Friday, October 24, 2014

{This Moment} Saturday Chores

{This Moment} - A Soule Mama 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. If you are inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments section for all to find and see. We wish you a lovely weekend! xo

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lego Americana

Yesterday the girls and I went to the Natick Mall to check out the Lego Americana Roadshow. And while these pictures are incredible the pieces are even more impressive in person! The hours spent and the attention to detail are all beyond compare. 
"Mama, look! He's in there!"- Emma
I just adore this picture of the girls standing in awe of the Washington Monument. 
Each piece was more impressive than the last. 

And just when we thought we couldn't be any more impressed we happened upon this....
Oh my word!
There are no words to adequately express what it was like to see this one. It was simply amazing!
Eight builders. 1700 hours. Well done, team!

If you are local you have until November 2nd to see the pieces. Where they go from here I'm really not sure as I couldn't find a schedule online. What a treat to have this incredible roadshow right here in our own backyard! We've been looking forward to taking the girls to DC to see the monuments for quite some time now, and while this was a lovely introduction for them, getting them there to see the real things soon is definitely even higher on our list now! xo

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Zoo Boo!

 Monday evening I learned that kids in costume get in free to Soutwick's Zoo this week (and that adult admission is discounted, too).With this information in mind I knew that this was the week to go on a zoo adventure. The weather (according to the often incorrect Weather Channel app) didn't look great though so I kept this idea to myself in the off chance it didn't pan out. While today started out grey, by late morning it started to clear up and I knew that if we were going to make this trip happen that was the time to do so. The girls hopped in their costumes and off we went. As we traveled down 495 the sky became more and more clear and a beautiful day appeared before our very eyes! What luck!
 I love that the peacock posed for this picture, too!
Parakeet Landing was such a dream come true for Grace. This girl loves birds just about as much as her Gramma Terri and to have the chance to feed them like this was more than she could have ever hoped for. I truly think she could have stayed there all day. For those wondering why there are no pictures of Emma feeding the parakeets it's because she got really freaked out by them. One landed on her feeding stick, then another landed on her wrist. The poor thing was taken by such surprise and that was the end of that. 
 Oh, how we love the Deer Forest. Such a peaceful and serene place. The deer are just the sweetest, and I was so very happy that Emma was able to feed this sweet deer without any trouble. 
 Grace tried easily for about 30 minutes to get a deer to come to her. Just about each time it would happen something would spook the deer (other deer, turkeys, very noisy school kids on a field trip). 
 She kept at it though and was finally able to feed one thanks to a little help from Emma. 
What a great day! The weather was perfect, the zoo wasn't crowded at all, and the animals were full of energy while we were there. Had we not had plans at the library this afternoon we surely would have stayed much longer. I'm so glad that it worked out for us to go today, and we've already decided that we will be making Zoo Boo an annual thing (well, until they age out of it that is)! xo

Monday, October 20, 2014

FroYo With Friends

This afternoon, after lunch, we met up with dear friends of ours who we had not seen in ages. Their mama and I have been friends for about ten years now, and no matter how long we go between visits we always pick up right where we left off. While the visit was not nearly long enough, it was a wonderful way to start the week! Until next time, friends! xo

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Morning

There's just something wondrous about sitting in the balcony on Sunday mornings. xo

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Makin' Molasses Cookies

Today our to-do list involved making Molasses Cookies- some for us and some for a celebration tomorrow afternoon. The recipe is super simple and the cookies bake up beautifully every time. It wouldn't be autumn without these cookies, and we've decided that they must make an appearance at our family Thanksgiving celebration next month. xo