Tuesday, July 28, 2009

East Coast...it was a wicked good time.

Jared, Nancy and I flew to New Hampshire for my "5 Skipper Way" reunion. For those of you who were not around in my college days, 5 skipper way was a beach house in Gloucester, MA (pronounced Glau-ster, or Glau-sta if you're a native). I lived there with my longtime roommate, Gwyneth, and three other Gordon Girls, Carla, Charissa, and Melissa. It had been years since we'd all been together, and most of us have husbands and kids now so it was time for a get-together. We spent much of the weekend reminiscing about our times together on Skipper Way (including viewing embarrassing videos and reading the 5 Skipper Way quote list), and also doing some wonderfully New England things, like blueberry picking and picnicking by the water.

OLD FRIENDS!
me and Gwyneth (my awesome roommate from 1998-2003)Here's the 5 Skipper Way bunch (roommates from 2002-2003) Melissa, Carla, me, Charissa, and Gwyneth
Here we are with our babies. Carla with 5 week old Connor. Melissa with 11 month old Tennyson. Me with 16 month old Nancy. Charissa with 3 year old Adelaide. and Gwyneth holding Charissa's 4 month old Joseph.
And here we are with our husbands and babies (Melissa's husband Jacob couldnt come)

THE BABIES!

Charissa's Joseph
Charissa's Adelaide
Carla's Connor
Melissa's Tennyson
Babies on the floor! Everyone cooperated except Nancy
Babies on a couch! Tennyson, Nancy, Connor, Joseph, & Adelaide

T and N chillin togetherN slapping T in the face
Gwyn hanging with the babies in Carla's kitchen
Nancy eating enjoying her corn on the cob
Tennyson enjoying her corn on the cob

EAST COAST FUN!

Beautiful picnic by the water
Nancy and Jared's first time in the Atlantic (technically, a bay that leads into the Atlantic, but that's as close as we got)
Nancy gives Melissa some wet sand
BLUEBERRY PICKING!

Gwyn and Charissa picking blueberriesAdelaide picking berries
Carla with her berries
Jared with TennysonNancy with a mouthful of blueberries
Nancy wiped out
Back at Carla's house: Adelaide with all our fresh picked blueberries

TIRED HUSBANDS

sleeping Josh, with connor
sleeping Joe
sleeping Jared

Nancy and Tennyson are now best friends. During our stay, Nancy started "empathy crawling" around Tennyson. She would try to get on T's level, crawl around a bit, then she would stand up and wait for T to stand up and walk with her. When T stayed on all fours, Nancy would get back down and crawl some more with her. so cute.



2 comments:

melissajacob said...

so great! I was just thinking about Nancy's empathy crawl today. What a great thing.

Aimless2u said...

I love your pictures, Andi! So glad you had a lovely time and I'm extremely jealous of your fresh blueberries!! ;) Thanks so much for sharing your pics with us!