Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Bike Ride in Nahant

Are most beaches in the world as rocky as those in New England, or are smooth sands more common? Not a shell to be seen among the all the stones. 

The Nahant bike trail is over 10 miles long. We started past the long beach that connects this almost island to the mainland. Taking one other shortcut we likely cut our ride in half. Five miles is a lot for little legs, especially on little bikes with littler wheels. And our little kids did that trail with us, with about as little complaining as they ever have.  

And we ended with a soft sunset and sprinkled donuts. 

Friday, November 11, 2016

Beautiful Boy; Blue Sky

"Move over so I can get in" and my little boy climbed into the hammock with me just as he does in the middle of every night climb into our bed. We snuggled together; I looked up into the trees and saw a beautiful Autumn sky.
A bright spot in dark November.
A warm day after a series of cold ones.
I know which side of those trees is ours. It's clear from this angle. Our branches hang heavy over us, our neighbors side is shaved to the trunk.
We hear the whispering leaves rise and fall around us. Max hugs my neck and climbs over me. The hammock is a toy, a game, a momentary thrill. He tosses, and rolls. He almost falls out. He squeals and hides, and poses for me.
I take a picture of this beautiful boy.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Last Day of Soccer

Impressive how some of these girl's play now. Intentionally competitive. Amira's last day of soccer for the season, and maybe forever, was this morning. Despite enjoying the time with her friends and being an excellent runner...this is not her passion. Perhaps after winter she'll feel differently.