Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

We had a fun Father's Day weekend.  The weather was beautiful so we went to both of John's soccer games and cheered him on.  We also had dinner Friday night and a fun trip to Best Buy.
Chance is lucky to have such a great dad!  I am so thankful for all he does for our family.

We love you!!

Friday, June 15, 2012


The NSTAR Walk is a big fundraiser for Boston Children's Hospital.  This was our first year to participate and we had so much fun!  We were proud to be part of the Pediatric Transplant Center's team.

It was a beautiful day and the weather couldn't have been any better.  There were lots of tents set up with food, drinks, and free things like bubbles, cups, sunscreen, etc.  They estimated around 5,000 people in attendance...friends and families of patients, employees, and people in the community, all there to support such a wonderful hospital. 

The walk was along the Charles River, with a 2 mile or 7 mile course.  Chance and I opted for the 2 mile route!

We had a fun day all while supporting a great cause!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fun with LA

When Chance and I dropped off Brian and Melinda at the airport, we picked up Laura Anne!  We were so excited to have a week with Lou Lou!  This was her third trip to Boston but there were still some things that she had never done, so we made sure to mark a few off her list.

First off, we hit up Newbury Street.  I was excited to be a part of some wedding shopping.  We spent lots of time looking for rehearsal dinner, bridesmaids luncheon, and really any other outfit that could be worn to a wedding event.  We also had dinner (thanks Big D) at one of our favorite restaurants, Stephannie's.

Laura Anne had never been to the North End.  So, we walked around Faneuil Hall, down Hanover street, and had dinner with Lee at Panza.  It was delicious!  We also had cannolis for dessert...yummm!

And finally, on Thursday night we went to a Red Sox game.  I was a little worried about how Chance would do considering his bedtime is 7 and the game was at 7:10..... well my little man did great!  We all had a blast and the Red Sox actually won! 

Yawkey Way before the game

On the way home, about 10:00, still going strong!

While all of that was lots of fun, we also enjoyed being lazy and hanging around our apartment.  Chance got lots of play time with LA and she was able to see my wild child in rare form.
It was so nice to have a week with Lou Lou all to our self.  Can't wait to be home for a month to get ready for the big wedding day!

Monday, June 11, 2012

A Visit from Friends

Brian and Melinda came to visit for a long weekend and we had a great time!  It was their first trip to Boston, so John and I had fun showing them around.  We enjoyed doing some "touristy" things, as well as just hanging out at our apartment.  A few things we did throughout the weekend included: Sam Adams Brewery tour, dinner in the North End, walked part of the Freedom Trail, Harvard, Top of the Hub, Revolution Soccer game, the Science Museum, and much more!  Here are a few pics from their visit:

Chance loved "Uncle" Brian!

Sam Adams Brewery Tour

Dinner in the North End

John and I love having friends come stay with us!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Grandparents and a concert

Pops and CC came to visit for Memorial Day weekend.  They came into town Wednesday and left Monday and we had a great time!  While they were here, John and I took a quick trip to Hartford, CT, with some friends to see Dave Matthews.  We really appreciated Pops and CC for letting us do this!  Chance had lots of fun while we were gone....

Mama and Daddy had lots of fun, too!  Thankfully Chance is pretty much past his separation anxiety days and it didn't even phase him when we left.  John and I enjoyed seeing Sumon and Amber and having a weekend getaway including two DMB shows.

We had a great time with Pops and CC.  It was fun showing them our favorite parks, visiting the Science Museum, and having some delicious meals.

Also, while they were here, Pops helped baby proof the apartment.  He and John fixed up our deck and Pops put together Chance's baby gates/play pens.  We REALLY REALLY appreciated that!! And as you can see from the picture below, Chance enjoys having his own little spot to play. 

Thanks again Pops and CC for everything!  We had a great time with y'all.