4th of July Part Two

Besides lounging and napping, our mini vacation included lots and lots of photo shoots. After all, the girls will only have ONE first 4th of July and won’t have many chances to wear these dresses!

Samantha trying out to be the Gerber baby. 

 What a chub.

 Amelia’s turn. 

Love the drool. 

While we were taking pictures, there was a little boy on the floor above us who kept looking down at us a through a crack and exclaiming, “Look, Mom! TWO babies!” When the girls started fussing, he called down to them, “Awww, don’t cry babies…it’s ok!”

         Samantha and Amelia tried REALLY hard to stay up for the fireworks, but didn’t quite make it. Maybe next year…

We had a great view of the fireworks, which looked amazing over the water, and it was pretty fun chatting with the other people out on their balconies enjoying the show. I was pretty impressed that the fireworks stayed in sync the entire time as there were four different barges scattered on the water, setting off the exact same fireworks. I was also amazed that the girls didn’t wake up, even though we could feel strong vibrations with each POP. I guess the company that put on the show this year made it a bit longer than normal since their show last year was a complete fail. All the fireworks went off at the same time and only lasted 30 seconds!

                             

On Friday, we took a stroll down the boardwalk and walked around Seaport Village. Again, I loved the fact that we didn’t have to pack up and get in the car at all the entire trip! Everything was in walking distance. 

                              

      Same dresses, different bows for pictures today. I couldn’t resist using their dressed one more time!

Our one casualty on the trip: Amelia’s caterpillar Wubbanub pacifier. Must have fallen out somewhere as we strolled along the cobblestone streets of Seaport Village. We replaced it with a monkey Wubbanub when we got home. 

Double the patriotism. 
I was having Jake pose with Samantha, when a lady came up and kindly offered to take a picture of the three of us. The lady was shocked when I said, “Wait, I have another baby!” and pulled Amelia out of her stroller for a family picture.

In summary, lots of napping, eating, strolling, lounging, and more napping took place during our first mini-vacation with the girls! It definitely turned out to be a lot easier and more laid back than I thought it would be, and I was surprised at how quickly the time passed considering we didn’t actually “do” much. 
B.T. (Before Twins), our “vacations” were jam-packed full of activities from 6 a.m. until we collapsed at night, so I was pleasantly surprised that even without a ton of things planned, we still had a great time. For me, getting out of the house and going pretty much ANYWHERE is a vacation, so being in such a beautiful location definitely exceeded expectations and provided a much-needed respite from the daily grind. The successful experience gave me hope that we will be able to venture out a bit farther the next time without having to tow along a U-Haul full of baby stuff with us!

Lots of love,

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