Monday, August 16, 2010

New York in June

We went to Johnson City, New York for the month of June for Had's externship. Despite the fact that all four of us were in a one bedroom apartment for the month (it was free, so we can't really complain), it rained a whole lot, and we only had one car, we still managed to enjoy our time there. We became friends with some of the other residents and their families, and spent a lot of time hanging out with them. We had weiner roasts, dinners, games, and went to the strawberry fest with them. They were all so nice to us and made us feel very welcome. I also got to take the kids to do a few fun things around that area while Had was busy workin away. Just as a warning, i have tons of pictures so i might have to do a few more posts than this to document all the ones that i want to.

I can't remember what this place is called, but it was THE CUTEST children's museum. It had the funnest little things and I was wishing that I didn't have Jerzi in my arms so that I could have had an excuse to go play all the stuff with Jete. He loved it and would have played in there for hours. The grocery store was the coolest. It had everything regular grocery stores have, just miniaturized.

Jete and Jerzi started actually playing together this month. It was so fun to watch them interact with each other. They both loved to copy each other. I also straightened Jerzi's hair for the first time.

One of the girls that I met there was super nice and let me borrow her running stroller so I could go running with both kids. (Thanks again Heather!)

Top pic: before the run
Bottom pic: after the run

My friend Angie and her husband (from Cleveland) moved to Johnson City the same month that we were there, so we got to hang out with them a few times. They lived right across from a lake, so we went with them one day to it and played. It was super fun! We played in the sand and built this cool sand castle, HAHA while Had and Marshall went sailing.

They also have kayaks, and let us take them out on the lake. I was kinda scared to go, cuz if you lean to a side, they tip over. But I was real careful and didn't fall in, so then of course I loved it. Now I want kayaks of our own. Had was a lot more brave than me and he took Jete with him. Had warned him that he couldn't move or they would tip over. That was the stillest I've every seen Jete sit before in his life. They never tipped either.

Jete thought those little logs in the right picture were crocodiles. :)

The Aaronic Priesthood Restoration site wasn't too far away from where we were living.

The Susquehanna River
We took a little walk back through the woods and it opened up to the river. So pretty!