Boston Common

August 25, 2012

Jordan starts class Monday, so we went on a little family outing yesterday afternoon to take advantage of some free time that we soon won’t have. That sounds so depressing… Really, we will have some free time – just not as much as we’ve had the past few weeks :)

We drove down the road to check out Boston Common, which is basically a grassy, laid-back area with all kinds of stuff going on. There are food trucks everywhere, the Frog Pond (a fun wading pool for the kiddos, which I’m sure we’ll hit up one of these days), a carousel (because why not?!), and people just chillin – having picnics, reading, taking naps, etc. And then across the street, you have Boston Public Garden, which has the sweet little duckling statue from “Make Way for Ducklings,” along with swan boat rides, and more grassy goodness to do whatever you want in.

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The first pic looks like they’re racing. Coop won.

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When we took Coop out of the stroller, he went straight for the ducklings. How do kids know what is especially for them? But then how do they know what’s also especially NOT for them, too?? They’re just so smart. Anyhow, he loved the ducklings, and even gave them some kisses. After we played with the duck statues, we watched some real life ducks and tried to keep Cooper from walking into the pond. And then we realized if we make it back to our car in time, we would only have to pay $10 for one hour parking instead of $14 for two. So we peaced out. Short and sweet.

It’s like you forget you’re in the city while you’re walking around and seeing so many beautiful, peaceful things, and then you realize parking is $10/hour. Sad day. But no, really it was fun. I just need to start eating more of Coop’s mac & cheese and less chipotle. Then I can use my saved money for guilt-free parking :)

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A random update… I mentioned our neighbor plays the piano quite often – we hear everything from her warm up scales to her boogie jams to her ballads. I’ve realized a few things though. First off, Cooper is catching on that sometimes we hear music from the walls, and he starts dancing to her piano jams, no matter what she’s playing. I love that so much. And second of all, I started recognizing some familiar songs today, and realized she was playing hymns. What a sweet blessing that is! I think God used that as a reminder for me to not be so quick to judge a new situation. The first day we moved here, my sarcastic thoughts were along the lines of, “of course our neighbor plays piano… awesome.” Now it’s more like, “My neighbor plays the piano. And my son dances to it. And I’m reminded of the gospel throughout my day.” That’s like a win win win.

Here are some random, everyday pics. Black beans and cheetos… the dinner of champions.

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A Cooper burrito

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These two… like two peas in a pod I tell ya.

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Coop’s catching up on college football – tis the season!

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Allison posted the following on August 25, 2012 at 8:51 am.

I love Coop and the ducks! Y’all are just the most precious family EVER. Love and miss you guys.

Julia posted the following on August 25, 2012 at 10:45 pm.

All of these are just so great! I love his faces, and I love y’all. You are great parentals. Can’t wait to come visit.

Mom posted the following on August 26, 2012 at 9:24 am.

Love it all – you’re great!
Cooper kissing the duck was awesome.

RS posted the following on August 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm.

wow looks like fun!

Carrie Overman posted the following on September 21, 2012 at 9:43 am.

Just got a little choked up about the piano hymns…. :) Ha! These pics are so sweet!


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