We have had both of our moms in town over the last month, so there has been a lot of activity in our house. I miss that we don't live near our moms and it's so great to see Eric interact with his Gammy and Abuela. My mom was here for his party, so that pretty much took up all of our time. While Eric's mom was here we did a lot of shopping (she LOVES to shop and look in all of our American stores. Eric says she has made shopping a sport). And, we went to Cape Cod.
I've been to the Cape a few times since moving here, but this is the first time I felt like I really experienced the Cape. We started in Sandwich where we visited the Glass Museum. After that we drove almost to the end of the Cape and went to the beach in Orleans. On our way we passed a cemetary where several of the original Pilgrims are buried. We "drove" past it because I was the only one in the car who wanted to stop.
Since then, we have been laying low dodging the heat and humid days and going out on the nice warm sunny days. I have been tending to my garden, which is producing some lovely tomatoes and herbs. We had radishes earlier in the summer and the carrots are taking root. Many of the flowers got choked out with the endless weeds. Seriously, you turn your back for 2 or 3 days and they've taken over!
We went to Kelly and Steve's Lakehouse in Central Mass for the 4th of July. Eric and Maddie took their first dip in the lake. We set off our own fireworks over the lake and somehow Eric slept through the whole thing. I don't know how kids do that!
My sweet one-year old is transitioning into his toddler phase. He is becoming quite strong-willed (where he gets that from, I don't know?!). He's in to everything and protests the slightest command. Man do I have it coming for me in the next few years?! Amid all of the usual toddler stuff he is so much fun and beginning to walk! He isn't walking on his own yet, but with a hand to hold onto he can walk the entire block to the garden and back!
he biggest thing in our lives right now is planning to move to the Dominican Republic in November. It feels like a long way away, but it's really right around the corner. My head is swimming with things to do, lists to make, people to contact, things to sell, things to pack, etc...
...with Abuela. (even though he has the same shirt on it was two weeks later.)
At the lake on the 4th (or rather in the lake).
The guys stretching their legs at the beach on Cape Cod.
Giving Maddie Josti a hug. Papa Eric says, "That's my boy! Si Senor!"