Buh-Bye Summer

Oh, hey Wednesday night? Where did you come from? And why is there football on tv? Oh, right, because summer is absolutely on its way outta here. Zoom. Later.

We pretty much had a jazz funeral for summer this past weekend and did everything that we loved doing all summer in three and a half days off.

Friday our dear friend Steve who is now on the West Coast arranged a hang out to drink beer, eat food and catch up at the Abbey in Brookline. I got to meet my former boss at Starbucks' sweet little 5 month old boy and try the Cambridge Brewing Co. Hefeweizen too!

Saturday we dedicated to the beach after my yoga class and a run along the beach in Southie. We packed up the baby, the bestie Kate, and some good food and headed up to Rockport. We used to go there a lot the summer before we got married but apparently never got the memo about how amazing Front Beach is and how adorable Bearskin Neck is. There are tons of cute shops and places to eat and some amazing views of the harbor. We went up there when my Mom was here this summer and found free (!!!) parking; wouldn't you know it we did it again this time and spent the $20 we would have put towards parking on a new tug boat toy for Maddie and a handmade map lampshade for the living room. The water was a bit cold but Matty and I warmed up to it (Maddie and Kate preferred to sunbathe and eat sand, you guess the order) and there were some great tide pools to explore. Matty found hermit crabs and put one in his hand, which Maddie found hilarious! Then I found a baby jellyfish, which I found worthy of getting the hell away from. Here are some pictures from the day:
The view from the harbor while I eat my ice cream.

Goodbye summer hat and white linen pants (not pictured).

Beach baby!

LOVE this area.

Hey, fellas.
 On Sunday we were talked into going to Aunt Jane's for a full-on clambake (life is rough, I tell you) and Maddie got to play with all her new toys and snacks over at our home away from home. I literally thought I was going to explode into an aquarium; it was SO good! Afterward we went to Babies R Us to get some baby proofing items since our dear little 9 month old thinks its okay to start walking around. I always thought people that said their babies younger than 12 months that could walk were about as honest as the people who said their newborns slept through the night, but lo and behold little Maddie is taking steps and trying to get around on two feet like it is no one's business! We also got everything we needed to give Maddie her first big girl tubbie (bye bye until next baby little whale tub!), which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Maddie saying hello to lunch.
Mmmm steamers and Abita!

For the weekend finale we went for another long run in Southie on Monday and then had a few of our favorite people over to try my Turkish burger with whipped feta recipe (so good) and drink the last summer beers on the porch with us. I love how much fun we can have just hanging out with our friends, watching the baby stumble around and listening to Sam Cooke over beers.

And just like that, summer was gone.

Tuesday morning we woke up to dark skies and bleary eyes (all three of us) and I had a serious desire for pumpkin flavored everything. Today I had to put on my pink Hunter wellies (and by had to I mean, got to) and actually had a pumpkin doughnut; I made slow cooker chilli and my husband is fully immersed in the NFL (which will be great for my blogging).

And that, my friends, is a summer wrap.

We beached, we tanned, we taught the baby how to swim and now we prepare for Halloween, apple picking, fall fashion (yay!) and our brand new little baby turning a year old (say, what!?!).

Happy September, whether you are ready or not!


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