Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bonus Beach Day

Maddy and I left a (sick) Audrey and (a-recovering-from-last-night's-Bachelor-Party) Bob at home and explored the beach construction near our house. Sixty degrees in November!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Maddy Skates with the Bruins!

For the last day of Maddy's adaptive ice skating program two Bruins (Seth Griffith and Joe Morrow) and Blades the mascot came to skate with the kids. They had a great time!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Girl's Weekend!

We just had our annual Girl's Weekend. This year, Angie came up with Mom. Angie got to experience all that our hospitality has to Maddy's favorite Chicken Cordon Blue and broccoli for dinner.

On Friday, we didn't do much except browsing for new holiday sweaters for Elmo. On Saturday, I drug Mom and Angie all over Boston. We started near the Boston Common...

...and walked all the way to the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum where Angie and I broke all sorts of rules and took lots of photos inside. Ironically, only Mom got busted for using her cell phone to check her FitBit. Who says that crime doesn't pay?

The museum was beautiful we could have spent another whole day in there.

On Sunday was the main event: Annie the Musical! The show was awesome!

Afterwards, we tried to go to Maddy's favorite noodle place, but Maggiano's was too long of a wait. So we went to the North End for some real Italian noodles. We all had room for desert so we went to a nearby cafe.

Maddy didn't even have to think about what kind of gelato she wanted....cookie dough! Delicious.

And finally, before Mom and Angie had to leave, Audrey broke in Cody's Harvard sweatshirt. I think she looks good in that!

It was a great weekend. We can't wait to do it again!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Bonus Park Day + Bribery

We had a few 60 degree days. What better way to use them than to swing!

And I'm realizing that there is very little that Audrey won't do for the promise of a new holiday sweater for Elmo.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Pumpkin Launch

Today was exciting for two reasons.

First, we saw the first sign of the holiday season…Elmo donned his Christmas sweater. Peanut butter balls and gingerbread houses must be right around the corner!

The second exciting thing was the pumpkin launch we went to. It was a fundraiser for a local Cub Scout troop...

...and the trebuchet they built was very impressive!

The giant mulch pile was a huge hit too!

After this, just composting our yucky pumpkin is just going to seem so inadequate.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Peter and the Wolf

The went to Symphony Hall today to see the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra do a performance of Peter and the Wolf. We were so impressed at all the talented kids!

And hopefully we are creating some music lovers ourselves!

Paint Nite

Nothing goes better with a margarita than painting! Nicole and and had a blast, and it was for a good cause...the PTO at Maddy's school.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Election Day

Maddy got the day off school today (because of the schools being polling places) so I had the brilliant idea to go to the Aquarium, which would surely be empty on a school day.

Well...not so much. But we still had fun. The kids got drenched in the touch tank.

And we always manage to see something a venomous lion fish...prickly!

And lucky for us, we bumped into some other Winthrop friends!

It was a nice break from the regular school routine!