If you know us at all, you know that we are a household divided. I’m a Red Sox fan and my husband is a
stupid dumb hate their guts hope they lose the rest of their games Yankee fan.
Poor me, right?
Every year, I go to Boston with my dad to see the Sox play a few games and Andrew goes to New York to see the Yankees. Last year, I took Kensington with me (because she’s my smartest child and loves the Red Sox) and we had such a good time that we decided Smith should go with Andrew this year (I’m still praying that one day, he’ll come to his senses).
Usually we go at different times during the summer but this year, we decided to go to the airport together, depart for the East Coast on separate flights, see our teams play and then meet back at the airport a few days later. It was our vacation divided. And it was so much fun!
The morning of the trips! Nothing says fun times like waking up at 3:00 am to head to the airport! We were all so excited that we didn’t even care. We said goodbye to the boys and Kensington and I met Lovie and Papa Jay and the four of us headed to Beantown.
At the airport, ready to go to Boston!
After a good nap on the flight, we arrived in Boston by 11:00 and headed straight to our hotel and then to Faneuil Hall for lunch and some shopping. We brought a stroller with us because we walk all over Boston and I didn’t want little K to worry with keeping up.
Enjoying our lunch! The weather was BEAUTIFUL! Considering it’s already really hot and humid in Dallas, the high of 61 that first day was perfection to us!
Papa Jay and his girls
Kensington loves looking at the boats.
Lovie and me 🙂
We are all dressed and ready to head out to the game!
My little crew on the subway. We always have so much fun together!
Just a reminder in case anyone forgot…we won the World Series last year :). We’ve actually won it 3 times in 10 years…just in case you forgot (ahem, my Ranger friends).
We went and visited our brick of course!
Posing by our brick 🙂
The temp was 45 and we were game ready!
Love, love, love spending quality time with just this girl!
She enjoyed hot chocolate with her Fenway Frank…
…and cotton candy too.
We beat the Braves and went back to the hotel happy Sox fans!
The next morning, we boarded the subway and headed to Harvard. I saw Papa Jay and K holding hands (so sweet).
On the subway headed to Harvard!
We always love strolling around Harvard and Cambridge.
Lunch at our favorite brewery, John Harvard’s!
Love my mama!
This kid has my heart.
Seriously, she is my heart.
For the second game, mom and Kensington stayed at the hotel and ordered room service while watching the game on TV (true Sox fans!). Dad and I enjoyed the second night just as much as the first even in the rain!
It was raining pretty much the entire game (not hard enough for a rain delay but hard enough for a poncho and Wellies). We saw our brick one last time.
We had the best night!
And in the bottom of the 10th, our Red Sox won. Two wins in two nights…the perfect ending to our little trip.
So, what did the boys do in NYC? They had a pretty awesome time too…
…here they are before boarding their flight. Love these boys!
Checking out the view from his hotel room.
They hit Serendipity hard! My boys love a sundae!
My friend Katie’s brother-in-law is Adam Jacobs…Aladdin on Broadway! How cool is that?!?! Andrew and Smith had tickets to the show and when it was over, they got to go backstage and meet Adam. Andrew said Smith got super shy meeting Aladdin in person :). Andrew said the show is really good and that Adam did a fabulous job. If you’re going to NYC anytime this year, you need to see it!
The boys went to FAO Schwartz and Smith selected this Thor costume as his prize. I showed Kensington this picture while we were in Boston and told her to brace herself…Smith was coming home with a giant weapon looking thing!
Smith’s favorite food is Italian, so the next day, they had lunch in Little Italy.
Dressed and ready to head out to the Yankee game!
Elevator selfie 🙂
The boys went to the Yankee game on night two and Smith loved it! I hate to say this…but I might have two handsome die hard Yankee fans in my house now :).
Smith sleeping on the subway back from Yankee Stadium. This kid was tired!
We all had such a fun time on our trips! We moved and then two days later, went out of town. Our heads were swirling but we had so much fun. The best part of the weekend? Meeting back up in the airport when our trips were over.
And one last thing…a sweet reader named Tana emailed me that there is now MLB stuff at Nordstrom…and I about flipped out! It’s so hard for me to find Red Sox stuff in Dallas, so I was thrilled to see this! Look at this cute stuff for both girls and guys…
Coasters, Guys Red Sox Henley, Girls Red Sox Sleeveless Tee, Guys Detroit Tee, Flip Flops, Mariners Tee, Yankee Cuff Links, Girls Yankee Tee
I went through and randomly picked teams…trust me, your team is most likely there too, I just couldn’t feature all of them. There is just so much more of this MLB goodness (sweatshirts, zip up hoodies, tanks, jerseys, hats and more). Click here to see it all.
I’m thinking this would make a great Father’s Day gift. You should order your dad some stuff (and then throw in something for you too!).
It’s baseball season!
Thank you so much Tana!!
Dinner tonight is a super simple casserole…
…my Sausage and Broccoli Tortellini Bake is easy and yummy!
Have a great day!