We had a fun filled 4th of July weekend.
Friday after work we went to a specialty shoe store for Becky to be fitted with sneakers. She had a follow up at the doctor who told her she needed to get new proper supportive shoes and only wear those for a while.
Ally thought it was pretty funny to put on one of the new shoes when we got home.
On Saturday we made a trip to the mall. Ally came home with some new American Girl stuff, and we had dinner at Ally's favorite restaurant, CPK. Amanda (the doll) joined us on our outing.
On Sunday we met up with a very old friend of mine from when I lived in Seattle. We hadn't seen each other in 14 years.
We attended an re-enactment event in Boston about the Stamp Act protests. We all had character cards and were encouraged to get up and speak in front of the crowd in our character. Becky was a Loyalist (Fie Fie, that is the Colonial equivalent of Boo) but I was a Partriot and everyone yelled Houza Houza (hurray) after I spoke!
A family picture at the grave of Paul Revere.
They had a water balloon fight. 100 balloons decimated in less than 10 minutes.
Becky, Shannon and Hanh with their cult beer from VT.
We almost didn't go to the fireworks, all of us adults were so tired.
But we made it. I did haul out the stroller again and we made Ally ride in it a little just so she wouldn't be so tired for her first day of Aquarium Camp in the morning. She was not happy about the stroller, but was thrilled to see the fireworks.
It was a bit bittersweet, these close friends are moving to London next week. Hanh and Liem were Becky's very first mom friends. We plan to visit them in April of next year, and they hope to be back in Cambridge in 3-4 years.
The fireworks were spectacular as usual.