We arrived in Harrisburg Tuesday evening and walked around and explored...
Our state capitol building is incredible! IT is such a gorgeous building. We walked around and read all the quotes engraved in the concrete and then we headed to Neato Burrito for dinner and it began to storm so we headed back to our hotel.
The kids were exhausted and fell asleep much easier than expected.
In the morning we got up and met the Sams ladies at Hershey's Chocolate World! It was fantastic! A good time was for sure had by all! Above is a picture of Oceana, Naomi and Hope on the Chocolate Ride.
Here are my guys on the ride! :)
My loves holding more of my loves! ;) The world's biggest chocolate bars and Hope holding the world's largest Reese Cups.
They got to package some Hershey Kisses
And then they decided we needed to ride the Chocolate Ride again...Jacob LOVED it!
He especially loved the singing cows!
All in all it was a great day! We grabbed some dinner and headed back to the hotel for a swim.
Could Jake's suit BE any cuter!?
Thursday morning we got up and headed to the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts where we spent the entire day exploring. It is a FABULOUS museum. We had so much fun!
These guys LOVED the hurricane chamber where they got to feel winds up to 91 mph!
They learned about how floods affect the land...
Pulleys make work easier!
The highlight for the boys was this center where they could build their own car and then race them.
and a paper airplane center where they could build and then launch the planes.
Luke and Dad trying to play scrambler...a memory game
Icky the Infectious clown was a hit!
Howard and I played mind ball! (I won) :)
This might be the coolest water table ever...there was a seat for Jacob to sit and enjoy the fun! He LOVED it!
I love them!
Hope played in this little shopping area forever.
and again we headed back to the hotel for a swim and the Sams ladies joined us again...I need to get a picture from Susie of the babies together...they were too cute!
Friday morning it was time to get ready for COURT!
They were so excited to be in a REAL courtroom! They were perfectly behaved...it was such a great day!
Jacob loved the judge. He was such a kind soul! We were blessed to have everyone who was involved involved.
The kids chose IHOP for the Adoption celebration lunch.
And I chose the Penn State Creamery for a snack partway home. :) Luke had Cookies and Cream.
Ben had Autumn Pie...a combination of nectarines, peaches and raspberries...
Hope chose cookie dough...
and Howard chose Peach. (Poor Jakey only got formula) :) Overall it was a great trip (aside from the fact that my wisdom tooth became abscessed and I am now sitting here recovering from oral surgery as a result) we enjoyed eachother and had a fun few days celebrating our family. I am so grateful for all the Lord has done in our lives and I look forward to the adventures ahead!