Monday, March 2, 2009

The blog of a million pictures

As promised, here are some photos of Jude's first vacation. This was his first time to meet his grandparents Franceschini, and Aunt Vickie, as well as many other family members.

As you can see, Jude is jazzed about this trip.

And, here we have him about 5 minutes down the road:-)

Oh, and some things never change, even on road trips (notice that his sock is coming off).

Jude's first stay at a hotel. We thought it best not to push it and drive all 9 hours at the beginning of the vacation. Little did we know then that on the way back he would sleep all but maybe 2 or 3 hours of the drive. Could have saved that $80.

Jude is so happy to be spending the week at Great Grandma and Great Grandpa's house since they come and spend weekends at his house some times.

Hanging out with Aunt Vickie

Grandma has the magic touch!

Grandma and Grandpa and Jude. If grandpa did not have on his glasses, you would see that they have the same scowl. It is the one that Jude is wearing in this photo.

Jude took surprisingly good naps while on vacation, which is weird because he won't sleep on flat surfaces at home. Guess the kid knows what vacation is for.

Napping in the swing borrowed from cousin Christie

Hanging out with Daddy

Ready for the Strawberry Festival

Just a fun fact:

Daddy being silly with his strawberry short cake

Aunt Vickie marching with her twirl group in the Strawberry Festival Parade

Just a fun family photo of the original Florida Franceschini family circa 1970s. Pictured from left to right: Jude's Great Aunt Joanne, Jude's Great Uncle Chris, Jude's Great Uncle Chuck, Jude's Grandpa Fred, in front: Jude's Great Grandma Joanne, and Jude's Great Grandpa Fred.

Jude wants to thank you for looking at his photos:-)


svr said...

looks like a good time was had by all. i think kids are always better travelers than we give them credit for. thankfully, mine always have been. maybe the great napping is a sign that he is ready for the crib? :-)
hope we can get together with you all soon.

roadrunner201 said...

We were thinking that, though for naps only because I am too lazy to get up in the middle of the night to get him from his room:-)