Monday, August 7, 2017

bike ride

Sunday was a beautiful day and the kids and I took a bike ride.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

summer in the city

We had a fun time in Boston with our friends! The kids got "misted," we had lunch and ice cream and then they rode the carousel.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

swimming lessons

The kids were violently opposed to swimming lessons this year! I made them go anyway. The first week was mostly cold and rainy, and they were miserable. The second week's weather was much better and they had a little more fun. We're relieved it's over now!

bike ride

I keep hoping the kids will want to take a bike ride this summer, but so far it hasn't happened. For now, I'll keep going by myself! I got these photos of the beautiful river near our house the other morning.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Malcolm and Rye

Malcolm doesn't eat any of the vegetables from the CSA but he likes petting the dog, Rye!

tiny crocs

American sizing is confusing! I ordered the kids crocs in toddler size instead of youth!

knitting

Jane made up this baby bird, then she started another one using a pattern! It's hard to show her what to do because I'm right-handed and she's left-handed, but she figured out how to purl, increase and decrease stitches. Purling contintentally is working better for her since she can hold the yarn in her left hand.

teenager

Westie is a teenager! The kids gave her some ham and cheese on her birthday and she gobbled it up.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

stamp museum

The stamp museum had free admission last Friday with all kinds of activities. Malcolm did NOT want to go, so I bribed him with Mexican food. We ended up liking it a lot!

When we got home, we dumped out our stamps from Grammy and used those for the activities!

beach day

We had a fun day at the beach last week! The kids loved being buried by Duncan!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Martha's Vineyard

We felt very lucky to be invited to spend two days with our friends in Martha's Vineyard! We had great food, saw the gingerbread houses, went up a lighthouse and spent a wonderful day at the beach.

We ate Cape Cod chips on the boat with the Cape in view!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

morning in Maine

We checked out the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge in Wells, Maine. It was a nice walk and very pretty! Then we went to the Maine Diner for lunch. We had heard about it for a while, so it was nice to finally try it!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

granite state

We took a quick trip to New Hampshire on Sunday and Monday. We went hiking, played mini-golf and went to Storyland. The weather was nice and nothing was crowded!