Last week, the girls and I jumped on a plane to Boston to meet my mom and celebrate her 60th birthday (the birthday happened back in December but this was our first chance to get out of town together).
Traveling is fun with these two. It's funny what gives them a thrill on vacation. Highlights included escalators, cable TV and Spongebob Square Pants, snacks on the plane, riding in a Taxi, the hotel whirlpool, and breakfast in their jammies. We probably would have seen more of Boston's sights with a grown-up only trip but still got to experience a good amount of Boston in just a few days.
Patiently (?) waiting at the airport. I only had to referee fighting 17 times.
These girls LOVED these walking runways. Thank God they weren't complaining because I accidentally took the super long way to find my mom at the airport.
On a walk to find a fabric store, we stopped in a costume shop. Lots of fun to be had there!
My mom always seeks out the coolest fabric stores. We walked to one called Gather Here. My mom and I loved it. Madelyn was ready to go.
We found a park on the way back.
On day two, we went to ride the Swan Boats in the Public Garden. We had a beautiful day for it. This girl decided the wait was a bit too long (it wasn't).
Walking around town, we swung into an old church. I could explore old churches all day.
Georgetown cupcakes=happy girls
The children's section of the Boston Public Library looks a lot like any other library…but the rest of the building is an architectural masterpiece. No marble lions at our Stafford library!
We spent most of day three at the Boston Children's Museum. Such an amazing place! And the real bonus was meeting up with my cousin and her daughter. The girls were thrilled to connect with their second cousin and I loved talking to Caitrin who I haven't really seen in probably 20 years. She's an amazing photographer.
Before we left, we HAD to try a cannoli from Mike's. They didn't disappoint.
Hotel bed watching TV? Quite the life for these girls.
So thankful for this time, for all the extra sugar and TV, and thankful to spend time with my three favorite girls. Happy Birthday, mom!