We love New England summers... when they finally start in mid-June!
We finished off my mom & Frank's visit to New England with a trip up to Glaucester to eat at Market. It's always amazing and totally worth the drive up!
We also took them to Craigie on Main, our favorite local place... after they saw one of our favorite things there:
Bryan and I have been up to Crane's Beach every warm weekend so far. It is our favorite beach here. BUT It's got crazy tidal movement and the sand isn't fluffy or powdery or white and the water is a consistent -17 degrees which doesn't bode well for getting anything but the tips of your toes wet... Needless to say: WE CAN'T WAIT FOR BEACH WEEK NEXT WEEK!!!
Lily, Mia and I have been making our own summer fun as well!
Lily's new house has a great big mulberry tree in the back yard. Last week there was a crazy wind and rain storm in the afternoon. My helper and I donned our rain coats and quickly gathered as many as we could that had been freshly blown off of the tree. I made mulberry preserves with them. It turned out pretty tasty but it was the most time consuming jam I've ever made and probably won't become an annual event, unfortunately.
Friday our playdate fell through at the last minute, so I packed up my little ladies and we headed out to Carson Beach near Castle Island in Southie. I think Mia knew where she was this time. She loved when her toes touched the cold water! Lily built everyone she could name a 'sand-castle-birthday-cake' with surrounding "remote" (aka moat).
And finally to catch us all up for the last two weeks: This weekend I attended Martha's (remember my sweet girls Martha & Adele?! Can anyone believe they are 5 1/2 & 3 1/2 now?!) first ballet recital! She did an amazing job, and I was so so proud of her! I teared up a bit, if we're being totally honest.
Bryan and I went fishing out at the Mystic Lakes yesterday also. No bites but it was a beautiful day to stand on the edge of the water.