Aunt & Uncle visit + Block Island

Aunt & Uncle visit + Block Island

My aunt & uncle from Sweden were in for a visit last week.  It was very special to reconnect with them here in the States.  I usually see them on visits to southern Sweden which are always lovely but this was something different & great.  We loved hosting them at our home & relaxing for an evening with food, wine & dialogue & the next day waking up to head out on an adventure aboard a ferry to Block Island.  This was their first time meeting our son & they all got along together fantastic immediately!  My heart is so warmed by their visit.  Until we meet again Gunilla & Richard!
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On the ferry ride from New London to Block Island
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Get up! Come on, let’s go!  Let’s run around!
My son is pretty much on TEN for the duration of any adventure (or even a day at home) until he starts to get tired for his nap.  It can be something to try & keep up with him!  Us adults were really just trying to relax on the ferry ride but I have to say I was so impressed & heart warmed by how engaging, funny & communicative my aunt & uncle were with him on their whole visit! My son adored them!
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Photo moment in front of one of the many picturesque & wonderfully preserved & maintained buildings on the island.
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If there’s water, my son will try to be in it. This time (unlike last time) I was prepared with bathing suits for my son & husband, who said he would do water duty this time around.  However they did not manage to suit up before our babe’s first charging into the sea.
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As I rocked our son to sleep, my husband took over the camera to photograph my aunt & uncle heading back from their walk along the shore.
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Relaxing on the porch of The Surf Hotel
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My aunt and uncle on the back porch of The Surf Hotel, where we relaxed with some coffee, thoroughly enjoying the ambiance & view before heading back to the ferry.
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Good thing I packed a few changes of clothes for the boys.
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View on the ferry ride back