Best. Weekend. Ever.

Nothing can snap  all three of us out of a bad mood funk faster than a weekend full of of fun and food and friends. Gorgeous weather and a kid who was charming and happy despite skipping nap time two days in a row didn’t hurt either.

Saturday morning we all went to E’s hockey game, where Little Evan showed off his team spirit.

Babies Gone Wild! I think he was just enjoying the sunshine.

Then we headed over to the Mystic Seaport for Chowderfest.


We had seafood chowder and lobster chowder and beef brisket sandwich and apple fritters and pumpkin spice gelato. E also enjoyed a very very delicious Pumpkin Head Beer while I cursed myself for ALWAYS being pregnant.

That Seaport membership is the best thing we've bought in years.

On Sunday we drove up to Boston to meet my friend Erin (of the much-mentioned wedding) and her new husband. I always forget Boston’s only 90 minutes away and is a fantastic day trip, even with a baby.

Could this city be any more beautiful? I heart it.

We went up early to visit the Children’s Museum in the morning. I’ve been wanting to go since we moved back to New England 5 years ago, but visiting a children’s museum when you don’t have any children is sort of…creepy.

I've never met a kid who loves making faces so much.

I have amazing memories of Boston from when I was a kid – we lived about an hour outside the city from when I was 10 until I was 15 – and I was glad to see Little Evan enjoyed it as much as I did. He’s still too young for most of the museum but the toddler section was fantastic.

Trains! Tunnels! Hats! Loud noises!!!!!

After a couple of hours of inside fun we met our friends and walked over to the Commons to meet up with another friend (and blog reader!) Kim and her adorable daughter.

The brick building in the top left picture is my dad's old office. Right next door is James Hook Lobsters. Dad would sometimes bring home live lobsters and we'd play with them and name them and pick out which one was "ours"...and then toss them in a pot and eat them for dinner. You can see why I'd make a terrible vegetarian.

This Elliot, Erin's husband, being a good sport while we played a game of "freak out the newlywed by throwing babies at him." He actually did a really great job. It took a lot of effort to not start asking "SO, WHEN ARE YOU GUYS GOING TO HAVE KIDS?"

Of course, I can’t go to Boston without visiting the Gardens and the beloved duck statue:

Make Way for Ducklings! That's the island where Mr. and Mrs. Duck live in the book. The ducks really do live there.

It took at least 30 minutes of waiting for bigger kids (and adults) to get off Mrs. Duck for this picture. I guess I should be glad so many people love classic children's literature, right?

We topped off the afternoon with Little Evan’s first carousel ride.

That top left picture is Evan crying and screaming, not because he's scared of the ride but because the ride is over and he's SAAAAAAD to leave his horsie.

We left Boston around 5:30 and even with traffic made it home about 2 hours later. As we pulled into the driveway, my friend Amy showed up to drop off her delicious homemade pumpkin ice cream. I have really awesome friends.

But the BEST part of the weekend is that even after 2 super busy fun days of running around and going places and seeing friends, E has today off. We’re both in our pajamas and have absolutely no plans to leave the couch for longer than it takes to heat up some mac & cheese and refill Little Evan’s sippy cup. SO AWESOME. Plus I have half a bowl of pumpkin ice cream left.

What did you do this weekend? I hope it was as much fun as ours!

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16 Responses to “Best. Weekend. Ever.”

  1. Amy says:

    My gosh, baby Evan looks like such a little boy, now. It’s been a while since I’ve seen you guys in person. He’s getting to that age where you start staying at every stage,”I love this stage.” You look awesome, btw.

  2. Amanda says:

    It looks like you had an awesome weekend! We LOVE going to the Children’s Museum in Boston. It rocks. Plus it’s free. It appears you now have a porch fairy replacement too.

    • bebehblog says:

      It is not free. That is a lie propagated by the Children’s museum. The military “discount” was that E got in for free and had to pay full price for the rest of us. Why an active duty member would go to the Children’s museum by their self is worrisome. But it is what it is. I was disappointed that it was not free for the dependents as well.

  3. Alison says:

    Pumpkin ice cream?! YUM! Do you think your friend would deliver some to my door? :)

  4. Stumbled onto your blog today….

    Beautiful pictures!! You guys look like you had a wonderful weekend.

    Your tag line had me in stitches. That’s exactly what I would say too if I found out we were going to have two babies!

  5. Veronica says:

    I had to come over and tell you that these pictures are gorgeous. I am from Boston / MA and this made me miss home SO much. What a gorgeous weekend you guys had

  6. raincheckmom says:

    SO, SO, SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO jealous of your weekend….

    I miss New England…

  7. Looks like so much fun. I’m glad Evan liked his first carousel ride. Spencer was not so thrilled with his.

  8. Cole says:

    Your pictures in this post are gorgeous! And? You always have the best activities – Mommy already added the Big E to her list of things to do next year and now the Mystic Chowderfest needs to go on there! Fun!

  9. Other Erin says:

    Not for awhile. :)

    Will try really hard to send you pictures from the weekend tonight but there is a 99% chance I’ll fail.

  10. andrea says:

    Looks like lots and lots of fun! I’m glad you guys had a great “long” weekend. I’ve never had pumpkin ice cream, but if it’s as good as pumpkin pie, Imma go look for some right now!

  11. Emmie Bee says:

    Why are you the very cutest pregnant chick EVER!? I am so jealous of your day trip to Boston. It’s one of the places I MUST visit sometime soon. At least I know it’s a day trip for you & You’ll have no excuses not to come meet me for lunch!

  12. your sister says:

    the list of food that you ate in this blog post (chowderfest- good god) literally brought tears to my eyes. when i get back i’m just going to come live with you guys for a while, kay?

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