Road Trip: Mumpkinville

On Day 2 of our trip to NoVa the weather cleared up, the air was crisp and the “mumpkins” were massing.  Around the corner from the Schrager Compound was “Pumkinville,” a celebration of all things mumpkin and mumkin related.

The girls got to feed animals, barrel down huge hay slides and jump in totally sanitary bounce houses before painting their very own mumpkins.

The day wasn’t without incident though.  Sam has harassed by an overly aggressive llama and will require extensive therapy.  I would have protected her, but I had to take her picture.  I have priorities.

Samantha and a Pushy Llama at Pumpkinville

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Road Trip: Meeting Baby Becca

We took to the road and headed back to NoVa for the first time in 3 years to meet the newest member of the Schrager family, Baby Becca.  Although the drive was 7 hours of sheer bliss, the only thing we heard more from the back seat than the Dora theme song was “I want to go to Diana’s house!”

Laney Goes To Washington

Laney has never been lacking when it comes to toys.  I’m pretty sure that’s partly, if not completely, my fault.  One of Laney’s favorite toys is a doll of Michelle Obama.  She’s been looking forward to seeing Michelle Obama’s house since Sam gave her a book with pictures of famous buildings in D.C.

We’ve been telling her that one day we’d get to see Michelle Obama’s house in person.  This weekend we got the chance as we were in the area to meet our new niece.

Laney brought her Michelle Obama action figure with her to the White House in hopes that the First Lady would catch a glimpse of her at the gate and invite us all in for Socialist Tea and Communist Cookies… but alas that wasn’t the case.

Instead, we loitered outside and took some pictures for the scrap book.  It’ll have to hold us over until Auntie Shannon gets us an invite to the Passover Egg Hunt one year.