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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Nod to my mother

This is a picture of my mother at her first communion. Obviously, she’s the one looking at the camera. I doubt the photographer knew he or she was making art when she made this photo, but it’s definitely art. Great photo. Yesterday was my second Mother’s Day without my mother, and my first being across the country from my daughter. I mostly ignored the day, other than forcing Hubby to cook my meals. =)

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