Snapshots from Cape Cod

We had a wonderfully busy summer, with my mum and sister both visiting, and all three kids enjoying time at summer camp. Before we knew it, we were half way through August and hadn’t yet had a family holiday!

This is not unusual for us.

We are notoriously bad at getting ourselves organised and booking trips! But, we were determined to make the most of the last couple of weeks of summer vacation and we really wanted to get back to Cape Cod. My husband worked his last minute magic and found us an Airbnb house (with a pool *squeal*) in Mashpee, on the Cape, and off we went for four days of complete relaxation.

It was much needed and it was awesome!

We watched the eclipse. We read books. We visited the Cape Cod Children’s Museum while we waited to get into the house (less of a museum, more an epic play space). We ate at our traditional lunch spot – three years in a row makes it a tradition! – the Sesuit Harbor Cafe. We played mini golf. We took in the Cape Cod Natural History Museum. And, we spent lots of time by the pool.

A perfect mini-break.

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I was so glad the sun shone and we were able to see the (partial) eclipse, a great experience for the kids

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This is the despair of a man whose eight year old son has just solved a puzzle that he couldn’t

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This was the only time we made it to the beach! To be fair, the weather was against us for most of our trip, but still!

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Catalogue pose anyone?!

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The Natural History Museum had a brilliant scavenger hunt for the kids, finding the troll was on the list, as was checking what your wing span was.

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And my favorite spot? Right here… feet in pool, drink in one hand, book in the other *sigh*

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It was wonderful to just get away for a few days, I can’t remember the last time we did so little! We really took it easy, no pressure to do things, visit places, keep busy. And to be honest, if it hadn’t rained we probably wouldn’t have visited the Natural History Museum!

I’m so glad we managed to get a few days away as a family, and maybe next year we might actually be organised enough to make it a week *ahem*.

A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.
Eudora Welty

I began these ‘Snapshots’ posts over the summer, when my days were too busy having fun with my kids to spend time writing about the fun we were having. They are a way for me to record the moments, but not feel obliged to write War and Peace. Capture the days as they happen. No SEO, no pinnable images, no stress. So, I’m going to continue to write them, and keep those moments from running away.


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12 thoughts on “Snapshots from Cape Cod”

  1. Looks like there was so much to do with kids – great place for a break! I love that you got to see the eclipse together. What a family memory! #countrykids

  2. We’re bad at getting organised too! For a last minute booking it looks like you had a fab time. I get very frustrated at those puzzle things, especially if someone else does it and I can’t! Haha!

  3. I do like these snapshot moments. It reminds me why we all enjoyed blogging back at the start – before we really understood SEO and just captured the moments as they happened. There is a lot to be said for this style of post and it does show the fun you had, the family time to bond and unwind and without the pressure to be the world’s most adventurous family! A lovely way to look back on the end of summer and well done to your husband on finding the perfect house.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

  4. Looks like you had loads of fun. I loved the pic of dad getting beat at a puzzle. It always thrills my son to beat dad at something. I agree, doing something three times definitely makes it a tradition. #countrykids

  5. Oh those photos are just gorgeous. Looks like you had a wonderful time together on your mini break. It’s a shame the weather was against you but at least you did make it to the beach and I love the photo of your three together paddling in the water :-) #countrykids

  6. I wish we could be that spontaneous when it comes to holidays, well done for picking up such a nice spot – it looks lovely. Great pictures and keep those moments coming.

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