Thursday, September 18, 2014

Back on the Cape.

After a very short time in Florida, I boarded a plane for Boston to go back up to David's. I actually met Emily's parents, John and Susan, in the airport . They were flying out of the same gate I came in on. Boston Logan is huge, so the chances of that happening are pretty slim.
It was great to see the family again and to get my first glimpse at Lydia. She is a beautiful baby, and Sarah and Josiah have taken to her very well.
Josiah was a bit camera shy, so no pictures of him this time.
Lydia in a gown worn by her daddy. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

She's here!

Our day began as we drove off the Cape at 6 am. It was so difficult to leave this precious family ! We drove all day, thru New York City and Washington DC. Driving thru NYC was not nearly as bad as I expected. We finally stopped south of Richmond , VA, ate dinner and called it a night.
About 8 pm we got a text from David saying, it's go time! Headed to the hospital .
Lydia Elizabeth was born at 10:55, 8 lbs 15 oz and perfect! Although we were disappointed to miss the birth, we are thankful that things happen in God's perfect timing.
She was born on my mom's 76th birthday, and her name was chosen in part to honor my mom.


Our last night on the cape. Still no baby...Steve and I made the difficult decision to head back to Florida. Emily's parents are arriving tomorrow, and there is that work thing....

Dave and Emily treated us to dinner at the British Beer Company in Falmouth. Later we walked on the beach and took some pictures.

Canal visitor center

The Cape Cod Canal is an interesting place! Although built as a for profit venture in the early 1900's, it is now under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service. There is always something fun to see! Pleasure boats, fishing boats, yachts, barges and the occasional cruise ship make up most of the traffic.
Sarah and Josiah each spelled out their names with military flags.

Playground day!

Salt Pond Visitor center and Coast Guard Beach

This area is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. We looked around the visitor center for a while, then walked the boardwalk to the beach . The trail goes over a saltwater marsh teeming with birds, and ends at the beach. Occasionally seals are spotted here but we didn't see any. The water was much colder than the bay beaches and the current was very strong. Thankfully Sarah and Josiah were content to play in the sand.