Showing posts from April, 2013

What a lovely weekend!

Wasn't it a beautiful weekend? We really enjoyed the beautiful weather that we had and took advantage of it as much as possible. We spent a lot of time walking around the city. I know I walked about seven miles one day. My feet are still a little bit sore. It was so worth it though. 
We had the worst week. All of us were sick and it was miserable for a few days around here. Mommas and Pappas do not get sick days, which is so sad. Thankfully we were all healed by the weekend and ready to play. And play we did. 
The stroller races!

She took Memi all around the MET in her stroller. 

Cosette enjoyed a Sprinkles mini strawberry cupcake. And she fell asleep curled up in stroller, dead to the world after playing at the park. 

We got a chance to sneak in a date this weekend. We went to Eataly and enjoyed the most delicious roasted veggie sandwhiches on the most delicious foccacia bread ever! I want some more of that summer squash foccacia bread. It was delicious! The weather was too good to ea…

Make Way for Ducklings

Cosette's favorite part about our Boston trip was the Make way for Ducklings sculpture in the Public Garden. She is currently obsessed with ducks if you haven't heard.  
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The sculpture was inspired by the book Make way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. It is a adorable story about a Momma and Poppa duck that come to the Boston Public Garden to raise their family. 

The ducklings were still wearing their Easter bonnets!

Cosette was so excited when she saw the ducks. She kind of took over the sculpture for a while. She would go up to each duckling and look at their hats and pat them. 

Sometimes it is hard to get a picture with her looking. We tried. 
I am glad she is in a duck loving phase.

Boston Common and Public Garden

My favorite place we visited in Boston was the Boston Common and Public Garden. I love parks in the middle of cities. They are always so beautiful. Boston Common was especially beautiful.

Like many other sites in Boston Boston Common has an interesting history. It was founded in 1634 making it the oldest park in the country. Originally the park was used as grazing area. British troops used the Common as a camp before the American Revolution. So much history every where.

People were handing out cow bells for cheering the Marathon runners along. We started cheering early on. Pretty much once we got the bells we started ringing them.   

Beautiful statue of George Washington on the left. Soldiers and Sailors monument on the right commemorating the Massachusetts soldiers and sailors in who died in the Civil War.

I know I keep using the word beautiful, but everything in the park was just beautiful. Above is the pond in the Public Garden. There were lots of ducks swimming around which make Coset…


Aside from Monday's events at the Marathon, the trip to Boston was a blast! The city is so chock-full of American history, I love it! I wish that we could have spent more time there. Mom had a bunch of Marathon events that she attended so that left me, Cosette, and Dad to go tour the city. 
Here we are in front of the Old State House. It is Boston's oldest public building built in 1713 as the seat of the British colonial government. In this building the Royal Governor and the Massachusetts Assembly debated events that lead up to the American Revolution including the Stamp Act and the Writs of Assistance. The Declaration of Independence was first read from the balcony of this building. Awesome!

Oh, and the Boston Massacre occurred right in front of the Old State House. So much history in one place!

The balcony where the Declaration of Independence was first read to Bostonians.

We went with Mom to check in for the Marathon. The place was packed. There were a lot of vendors with runn…