Nov 12

All Aboard the Polar Express

We fulfilled one of Aaron’s dreams this weekend with a ride on the Polar Express along with Grammy and Pop-Pop. We all had a great time! Aaron was very impressed and is thrilled to know that after talking with Santa, the elves are hard at work making his requested toy.

Ready to Ride

Teaching Grammy all about diesels

Ready to ride the Polar Express with Grammy and Pop-Pop

All Aboard the Polar Express

Hot, Hot, Hot, Hot Chocolate


Reading the Polar Express book on the train

We had fun last weekend too with great weather we hit one more pumpkin patch and had our holiday family photos taken with a parked train.

Playing in the last of the pumpkin patches for the season

Love Hide and Seek Lately

All Aboard for Christmas Pictures

Aug 12

End of Summer Roadtrip

We snuck in one more road trip before the summer ends. We visited tons of friends and family and had such a good time.

Checking out the dinosaurs at the science museum

Walking (running) the riverfront on a gorgeous night

Couple up to the Engine

With Grandma and Grandpa at the riverfront

Riverfront at dusk

Making lunch in the vegetable garden

Beautiful tulips

After a couple of long drives we spent the morning RUNNING around the gardens

Really getting into the fountain garden

Playing with new friend, Maia

Exploring Old Town Alexandria

At Ben And Jerry’s

Little Patriot

Nature Hike with Cody

Throwing Rocks in the River

Puddle Jumping in the River from Aaron Robert Cox on Vimeo.

The Grumpy Old Troll (Dora) from Aaron Robert Cox on Vimeo.

Kids on the Bridge from Aaron Robert Cox on Vimeo.

Sweet Baby Ward

Playing at the Co-op farm

Best Friends on the Farm

Farmer Aaron

Simba at the Sprayground

Hiding amongst the scenery

Moms cooking up a storm for Amy’s big birthday dinner.

They get along GREAT!

Jul 12

Beach Trip and Surprise Visit

We had a crazy week with a surprise visit from our friends followed by a trip to the beach with family. We got to meet Alex’s new baby brother, Edward, and ran the visitors around town seeing friends/family and familiar places. We headed to the beach mid-week and had a ball at the beach, on the boardwalk, and hanging with the whole family. We celebrated Aaron’s upcoming birthday and got to play with cousin Summer as well.

Yeah! Amy, Alex and Baby Edward came for a surprise visit

We hit the spraygrounds while our friends were in town

Baby Edward’s first sprayground

Anual Beach Trip waas great as usual

Bury Dad, then jump on him. Brilliant.

Aaron’s beach birthday celebration with the family

Can’t go to the beach without some Grottos pizza

Football on the beach

Making friends at mini golf

Learning to pick blue crabs


Summer Helps Play with Aarons new train accessories

Aaron Paints Dad at the Beach from Aaron Robert Cox on Vimeo.

Dancing Toddlers from Aaron Robert Cox on Vimeo.

Jun 12

Trip to Columbus, OH

We had a big weekend trip to Columbus, OH. We visited our family to share a Memorial Service for Aaron’s Great-Grandmother, Joan, and a wedding for dad’s cousin Chris. Besides all of the family fun we also made a trip to the zoo, the local science museum, and visted our friends the Tylers. We had a ton of fun!

Ready to party

Aaron’s first plane ride

With cousin Desi at the Rehearsal dinner

Aunt Janet, Uncle Joe, and cousins Tony & Andy

Cousin Chris and his bride, Diane

Cocktail Hour

Having fun at the reception
(note fat lip from a trip into the window at the hotel)

Desi was king of the dance floor. Here Aaron holds him still enough for a photo.

At the Columbus Zoo

Polar Bears seemed out of sorts in the 85 degree heat

Poor baby rhino

Aaron’s favorite attraction at the zoo

With Grandpa at the Big Machines exhibit at the science museum

Hard at Work

May 12

Virginia is for Mothers

We spent last week in Virginia with our good friends, Amy & Alex. We had a great time together including a couple adventures to the Potomac River and Williamsburg where mom’s friend Kate was able to meet us as well.

Potomac River


Much Deserved Night Out (after we put the kids to bed of course)