Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Visiting Family:Dover

I just love Dover... ok well maybe not the city so much but I LOVE the people that live there. A few weeks ago Dan was visiting some family in Texas and Quinn and I were home alone. We decided to take a weekend trip to Dover. First stop, Grandma and Grandpa T's house. Rachel and Annie were there too. This worked out perfectly because Quinn simply adores Annie. When we got there, Grandma and Annie were planting a bulb. Quinn had to join in the fun!
Quinn, Annie, Grandpa and I walked to the Silver Lake Park. We played on the swings, slides and fed some birds/ducks. Quinn had SUCH a great time. (so did I) It is a place that has so many memories for me of when I was little. I want Quinn to have some of those special memories there too. We also went to Ronny's. They have the whole store decked out for Christmas. When we were little, Grandma T used to take Rich and I there and let give us FIVE WHOLE DOLLARS! We thought that we were so cool. We were able to pick out any Christmas item that we wanted. I always got some cute tree decoration and Rich always got lights... every year, more lights. Well Aunt Lisa joined Rachel, Grandma, Annie and myself on our trip to Ronny's. Guess who we ran into ( not literally) on the road... RICH! So he joined us for our trip. Quinn was completely amazed with all of the lights, trees, tacky blow up Santas and more. She sat and watched the train sets for about 15 minutes... completely focused. It was so sweet. I hope that we can continue our tradition of going there once a year with Quinn. After Ronny's, we headed over to a Chinese food buffet. Now, anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE Chinese food. just love it. Dan, on the other hand can't stomach it. Needless to say, I don't get to eat it much. Actually, I haven't had it at all since we were married over 2 years ago except for this wonderful night. Quinn and I gorged ourselves. She definitely took after me on this one. Boy, she was eating those noodles like there was no tomorrow. She had her fork in hand but realized that it was too slow, so she would grab fistfuls and shove them into her mouth. Classy. We couldn't help but laugh at her.
After our HUGE dinner, we headed back to the house and relaxed. (what else can you do when you are so full???) Quinn and Grandma read some and then Quinn, Annie and Grandpa played ring around the Rosie. This was the funniest thing EVER! See, Quinn is a little frightened of men and she refused to touch or even acknowledge Grandpa. Annie and Rachel thought that she might have to touch him if they played Ring around the Rosie. Ha, Quinn is smarter that that! The next morning Quinn and I headed over to Dad and Annette's house. Rich was there too. We sat around and played with toys and the dogs and just had fun. Oh, we also watched some football! Yeah!
It was an all around wonderful mini trip!

7 comments:

Brinn said...

fun times! You have a great family. I bet Quinny just soaked up all the attention. She is so cute and I love the photos. Tell Richie I said hi!

Brielle said...

Man you guys were busy. Sounds like fun. The best pictures were of Quinn stuffing her face with noodles. I have to say I am a huge fan of Chinese too so I would of loved to be with you guys to stuff my face as well. And the best was of Quinn holding the toy in between her and Grandpa T. That is the best. She is a smart one.

emlizalmo said...

I love you so much Michele. You make Grandma so happy with all your visits and your enthusiasm. Those buffet pictures kill me. Quinn is hard core! Actually, all these pictures kill me...the no grandpa touch, staring at the train, I love it all. Glad you had such a great weekend! More fun times ahead, huh? Eat some great food at mom and dad's for me, ok?

mj said...

We had a great time,I think it should definately be a yearly tradition.I loved the Christmas card,Quinn is absolutely beautiful!!!!

Lady said...

I LOVE the people in Dover too. I am glad you had such a special weekend. I love that Quinn is wearing her tiara at the store with Rich and while she's reading books and while she's holding onto the lawnmower instead of Grandpa. That is too funny. Your grandpa is a really good sport. My girls were the opposite - THEY LOVE MEN. Hope that changes before high school.

laurag said...

I'm so glad you guys live close enough to Dover to be able to make frequent trips there. I know it means the world to my parents and to your dad too, and everyone else you get to see while there. What wonderful memories you're creating michele.

Anonymous said...

Love Love Love - MEMORIES!!!!!! They are the best. I have great ones of Dover and all my friends and family there. How cute Quinny is with Grandpa T - too too SMART!!I bet he cracked up when she would play as long as the lawn mower was between them. I know I would have.
I love you my little Michele, hope you,Dan and Quinn have a wonderful Christmas. Love, A. Reenie