We made it to Boston over 2 days of driving and then busted it for 2.5 days to get the apartment perfect. And when I say perfect, I mean by Wednesday afternoon, there wasn't a box or picture to be hung. Everything was where it needed to be. My mom flew up on Monday evening to help us get settled before the boys got here on Wednesday afternoon. I told David and my mom that the most important things to be complete were the boys room and the train table. Everything else could be halfway done except those 2 things. I wanted the boys (especially Austin) to walk in the door of their new apartment and feel like it was home. We did better than that though...the apartment was completely finished and looking just the way we wanted. Storage is tough to come by here so we have been very strategic about storing stuff. Somehow our lives have fit into less than 1000 square feet. It makes you realize how little you really need. (Eventually I will do a post of our apartment).
After 2.5 days of unpacking, 2 days of exploring the city, we packed up again and headed to Martha's Vineyard for a week. It was glorious! We live about 90-100 minutes from the ferry that takes you to island. The ferry than takes 45 minutes and then its about a 20 minute drive to our house. Very easy and nice drive.
Here we are on the ferry. Both boys loved it.
David's mom found an adorable house in a secluded part of Martha's Vineyard. We were close to the town called Vineyard Haven. The boys loved it because they had land and woods around them to run and play but the beach was just a few 100 yards away.
We spent most mornings around the house while Miller napped, went down to the beach a little bit before lunch, napped in the afternoons, and then went back to the beach after naps till dinner.
Life has really changed since the days before children. I used to be on the beach by 9:00 am and didn't come off until 6:30 or 7:00 at night. I lived for the beach but now I prefer being with my boys watching them explore, learn, and love the beach. The boys loved it and there was a perfect little freshwater stream that they could play and walk around in. The beach had a lot of rocks on it so the boys loved throwing the rocks into the water and seeing how far they could throw them.
I was so impressed by both of them. They never ran off without us and were content to play right next to us the whole time.
Miller did want to hold our hands while he explored so whoever had him did quite a bit of walking.
My mom was there for the first 2 days and then David's aunt Ellen came for 2 days. David's parents were with us the entire time.
The weather was perfect. During the day it was warm but not too warm and at night you had to put on a light cardigan.
We enjoyed eating at the local Black Dog Bakery...
sitting on a train we found in town...
playing around the house...
and just being together.
Thank you Diane and Ron for such a wonderful vacation. One we will never forget.