The Adventure Starts Here: Buddies from Boston

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Buddies from Boston

This past weekend we were able to visit our good friends who moved back to Massachusetts in June.  Nicole and Quinn were such great friends to me and Noah and we really miss them.  We met in Februrary 2014 when Quinn was only a few months old and Noah had just started walking.  We lived in the same apartment building and would get together for last minute play dates and go for walks around town.  In the summer we would go to the pool together and they even joined our weekly music class.  Even when we moved 20 minutes away, we still got together for play dates... Despite the 11 month age difference, the boys played really well together!  So going 4 months without seeing them was hard.  But as it works with good friends, we picked up right where we left off this weekend!  

We made the 4 hour drive (there, it too much longer to drive home!) to their new house in Massachusetts.  We dropped off our stuff, had a quick lunch, and headed into Boston. We all squished into our car (Nicole was such a trooper to sit in between the car seats) and headed to the Children's Museum.  We found it to be very similar to the Children's Museum in Baltimore, which was great since Noah loved it there as well.  The boys played there for a while and had so much fun exploring.  The boys loved the bubble room and the room with golf balls and different ramps/slides.  But they loved the rooms with the trucks and train table just as much... it doesn't take much to make them happy.  















We then met up with Nicole's husband to get dinner in the city. It was a beautiful fall night, so we were able to walk around for a bit before dinner.  We went to a place Nicole had been to years ago and didn't realize they had changed the menu.  The food was delicious, but it seems they may be trying to discourage kids from coming.  They had a kid menu... but only if you asked for it, and it was just a verbal listing of the 4 kids options they offered.  Even so, the kids loved their meal and ate the whole thing.  We set up the iPad and they were so well behaved.  That was until the end when they started "yelling" and echoing each other's yells.  This was happening as we were paying the bill and we kept telling them to stop.  A manager(?) came from across the restaurant and so calmly asked us if there was anything she could get for the kids.  A muzzle maybe lol???  We just told her we were paying and would be leaving shortly... whoops!  Good thing we go out to eat early before too many people get there!  


On Saturday, we went to Thomas Land, but more on that later this week.   Other than that, we had a wonderful visit with friends.  They were the most amazing hosts, making big breakfasts both mornings, making a delicious spaghetti and meatball dinner on Saturday, and introducing Noah to some new and delicious snacks (as they always did when they lived down the hall!).  The boys had fun playing with each other, and despite constantly saying "no, doggie", Noah seemed to love their dog, Auggie, and even said we should take him home.  We got to catch up over glasses of wine while the guys watched the Mets game and the boys stayed up way too late.  It was a treat for the guys to get to know each other better, since they had only met a handful of times before (darn work!). 





I can honestly say that Noah (and we) did not want to leave come Sunday.  We've already started to make plans to get together again soon! 

9 comments:

  1. That sounds like so much fun!! I love children's museums. Oh how funny about the manager of that restaurant. I'm glad they were well behaved most of the time! That makes for a nice evening for you! :)

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  2. What a wonderful weekend!
    I would have lost it on the manager at the restaurant. Nothing pushes my buttons than people with unrealistic expectations of little ones.

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  3. That museum looks amazing!! I'm glad you had such a great time. I don't blame Noah for not wanting to leave. I wouldn't have either.

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  4. So cute! What a fun weekend! I've never been to Boston..it's on my list. :) Love those Halloween jammies!

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  5. So cute! What a fun weekend! I've never been to Boston..it's on my list. :) Love those Halloween jammies!

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  6. I love Boston! What a fun getaway. I love close & accesible everything is on the east coast!

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  7. So nice that you stayed in touch with your once-neighbours!

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  8. Whoa! That museum looks awesome and like so much fun for the kiddos. I am loving that picture of the buildings and the water. So beautiful! Halloween jams are so fun. These are great!!

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  9. Such sweet memories. I love when you make friendships like that. The ones that seem like you've known each other forever and no matter how long you go without seeing each other, you pick right back up again. That children's museum looks amazingly fun. Love that you get to "build a house". So neat!

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