August 11, 2013


What a FUN FUN trip we had back east!
We have every intention of returning again next summer.

My sister and her family have a darling summer colonial home that we got to adore for 10 days.
My parents were able to come too.
Were hoping next summer our brothers can make it.

We purposely picked a red eye flight hoping Miles would sleep.
He had his jammies on and drank his milk and YEP....the boy slept.
We, on the other hand were exhausted.
But, easier to be tired than deal with a 18 month old on a 5.5 hour flight!!
We started our trip going to a colonial village.
We tried on leather shoes, watched a pottery demo, listened to the fiddle,  we were fascinated by the water log saw, drank from the well and took this AWESOME photograph.
It makes me smile every time.
Miles slept at the foot of my bed and woke up every morning staring out the window saying...
"GGGUUUKKK" (goose/duck)
They have a chicken coop full of chickens and Miles could see them.  
He wanted to see them first thing.
The girls were so sweet to Miles!
They kept telling him that they have been training the chickens to be held so Miles could hold one.
Miles never did hold one. 
Just wanted to see them and maybe touch one every now and then.

The kids played in the "water park"
It was so peaceful to be outside all day.
They have over 20 acres to themselves.
It was lovely to crank up some tunes and not bother anyone. 
Honestly we were in our own little bubble.
One of my personal favorite stops was:
It was beautiful scenery and such fun artwork.
Auntie Ali was muggin on Miles

I loved all the artwork.
He had such an interesting story.
I love that Norman lived during his artwork prime.
He wasn't someone appreciated hundreds of years after he was gone.
We went on the swan boats.
Its a tourist thing...but a must.
This picture makes my heart smile.
Duck park.
Concord Bridge! (the shot heard around the world)
This was a cool monument.
The story is bravery and heroic.
On a very RAINY day we went to tour John Adams home.
We left Miles at home with Auntie Ali and his cousins so everyone would be happy.
It was fun to have a day with my parents and make memories with them.
This is John and Abigail Adams retirement home.
Some days we stayed home looking for bugs
 Avrie caught a grasshopper.
Miles loved climbing "UP UP UP" the rocks.
What is a Boston trip without a baseball game???

Fenway Park was pretty cool I must admit.  
We kept calling Alisons' family the PinkSox...(girl #4 on its way)
We bought t-shirts, hotdogs, and ice cream...
Miles would dance in between innings to the music that was blaring. 
He had ice cream all over his face, french fries in his hands and was totally interested in the foreigners behind us.

There are 2 things that I miss about this trip:

1.) Miles sitting in his tiny chair in the middle of the field by himself!
I cannot stop laughing at this.

2.) the colonial house.
I'm still giggling that my nieces made a handicap sign for my mom who just had two knee replacements. They put it on a door with a ramp so my mom didnt have to do the stairs.
Thee best!

It was such a fun vacation.
During this trip, I became a big fan of two people.
One being Paul Revere.
Two being Abigail Adams (john adams wife)
Next summer I'm sure I'll learn more and become big fans of new people.
Thanks Sister for being such a great host and loving our little family.
We cant wait for your baby girl to come and join the party.