Friday, July 6, 2007
We had a great week this week (and it's not over yet!). Our friends Ken (Tom's best friend and college roommate) and his girlfriend Kim came on Saturday from Florida for a week's stay. My brother, Eric, his wife Joni and their 3 year old son Alex got here on Sunday from Kansas. Here's how we spent our week:
Sunday - Clambake day! We had several friends and Northern Images employees over for our annual Northern Images clambake complete with steamers, lobster, corn on the cob, burgers and hot dogs. The kids had a blast throwing water balloons and the top employees were awarded with plaques for all their hard work.
Monday - Whew! We're tired after the clambake but we headed to the beach early for the kids to play in the water and sand. Unfortunately it wasn't an ideal beach day, so our Florida guests were bundled up! The kids didn't mind the weather and had a blast. Then we had lunch at Seafood Sam's, fed the fish at the Fish Hatchery then headed to Heritage Museums and Gardens for a tour of the grounds, museums, carousel and the pirate exhibit. Joni and I took the kids for ice cream while Tom and Ken went to the Red Sox game in Boston.
Tuesday - Up early for me, Eric, Joni and the kids as we head off to the Pirate Adventures cruise in Hyannis. The kids had a great time (other than my kids being a bit nervous) finding clues, searching for a hidden treasure and blasting the bad pirate with the water gun cannons. Then off to lunch at Tugboats on the water in Hyannis, a bit of a stroll down Main Street then we met up with the rest of our group for a Whale Watch out of Barnstable Harbor. We saw 5 different Humpback whales, which the kids thought were amazing. We tried to go out to dinner after but it was crowded everywhere so we ended up at home with pizza.
Wednesday - Happy 4th! The day started with Tom and Kim (Ken's was sidelined with a back injury this year) running the annual 4th of July road race in Sandwich, followed by us all walking in the Sandwich Town parade. The kids loved throwing out the candy from the wagon. After the parade we enjoyed a picnic (lobster rolls!), ice cream and field events, followed by the fireman's muster and foam (unbelievably fun). Then it was home for a rest, then out to dinner at the BBC in Falmouth where we stayed until fireworks time.
Thursday - Tired yet??? We babysat Alex Wednesday night while Eric and Joni stayed at a bed and breakfast in Falmouth. Alex spent the night in Melanie's room and they had fun waking up together. We took the kids out to breakfast for Mickey pancakes, then home for some playing and down time. When Eric and Joni got back from Falmouth, we took the kids to bowl at the arcade. Then Eric, Joni and Alex left from there for Boston where they will be until Sunday. I plan on taking the girls tomorrow (Saturday) for a day in Boston with them (Swan boats and Aquarium are in the plans). Last night we got a babysitter and went to dinner with Ken and Kim at Sam Diego's (Thanks guys)
Friday - Ken and Kim left early this morning for the airport to head back to Florida. Today we are catching up on laundry, groceries, cleaning and RESTING!!