Boston 2016

Hey there Thursday!  
So, over the weekend, my parents, Kensington and I went on our annual trip to Boston to see the Red Sox play at Fenway.  Here’s the deal…Ashby is still on the fence about which team she’s pulling for…and right now… she says she’s a Yankee fan!  
What?! 
How could I have lost another one to the evil empire that is the New York Yankees?!?!  
#andrew  
Next year, when she’s a little older and wiser, I think I’m going to bring her with us…but this year, she was happy to stay at home and have fun with those other two losers Yankees.
Here’s a little recap of our trip.  We heart you Boston!
At the airport about to leave.  I love having this special time with my oldest girl!

She is such a happy little camper for someone who had to get up and ready at 4:00 AM.  Instead of missing a traditional day of school, we picked her Field Day Friday.  She was totally fine not spending the entire day outside doing sporty stuff ;).
(Pssst: this is the jacket I mentioned yesterday along with the top!)

We arrived in Boston and were hungry!  We headed to Quincy Market where Kensington got a slice and we got…

…lobster rolls.  Be still my heart.

A little pre-game shopping at Faneuil Hall.

Love spending time with my mama too!

The weather was spectacular the entire time we were in Boston!

My dad took this.  Chatting with my mama while looking at the water.
Around 5:00, my mom and Kensington stayed back at the hotel for their traditional room service/watch a movie night and Dad and I headed to our Friday night game.

Oh Yawkey Way!

We had to stop off and see our brick!

My dad loves his brick :).

My happy place.

So glad my dad taught me about Jesus…and the Red Sox.
Friday’s game was extra special because the Sox inducted their 2016 Hall of Fame class before the game.  Two of my favorite former players were inducted along with David Ortiz.  This made the night extra fun!

Friday night lights.
The next morning, I read a really good book and had my coffee and oatmeal.  My book review is next week!

And after breakfast, we headed out to walk our favorite streets before the game.  Charles and Newbury Streets are my favorites.

Oh how Kensington loves a park and especially the ducks.  We stopped so she could run around and play.

Two of my favorite girls.  We just needed Catherine and Ashby to complete our set.  Too bad they’re Yankee and Mariner fans…

Papa Jay and Kensington have such a special little bond.  They kept each other company all day!

We had lunch outside on Newbury Street.  The weather was amazing and my Chorizo, Egg and Black Bean Burrito with guacamole on top was too.
Kensington loves the “human statues”.

For Saturday, we had a 4:00 game and everyone went.  Of course, we had to see the brick!

Such a special bond between my dad and me…and now between K and me.

She pays attention, asks questions and really absorbs the game!

That moment you look over and realize you’ve done an excellent job of parenting. #Papi
So, Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons sat in front of us.  #starstruck

Since we saw an afternoon game, we were back in our hotel by 7:30.  That called for room service brownie sundaes!

My parents stayed back and went somewhere else after Boston, but Kensington and I came home on Sunday morning.  This is us on the plane.  I love this sweet girl of mine.
Well, that wraps up Boston 2016.  It’s always good to get away for the weekend but it’s always even better to come home.  We missed our other three!
Okay friends, dinner tonight was SPECTACULAR!  We couldn’t get enough of…
It’s simple, it’s rounded out with a salad, it’s on your table in minutes and your family will LOVE it!
xo
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  • The Cold Coffee Blog May 26, 2016 at 10:33 am

    So fun Shay! What a special time with Kensington! And maybe everyone can come together and just cheer for the Rangers? Ha!

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} May 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Great pics of your weekend! K looks so grown up in her Red Sox tee, jeans, and hat!

  • Paige May 26, 2016 at 11:01 am

    What a fun trip with your parents and Kensington- Love your love for the Red Sox! My dad and I always watched the Phillies when I was a kid, but Philly isn't quite as cool as Boston! Now I want to go to Boston!!

  • Loren Lately May 26, 2016 at 11:08 am

    I am so happy you had great weather while you were here!!! Thanks for visiting us. Go Red Sox!

  • Erika Slaughter May 26, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Such sweet memories made with K! I love all those Lowe traditions!

