Thursday, May 2, 2013

Spring in Boston {photos!}

This past weekend we had a unique opportunity to spend some time with friends from overseas, they wanted to see Boston. So we packed up the kids and headed to church on Sunday and then straight to the city. With spring in bloom I've never seen Boston this crowded! We could barely squeeze by with two strollers on Boylston street, there was a little more room to breathe at Boston Commons, but we still felt very much like sardines. 

I'm not used to the hustle and bustle of the city. I like things quiet. I like hearing the birds sing on the background of silence. So when I am in the city, I am drawn to capture small moments and things that are 'quiet' - like the beautiful tulip blooms. 

Baby T loved smelling the tulips. He was such a good baby for a day out in the city - something he isn't used to, everything was new to him. He napped in his Kiddy City 'n Move stroller (appropriately named) for almost two hours! I could actually eat my lunch in relative peace while he napped. I pacified the kids with snacks - they loved olives, grape tomatoes, and cheddar cheese I cut up into matchsticks. 

The day wasn't so much about being in the city as it was about being in the company of like-minded people. It's as if we were in our own little social bubble as the city went on at it's own frenzied pace. For us it was a pause to spend time together and to savor these fleeting days our our kids' childhood, so soon they will be all grown up. 

This, my friends, is the very rare family photo - we probably get to take one about 3-4 times a year and most of them aren't very good. Baby T was exhausted and not looking at the camera, but it was almost perfect!


  1. Lovely family photo with the tulips in the background. Sounds like a fun outing.

    slehan at juno dot com

  2. Isn't Boston the most beautiful city?! I grew up there and always think about summers walking up and down Comm Ave and sitting and reading in the Public Garden. Great memories!

    1. It IS very beautiful, and I love all the history behind it! I would say it is also one of the greenest cities I know!

  3. I lived in Boston for only 6 months. I returned home to New Orleans only after 9/11. I loved it there, it's a beautiful city with the best dog parks anywhere. The people were nice, but I missed the southern hospitality.

    1. I've never lived in the south but I have to admit EVEN I 'miss' southern hospitality, people can be so austere here! :)


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