Can you believe that in all my years as a Bostonian, I had only been to Castle Island once until recently (and that once was a drunken episode in the wee hours of the morning with my future husband, so it doesn’t really count). One of Jax and Em’s little buddies had a birthday party here in early September, and now I have a new favorite place to take the kids when we’re in the city.
Because my friend Courtney, the hostess, is brilliant, there were games for adults and kids–which soon became games for just the kids. Nothing says summer fun like ladder ball, not matter what your age.
Jax is training for the Olympic Ladder Ball Team. I think he’s going to be pretty popular in college.
Miss Em liked it, too, but she also just liked walking around and looking pretty.
She even indulged me in a five-minute photo shoot by the water, with Skittles as a bribe.
The wind off the water was “wicked strong,” as we say in Beantown. There was actually a hurricane warning, but that doesn’t stop us New Englanders from having a good time. Weather does not intimidate us.
Look at Em staring down the waves, as if daring them to splash her. She is one tough cookie.
Some of our friends even joined in the photographic fun!
Yes, now we’ve moved on to Nerds. Our dentist is going to love me.
And no party is complete without random street performer blowing an unbelievable amount of bubbles. Really, we couldn’t have orchestrated that better.
The perfect way to say farewell to summer. Next year I won’t wait so long before making a trip to Castle Island with great friends! A day to remember!