Last week was April vacation here in Maine. At the start of the week my kindergartner (who LOVES school and his friends) was adamant that everyone was going away but us, and wanted to know what fun things we were going to do. I assure you he is far from deprived, we've ventured somewhere warm often including every spring for most of his 6 years. This year with a new boat being built and a new baby vacation wasn't at the top of our list. Truthfully a week to catch up and relax close to home was just what we all needed and I think even the six year old had a fun week. The weather cooperated which certainly helped. Sunshine and warmer temperatures seems to lift everyone's spirits, and windows open and lots of outdoor time just feels good.
Despite my Facebook feed being filled with friends enjoying Disney or tropical destinations, many of our dear friends stuck around so we were in good company and able to coordinate some fun outings and easy play dates. We hit up all the local playgrounds, enjoyed local treats at some of our favorite local stops like (Maples, Peachy's and Handy's), we got to hold baby goats, adventured/explored trails in our little town (I can't believe we had never tried before), went to a Sea Dog's game, and played outside for hours.
This is baby Eleanor, a baby Nigerian Dwarf goat. Visiting Sunflower Farm was highlight for sure - if you're local, be sure to check it out. The boys loved it and I was surprised by how much they loved the goats and how sweet and gentle they were ;-)
The boys played for hours outside each day (thank you mother-nature), they loved have little baby W join them. This was his first swing ride and they each took turns pushing him. I promised he liked it more than this picture would indicate.
This guy is just like his dad... never gets cold and always getting his hands dirty. He was thrilled to find a new spot and fresh tidal pools to explore.
This was a morning we spent exploring the Little John Island Preserve - can't believe that this was our first time. There's not a lot of parking, so timing is everything, but definitely one of our new favorite spots.
A noon time Portland Sea Dogs baseball game on warm & sunny April day was perfect. I took the two older boys and a friend, and we had a blast - ate lots of ballpark food, took in an exciting game, enjoyed the fun mascots and games of farm league ball. We are lucky to have this team and great little stadium so close.
While I'm mostly glad to be back in the swing of our routine, it was a fun week and has me look forward to summer with these crazy boys. When my six year old got on the bus on Monday it was surprisingly with mixed emotion because he said he had so much fun last week :-)
Thanks as always for stopping by!
I'm Rebecca, a Maine mom of three energetic young boys and wife of a lobsterman, living in my favorite place, the coast of Maine. You'll find me here talking about my parenting journey, mom style, recipes, running and exercise, travel, stories from our life in Maine and so much more! Most days I'm just figuring it out as I go - Thanks so much for stopping by!