Sunday morning at Mystic Seaport

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We got a membership at Mystic Seaport at the beginning of the summer to allow Will to volunteer there. With a membership, I don’t feel bad making a short visit, and I have gotten in the routine of taking Izzy (and sometimes Will and Ben) for an hour or two on Sunday mornings while Susanna goes to the gym.

Exploring the ships at Mystic Seaport
Looking over the stern of one of the boats at the Mystic Seaport
Playing in the gravel near one of the anchors on the grounds of Mystic Seaport

Mystic, Monday Morning

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Today I dropped Will off at the Mystic Seaport so he could start his week as a junior volunteer (helping with a summer camp). After dropping him off, I went to the Mystic Art Museum to drop Ben off where he is an assistant during one of their summer camps.

Izzy and I spent a few minutes hanging out by the water by the Museum, then went home to grab stuff that Will had forgotten, and back to the Mystic Seaport until lunch time. Izzy was a very tired girl from the beach yesterday – but she loves the Seaport. Lots to walk around and explore.

Playing with the gravel outside of the Mystic Art Museum
Playing at the children’s museum at the Mystic Seaport
Walking at the Mystic Seaport

RIP Targa

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We had to make a difficult decision this week and say goodbye to Targa. He will be missed by the whole family.

RIP Targa

Spring Break Pictures

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Izzy heading down the slide with Ben.
Will hanging out at Mystic Aquarium
Enjoying a beautiful day at Mystic Aquarium (picture by Will)
Ben and Izzy looking at the whales at Mystic Aquarium
Ben and Izzy being a little silly with Grandma.

Sunday morning

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Susanna takes yoga every Sunday morning, so I get a morning alone with Izzy the weeks the boys are at their mom’s house. This morning we (I) picked up the house and ran the vacuum and Izzy and I headed out to the Preston Park. The weather was perfect, and getting to the park at 9AM almost guarantees that we will have the playground to ourselves.

Figuring out how to climb through the tunnel on the playscape.

A quick project from reclaimed material…

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Will asked me to help him build an archery target. He was tired of shooting at a half-fallen-apart bale of hay. We went into the workshop, found some old foam insulation blocks, and pine reclaimed from some benches that had been in our sun porch. It was a short project to put together a target and stand, and nice to use some materials that had been sitting around the shop.

Ready for target practice