We try to do something exciting every summer day we have in Boston, since time together in our city is so precious. Here's some of the fun we've had from mid-July to mid-August.
Hiking in the Blue Hills during Kidsweek (by bus from Park Street)
New England Aquarium lobstering demonstration at the BPL
Thursdays at the Frog Pond--Storymobile, Playworks, performances, and art (and once, World Lion Day)
Mary Baker Eddy multicultural performances, face-painting, and art days
Prudential movie nights, Christian Science Center model boats, and bike-riding with Cori
Cori and Christina's birthdays
Wellington Street block party
Lucia B.'s paint-your-own pottery birthday party
City Point Beach
Rhode Island Day: Pawsox kids' clinic, Iggy's clams, and Pawsox superhero/fireworks night
Fenway Park Kids' Clinic and Tour: Red Sox "Experience" for Marcus: free one-day baseball clinic at Fenway through the Boston Parks Department with Rusney Castillo, Matt Barnes, and John Rutledge
A Playground-They've-Never-Been-To-Before: Mothers' Rest in the Fenway
Harvard Square sand and water playground, plus dinner at the H-Mart
State House tour, Greenway carousel, Boston Public Market, and Hokusai at the MFA
Last month Robert also spent a few days in Minnesota, combining a business trip with a visit to his aunts, uncles, and cousins. He sent back great pictures of relatives, lakes, one cousin's very cool van, and Pablo (one of the children's heroes) at the Mall of America.
Meanwhile, as summer draws to a close, our tomato harvest has still been going strong, and Marcus grew a big sunflowe from a seed. Marcus has been plowing through the I, Freddy books (about a golden hamster who's a writer) and also still loving Geronimo Stilton; Samantha can write numbers and letters better and better, and straighter and straighter. Marcus won Red Sox tickets in the library's "Read Your Way to Fenway" summer reading contest, for writing about a book he read and liked; Samantha draws elaborate scenes with people and objects and tells long stories about them. Marcus is polishing his hurdler/parkour technique; Samantha can now (finally!) get herself started on a swing and pump by herself for half an hour or more at a time. Exhausting!
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