Jon had some time off at the end of the summer and we thought it would be a nice break to get out of the city, but the thought of flying anywhere with a newborn or even a long car ride seemed like too much for me to handle at the time. I also wanted the time to be relaxing, and not spent running around all day trying to keep the boys entertained. So, we started looking into nearby house rentals -- all I really wanted was a little taste of suburbia for a week or so just to ease up on the hustle and bustle of the city. A car, a backyard, and maybe even a pool if we were lucky to find that.
Lucky we were! We found a great house in Connecticut with a backyard, a swingset (bonus!), and even a great pool. It was really the perfect little getaway for us. The boys could swim all day (which they did), the baby could nap whenever she needed to, and we didn't have to run around unless we wanted to. There was a nearby beach on the Long Island Sound that was perfect for the kids because the waves were super small and they could play independently from us and still be safe. We had backyard BBQ's and were even able to have some city friends come and join us for some fun. The kids had a great time together and entertained each other, which was a nice break for the adults!
We also visited the local zoo and aquarium and even found some Duckpin bowling that the boys loved! So, it was pretty much just a regular week in the 'burbs for anyone else, but for us it was a vacation! I don't know... maybe Connecticut is calling my name!
baby sis representing NYC!
cute boys posing for a pic
family stroll along the Sound
lazy mornings watching cartoons
the boys kickin' it in the sand
roasting marshmallows in the backyard fire pit
baby sis helping me make dinner
backyard BBQ with the Vellingas
Noah the lifeguard
karate kick dive
snoozing by the pool
dinner at Friendly's
(a Horey family vacation tradition!)