Thursday, July 31, 2014

Summer in Connecticut

Here we come Gramma and Papa!
Ready for takeoff with headphones, iPad, and the guys (Little Husky and Big Husky).

Fenway Faithful
Vinny's First Pilgrimage to Fenway Park with Daddy

Great Seats!

Now batting, Dustin Pedroia and on deck, Big Papi, David Ortiz
Every inning or so, Anthony took Vinny up to the kids' corner for little give aways and a special guest appearance by the famous Green Monster, Wally!

How cute…they all have the same shoes!
Sailing in Mystic
How better to spend a beautiful day than to go sailing?  Here we are looking for little jellyfish waiting to embark.

Classic Mystic

We always time our summer trip back home around the Trainer…and it's always fun to join the Claffeys after the tourney for some back yard fun and games.

That's water in those cups!  Promise!!
Fireman's Carnival
It's only been in recent years we've been home for the annual parade…a summer tradition all over New England.  I've always loved the fife and drum corps.

Back to Boston
Ever since last year when Mom and I took the boys to the Boston Aquarium, they've wanted to go on a Duck Tour…so back we went with the whole family.  It was so much fun quacking our way through the city with Flo as our "Conducktor."  Per usual, Vinny conked out just minutes before splashing down into the Charles.  But we woke him up in time to drive the Duck.

Mowing the lawn with Papa

Meanwhile back at the Ranch…
Anthony had to head back to LA earlier than us…for work.  Rough times having to attend the ESPYS, you know…and hob-knobbing with the likes of Dr. J.  Anthony tried and failed to take a proper selfie with him, so he asked that we trust him.

Cousin Fun
We stayed a bit longer to play, though.  Danny got a complete workout running around with these guys!

And Back We Go...

Monday, July 7, 2014

July 2014

So Cal Summers…

I stepped out our bedroom door one morning and had one of those "I can't believe this is my life" moments…this is a little section of our back yard…so pretty.

Swim Lessons
Vinny's buddy Justin joined him one afternoon for free swim in the little pool…fun times!

Sleepy Head!

Happy Birthday America!
Love, Mayflower Village
Once again we kicked off our 4th of July festivities with a parade through the neighborhood.  Golf carts, bikes, trikes, scooters, and old muscle cars all decked out in red, white, and blue.  This year we rented a golf cart, too and had a blast all weekend zipping around the neighborhood.  Boppo led the charge!

Vinny still doesn't love loud sounds, so we outfitted him with sound canceling headphones and off we went down to Nana Peg's where the fireworks are crazy.  We all agreed that as exciting and festive as it is, next year we'll stick to the safety zone of our cul de sac and watch the fireworks a little further away from ground zero.  Whoa, was it ever loud!

He's Got the Cutest Little Baby Face: First 2 Months

Vincent's First Few Days at Home

Vincent Joseph is Born

Murphy and Lucy