of 7th grade and Lordy Lordy we have been through a lot! I would not give up this friendship for anything!