My sister Erin took me, Baz, and Ayla to Roller Derby! Our first experience with this, and we all had a lot of fun.
Ah, suburban life. Grandpa Ron is now using a push-mower for his small lawn (which has become smaller over the years, as Mom has added more flower and vegetable gardens). Baz, Ayla and Isa love getting outside and doing things like cutting grass, pulling weeds, stacking wood, washing cars. Is this a lifestyle we're wrongly depriving them of, or are they just enjoying the novelty of it?
My Dad is doing this cool volunteer project where he helps decipher the handwritten U.S. Census documents from 1940. Dad is usually involved in odd intellectual pursuits, and his latest projects have been in the category of citizen science.
Isa and Ilya at the playground.
Since arriving here, I've been envying the people sprawled out on Boston Common on sunny days, sunbathing and reading. My parents took Baz, Ayla, and Isa camping for two days, and I finally got to try it out myself! It was all that it was cracked up to be.
Greg and I also took the kid-free opportunity for an all-day date - hiking in the Blue Hills, followed by a leisurely and delicious meal at La Famiglia Giorgio in the North End.
Here they are, happy as three clams in Mom & Dad's new camper.
And finally, in case you were wondering, this is what you do with kids in the city when the temperature suddenly climbs to 100 degrees.