Saturday, August 20, 2016

Massachusetts and the Sea Dogs

Once again I've fallen behind on the blog, but I figured I should catch up before Kenzie's birthday next week.  I can't believe my baby girl is going to be 2!

A few weeks ago, we took a trip down to Massachusetts.  We wanted to take the girls to Lexington and Concord.

 One of our stops was at Orchard House where Louisa May Alcott lived and wrote Little Women.

 Where the "Shot Heard Round the World" was fired.

Minute Man National Park.  The girls got more stamps in their National Park passports.

Dressing up in colonial garb...

It was a long day!

Dinner at Bonefish Grill

The next day we toured The Wayside.  Many authors lived there at one time or another including Louisa May Alcott and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Kenzie napping again :)

We also visited Author's Ridge at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.  Among others, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Ralph Waldo Emerson are buried here.

Kaitlyn in front of Nathaniel Hawthorne's grave.

Thursday night we had a special treat at the Sea Dogs game.  The company who owns the box donated several games worth of tickets to the PD.  The dispatchers and their families were given the tickets for Thursday night's game.

In case you can't tell, it was Elvis night at the ballpark.  We couldn't get a picture of Kenzie with Slugger though since she now screams her head off anytime he gets anywhere near her.  She reaches unheard of levels of volume and shrillness.

The view from the box was pretty great!

We won!

Today we took the girls to the Maine Wildlife Park.  All the animals there are native to Maine.  They've made a lot of great improvements since the last time we were there as a family.

Kenzie and Kaitlyn both loved the hands on exhibits.  They got to touch different types of fur and make animal tracks in the sand.

Always napping!

She loved watching the peacocks running around.  She kept giggling!

Kaitlyn fed the peacocks...

And the deer...

Hanging out with the moose...

Next week Kenzie has a few check-ups with her doctors and we have a special treat planned for her birthday.