Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Clara's first Connecticut vacation

We just got back from our annual Connecticut visit. Brandon and I go once a year to visit my aunt, uncle and two cousins. We love going in the fall as the weather is amazing and the leaves breathtaking!! This was Clara's first trip there and she did awesome! No tears at all on any of the flights (four total) and she did (relatively) well at bed/night time. 

We took LOTS of pictures but to avoid an extremely long post, I'll just hit the highlights. 

Here's a few pictures from the trip... (and yes I have learned the art of packing light and thus wear the same few shirts over and over. Don't judge.)

Clara was such a trooper on the flights. As you can see in the last shot, she was mesmerized staring out the window of the plane.

We took a short drive Saturday to a local pumpkin patch where we picked out a few pumpkins to take home, enjoyed a hay ride and indulged in some fresh fried dough and apple cider donuts. 

Me, Aunt Marsha, Clara, Brogan and Clancey

 Cousin love

The weather was SO nice we strapped Clara in the Bjorn and went on several walks.

And then spent lots of time relaxing and playing at home. 

Brandon always loves taking pictures of the leaves. The reds and golds were amazing!

Family shot. 

And of course we had to take a few of Clara in the leaves.

A few more with my Aunt Marsha on our last day. 

Thanks, Adams family for a great trip! We cannot wait until next year!


  1. So jealous of your trip! I wish we could take a vacation every year to somewhere with pretty fall colors - just not the same here in Texas!

    1. I know! We always come home and think "why do we live here???" And then I remember it is because I wouldn't last five seconds in the northeast winters!

  2. Ahhh also so jealous of the fall weather and long sleeves! Looks like a fun trip and lots of cute pics :)

  3. Oh how wonderful. The leaves look beautiful. I would love to travel to the northeast in the fall! Glad Cora did so well. Is that your mom's sister?

  4. So happy you took pictures and posted! We love to go to Alabama in the fall, too, because of the beautiful fall leaves. Looks like you guys had a great trip!

  5. what great photos!! i love the fall leaves and colors and those cute little sunglasses on her

  6. Fall is the best, she's so cute in all of the leaves. Glad she minded her manners on the plane :)

    I've had a recipe for apple cider doughnuts printed out for a few months now, I am hoping to make it when company is here during Thanksgiving. Lots of doughnuts and not enough people to eat them is not a good scenario for me.

    1. Seriously! Let me know how they turn out!

  7. Oh my word! How cute is she?? I love the way you dress her. And props to you guys for being troopers on a plane with a baby. I've never been to CT, but it looks beautiful!

    Happy Friday!

  8. Oh my goodness--it looks beautiful there!! I'm glad you had such a good time with your family and that you took lots of pictures!! So fun!!

  9. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip! It is beautiful there!


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