Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday In Boston

Today, we went into Boston to attend the March for Science. We had a few other errands to do in the city, so we went in a bit early so that we could get it all done before heading over to the Common for the rally. We  ran our first errand (a stop at LK Bennett) and then swung by Pinkberry for a pre-March smoothie! 

 A few months ago, Dave and the girls happened upon this store in Beacon Hill. They have all sorts of interesting items that old houses (and not-so-old houses) may require. They also learned that skeleton keys can even be made here (!) which was absolutely wonderful news to hear. You see, we have been missing one of our skeleton keys for a good few years now. After much searching (and all the renovations) we still have yet to find it. We had given up hope, but weren't willing to part with the door, so we kept looking for a way to find a key that fit. And lo and behold, the answer to our problem lies in a wonderful little shop in Beacon Hill! 
 So, Dave brought the lock with us, and the gentleman at the store was able to tell us all sorts of interesting things. \He looked at our door lock and noticed that it said "Corbin" and proceeded to tell us that this lock was made sometime in the late 19th, early 20th century in Connecticut. This date range makes sense as our house was built in 1890. It was so neat to learn that this beautiful front door of ours is, in fact, original to the house! 
 On the front door of the store was this beautiful twist bell. It reminded me of the doorbell at my Great Aunt Betty's gorgeous Victorian home in Elizabeth New Jersey. I loved that house and I loved that bell and so it's only fitting that we now live in a Victorian of our own. Dave and I were chatting about adding this bell to our front door (even though people rarely come in that way). I just think it would be a lovely addition to our sweet, old Victorian farmhouse! 
 After we left the store we wandered down Charles Street until we reached the Common. And though it was chilly, grey, rainy day there was still a very large amount of people gathered there on Boston Common. It was very reminiscent of being there in January for the Women's March. There were definitely many pink pussy hats that strolled by, and of course, many, many, many very cleaver signs! 
 Our mini-activists! 
 Making our way to the Kids Rally! 
 Making kites. 
 We just had to take this picture for Grandma Joan and Grandpa Ron! 
 Pin courtesy of Pincause
With how wet and raw out it was we decided that it was essential that we warm up with some hot chocolate over at the Nespresso store on Newbury Street. This was the perfect way to warm up before making our way back to the T and ultimately home! xo 

Friday, April 21, 2017

{This Moment} A Visit From The Toothfairy

{This Moment} A Friday ritual. A single photo -no words- capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! xo

Thursday, April 20, 2017

At Minuteman National Park

Today's adventure found us at Minuteman National Park! We had only been once before and had been looking forward to the visitor center opening for the season this year so that we could go again. As you may remember, Grace had recently done a block on the American Revolution, and I knew that a trip back to the visitor center to see the presentation that they have would be perfect. We loved it three years ago, and we loved it just as much (or perhaps even more) when we saw it again today! Though the visitor center isn't large we easily spent two hours there. The girls spent lots of time looking at everything and remembering all they had learned during Grace's lesson block. It was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! xo

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Today At Roller Kingdom

School vacation week + a dear friend with her first pair of roller skates = a trip to the roller rink, of course! xo

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

On Easter Sunday

What a glorious Easter Sunday! Amazing weather, a beautiful worship service, lots of time spent outside, Easter baskets filled with all sorts of new favorite things ("The fairies are the best, mama!") new additions to their fairy village (thanks Gramma Terri and Grandpa Gene!), and a very delicious meal made for an absolutely perfect day! xo