In September, we took a little "weekend" (because Justin never has weekends off) getaway to Lancaster, PA ... just the four of us! It was our first TRUE "family vacation" with the kiddos without my parents' help. In Lancaster, we explored Amish Country ... complete with a horse drawn buggy ride, authentic cuisine, and a trip aboard the Strasburg Railroad. Jackson even had the opportunity the meet Thomas the Tank Engine (parent tip: go the Strasburg the day BEFORE "Day Out With Thomas" ... your children get to see Thomas, you don't have to wait in lines, and it is much cheaper!).
The following day, we took the boys to Dutch Wonderland - a theme park geared toward ages 3-12. Jackson could ride almost everything in the park. Oliver could ride probably 75% of the rides as well (so could Justin and I). I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dutch Wonderland! Next year, I foresee season passes for the Heath family!
For this trip, I exercised the freedom of traveling without my DSLR camera. Therefore, these are authentic, candid, unedited iPhone images. Don't hold it against me! Gosh, though ... it sure felt good!