There were lots of colors to be found on Kite Day.
Colton got to choose the color of his kite and tail. He chose green and orange.
Papa helped decorate it . . . and then taught Colton how to fly it . . .
Colton loved flying his kite . . .
And he loved seeing all the other kites . . . the many colored kites . . .
What a wonderful way to celebrate summer!
This week of summer we are exploring colors . . . and we found some right away when we went to pick up some summer corn . . .
Cole is doing a great job on his colors (much better than my dad – who is color blind).
We talked about the colors as we looked at the different vegetables . . . until we got to the berries and then Cole just wanted to eat them.
It was a sunny, yellow day . . .
And it ended with the yummiest yellowy corn, shucked by Colton.
Russell Orchards is a wonderful destination. It has yummy cider donuts and a little barnyard with animals kids enjoy seeing.
We went to Russell Orchards with friends.
This is Will, he is a year older and a head taller than Cole, and he is one of the nicest little boys in the world.
Will and Cole enjoyed interacting with all kinds of animals . . .
But even sweeter was the time spent together . . .
Thank you friends, for a lovely Animal Day!
I went to college in the same area that I now live. In college I babysat for the most tremendous family and the sweetest little girl. Her name was Caroline and here I am with her on the beach where a decade later I got engaged . . .
And just recently I thought of the things this little two year old loved to do: go to the puppy store and feed the ducks. So I decided to bring back those old traditions almost two decades later with my own little guy.
We went to the same “puppy store”
Cole enjoyed it immensely . . . I cannot believe how expensive these little dogs were . . .
Cole loved the ducks, the ducks loved him, and I adored them both, it was lovely.
Thank you for your inspiration, Caroline.
One of our local parks has farm animals . . . so we started off our week heading to the barn . . .
We got to see sheep, chickens, goats, and horses . . . Colton loved it!
We took a little walk over to Glen Magna, it is all one estate. We were here nine months ago . . .
Apparently our local airport has “Cruise Nights” – a night when you can go see old cars . . . so we went. Partly to check out the cars . . .
But mostly to check out the airport . . . since it is Airplane Week . . .
Imagine our surprise when the DJ came up to us as Cole was dancing and asked if we thought Colton would like to SIT in an old airplane from World War II. We were so amazed and thrilled.
Our new friend Steve unlocked the gate, walked us by a dozen planes and showed us his airplane, a two seater he flew here from Florida . . .
Isn’t she a happy looking plane?
And what a happy little guy who got to explore a real airplane during airplane week.
We had a wonderful Airplane Week!
Happy Flying Colton!
During Airplane week our local museum had a little outer-space exhibit. Cole and I thought it was similar enough to airplanes to be included here
After all space shuttles fly like airplanes . . .
I thought of something I had seen on the web and while he was napping grabbed out a muffin tin and began chopping.
When he woke up he was served airplane food . . .
Though you can’t tell from this sleepy picture, he loved it!
Colton received a magnetic alphabet board for his birthday. Cole does not know his letters . . . yet, so we started learning them this week. He selected the letter “O” for the day, and we took it and carried it in his pocket as we went on errands.
For our Adventure for the day we headed to “Ocean Lawn”
We took a path that Cole has not been on before . . . to the beach!
Colton was gleeful when he saw the ocean . . .
I thought we would spend some time writing letters in the sand . . .
But as soon as these little toes touched the ocean
There was no more writing.
He loved his Ocean visit.
We love living outside of Boston. This weekend we ventured in to explore the MIT Museum. We peaked in some of the halls of MIT, what a lovely college our brother-in-law, Tim attended.
We were greeted by a hologram. This was fun for all of us. They have a whole gallery of holograms that we got to enjoy.
It was fascinating to see all the projects that used Boston as the lab for experimentation. These blocks represent the buildings in Boston and are used to test wind tunnels in the city.
Cole is enamored with all kinds of bikes these days. Papa really liked this one that stored energy to be used later.
We are thrilled to reach the stage with Cole where he likes to do more than run. He really enjoyed the interactive exhibits.
This was our favorite piece in the kinetic art exhibit:
Thank you for a wonderful rainy afternoon, MIT Museum.