Monday, December 2, 2013

Thanksgiving in Maine!

We had planned our trip to Maine for months in advance so by the time Thanksgiving rolled around we were so excited and anxious to head out! Although the drive through Canada was absolutely beautiful we were not big fans of the length of the drive. We thought it would be around 13 hours of driving but it ended up taking us 16 1/2!!! And we did it all in one day. If we had known it would take so long we might have taken more time off and made the drive in 2 days. But, we only had a little time to spend with the family in Maine so we drove back all in one day as well.

Oliver (who was 16 months at the time) was seriously amazing. We have the best kid in the world. I'm just sayin'. haha. He napped and played and read books and if he got really whiny we would let him watch something on the iPad. It wasn't until the last 1 or 2 hours that were really tough. Poor guy.

Once we made it to Viena we were so happy! It was so good to see Auntie Jud and Auntie Ellen and Uncle Carlos. And, they seriously spoiled us rotten. We couldn't possibly have had a better time with all of them.

My favorite little guy.

Celebrating Taiven's 1st Birthday!

Fort Popham- an old Civil War fort that was used to guard the mouth of the Kennebec River.

We spent a day visiting Popham Beach, Maine

It was my first time on the coast of the Atlantic!

Ollie loves water! He ran too deep into the ocean and a wave pushed him down. haha! Luckily he had a pair of leggings under his jeans that stayed dry. 

We explored this really cool island that you can walk to when the tide is low.

Austin and Uncle Carlos helped Steve cut down a few trees for his woodworking projects

Oliver and Taiven!

Auntie Judy bribing Oliver with twizzlers and a movie! :)

Brotherly love!

Eating fresh Maine lobster at Aunt Ellen and Uncle Carlos' house!

Warming up by the wood stove after a long walk in the woods!

Busy in the kitchen preparing for Thanksgiving dinner!
All the guys- Austin, Oliver, Steve, Taiven, Uncle Carlos and cousins James and Joe!

Kissing cousins!

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