Thursday, August 27, 2009

Boston, Beach, and Berries

Caroline has been a trooper through all of the chaos that has gone on. She traveled in the car for 7 days and was amazing, then it doesn't end there. We arrive and unpack so there were boxes everywhere. Then we still pack in day trips. She pretty much goes with the flow. Here she is, desperate for somewhere to have a moment of peace, and she resorts to a small laundry basket.

One of our day trips before Adam's mom left was to go to Boston. We forgot our stroller, I know, can you believe it, but Caroline walked and walked, actually ran and ran. She had a great time on the Freedom Trail. Adam and I were amazed with Samuel Adams who was an incredible founding father of our country. This cemetery was peaceful and very quaint.

The Beach
We have absolutely loved going to the beach and cooling off in the water. We have met some of the greatest families out here and have started doing things every day. We are lucky to be around so many great people who love to go, go, go like me! One of the great mom's I get to hang out with is Kara. She has 3 boys and reminds me of my sister Corinne because she handles them with such ease. Caroline feels right at home with the 3 boys because she has 4 boy cousins on each side of the family! We went to Hampton Beach this week and also a beach that is only 10 minutes from our house...dreamy!! It feels like I am on vacation everyday, life is being very sweet to us.

Here are the 3 Dortch boys, Ayden, Tyler, and Ryan

OH, life is sweet!!

Caroline would just sit in the sand and when the waves came, they would make her do a 180 degree turn. She did it over and over and loved it. She would get so excited and put her little arms up with her hands in fists and shake them happily and squeal.

You can basically pick your own anything out here. Everything is delicious because it's so fresh and picked right from the farms. We have gone to pick blueberries several times and the delight on Caroline's face has been priceless. You pay by the pound so I think they should weigh the children before and after picking because Caroline probably ate a pounds of blueberries as she picked. We can't wait for pumpkins, apples, maple syrup, mmm....

A sweet look of guilt...(mom, I promise I didn't eat all the blueberries that were in here, I promise)


Emily Snow said...

i am glad you are enjoying it so much. how beautiful. and how does caroline's hair look so beautiful in those beach pictures after laying in the sand like that?

Mary said...

That's so cool! I'm totally jealous that you are so close to the ocean! And Caroline's swimsuit is precious!

Mom said...

You are having a grand time. I'm so glad that there is so much to do and see. I love Caroline laying in the water with her arms stretched out. Just enjoying the surf and sand.

The Hilton Family~ said...

I am so happy that you are loving it in N.H. How wonderful to be so close to the beach. You are right...Dreamy! I Love all the the pics. So darling:)

Here And Happy! said...

You're rockin' the new suit Caroline! Oooh, seeing her sweet little face and knowing she is so far away I could just burst into tears if it didn't look like you're all having a full-time dream life! Andrea, I'm so glad there are wonderful ready-made friends to hang out with. My fears for you are calmed. Miss you--love you!

corinne said...

It looks like so much fun and I am glad you have met some fun people already! I love you guys and miss you tons!