Friday, October 14, 2016

Pirate Ships and the Boston Children's Museum

One fine weekend in September, our friend Anne organized a pirate ship cruise out of Plymouth.  It was a blast.  The boys fought an "ugly pirate" with water cannons attached to our ship, and even found "treasure."  I didn't take many pictures, but it was a fun day.

This is a random video of the boys pretending they are at their own Dojo...Sebastian loves to play like he's the Sensei.

One Sunday we went into the Children's Museum in Boston.  The boys loved it--I HATE that place.  Too much stimulation.  It was a beautiful day so we went for a walk.  We had lunch at Joe's Bar and Grill on the water by the North End, and after we got cannolis.  Sebastian was begging for one because he learned about them in a Curious George episode.  He loved it.  Adrian opted for a "Black and White" cookie.  Then we rode the T back to the Children's Museum so the boys could get on the "train."  They loved the whole day and couldn't wait to tell their friends about their adventures the next day at school.

Random photos:

Last weekend we went to Auntie Carol's to visit and see Nana.  Everyone went, so that was great.  

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...