Last Thursday we returned from a delightful trip to Massachusetts – barely missing Hurricane Arthur! We had a wonderful visit with my sister E. and many of our old friends. My sister was gracious enough to let us all stay in her two-bedroom apartment, and it was so nice to catch up with friends! The kids also got to see their old schools and teachers, since school was still in session when we first got there. That also made them very happy! It was great to be back, and one of our friends even had her baby two weeks early, so we got to drop by the hospital and meet him! Isn’t he gorgeous?
I’m planning a post about some of our favorite Boston-area sites for kids, but for now I’m writing about the non-destination things we love. The trees and green-ness of Massachusetts is one of my favorite features of the state, and it was beautiful to see so many trees throughout the local towns and lining the freeways! I really enjoyed watching these geese (with at least one duck) on the Charles River!
The kids found a huge pile of sand in one of the parks, and decided to go treasure hunting. Amazingly, both Emma and Johnny found plastic gold coins in the pile of sand! These kinds of simple play moments often create my children’s favorite memories from a trip. It’s easy to worry about seeing sites, but this type of local play is its own kind of sight seeing. If you do want to see sights in Massachusetts, Old Sturbridge Village is our all-time favorite thing to see!
Anna enjoyed practicing her gross motor skills by walking up and down the pile of sand. Quite a workout for her!
What family fun do you have planned for July?