Sunday, August 2, 2009

On the March in Boston

What a crazy, busy, wonderful week. The house seems so quiet without my five year old nephew and his parents. I'm so happy that we got my bed into the guest room up over garage in time for their visit.

Yesterday was their last day with us, and we spent most of it in Boston. DH didn't think that he was going to be able to spend the day with us because of his work load, but he relented and decided that family was more important . . .and for his efforts, he at least got a good picture with DD (this is a rare smiling teenager, especially rare and prized when viewed with its paternal partner).

Don't they look great?

It was a good think that DD was there, because she was great with my nephew. She made sure that he held hands when crossing the street, waited for the adults to catch up, and even caught his head when he was falling asleep at a glass harmonica concert (I'll post more about this tomorrow.).

We spent most of the day following the Freedom Trail, which is for those of you that don't know and actual red painted and brick line that guides you through Boston historical sites. Following this visiable line was a great way to keep my five year old nephew's attention. A few times, he actually kept us in line and caught us from going the wrong way.

Of course, poor DS's arm started to bother him as the day wore on, but he was a real trooper. Here he is with his cousin and his Dad.Now that we know how close Boston is, we certainly will be back.

It was very sad to say goodbye to my sister and her family. We had such a wonderful visit and I know it will be a while before the next one - - -3,000 miles tends to get in the way. But I sure will try to make it a priority to see them again soon. Maybe next time it will be us traveling to the West Coast.

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