HOLIDAYS, Princeton THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF PRINCETON 12 November 2012

We spent one wonderful week in the Princeton area and its surroundings. It was really nice to wander around the areas, poke our noses around, and generally enjoy ourselves. There wasn’t actually that much to do in terms of shopping or dining, so it was more of a laid-back week for us.

Though… we did find a Walmart!! An absolutely GIGANTIC one, which really delighted Mum and I as we could explore it for hours. Literally, because Hunter took his normal 2-hour nap in the stroller and so we could wander around checking it all out.

It was fun 🙂

People there did think we were mad, but here we are taking a photo in Walmart!

 

I never thought a simple grilled cheese sandwich would be exciting, but this was FREAKIN’ AMAZING.

 

No trip to the USA is complete without a visit to Cinnabon.. one of my holy grails

 

Had a Whoopie Pie (soft chocolate cake with marshmallow cream) for the first time. So yummy!

 

Dunno what possessed me to get a Dunkin Donut, since they’re in both SG and AU. Thought it’d be awesome in the USA, but nope… only average

 

Carter absolutely loving being in his carrier. Excuse the girly-outfit, borrowed it off my girl friend’s daughter! Poor child, this photo is probably gonna come back to haunt him in the future 😉

 

A typical house in the area. Though the hanging dolls aren’t typical, obviously. They were hung there for Halloween!

 

Outside one of the little cafes we ate at

 

We found a little farmland type place where Hunter loved running around in the great outdoors, checking out the animals. Most of all, he discovered a proper, working tractor!! OH HAPPINESS AND JOY!!! It was like his dream come true, and I loved seeing his reaction when he got to sit in it. SHEER HAPPINESS was an understatement.

Man vs Wild

 

Wandering around checking out the sheep

 

OH BOY A TRACTOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Lost in his own (tractor) world…

 

Outside a real life farmhouse

 

Touching a real pumpkin for the first time (though he tried to pick it up, unsuccessfully)

 

Earning his keep at the water pump

 

“That a way, Mum!”

 

I found the USA really baby-friendly. Loved how the malls had these push cars that we could pop Hunter into, and push him all around. And of course, our wheels-obsessed boy was in seventh heaven! He would have alllll the patience in the world whilst I shopped 😉

“Like my wheels?”

 

Night times at home were relaxed and the kids’ sleep schedules were basically perfect for almost every night of the entire USA holiday (thank you thank you thank you). They adapted well to jet lag, and didn’t have issues falling asleep. Hunter, in particular, always had his own bed + room.. so he was pleased. Whew!

Skype-ing with Chris

 

Bathtime at night was full of giggles and fun

 

Loving his nightly “swim”

 

“Night night, Daddy!”

 

“Good night, world”, says the little one, all well-fed and tucked in for the night 🙂

 

10 Comments

  • Mirna Sierra-Duchemin on Facebook posted on November 12, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Hehe, can’t wait for the nyc bit 🙂

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    • Beverly! posted on November 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      You know it’s just a storm of food and shopping photos! 😉

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  • Amelia posted on November 13, 2012 at 5:31 am

    Excited tractor face is adorable!

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    • Beverly! posted on November 13, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      He was in his element. I don’t see the appeal 😉

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  • lilsnooze posted on November 13, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Haha, I really think the children adapt to jetlag better than we do!

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    • Beverly! posted on November 13, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      Thankfully! Though, I don’t think I get jetlag. Or at least I didn’t, because I still have to get up at 4ish AM to feed Carter.. so I think my body just wants to sleep no matter what 😉

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  • Sherry H posted on November 16, 2012 at 3:14 am

    You were so lucky! Whenever we travel back to London, my LO always suffered jet lag! Really enjoy all your posts and you look fab for having two cutiest bambinas!

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    • Beverly! posted on November 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      I think my boys are sleepyheads so the time difference doesn’t affect them, LOL. But we’re travelling to Australia next month, so we’ll see if they get hit big time!

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  • shreejacob posted on November 16, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    You know…I really like the picture of your parents 🙂

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    • Beverly! posted on November 16, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      It’s a nice one of em! Shame the kids are hidden 😉

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