Thursday, September 27, 2012

Summer Wrap-up

So I'm a little behind on the blogging... here's a quick wrap-up of the end of our summer.  We went on a couple mini-weekend trips... here we are at Cape Cod.  My aunt and uncle have a house there, and let us use it for the weekend.  I had no idea Cape Cod was such a big place... we will definitely need to go back next summer to see even more!
Lots of lighthouses on Cape Cod... the kids (and Brett) weren't too thrilled with them, but I liked them!
A day at Cold Storage Beach...
Will made himself a "mud pit" and pretended to be a pig.  I didn't care one bit, because he actually enjoyed playing in the sand.  Last year, he wanted nothing to do with it and sat in a chair the whole time.  Big improvement!
We had some form of lobster at every meal... here we are eating lobster rolls!  My favorite.
We went on a bike ride and stopped to play at this beach near the Martha's Vineyard ferry.
We also went to Montreal one weekend when Brett's parents and Grandmother were in town.  Even though Montreal is only about 1.5 hours from here, it feels like you have traveled to Europe when you get there.  Everyone speaks French and the culture/architecture/shopping is very European.  We went to the Biodome one day, which was originally constructed for the Olympics but they turned into an indoor zoo/rainforest thing.
In the "old" section of Montreal... with the cobblestone streets and beautiful buildings. 
  We went on a carriage ride to see most of the old town.
 Back in Burlington: such a cute picture at our favorite spot for brunch at the Inn at Shelburne Farms.
Here's some of our favorite summer pics from time at home in Burlington... we went on a bike ride one Saturday and had a picnic.
 Day at the beach in Burlington...
 Back to Preschool!  First day... Taylor was so excited (if you can't tell).
Will started 2 mornings a week at Preschool too!  He was definitely not happy that Tay-Tay wasn't staying with him.  He kept saying, "Tay-Tay stay at preschool." Thank goodness they had a train set though, or I don't know if we could have left him. 
This summer, Will has changed so much!  He is constantly talking... seriously, constantly.  He is speaking in full sentences and becoming very opinionated about most things.  We also "gave" his pacys to Baby John next door, since he is such a big boy now.  And he moved into his big boy bed... he loves it!