Happy Mother’s Day!!!!!!
Price snapped these pictures when my mom was recently visiting while we were checking out the sunset. It was a fun visit.
See you soon Mom!!
Along one of the paths in Boston’s Public Garden, there is a Make Way for Ducklings Statue in honor of the children’s classic by the same name. When Robert McCloskey was studying in Boston in the 1930’s he would often sit in the Public Garden. That inspired him to write and illustrate the book about 10 years later. It won awards at the time and has been popular ever since.
The statue was installed in the 1987 in honor of the book. Families and kids love visiting it so much that the 9 bronze statues never have to be polished from kids petting and sitting on the ducks. Throughout the year the ducks are decorated with things like scarves in the winter, jerseys for champion sports teams, and hats for Mother’s Day!
In 1978 the first Duckling Parade was held on Mother’s Day. Since then large crowds gather to take part, and to watch, adorable little kids march through Boston Common and along part of the route that the ducks took into Boston Public Garden.
As we were unable to attend the parade last year, I was really looking forward to going this year for Mother’s Day. I was so excited to get a little outfit for Autumn as well. We didn’t want to get her a duck costume in case she hated it, or it was too hot, so I stuck with something she loves… tutus!! Loved it.
It was such a fun day together.
Even if Autumn rubbed her sunblock in her eyes and looked like she was crying for most of the day. Awww poor babe!
After we took photos at the statues we headed over to the area around the bandstand on The Common to check into registration, get a goodie bag, and play.
Awww, my loves.
There was one thing after another for her to explore and play with from balls to bouncy horses. She enjoyed how these were so many other kids around and so many things to play with. Even random picnic blankets to crawl on. ha!
However, Autumn did not enjoy getting to meet the big duck. She was okay in line and quite excited watching him meet the kids in front of us but when it was our turn she quickly decided he was scary and not to be trusted. ha!
Thankfully, the kind members of the Harvard Marching Band were a quick distraction to the horror of the big duck.
Right before the parade started we even got to meet Mayor Marty Walsh!
The parade was so much fun for those walking and those watching.
After the parade we headed out to lunch at Parish Cafe, one of our favorite spots in Boston. Autumn was on her best behavior allowing Price and I to enjoy our awesome Zuni Rolls (I swear the best sandwiches in Boston). Plus, I had delicious blood orange mimosas. Win!!
We enjoyed our walk back to the car through the Public Garden and Boston Common as well.
Mother’s Day was really wonderful this year.
It was so much fun for us all. We enjoyed the time doing the activities and participating in the parade together. So much to do, so much to tire you out!
I am thankful to be Autumn’s Mom. She has brought so much joy to my life. I am constantly in awe of her intelligence, charm, sweet personality, and fierce stance on things she wants. The last 17 months have been amazing. I’ve enjoyed watching her grow so much and I know that the best is yet to come.
Spring has sprung so it’s the time of year to honor mom with some flowers. Well I did that last year. I got her a clematis and have been updated it is doing really well! yay! Well instead of giving her a flower I thought it would be better to take her to the flowers. I have always wanted to go to the Lilac Festival at Arnold Arboretum so we decided a Boston visit was in order and we would go there.
My Mom and Nanny came up for the weekend!!! They came up on Saturday afternoon to our place so we could catch up awhile it rained nd Nanny could see our apartment. We enjoyed some reminiscing about movies, vacations, and my grandpa. Nanny has a crazy cat (really crazy) so liked the calm rabbits, esp when Jack would come out for raisins. The four of us then went out to a place called Bamboo for some Thai food. Price and I took my mom here a few years ago and she thought that Nanny would like it so we went back. This is one of our favorite places here since the food is so good and the service is always on point. We ordered chicken satays and fresh spring rolls for appetizers. It was so cute that Nanny said she would have to tell her friends that she tried Thai food. Next I have to get her on the T 🙂
Today we went to the Lilac Festival at Arnold Arboretum. We saw their beautiful collection of blooming lilacs. It was nice to walk in the arboretum while enjoying the flowering and watching the musical and dancing performances. Poor Nanny had her allergies flare up so she left sneezing.
I’m so glad that my Mom got to come up with her mom for the weekend. It was nice to take mom to a place that she liked and give Nanny a new type of food to try. Walking through the arboretum to so much fun was we talked about Boston, how the dogs would love it up here, and taking photos of all the lilacs. I’ll see them again next weekend for a day trip down to CT and then just 2 more weeks until graduation. Can’t wait!!