Summer is in full swing now and we are relishing our time off. We had a busy start to vacation, with Hope's dance recital and a visit from Nana & Grandpa.
Hope was so amazing in her recital -- she totally rocked it out. They danced to a disco-era Michael Jackson tune and you should have seen her moves! I love my little sparkler!
The next day, Nana & Grandpa arrived for a visit. It was a relaxing visit, though we packed in a lot, looking back on it.
The first night we had a picnic at the state park behind our neighborhood, on the river.
As you can see, there is a pier on which you can stand with one foot in Virginia, one in Maryland.
We also went to Mount Vernon, which was absolutely lovely. The gardens were stunning -- what an inspiration for my own yard.
There has also been a fair amount of summer pleasures. A day of reading....
...and a day of baking....
...a few of the results became ice cream sandwhiches.
Soon, we will be headed to visit Nana & Grandpa (I know! So much Nana & Grandpa in such short time! So lucky!), which means the beach!