On Sunday we participated in the Paws and Claws 5K to benefit our local humane society. Two out of our three cats were adopted from this shelter. So it's one that is important to us and we visit frequently -- both in person, and online (just to check out the new adoptees). :) Some of the best things about this 5K: We love the location. It's in a state park so there's so much space, different things for Javi to look at (the beach, the water, grassy areas, boats, the list goes on and on). We love the extras. They do a great job at having little things for everyone. Of course, they had lots of treats for the dogs who were racing, and food and drinks for runners but they also had games for kids, a coloring table and they gave out … [Read more...] about Our weekend: Paws and Claws 5K!
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We went to the apple orchard! I wasn't really invested in the actual apple picking but I love outings that allow for a good photo opportunity. So I brought my smile (until it got really hot) and snapped away. The orchard we went to also had a pumpkin patch, wagon rides to the orchards, a playground and a petting zoo! Not to mention, apple cider donuts, kettle corn and cotton candy. It was basically heaven on earth. Javi was interested in the apples for a bit. Then all he wanted to do was run around. That was not fun (for us) and it did result in a crying toddler by the end of the morning. But we made it through! I'm sure it's a horrible feeling when parents pull you away from the playground before you're ready. ;) I read that … [Read more...] about The apple orchard.
On Saturday, we spent our day at Southwick's Zoo! It's close to our house and Sean's family was visiting. When we started brainstorming about how to spend a family day together, Southwick's Zoo made sense! Here are some photos from our day at the zoo! Sean wasn't feeling well so he stayed back. But Javi and I joined his brothers, my sister in-law and his mom for lunch at Galliford's and then an afternoon among the animals. Javi's favorite animals are lions. Every time he'd would walk up to a cage he would say "no lion" and frown. When we finally made it to the lions (!) he was pumped! But they were sleeping and not active (cats!) and we had to make their ROAR-ing noises ourselves. :) // steve madden shoes // marc jacobs bag // … [Read more...] about Our weekend at the Zoo.
Last month, as we were driving home from Florida we took time to make a list of all the fall activities we wanted to complete and we even went as far as to put these activities into our joint calendar. ha! One thing we knew we wanted to do was visit a pumpkin patch! Last year when we went to the pumpkin patch in mid-October there weren't any pumpkins left! I looked up the best time to go pumpkin picking... and turns out mid-September is perfect! Who knew?! I can't guarantee the pumpkins won't rot before Halloween but we shall see! We thought we'd take out Javi's radio flyer wagon for the first time! It seemed like a good vessel for the terrain and how perfect that we didn't need to carry a toddler.... or pumpkins! Luckily, he loved his … [Read more...] about The pumpkin patch.
I took Javi to FunFest, an event put on by WGBH (here in Boston, that's how Javi watches Curious George!). We met my cousin Lindsey and her kids there and I thought for sure Javi would LOVE to meet Curious George -- but, he was scared and not having it. In fact, when I unbuckled him to stand up to take a picture with George, he quickly buckled himself right back in the stroller. After we hit up the food truck, enjoyed the "all you can eat ice cream", got faces painted and decided against the long line for the bounce house we decided to call it a morning and went back to Lindsey's for some backyard/water play fun. That's definitely Javi's favorite thing right now so he was in his element (plus loving the kids to play with and all the toys to … [Read more...] about FunFest.
I love weekends but they're especially exciting during the summer. This past weekend we went out to dinner with Sean's parents and they gave Javi new sandals (don't mind the socks... he was trying them on). We had to wrap up dinner pretty quickly because we were at a golf course (eating outside) and there was a huge storm on the way! It didn't stop Javi from having fun jumping his way to the car. :)// plaid shorts //We also had a great time at a huge car show. Well Sean had more fun than me and Javi :) -- but we finished the day off with ice cream and everyone enjoyed that. The next day, Javi and my parents went to a splash pad (!) and we finished off the weekend with burgers from Five Guys!// freedom rocks hat // … [Read more...] about Our weekend.