This is going to be a picture-intensive post. We took entirely too many pictures this weekend, but we had a great time! We had a voucher for a free night at a hotel that was about to expire. We drove an hour southwest to Reading, PA for the weekend. Jace napped during the drive, which worked out really well. When he woke up, he was ready to play – so we headed to the pool.
Jace liked walking up and down the steps. He hung out in his floatie for a while. He got a new bath toy a few days before our trip. It’s a shark and is pretty cool in the tub – but it’s awesome in the pool (we took a video!). Jace was jumping off the edges, splashing like crazy, and he loved being spun around in circles.
A Shark in the Pool – video
After the pool, it was time to rinse off…. Jace was a little skeptical of the shower. Showering while I held him wasn’t much better. Luckily, Daddy was there to swing Jace in and out of the spray. He thought it was hilarious!
We had yummy Mexican food for dinner, grabbed some ice cream for dessert, and headed back to the hotel. We didn’t get Jace into bed until almost 9pm. Oops. Since we were all in the same room, we had to keep the lights off and stay pretty quiet. Adam and I lay down on the bed for two seconds and were instantly asleep. At 9pm. On a Saturday night. On our “vacation”. It was great!
The next morning we grabbed some breakfast and headed back to the pool. Fun, fun, fun! Then we checked out and drove over to the Reading Public Museum. They’re hosting a traveling exhibit for Clifford the Big Red Dog. We read our Clifford book in the hotel just to get in the Clifford-mood. Jace is definitely a Clifford fan.
One of the first exhibits was a post office set-up where you could deliver mail to the residents of Clifford’s town. Jace was hooked. He carried letters around, opened and closed mailboxes all over “town”.
He was most excited by the big blue mailbox. He would pick up a letter from the post office, carry it to the mailbox, mail it, clap for himself, and then go get another letter. Over and over and over. And over and over. And over and over. You can see how many letters ended up in the blue mailbox. That thing was empty when we got to it!
Delivering the Mail – video