So, here's a little roundup of the past couple of weeks....
R's first day trip to Cape Cod! We hit our favorite fried seafood joint on the Cape, Cooke's, and found out that R loves clam chowder as much as her sister! We went to Cuffy's to get R the requisite Cape Cod hoodie, strolled Main Street in Hyannis, and then hit a few beaches where we played and had a picnic dinner.
|E and Baba. R had no interest in riding the merry-go-round so|
we waved from the sidelines.
|Seagull Beach, West Yarmouth.|
Another of E's hug/stranglehold moves.
|Veteran's Park Beach, Hyannis.|
|Everyone's looking at the camera! Miracle!|
Finally I "bit the bullet" and decided that I should try to lug the girls and all of their gear to the beach on my own. We headed up to Rockport on a hot, hot day. I almost passed out carrying a cooler, beach bag, backpack, umbrella, chair, sand toys, and Rosie down to the beach, but we made it, Emmie tagging behind carrying her water bottle. Needless to say, I went out and bought one of those Beach Buggies the next day.
|Front Beach, Rockport.|
|Feeding little sister a snack.|
|E insisted that she did not want to fall asleep on the way home. I was like,|
"Yeah, you go ahead and try to stay awake after playing for 3 hours in 90 degree heat."
And with that, I had a blessedly quiet ride home.
We were super excited to celebrate R's first Fourth of July as a US Citizen! Last year, E loved the fireworks, so much so that we went to see them in several towns. So we figured we'd give it a try with R on July 3rd. For whatever reason, NEITHER of them enjoyed the fireworks this year! E kept asking when they were going to be over, and R just hid her face. But, we made up for it the next day by playing in the kiddie pool all day and then taking a walk along Boston Harbor and having some treats in the North End. We skipped the traditional hot dogs and hamburgers in favor of a delicious homemade Chinese dinner--including lo mein!
|"Woo hoo! Look at us!" All fun and games until the fireworks actually|
started and everyone was miserable.
|Family 4th photo!|
|R looks a little bit like she's trying to escape.|
|The North End. Look at that little pinkie in the air.|
|No, they are NOT drinking espresso. But they would|
if I let them.
|A hot and happy Fourth of July along Boston Harbor.|