Saturday, October 29, 2011

Having Fun In Pennsylvania

It has been exactly 2 months and 3 days since we moved from our house on Bush St. The first few weeks living in Pennsylvania were a tad rough. Lilly was overly clingy; Christopher tested the limits. But over time we settled in. Lilly woke one Thursday morning, happy and independent. Christopher started taking naps again. I was getting accustomed to cooking in Lulu's kitchen. I have had small moments of homesickness which have quickly abated. I realize now that home is not a place as much as it is a feeling. As long as I have my family with me, the magic follows. I am determined to enjoy living here in Pa. I want to thoroughly explore the area over the next year. Here is what we have been up to:
One perk of living with Ryan's parents is the opportunity to go on day trips with Lulu on her days off. Here we went to see the "Star Barn" then had a serendipitous picnic and playtime at a nearby playground.
Christopher shows us his pole sliding skills.
Within 20 minutes of our house is an extension of the NCR trail. I bought Lilly a bike seat we hit the trail!
Christopher insisted on bringing he backpack, in which he stashed a bottle of Gatorade. He would pedal a minute, get off, take off back pack, take a drink, put on back pack and finally mount bike. Repeat process every few minutes. Our bike trip took forever.
Christopher has grown immensely in the bike riding department. Its funny to think that he couldn't make one pedal revolution at the beginning of summer. Now he is going miles, pedaling uphill while standing.
Tuckered out from pedaling.