So Ben getting to study at Harvard is great, living in Boston is fun, our new friends are awesome, but the best part about this whole experience is being easy driving distance from family.
Labor day meant another city escape up to the beach house in Kennebunk, Maine with grandparents, cousins, and plenty of sunshine.
Lincoln had been looking forward to this Monday beach trip all week and before we’d even gotten him out of his crib that morning he shouts “Lets go to the beach!” There’s nothing quite like toddler enthusiasm, is there?
We spent both the morning and the afternoon on the beach with a solid block of afternoon naps in between. Ben had to spend a few hours working on cases and I snuck in a bit of reading and a nap myself. What I really loved, though, was getting to watch Lincoln and Adelaide play with my grandparents, their great-grandparents in the sand. In their 80s and 90s, they’re so good about being involved with the great-grand kids (my dad’s mom even taught Lincoln how to play Uno last month!).
Lots of pictures:
^She loves the water..until she sits down in it
^We were up here for the fourth of July and Adelaide was just taking a few steps! So fun to see the progress she’s made since then
^Little cousins climbing walls
Adelaide with Great-grandma Mary Jo!
^both of her great-grandmas
^Lincoln taking a nap under his “sand blanket”
pretty sure we’re just going to have to live in New England forever- or bring these two with us wherever we move next
it’s also worth noting this sunscreen stick is the best thing for applying sunscreen to kid’s faces. SO much easier than regular sunscreen.