We arrived on Thursday and met up with our Jackson family peeps. Angie and I started teaching together nearly 10 years ago--she was the special education teacher while I was the regular education teacher. We taught U.S. History to 11th graders in a mixed classroom, where some students had IEPs and others did not. Those classes were always my favorite--the students were very funny and willing to try some of our crazy ideas like working in a factory in the 1800s in a simulation. Her family has become like extended family to me, always including me in her son's birthday celebration and getting together with her parents when they came to town, so it was great to see all of them!
On Friday we hung out with Steve, my brother-in-law (AKA O's Uncle Steve) and got to have lunch at a cool local brew pub in PA. Then we headed out to the Phillies game in the evening, meeting up with a work associate of the hubs and his wife, who graciously got us all tickets near first base (Thanks, Carmine and Lori!). Owen found a new love at the ball park: Chickie and Pete's crab fries! Between the three of us (and mostly Owen) we finished off our large container before the game even started. O had a blast again and even got a new baseball cap which he loves wearing around the house now.
|Ha! I "borrowed" Uncle Steve's hat!|
|Oh yeah, crab fries......mmmmmm|
On Saturday we began our trip down to the Baltimore area to see Anthony and Jackie, who are Owen's godparents, and their children, Nicolo and Francesca. We went to one of their parks and had dinner with them and some of Jackie's family. Sunday was the day of the baptism and Owen actually behaved quite well considering he didn't take a nap. The baptism was lovely and now our families are even closer since Francesca is now our goddaughter. I do wish we all lived closer, but things change all the time, so who knows where we'll all be in a few years time!
|Practicing my piano skills!!|
The trip was a great way to end our summer..........the only disappointment was that I didn't have a Philly cheesesteak. Oh well, there's always next time!