Aunt Ronni, Sara and Dana came to visit us from Gloucester (originally California!), and the kids put them to work with a dance party and some light reading:
We celebrated Lucy and Sam's third birthday at their awesome backyard carnival party:
We had some playground dates with friends Maisie...
...and Abby and Natalie:
For our grand finale, we went on a whale watch in Gloucester that claimed to last 3.5-4 hours. (Maisie and her family joined us.) Unfortunately, our trip was the record-setter of the season and lasted SIX HOURS, so we were on the water until 7:30 at night with no cash left to purchase "food" on board. Thank goodness for good-natured kids is all I have to say about that!
And we did get to see TWO different whale species, which is highly unusual! We saw a humpback and a finback whale (which we kept calling a "Finn-back Will" to make the boys laugh), and watching them both blow and breech so close to the boat was very exciting.