Our Life in Pictures
Even though the Dog Days of Summer are over, we’re still trying to squeeze every last bit of fun into what’s left of our summer. Sailing camp, golf camp, ice cream, beach, legos, slacklining, back-to-school shopping, mini golf. Only a week and half until school starts!
Spending Labor Day weekend on Cape Cod is a McDonald tradition. So is having a bad back and lingering knee trouble. What better way to annually celebrate a deteriorating body than to have a softball game!!! The game this year was the 5th annual. On my count of those playing, there were 4 bad backs, 6 bum knees and a bad shoulder or 2. That’s current, not past ailments! (Dad’s note: I have neither a bad back nor a messed up knee and I hit the first home run in McDonald Labor Day softball game history. Lefty. And I’m right-handed. Over the fence.)
The rest of the weekend was spent on the beach (with the Gormley Cup!), at an arcade, eating ice cream and a bunch of other stuff we don’t get to do once school starts.
It’s August 28: Mom seems to be white-knuckling the steering wheel, her hair is looking particularly crazy these days, and she keeps mentioning the first day of school… but we’ve had a great summer!
It started off with a bang when PawPaw and MawMaw visited (we read, played some cards, had a girls day out, hit the local bookstore and picnic’d at Hale Reservation)… then Aunt Suz came and the fun continued (blueberry picking and then lots of blueberry experiments in the kitchen, an outing at Castle Island and the North End, bike riding, walking at Millennium and of course Chipotle Thursday!).
July continued with our annual 4th of July parade at the cape, trips to the beach, sprinkler parks, zoo, the farm and countless ice cream shops. There was swim camp & tennis camp, girl scout camp and driveway hockey. The huge fun happened when we got in the car and drove to DC to hang out with the Koch side! Uncle Mitch and Aunt Laine hosted us all and we had a great time at the monuments and the zoo and just hanging out. We squeezed in the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on the way down too.
The pace slowed in August but we still managed to get to Cape Cod a lot, go camping for a weekend in New Hampshire with Dad, Uncle Stephen, Genna and Dylan, see some friends, hang with Ash, and have a cousin sleepover. Dad and Will got to go to Fenway for a Liverpool soccer match and we all made it to a minor league baseball game (i.e. ice cream and snacks in the hot sun but at least it didn’t cost an arm and a leg – plus we got to run the bases!!). Most recently we went to the Children’s Museum for the Welcome to Kindergarten (and PreK) party!
We also got baby brother on a tricycle, introduced him to whipped cream, wore Nana’s toilet paper cover around, went to breakfast with Papa at Sesuit Harbor, made Star Wars wookie cookies, laughed a lot, cried some, then went back to school shopping!! One more week!!
Beautiful day for dad’s company outing to Thompson Island! We’ve been saying for a long time we need to get to the Boston Harbor Islands and we finally made it. Owen enjoyed the views. The big kids enjoyed meeting other kids via squirt gun fights and volleyball. We all enjoyed the sunshine!
Well we really covered it all this weekend. We may not need to go back to the Cape til next summer. It was a long holiday weekend so we went to the beach with our cousins, cooked out, went to the 4th of July parade, watched fireworks from the beach, hit the batting cages & bumper boats (some of us – hint: middle child boys – would not leave the batting cage area to try out the bumper boats), went out for ice cream and hung out with Nana & Papa who even treated us to dinner out (nuthin says Cape Cod like chicken fingers at Seafood Sams). The only thing we didn’t cover is mini-golf – – oh and also fishing…. and the drive-in movie theater…. I guess we’ll have to go back next weekend!!
So long Summer of 2012. We went to the Cape and hit Scargo Lake one more time, played Go Fish with Nana, and ended the weekend with a family softball game and late day swim and pizza on the beach.
First grade starts Thursday!
We went to the Beachcomber this weekend and had a blast! This is where mom and dad used to come in their younger days. The restaurant is at the top of the dunes and mom says they make a great mudslide!
We had a fun weekend at the cape, topped off by a nice relaxing fathers day at Fisherman’s Landing in Brewster. We love our dad!TAGS: beach