Saturday, September 10, 2016

Soccer, Carver's Pond, and Clifford Grant Reservation

Big victory on the soccer fields least compared to last year when they wouldn't do anything at all and cried.  Both were happy to participate.  They had no clue what they were doing and were completely ROCKED by the green team.  The boys were too "polite" to steal the ball away from the other team.  I had to explain after that this is ONE time where you CAN steal a toy (in this case the ball) away from someone on the other team.  All was well until Adi crashed heads with another kid and got a nosebleed.  Then he wouldn't play anymore.  So we'll see if he's too traumatized to play next week.  Hopefully not!

Before soccer we actually went for a hike.  I simply can't tired them out--no matter what!  Today we checked out Carver's Pond in Bridgewater.  We even found a geocache along the trail. :-)  The boys enjoyed it--we'll definitely go back.  It's so close and easy to get to.

Checking out "the treasure."

Last weekend we went to walk a trail near Oliver Ames High School.  It was *great*!!!  It's 2 miles and we only made it part of the way with the boys, but it was still awesome.  There is even a playground at the school right near the trailhead.  Great morning!

Looking to see if there are any caches...nope.  Oh well.

Sunday, September 4, 2016


We've been trying to make a point to get out and hike every weekend, especially now that the weather hasn't been so stinking hot.  

Last weekend we checked out the short hike at Langwater Pond to a very cool surprise spot at the end with great views.  There are SO MANY PLACES to explore in Easton alone!

 We also went apple picking with Anne and her boys.

 Yesterday, we checked out the Stonehill College nature trail which is right behind their future elementary school.  It's the perfect trail: well labeled, not too long, and relatively flat.  It has some interesting things to see, though, including tee-pee like structures all along the way.

Lastly, a little fun around the house...

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Final Days of Summer... :-(

Oh, how I don't want to go back to school!!!!  :-(  

The boys have become so impressive and independent on the playground.  That was a major milestone for all of us that happened this summer.  

The Meditech Picnic.  I believe this is the 8th time Carlos and I have been, and the second one that the boys were really able to enjoy.

They loved this slide and a funhouse/maze the most.  They went on over and over.

They started karate at Bridgewater Martial Arts last week.  They *love* it.  Sebastian keeps saying, "Mama!!!  The sensei gave me a uniform!!"

One day they were just standing around chatting over "tea" in the afternoon.  Jim and I used to drink out of those same cups when we were little and having picnics at our Smurf plastic picnic table at the Pleasant St. house.  They were chatting about their superhero names.  To be 4.5 years old again...

Lunch at the Shipyard in Hingham after a morning with Jim, James, and Alice at Grumpy's beach.

They are replacing the water pipes in our neighborhood and the streets are all torn up (luckily not near our house).  Free entertainment!!

 Playing "restaurant" at the playground.

My two superheroes.

Last Thursday Auntie Carol came down for a swim at Mini's.  She brought Nana!!  That was such a nice surprise.  We had a good time, and the boys practiced ballet leg, and a new fave, ballet bum.

Our last visit to the Spiderman playground of the summer season. :-(  Love it there.

 I let the boys play in the dirt pile in the driveway.  They LOVED being able to get dirty.  Adrian insisted on wearing that jacket even though it was almost 90 degrees.

Superman does puzzles in our living room sometimes.

Flying in the kitchen...