Oh boy! Another weekend that has gone way too quickly. That seems to happen every weekend, right? This weekend was quite the adventure. Jon had his birthday on Friday and that evening we got together with our parents and had a little birthday cake!
It may not be pinterest worthy, but I’m pretty happy with the cake the boys and I made! Ash kept taste testing the frosting with his little fingers, but overall it went pretty smoothly!
We had plans on Saturday to go out east and canoe the day away, but we got hit with a horrible rain storm! It literally poured all day! We ran some errands and then spent most of the day at Life Time.
Typically for Jon’s birthday celebration with our families we go pumpkin picking, but this year we decided to do something different and we all booked tickets for a sailboat that does sails around the Hudson River.
The day was chilly, but the rain was gone and the sun was out! We were all super excited to go. You are allowed to bring so, I packed picnic lunches for everyone and we are all ready to hit the water.
My adorable skipper!
That photo was taken before the boat had even left the dock. Then the boat started moving and the windy was crazy and it turned into the trip from hell! Literally. The boat was tilting so much that I fell out of my seat and almost went overboard. Luckily my shoes hit the railing in such a way that I got stuck and therefore stayed on the boat!
Poor Hudson panicked because he thought I was going overboard and he started crying and repeating to everyone that he was going to die. The water was nuts and we kept getting splashed with water. I don’t mean a little sprinkle of water. I mean mostly everyone was soaked from head to toe. No one got to eat the cute picnic lunches.
Here we are when the sail began and things started to get rough. Notice my mom in her plastic poncho trying to save her furry vest. We all looked so cute before we boarded and we came off the boat like drowned rats.
Eventually when the sailboat started leaning the other way we were able to get up for a minute and since Hudson was in a panic we decided to go into the cabin. So, we spent the rest of the trip back to dock in a cabin and this was how we got to view the statue of liberty.
Right when we about 5 mins away from the dock and the sails were put away we ventured above to get a little view of the water while everything was calm. Luckily everyone was back to smiles again.
I was joking with the people next to me that we needed shirts that said, ” I survived Shearwater (name of the boat) and they were all laughing and agreeing with me.
Everyone was begging to go back to pumpkin picking and we went into a near by shopping center and got hot drinks and took turns drying off in the air dryers in the bathroom! Guys, I had the cutest idea for the prettiest sailing photos and all of the picnic goodies I got. I was amazing for a pinterest worthy day of photos and it all got rained on. Oh well! At the end of the day we all had fun just being together.