Friday, December 2, 2016

Thanksgiving Week

We decided to spend our Thanksgiving with Bert's family in New Jersey this year.  Bert needed to help his uncle pack up his grandmother's home, so he went up the Saturday before.  The girls and I flew up early Monday morning.  
They did a great job of pulling their own weight:)
This house is where Bert's dad grew up, and where Bert spent much of his early years.  It's beautiful, especially on the inside.  This picture of Bert, his Uncle Kevin,and the girls was taken on Monday after the movers left with all the furniture from inside.  

The last time I was here was when I was pregnant with Elizabeth... a lot has changed since then.
The house is in a very charming town called Merchantsville.  There is a famous chocolate gift shop here called Aunt Charlotte's.  A trip to NJ is not complete without a visit.
There are diners on every corner in New Jersey.  We ate at one almost every day we were there.  They are kid friendly, offer more options than anyone could ever need, and give you the biggest serving size you've ever seen.  

On Tuesday, Bert had to do more work around his grandmother's house so the girls and I went to see the movie Trolls.  It was the best theater we have ever been in... recliners and all!

On Tuesday, we spent the day in Philadelphia playing tourists.  We first visited the Constitution Center.  This was very kid friendly and interactive.
President Elizabeth Kelly being sworn in!

The Liberty Bell
Independence Hall

It started to get cold and I still wanted to tour the residential areas around Philadelphia so we took a Hansom Cab tour.  Best decision!  We all stayed warm.  The girls loved riding in the carriage.  An Bert and I were able to listen to the tour guide as she lead us around for 45 minutes.

And of course we had to get an authentic Philly Cheese Steak.  The two famous places are Pat's and Geno's and they are on opposite corners of each other.  We chose Pat's simply because we got a closer parking spot.

This is the only picture I took on Thanksgiving.  We went to mass Thursday morning at the church where Bert was baptized.  It was an incredibly special way to start off our day. 

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