Thursday, July 7, 2011

An amazing weekend, in pictures.

The family drama was kept at a minimum... and the kids had a wonderful time in Nantucket. First hit of the trip was Aaron's old rocking horse. Both kids LOVED it. Betsy wanted us to take it home, but we didn't have space in the car.

Another HUGE hit for the kids was riding on BIG bikes. Driving around Nantucket is a pain in the ass. Everyone has HUGE SUVs and the roads aren't wide. It takes forever to get anywhere. Betsy had one of these co-pilot seats, and both kids loved riding so much, we rented another. Aaron and I had a blast going for what I think was our first bike ride since 2003. We forgot how much fun it was to ride, and I had to say - it was also a blast having a mini-cheering section right behind you. "GO MAMA! FASTER!"

On the 4th of July, we hit Main St and all the activities that were there. Both Maggie and Cam got flags painted on their faces, and we explored and waited for the annual water fight. Maggie managed to dig in the dirt between the cobblestones... because she manages to sit in dirt wherever we go.

I don't have pictures of the waterfight, but you can go here. They actually pull out the town firetrucks!

After a good long nap, the kids woke up and we had some time to burn before going to see the fireworks, so we explored Betsy's backyard. Her house abuts conservation land, with plenty of trees to climb. (And ticks. I got one, Cam had two).

Finally, we hit the launch to Aaron's Uncle's boat for dinner and fireworks. Maggie LOVED riding on the launch:

And Cam just loved running around the boat and waving to everyone that passed by.

I was surprised at how well both kids did staying up that late. We didn't get home until 10, and both were up and excited to watch the fireworks. Cam still calls them 'bubbles in the sky!' which is too cute. The best part about watching them from a boat is that they aren't loud at all.

The 5th was our final day, and we couldn't leave without a final visit to the family bake shop. Both kids had Boston cream donuts (Mom too) and after we got all the chocolate off their faces, we took a picture under the sign.

On the ferry ride home, Maggie passed out on the deck the second the boat pulled away. Cam managed to stay awake until the car, but was passed out before we pulled out of the parking lot.

Couldn't have asked for a more fun family vacation... although I'm still recovering from all the 'fun'.


HereWeGoAJen said...

That looks so fun! It sounds like a perfect vacation to me.

Carrie27 said...

Sounds like you all had a great time, and I know how exhausting vacations can be.

Heather said...

What a wonderful weekend! Your kids are so cute. :)

Kahla said...

Looks like so much fun!!! The kids are adorable, Maggie is getting so big!

BrandiH said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip! Great pictures.

Sukey said...

Love the pictures! The first one threw me - I still think of Maggie as the little baby of the family - and she's almost as big as Cam!