Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Midsommar Festival

This weekend we headed north for the Midsommar Festival in New Sweden.  The girls' dresses were a big hit!  I actually had a couple people ask where we got them/ if I made them (as if!)

The girls and I made flower wreaths for our hair.

The girls saw the area of the cemetery where the first Swedish settlers were buried.  She got to visit Grampy's grave.  She kept asking if she had other relatives there too, so Kevin showed her the graves of her Great Grandparents and her Great, Great Grandparents. 

This has quickly become one of my favorite pictures of the girls. 

Kaitlyn and I painted Dala horses

We watched the May pole being decorated and raised. Then the children danced around it.

Kaitlyn enjoyed the one room school house.  She was pretty impressed that her Grampy went to school there for awhile. 

Kaitlyn was also surprised about how they lived in the "olden days"

The girls also got to meet their great, great aunt who recognized Kevin as "Wayne's boy"!

The next day, we got to have lunch with Aunt Linda and Marie before heading home.

We had to stop at the rest area for a diaper change and found a photo opportunity!

Road Trip

We took our time driving back home after the cruise and combined fun with educational.  First stop was Ft. McHenry.

Then we drove to Gettysburg.  We toured the Battlefield before heading North to Hershey for Cassandra's birthday.

No visit to Hershey is complete without a stop at Chocolate World and dinner at The Bear's Den!  Kenzie was unsure of the Hershey kiss.  Unlike Kaitlyn who used to burst in to tears around any mascot, Kenzie lets out one squeak of alarm and then warily watches them.

Bermuda Cruise

I am finally getting around to the Bermuda blog!  We got a much needed new laptop, so I don't have to worry about the old one crashing mid-blog and we finally got the professional pictures scanned in.

Happy to be back on board The Pride and showing Mammy and Aunt Cassandra around!

Formal Night...

Ready to explore Bermuda!

Kaitlyn loved feeding the fish on our sunset glass bottom boat tour.  I was going to help Kenzie feed them too, but she thought the bread was for her to eat!

We opened the door and Kenzie decided she wanted to explore and took off crawling down the hall...

The next day, we continued exploring the Royal Navy Dockyard and went to the National Museum.

Kenzie was not happy to be wearing her sun hat!

Kenzie enjoyed crawling around outside.   Then she ate some grass...

Our photographer for the girls' casual photos was great.  He was so patient with them.  I loved how they came out!

That night we went to the 80s show in the Theater.  For the pre-show entertainment, they were running around the audience with a video camera and putting the guests up on the big screen with silly captions.  Of course, Kenzie made it up.  Her caption was "Danger is My Middle Name".  Kenzie Danger Dickinson kind of has a nice ring to it!

The next morning we went to the Dr. Seuss Breakfast.

Waterworks and mini golf on the ship are always a favorite.

On our last night, we had to get some more casual photos of the girls from our favorite photographer!  The first one was a blooper where Kenzie started to clap, but it looked so much like Supergirl taking off, we just had to have it!