Our Life in Pictures
We all (& Charlie!) piled into the car to make the 12 hour trip west to Cleveland. It was a packed 6 days of fun with Maw Maw and Paw Paw – eating, walking, touring downtown (USS Cod, Rock & Roll HOF), visiting Dad’s college roommate, collecting seaglass…
And, Maw Maw and Paw Paw took us to Cedar Point and Splash City for 2 days!
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!
A week after our trip to DC< we went camping in New Hampshire. Mom, Auntie Donna and the little kids spent 1 night in the cabins while the rest of us “roughed it” by spending 3 nights at Pawtuckaway. We went for a hike, ate smores and popcorn cooked over a campfire and even went swimming in a lake with warning signs posted because of high bacteria levels.
After doing it f2 years in a row, we can’t wait to go back next year
After Will finished up his soccer season with a goal in the last game, we decided that the best way to spend the first day of summer break was to go ice skating – and then ice cream, of course.
Dad just discovered this post that never made it. Better late than never…
More of our summer: road trip to DC (with a stop at Lady Liberty), cousins, the World Cup, a minor league baseball game and other fun stuff.
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!!