I don’t usually get the Monday morning blues in the summer but I was really sad to see Monday get here so quickly after such a fun weekend.
We took the kids into Boston on Saturday. Jon’s wanted to take us into Chinatown for a while now. I think it’s another one of those “I miss London” things. I know that a lot of people complain about the food in London but it was honestly some of the best we ever had. So we headed out into the city for some lunch (London’s was better but this was still good).
Don’t let Beckett’s face fool you, he loved it! Ha! His appetite started picking back up this weekend and he spent the entire lunch flirting with the cute waitress.
We had to run into Primark while we were there. I love that we have two near us now!
Sunday we tried a new (to us) beach up near us.
It was a perfect beach day!!
We stopped for some pizza on the way home
How cute is she??
This weekend was full!! Jon took Megan, Chloe and Lucy to the drive-in on Friday. Emma was out with Collin. Once Beck went to sleep I had the entire house to myself and it was glorious! Hahaha! I love my kids but sometimes I crave the quiet. Saturday night Megan and Emma went to another movie. So Jon and I had a quiet night with Chloe (Lucy decided watching YouTube was more fun than hanging out with us). I’m just gonna add that I love the fact that my girls all love hanging out with each other. They’re always off shopping together or going out to eat or the movies. They’ll run up to Starbucks and get a quick desert together once a week too. They’re so lucky to have one another!! Love them ❤️
A couple more photos from the weekend:
Grocery shopping with half our crew
Moment like that are ones I ALWAYS want to remember because as fun as the city and beach are our everyday moments are by far my favorite.
I ordered Beckett some new fall shoes and he was obviously excited when they came in
Hahaha! This baby cracks me up!
Our tour of London continued yesterday. I’m impressed with how much our very handsome tour guide knows about the city.
We started the day by getting our Oyster cards. Then we hopped on one of the big red double decker buses. Our first stop was Oxford Street to check out the shopping. We went into a couple of stores but it was so crowded and we (Megan and Emma excluded) didn’t feel like shopping all day.
By the time we walked through the shopping district we were all starving!! Jon took us to a little sandwich shop that he stops at on his lunch hour. Then we headed through to Piccadilly Circus. That place is awesome! There is so much to see and do there. I can’t wait to go back and explore again! We walked through Trafalgar Square and quickly went through the National Museum. All of my pictures of that are on my camera. After the museum we headed out to see the London Eye
The views from the bridge were spectacular! We sat under the Eye, had some ice cream and watched the street performers.
As you can see there was a lot of walking done yesterday!!
We then went over to Westminster Abbey.
We finished the day by taking the tube back to Paddington. It was another long, fun and busy day. It ended by one of our poor children getting hit with the stomach bug. We’ve been up every hour on the hour dealing with that. She seems to be doing a little better right now. My fingers are crossed that tomorrow’s post isn’t all about the family being sick on day 3.
Our plan for today is to rest up, watch some funny British TV and maybe take a quick walk to Kensington Gardens to get some fresh air.
As I’ve said before, I am addicted to Vimeo! Enjoy!
This trip was my 4th time in St. Maarten. Over the last couple of trips we definitely developed some favorite spots.
Rima’s is our favorite “junk” store. We were very sad to hear that it’s closing at the end of August. We had to stop in one more time before we left to get some more bargains :
My favorite spot to have dinner is at the Lolos. The view is quite beautiful too:
The ice cream at The Carousel is out of this world delicious! We had to stop there a few times too!
Sunset Bar is a FUN place to go and watch the planes! The frozen margaritas are an extra treat:
This was the first time we went to Mullet Bay Beach and it was AMAZING! There were hundreds of fish swimming around us! The kids had a blast feeding them bread. Well everyone except Emma. She was a little freaked out about it. There were stingrays swimming around us too!
Snorkeling is Chloe’s new favorite thing to do:
Relaxing on the deck and taking in some of the views:
No matter where we go or what we do as long as I’m with them it’s one of my favorite spots in the world:
I’m really lucky that my kids are good travelers. We woke up at 2:30 am to go to the airport and look how happy she is:
Jon did help entertain her in Puerto Rico:
First steps in the Caribbean Ocean:
On our deck getting ready to swim:
We had a slight delay in Puerto Rico which made a long layover even longer but it was a really good travel day. After enjoying their first swim we went back to grill some hamburgers. Everyone went to bed early, excited for what the week would bring. I took over 600 pictures and lots of videos that I plan on sharing this week.
…..and I’m drowning in a sea of laundry.