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Our Summer Plans

Eva Amurri Martino laughs with her daughter Marlowe in colorful matching outfits

Happy Memorial Day, and welcome to summer! I couldn’t be more excited that my favorite time of year is finally, finally, finally here!!!! Just ask my kids, I’ve been talking about summer since January. LOL. (but actually.) After such a brutal winter, we are really looking forward to taking advantage of all that summer has to offer.  It’s so gorgeous around our home state this time of year, so we’ll be exploring the area a lot.  But we also have some fun little trips planned! Today I thought I would share an overview of our summer plans.  Maybe some of you have pieces of travel advice for us pertaining to our destinations– or if you’re doing something similar or have any Connecticut summer must-do’s, please share!

Eva Amurri Martino laughs with her daughter Marlowe in colorful matching outfits

Camp For The Kiddos

Both Marlowe and Major are doing camp programs for a few weeks this summer! Marlowe’s is a mix between water play time and a really cool STEAM program which provides kids with learning opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  Marlowe has been absolutely LOVING her more academically focused preschool and she’s so excited for STEAM camp! They even teach the kids how to code and move a little robot around the room by programming it themselves! Lowie is pretty much beside herself.  LOL. 

Major’s camp is a bit different– it’s a series of weekly music and gymnastics classes– but he’s just as excited.  Both Marlowe and Major love being in groups and interacting with other kids, so I’m excited for them to make some friends and get some great kid time in!

Eva Amurri Martino laughs with her daughter Marlowe in colorful matching outfits

Frozen On Broadway

My Mom is taking Marlowe to see Frozen this summer– need I say more? LOL.  Apologies in advance to everyone on either side of my child, who will have to hear my kid belting out the lyrics to every single song.

Work Trips

I have a couple work trips planned this summer: one in June and another in August.  Stay tuned for more info on those! *wink*

Eva Amurri Martino laughs with her daughter Marlowe in colorful matching outfits

Edaville Family Theme Park

Kyle and I are taking the kids to this cute family park for a weekend getaway! They have a “Thomas Train Land” and a “Dinosaur Park” as well as a fun carnival and rides, all set in a cute historic New England town.  Added bonus? We will be driving through Providence on the way there so I will have the chance to show my whole family my alma mater, Brown University! Kyle hasn’t ever been their either, and the campus is absolutely GORGE in the summer months.  I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve never been through Providence with kids, though– let me know if you have any must-see’s!

Eva Amurri Martino laughs with her daughter Marlowe in colorful matching outfits

Charleston, SC

Kyle and I got married in Charleston, and the majority of Kyle’s family still lives down there! We love Charleston so much– it’s the most beautiful mix of old world charm and the excitement of a really cool food and design scene.  I’m so excited to bring my kids back for an extended trip! We are especially looking forward to showing them the exact spot we got married– we may even take some sweet family pics there.  Stay tuned! And let me know if you have any recommendations for family friendly dining or activities in downtown Charleston!

Eva Amurri Martino laughs with her daughter Marlowe in colorful matching outfits

Maine

Our family has a really special home in Maine that we’ve been visiting for generations! Every Summer, I bring my little family up there for some totally unplugged family bonding.  We have some friends coming with us this year, and I’m so excited! The house up there truly is our happy place, and we always feel so rejuvenated when we get home.

Eva Amurri Martino laughs with her daughter Marlowe in colorful matching outfits

Farm Camp

Marlowe loved visiting a local farm recently, so we signed her up for a week of Farm Camp!  It’s only a few hours a day, but I thought it would be fun for her to try something a little different.  I can’t wait to hear how she likes it.

Eva Amurri Martino laughs with her daughter Marlowe in colorful matching outfits

As you can tell, we’re gearing up for a busy few months, but honestly I wouldn’t have it any other way.  It’s so fun now as a completed family of four to really start creating lifelong memories together.  I’ll be sharing lots of pics right her on the blog, too.  So. Get. Pumped! I hope you have a beautiful summer!

