Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Riplet's 1st Vacation

So now we are back and we've had one night of sleeping in our own cribs. We decided we better get this vacation in our blog before we forget some important details.

Our trip started off over 2 weeks ago when we packed up our Trailblazer and headed East to Massachusetts. Mommy & Daddy had the truck filled to the top with all of our things. Luckily there was room for toys for us otherwise we're pretty sure we never would've made it out of the driveway. We left right after dinner because Mommy & Daddy thought we'd want to sleep for awhile and get a few hours of driving out of the way. Well their plan kinda worked except we were soo excited none of us fell asleep until 11pm!! We were just so excited to go see Memere & Pepere and to be in our pjs in the car. Plus- daddy surprised us with a portable DVD player with Veggie Tales for the ride.

The next day we took a few pit stops for meals and to let us play and around 5pm we decided we needed to stop driving and sleep in our cribs again instead of our carseats. We stopped in Weedstown, NY at a Comfort Inn and we all were sooo tired of riding in the car we fell right asleep. Infact- daddy told us the next morning that was the first time since we were born that no one needed a binky or woke up at all for the entire night!

We finished our drive out on Saturday morning and arrived in Leominster about 1:30pm. Boy were Memere & Pepere and the family excited to see us. They said we had gotten so big. When we got to the house we found out that there was a bunch of new toys for us to play with! We thought they were going to come home with us after our vacation but daddy told us that our friend Emma actually let us borrow them while we were visiting. She is pretty lucky though, she had a Johnny Jumper which we had never seen before! Jordan especially loved it and spent a lot of time making big circles and spinning around in it. Daddy said he looked like he was part of Cirque du Soleil...we weren't sure what that is but we decided it must be some really great jumpers and spinners.

The first week of vacation we spent visiting family and friends. Most of the people we saw came to our place so we could play with our toys and play in our pool. We did go visit Great Grammy at her house one day though. While we were there we got to meet her friend, Gloria who had knit us some really nice blankets. We also celebrated Aunt Annette's 60th Birthday at Long Horn Steakhouse.

On Monday we got to go to the park and go on our first swing (besides the baby one we had in our house). We had so much fun in the swings and Jordan even got to try out the slide!

On Wednesday we met up with a bunch of our friends and family at Davis Farmland. We had never been to a zoo or anywhere to see farm animals OR to a water park so we were looking forward to the day. We met up with our friends Olivia & Tyler and "Auntie" Melissa, Joel, Tara and our friend Emma (she's the one that let us borrow her toys) and our friend Roy, his grandma Simone and Aunt Susan.

On Friday we went to visit mommy & daddy's work friends. We couldn't believe how many people know our parents and think we were "sooo cute!". Everyone was so nice to us and all wanted to hug and kiss us. Afterwards we went to mommy's friend Amanda's house for lunch and a visit. We had so much fun at Amanda's and we got to play with Sophie and Logan and Landon. Sophie is a few months older then us and Logan and Landon are twins who are 5 weeks older then us. We had so much fun playing and yelling with everyone. There were so many kids that mommy said we looked like a daycare. We sure can't wait to go back and see them again next summer!

Saturday, Memere and Pepere had an open house for us and invited lots of family and friends. We even got to meet our birthday-sharing friend, Samantha. We were so surprised to see that she was our exact age and has 8 teeth!! She also crawled circles around us. That of course made Addison mad so she spent the rest of the week trying and trying to crawl.

We headed to Falmouth on Sunday afternoon. We had heard about "the cape" from mommy & daddy a lot and we couldn't wait to see the ocean again. We got to see it only one other time when we were only 9 weeks old but it was winter then so it wasn't the same! We stayed right on the beach in a cute cottage at the Beachside Village. We spent our time playing at the beach or floating in our toys at the pool.

After returning from the beach, we spent our last few days of our vacation poolside at Memere's house and seeing a few other family friends. The ride home was a long one, but luckily mommy & daddy decided to stay overnight two nights in a row just to make sure we didn't go insane in the back seat. We usually only get to watch cartoons on DVD right after we get up and right before bed, but we were spoiled on the way home and got to watch it almost the whole way back! Daddy said he needed us to watch it or he'd "go crazy". Whatever his reasoning we were just excited to see so many cartoons!

We can't wait to go back and see all of our new friends and family again next year!


  1. Glad you had a great time!!!! I loved all the pictures!

  2. We were so glad to have you here.
    Lots of fun times had by all.
    Looking forward to next summer vacation.

  3. OMG, you are all too cute for words :D