Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Old Fashioned Summer Fun


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Kicking my bucket list item

I've lived in the Boston area nearly 20 yrs (which seems impossible cause I just don't feel that old!!), and in Hull for 12 years now.  In all that time, I've seen the Boston Harbor Islands from so many land angles, and have always wanted to go.  Well, finally we did it!!  And it was as cool as I'd hoped!
Of the 12 islands open to the public, we chose to go to Peddocks - 1 of the only 2 islands with history still standing (history junkie that I am).  Peddocks Island is an old military post - used through the early 1950's.  Though most of the buildings are gone, about 8 are still standing - and of those 2 are open to the public. We brought our picnic lunch and enjoyed exploring, imagining what it was like back in the day, and taking in all the beautiful views. 
 Even Thomas thought it was quite cool
(hmmmm...maybe he's a future history nerd?!)
We even hit the sea glass jackpot on one of the beaches.  We collected more sea glass in one hour than I have over the course of my whole life!

PS - I had to wait a bit to post this as I wanted to be sure the boy was not infected with Triple E or worse.  I thought I had sprayed him down, but apparently he is just too sweet for those squeeters to resist!!  Man was he covered in bites!!!  But all better now.
Definitely one of the best days of the summer!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

More sports and something learned

Two of our favorite teams in one week?!?!  Oh yea!!

Big T, Thomas and Mama went to Foxboro and check out our favorite football team practice.  For something that is free, they sure do put on quite an event!!  We took in about an hour and a half of the practice (saw all three QB's, thank you very much!) and then headed to fan zone, which really should be called kid zone with all the inflatables!!

 Our 3 QBs!!
plus a future QB?

Too bad Thomas didn't have fun, right? 
I'm always amazed the way this child, my boy, takes life by storm.  He is enthusiastic about e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g!  Truly.  Everything is an adventure to him....going food shopping....checking out a new playground....going on an actual new adventure.  He takes everything by storm and is delighted by it all.

I am amazed. 

And I wonder.....

where does that come from?  Is it the typical 5 yr old mind?  Or is Thomas specific?

Then I reflect on myself, and I realize I'm like that too.

I see a good movie and I'm pumped.  I read a good book and my spirit soars.  I see a sunset and my heart sings.  I spend a day exploring with my boy and my mind expands. 

Look out all you thrill seekers, mountain climbers, sky divers.....Thomas and Mama are getting their thrill-on right here on the South Shore of MA!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

First time to Fenway!!!

We got to cross off one of Daddy's Bucket List items - taking in a Red Sox game at Fenway park as a family. And thanks to some dear friends gifting us tickets, we did it in style with some GREAT seats!
Our seats were THIS close
 We got to meet Wally!!!
Enjoyed some park favorites -
hot dog then ice cream
Totally getting into the spirit of the game 
(probably my fav photo of the day)
Thomas picked this location to have his pic....
seems he might have mama's eye!