  • Caravan Sonnet May 26, 2016 at 11:11 am

    This looks like it was so fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ What a special time with Kensington! Hope you have a wonderful "Friday" and a wonderful 4=day weekend!

    Blessings, Rebecca ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Allison Thompson May 26, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Hello! I am going to Boston in a couple of weeks for the first time. Anything else that you recommend we do/see? I've been getting mixed reviews on Boston.

  • Lauren May 26, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Hi Shay! Cute pics! Where did you get your red sox shirt from? It's too cute!

  • Narci May 26, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I love the picture of you, your mama, and sweet Kensington!! What a fun trip!! Also, that fettuccini looks delish!

  • brookerichardson May 26, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Love all the pictures!!! Looks like another Amazing trip in the books!

  • Nicole Leggett May 26, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Shay we are planning to go to Boston in July! What hotels do you suggest staying at?? Kiddos will be in tow?!?

  • Tracy May 26, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    What a fun tradition and great memories you're making with your parents & Kensington.

    I'm going to make that fettuccine. Looks delish!

  • Kathy Olson May 26, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Those are moments your little girl will remember for the rest of her life:)

  • Angie May 26, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    I love Boston!!! We are headed back this summer for a Red Sox game. Which hotels do you like in Boston?

  • Jackie Belin May 26, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Oh, what a sweet, sweet trip together! I just love Boston!

  • Rebecca Jo May 26, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    What a special time! I bet your dad just loved getting another generation of Red Sox fans brewing ๐Ÿ™‚
    Your dad is just the cutest!
    Celebrity sighting – thats so cool!!!

  • Rachel Zimm May 26, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Looks like such a fun trip!!
    I've only driven through Boston, and this makes me want to go back and stay for a while! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Olivia May 26, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Wow, that looks like a fun trip. Nights at the baseball field are awesome!

  • Kim in RI May 26, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Loved this post! And love Boston! Wish we could have met up – I am only an hour away! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sara Robinson May 26, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I'm a Boston girl – miss it so much but just planned my summer family visit! Go to Stephanie's on Newbury next time you're there. Best city ever. #gosox #gopats

  • Megan May 26, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    I love the picture of you and your mom on the bench!! And it's so sweet that you and your dad have something special to share together!!! And now K too!!

  • Olivia May 26, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Love this weekend trip – I've been wanting to go to Boston, and now I have some cool ideas! But…Go Mariners!! Also, I loved The Knockoff! When you're reading it, doesn't it play out just like a rom com in your head? Those are the best books.

  • Lauren May 26, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Love seeing your parents, what great people they are! Glad Boston was fun!

  • Amanda-Cupcake N Dreams May 26, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    I always love your Boston posts! I am a New England sports fan too and since I visit every summer, my family is from there, these posts just give me all the New England feels ๐Ÿ™‚ #Lobstarollsforever #gopats

  • graywolff May 26, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    How in the world did a Texas girl get to be a Red Sox fan?
    Go Big Papi!!

    (I'm from Salem myself)

  • Jeanie May 26, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Looks like a great time!

  • Melissa {www.themommymanor.blogspot.com} May 27, 2016 at 1:20 am

    That red tank is adorable on you!!! That's your color! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Morgan Moeller May 27, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    When did Ashby declare herself a Yankees fan??!?!?!! )-:

  • JW May 27, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Boston is one of my favorites as well! Also, love those reef flip flops that Kensington is wearing!!

    http://www.exceptionallybasic.wordpress.com

  • acryer May 27, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Thanks for the pic of jacket with airplane outfit! i'm totally copycatting for our flight today.

  • Emily @ Ember Grey May 27, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    So so cute ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that you do this with your dad each year! My dad and I do something similar each year – we go to a college football game (his alma mater) and always hang at his fraternity beforehand. It's hilarious each year and so special to do together. Father/daughter traditions are the best!

  • Beautifully Seaside // Formerly Chic Coastal Living May 29, 2016 at 2:35 am

    Looks like you had the best time Shay! We love the Red Sox over here too!

  • Shan Rocha May 31, 2016 at 12:16 am

    I recently came across your website and love reading your blogs- can't wait for the next one ! Makes my day a lil brighter seeing pics of your beautiful family ๐Ÿ™‚