Eva Amurri Martino laughs with her daughter Marlowe in colorful matching outfits

Eva Amurri Martino laughs with her daughter Marlowe in colorful matching outfits

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  1. melanie says:

    Hello, we are going to make a trip this summer in families and we are going from Canada and go to new yok, passing by boston providence and go to the hamptons and to Montauk! Suggestions please;)

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  2. Kim says:

    Waterfire in Providence! Such a cool evening activity and so beautiful! https://waterfire.org/

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    • I remember waterfire from when I went to Brown! So fun

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  3. Shelley D. says:

    Hope you and your family enjoy a great summer!Your plans sound interesting, creative&fun.

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  4. Mel G says:

    Jumping on Mum’s bed is the best!! Go Marlowe 🙂

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    • Ha! This is actually the guest bedroom which she weirdly loves jumping on even MORE than our bed! Kids are so weird! LOL

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  5. OM! I want to go to Farm Camp and STEAM camp! We all need that! I’m going to Montana to a cousin’s “guest ranch” to chill out and ride a horse! A friend is meeting me there and we will camp in a tent afterwards and drive to her house in northern Utah. Connecting with Mother Earth is so important for me, and I hope all of us.

    Sorry, I think there is a typo: “Kyle hasn’t ever been their either, and the campus is absolutely…”

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    • OMG montana…I’m so envious. There is this place there called PawsUp that I’m DYINGGGG to go to. Maybe next year!

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  6. Andrea says:

    That sounds like an action packed summer! My little boy enjoys STEAM activities too but we haven’t found many camps for kids his age (5). But we get Kiwi Crate! Once a month he gets a package with a science related theme and a bunch of activities. I’ve been very impressed with the quality of the activities and the materials. My nephew is older so he gets Tinker Crate and there is Doodle Crate for art!
    Another monthly subscription I’d like to get for my boy is BitBox. It’s from a different company and it’s a monthly coding game! I haven’t done much research, he may need to be a little older, but from what I’ve seen BitBox looks fantastic!

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  7. Lynn says:

    Hi Eva, Massachusetts native here. Your kids will love Edaville! I took my son (then had just turned a year old) with my older nieces and it was a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to taking him back when he’s a little older. The rides are very appropriate for the preschool age set. If you have N extra few days take the short ride over the bridge to cape cod. Beautiful beaches, quaint seaside villages and lots of family fun. We have a house in south Yarmouth and love it in the summer! Also in Providence, check out the Providence Children’s Museum. It’s a lot of fun and perfect for your kids ages! (Try to go during the week, weekends get very busy and the museum isn’t that large. Roger Williams Park Zoo in Prov is also a blast! A ton of animals, huge outdoor play area/splash pad area, carousel, petting farm animals, it’s a great zoo and really beautiful! Have a great time this summer! New England is such a gorgeous and fun area in the summer with so many places to visit and explore!

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  8. Jen says:

    When you are in Charleston you must go eat at The Grocery, the food is fabulous and I’m not just saying that because my nephew Ryan is the sous chef…have fun😘

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  9. KarenM says:

    Eva – My son was a huge Thomas the Tank Engine fan and we took him to Lancaster to see the Thomas Train. It was one of the best family vacations we ever experienced. As adults we were speechless when we saw that train coming across the tracks through the PA fields. I hope Major and Marlowe enjoy the amusement park. I did not know they had such a place. Wonder if my 21 year son would be interested in seeing Thomas Land? Just kidding! However, all of his Thomas Trains are safely tucked away in his closet. One of the best toy purchases ever! Have a great summer with your family.

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  10. Diane Dan and Cecilia Joy says:

    Eva, this is fabulous to read about and root you on!!! You are so incredibly thoughtful by replying on IG to DMs. You and Kyle are raising phenomenal children and being a fabulous couple. We are going to Charleston, SC too so we would love your input too!! Our daughter will be almost 14 mo. First flights jitters for us parents! Will love any feedback and we will share ours. Best wishes!

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  11. Michelle says:

    Watch Hill, RI is beautiful and a great little weekend trip. It’s kind of like a tiny version of Newport, RI. The beaches are really nice and there are lots of nearby places for day trips (Mystic, downtown Stonington, Block Island, multiple vineyards). I hear that Taylor Swift has a house there. Maybe she’ll let you guys stay the night 😉

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