Monday, September 13, 2010

A Grand Day Out!

I'm finally catching up on some fun posts of things that happened while my dad was visiting!

I just love those bright eyes!
After one of our appointments a few weeks ago we headed over to the Boston Public Gardens. 
It was a beautiful day! 
Amber had so much fun looking at all the trees and people.
  We showed her the "Make Way For Ducklings" statues. 
She wasn't totally thrilled at first.`
But then she warmed up to them!
Our little family (minus two) and the duck family!

Then we walked over to the pond for a Swan Boat ride!
 Grampy telling Amber all about the swan boats.
I think she misses him.
 She had so much fun!
I don't really like this picture but if you look in the background it's a nice shot of what the boats look like.

It was such a great day! 
It was the perfect day for Amber's first visit to the gardens and first ride on a Swan Boat! Swan Boat rides with my dad is one of my favorite childhood memories so it was especially special to have my dad with us. I'm looking forward to doing this again this spring!

If you're not acquainted with Boston here is some information on "Make Way For Ducklings" and here is the official website and some great history on the Swan Boat rides.


  1. FUN! So neat that something so special could be so especially special bc Amber's Granpa was there :)

  2. Oh my gosh! She looks like she's having so much fun, and your Dad looks in his glory :) We went to the Childrens Museum down there a month ago but didn't get out to see the ducks. Springtime we'll have to.

  3. Enjoyed these photos very much! so nice to see you Vin...although you look thin and I hope Jodi tried to fatten you up while you were home! So glad you had some precious time with Amber and all your family!
    And I enjoyed reading about the swan boats!! Boston is very beautiful, although I would prefer to see it under different circumstances..I did enjoy the city while I was there!

  4. It was great to be able to do something fun for once in combination with an appointment and so much more fun with the old man!

    Joyce ~ he's worked hard for the weight loss and resisted any fattening up!