"We'll get there fast and then we'll take it slooooow, that's where we wanna gooooo, up to the Poconos..."
Last week we got a call from our cousin saying that her family couldn't use their timeshare in the Poconos and offering it to us for the week. So nice! Unfortunately, we couldn't swing the entire week because of other commitments - but we could free up a few days, so we packed up and headed to the mountains for three days. We didn't know anything about the place and what we would do while there - AND jb still had to work, so we weren't sure how exactly this little vacation would go. We didn't want to oversell it to Leo, so we just told him that we were going on an adventure.
After saying things like, "We need to pack for our adventure" and "We are making these muffins to take on our adventure" - eventually everything took on the adventure moniker. He called the condo our "adventure house", the muffins were "adventure muffins" and even the naps were "adventure naps".
The timeshare was super cute - complete with kitchen and laundry. Leo wasted no time in making himself at home. Most of the time we just went about our day as usual - except it was so nice to have jb working from nearby.
|Snack time while daddy works|
|Watching daddy make dinner|
|going up and down |
(and up and down) the stairs
We also indulged in some special activities - like swimming. Leo LOVED being in the water; and was completely fearless. I had trouble keeping up with him in the shallow water - he would just zip from one end to the other, and if he fell and his face went under, he would pick himself right back up, wipe his eyes, and keep going.
|All that swimming required lots of baths|
to rinse off the chlorine
|Leo's rule was that he had to stay on the carpet|
|Toddler shooting hoops|
|This was his favorite part of basketball|
|More swimming - in the deep end!|
|Picnic in front of the "fire"|
|Leo's first hot cocoa|
It was so nice to get away - even if it was just for a few days, even if jb had to work. Especially since we are expecting bug in June - our last (only?) vacation as a family of three - just the three of us... I'm so grateful for the generosity of our cousins - it was such a lovely, unexpected treat!