Happppppy Wednesday, friends! I hope you’re having a great mid-week! Anyone else counting down to the weekend already though? #iamsoready
Today, I have a trip recap for you!
Last Thursday, Madeley and I went to BOSTON with my parents!
Ah! She was so excited!!! We got up earlllly on Thursday morning, headed to the airport, grabbed breakfast and then met up with my parents. Last year, was M’s first time to visit Boston with Kensington and me, so she was super excited to head back. This year, when Kensington said she wanted to go to NYC for her 10th birthday, I told her that was fine, but she couldn’t miss school for two trips, so she said she would skip Boston this year and catch back up with us next year. We had so much fun, but we really did miss our oldest girl.
She packed her own backpack for this trip…and sunglasses were of course included 🙂 .
On board and ready to go!
Our flight landed around 11:30, we checked into our hotel really quickly and then hit the street. It was chilly but nice and sunny!
We were ready to stretch our legs and grab some lunch.
Of course, we had lunch at Joe’s on Newbury because the food is yummy and the street side tables are great for people watching.
Lunch with my little.
After lunch, we strolled and enjoyed the beautiful day.
She was loving all of the grownup time 🙂 . She had so much fun running around the park and checking out the ducks.
We stopped at Starbucks for a little pick me up…
…and then one of us crashed.
We headed back to the hotel to get ready for our game. I thought I’d show you my sweatshirt since it would be covered all night by my jacket…
…it’s my 2018 World Series Champions sweatshirt 🙂 . #makesmesohappy
This was only the second home game of the entire season, annnnnd they were handing out 2018 World Series replica rings to the first 10,000 fans, so we HAD to be there early to grab one of those…
…here we are in line to get inside and get our rings!
Madeley was not having any fun at all 🙂 .
And we’re in! We entered in the Kids Zone where there is just so much to see if you’re a kiddo…like this tall lady right here.
After that, we grabbed dinner…
…Italian Sausage with Peppers and Onions for me!
This nugget had chicken fingers.
Next up, Miss Madeley needed a Red Sox sweatshirt for the game…
…she picked this one and was super pumped!
The atmosphere and energy before a Sox game is one of a kind!
Well, hello there banner that shows we won the World Series last year!
Gangs all here!
We found our seats, got cozy and settled in for the night!
We’ve now gone 10 years in a row (and several of those years, we’ve gone more than once!).
She stayed pretty occupied during the game. My mom took her to run around about halfway through, and then she settled back in…with her sucker.
Cheering on the Sox with her Sox bear on her shoulders. 🙂
A walk off for the WIN!!
After this, we headed back and went to sleep. Considering my alarm went off at 3:30 that morning, I was ready for bed!
The next morning…
…we slept in, had Starbucks in the room and then hit the streets!
It was so much fun seeing them set up for the Marathon (just three days later).
A quick little morning shut eye.
My mom and I love the walking and the popping in and out of shops.
She was cozy and HAPPY!
Oh Boston, you are beautiful!
I saw this sign in a shop 😉 .
We stopped for lunch on Charles Street. Isn’t it cute inside?!
We split a grilled cheese sandwich and were very happy about it. I also had…
…their Caprese Salad. I love those so much!!
Mom and Dad 🙂
This was the lunch spot! We really loved it!
Later we stopped here for coffee…
…Miss Madeley picked a chocolate croissant and I had…
…a coconut macaroon.
She looks like she’s up to no good right here! Ha! I’m sure they were!!
Later that night, we dropped Lovie and Madeley back at the hotel, so my dad and I could go to the game. They ate pasta and watched Netflix, we hit up Fenway Park one last time…
…like my favorite Sox sweatshirt ever!
We had pulled pork sandwiches and fries for dinner!!
We went to visit our brick! And then…
…found our awesome seats right behind home plate!
It was the perfect night for baseball and another RED SOX WIN!!
The next morning…
…we left our hotel at 5:00 to catch the first flight out of Boston to DFW. We were supposed to have taken off at 7:30 and been back in Dallas at 11:15.
Due to storms in Dallas, we ended up not getting off the plane until 8:15 PM.
We sat on the runway in Boston forever, then had to de-plane. Then, we got back on and the pilot told us the safest route was going to Dallas via Canada…so the typical 3½ hour flight was over five hours. Then we landed in Dallas (woohoo!) and sat on the runway 2 hours and 45 minutes. It was honestly comical at that point. I am so thankful that DFW was our final destination and felt HORRIBLE for everyone on board who missed their connecting flights (or their connecting flights were cancelled). I must brag on Madeley because she honestly did AMAZING! We ran out of food at one point, but she was all smiles. She watched movies, took a 2 hour nap and never one time complained. When we finally got off she said “that took a long time”. Haha! Yes, baby, it sure did.
My dad has always done an amazing job making memories through baseball with me, and I hope, that I’m now doing the same. These trips are really precious to us. xo
If you have questions about where we stay, where we eat, or what we do (or have done in the past), you can see it all HERE.