Duckling Day Parade

Boston’s Duckling Day Parade is the best Mother’s Day event in the history of history. Truly the greatest thing ever. Thousands of kids and adults start by hanging around an area where vendors have set up, as well as crafts and games, before the parade begins. Led by the Harvard band, the parade meanders through the Common before crossing the street and entering the Public Garden. It meanders some more, then ends up at the Make Way for Ducklings statue for many adorable photo-ops (and frustrated photographers, who can’t get through the mass of adults with our cameras)! This was our second year attending, and our daughter’s first. As a Mother’s Day gift to me, she attended without complaint, and her camera was pretty active, as well. She did, however, refuse to wear yellow. Maybe next year! I have about 100 photos of adorable children I’d love to share with you, but instead, I’ll try to cull that down a bit. You’re welcome (or are you?).

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Travel Theme: Motion

This week, Ailsa’s theme seems to have been selected with me in mind. It’s as if she knew we had family visiting all week, and the family includes two perpetual motion machines. Here they are in all their glory:

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If you see those two coming, just get out of the way!

More Cute Kids

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We’re supposed to have another heat wave this weekend, so I thought I’d cool everybody off with this photo from February – one of the few cold days we had this winter!