Sunday, August 30, 2015

Playing Catch-Up

I'm officially a complete week behind.  I'm sorry.  When I last left off, we were in Maine visiting Elizabeth, Sean, Owen and my parents.  But we only spent a day there before heading back home to Massachusetts where we spent another day running errands before we left again for a weekend on Block Island.  Gordy and Georgia stayed home (Georgia had a lacrosse try-out) but we were still a party of five since Josie and Henry had friends join us.

The weekend was supposed to be lousy - the forecast for the island was rain, rain, and more rain.  Plus wind, thunder and a lightening storm or two.  I figured it would be a long weekend of entertaining bored children, but Block Island threw us a bone and the weather was glorious the entire three days.

The boys did their own thing, but the girls and I took advantage of the sun and went to the beach each day.

We also visited the Labyrinth - our first visit there this season.

We did have one overcast morning, so I took the kids to New Harbor to go crab "fishing."

Josie's friend was hesitant to bait her hook with squid, but once we helped her with that, she quickly became a pro.

It's only been a week, but I've already forgotten all that we did last weekend.  

I do remember that there was an afternoon of shopping with a quick stop to get Dells' Lemonade:

And the girls did play some game on the lawn that involved almost every toy from our storage closet:

The summer is coming to an end.  We have one more weekend to go on Block Island before we close for the season.  Henry's first day of school is only a few days away but the girls go back to school after Labor Day.  We did our big school supply shop last week and Georgia's soccer began two weeks ago.  

I'm sorry that summer is coming to a close, but that's only because it was such a fun one.


Guymons said...

Our kids are back in school already. But it's still "summer" weather. I have been following your blog and your summer sounded wonderful. Glad you got to go to Block Island so many times. How far away is it from your house? Hope tryouts went well. Sounds like your kids will be busy with lots of sports!

Martha said...

Hello Diane - thank you! we did have a great summer and we did get to BI many times. The island is about two hours from our house to the ferry and then another hour on the ferry. It's pretty close. Soccer has already started and hockey begins in a week or so.


Guymons said...

and lacrosse and basketball

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