This year my birthday eve included cataract surgery combined with a suddenly dysfunctional refrigerator in the house. The cataract surgery went fine but living out of coolers and searching for a new refrigerator under pressure was not that much fun. To improve my mood Al took me out to dinner and to the movies to see Downton Abbey. THAT was fun.
The bigger celebration was delayed until the weekend. A boating day with my sons and their families. We rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to take the kids out on the boat. But when it is Nana’s birthday, everyone steps up to make her day special. 😉
It was a day of wonderful pandemonium!!
Shennecossett Yacht Club added a playscape to the grounds this year. All I can say is — “THANK YOU!!!!” It was perfect for these three cousins, aged 5, 3, and 2.75 years.
We were here for a boating day, so off to Kindred Spirit we went for a ride over to New London. It wasn’t the best weather, but at least it was not raining. Before the day became overcast and windy, we had a little sunshine for our ride.
After we anchored, Papa took the cousins out for a dinghy ride, with assistance from Adam.
The flybridge was another favorite spot.
Even the inside of the boat was fascinating to these three.
On the return trip, Captain Papa and Caleb at the helm.
Back at the club for a picnic dinner. And more playtime, of course.