Showing posts from August, 2014

Saratoga Raceway

Summer weekend in Saratoga, NY with family and friends!  The kids LOVED the track (how can you not!) and I adored getting the spend the day with some of my college friends!
Thanks to Grandpa and Nana Sheila for hosting us!

End of summer days off

Although the weather was GORGEOUS the kids convinced me to take them to the movies (as you can see no one else was there!).  Since it was an early movie and the last thing to check off their summer bucket list I agreed. Later this night we hit the St. Anthony's feast on our street.  Who doesn't love fried Oreo's and some feast games!

Outdoor movie night

We celebrated some of the last days of summer in East Boston at our friend the Scarpa's house.  Outdoor movie night!  Complete with popcorn and snacks.  What a fun night!

We love Regina

The kids have been obsessed with Regina lately.  They do NOT leave her alone.  If I had to guess....Regina would prefer if Rich laid in his own bed....

Getting ready for hockey

Since Ang will be playing hockey this year we had to dig out the old equipment, get some old stuff from friends and see what we still need to buy!

Hiking the Fells

Our favorite local place to hike is the Fells.  It is close, but still has some fun features.  This time we found a rope swing, the reservoir and beautiful views of the city!

Patriots pre-season game

As you know I have this nutty, sports loving family so we were now off to a Patriots game.  Since the regular season games are so expensive and crazy, we opted for a pre-season game. Just as good as a regular game for these kids.  Lots of fun tailgating and great seats sitting VERY close to the field (and Tom Brady!!!)!

Last days of summer with my helper bees

On this day the kids and I got busy in the kitchen.  We had a whole pile of veggies from our farm share that we needed to put into the freezer for the fall/winter.  The kids were amazing helpers.  They peeled and chopped almost everything!  It was a huge help and we are going to be so glad we did this work when we have our farm fresh carrots, etc long after their season is over.
We also made homemade salsa from our farm share for tailgating at the Pats game later.
After all that work, we went to the library to see a presentation by the Boston Nature Center.  The kids learned a ton and tried to remember some of the bird facts to quiz Grandpa later!

Red Sox game

Richard was asked by his friend Teagen to go to the Red Sox game with him.  Lucky dog!
(So Ang and I had a girls night out!)

Uncle Kevin in Boston

Look who was in Boston with his campers - Uncle Kevin!! 


Another great trip to StoryLand and Maine!  It has become (somewhat) of a tradition to spend the weekend at Joe and "Bubbe's" bed and breakfast for the weekend in the summer/fall.  We then take the kids for the day to StoryLand in NH.  It is the perfect younger kid amusement park.  This year the Dads took the kids to the park (in the past only the Moms have taken the kids to be fair!).  That meant Kara and I had a day to relax and have an adult lunch and shopping in one of my favorite town, North Conway, NH. Fun weekend with a bunch of the Harding kids and parents!

Ice Bucket Challenge

I hope you all saw the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and donated your money!  We did!

Ice Bucket Challenge

Camping in Truro

The kids had never been camping and although it isn't my favorite thing to do, we did it for them.  We had a blast!  My hips were sore when we went home (and I have no desire to sleep on the ground again until next summer), but it was worth it.  Camp fires, meals on the fire, smores, dirty, dirty, dirty feet (and bodies) and of course the gorgeous Cape Cod beaches.  And always better with good friends (Colton!!).

Running races on the Cape Dunes

Ang boogy boarding