Saturday, May 31, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
We went to Walden Pond (where Henry David Thoreau wrote his famous Walden) I had no idea it would be so big! It looks more like a large lake. The water was freezing but our friends tell us it gets warm in the summer and is a great swimming spot. Ethan had so much fun playing in the sand and water. There were some people swimming in full body wetsuits...it must have inspired Ethan because he jumped in after that despite our warnings....good thing we keep an extra set of clothes in our trunk ...just for "special Ethan adventures"!!!
We went to the pond around 5:00pm so it was starting to get dark and it was hard to get pictures that were not really dark. I will have to go back and take lots of pictures to post for all of you! Walden Pond is truly my favorite place we have visited so far. The beauty was amazing to me. It isn't very far from my house...I think I will go by myself so I can just sit in silence and take in all the beauty. You all have to see it for yourselves...so please feel free to visit soon...I can't wait to see it in the fall...it already takes my breathe away!
Oh I want a canoe. How peaceful would it be to go canoeing on this great beauty!
Our little family outside of the Concord Museum.....very cool museum! It had the famous Paul Revere Lantern and some personal items of Thoreau and Emerson...along with early American antiques. I would love to go back without Ethan. He just wanted to touch everything and you weren't allowed to touch anything. So we played I spy...while holding him (so he couldn't run away and get into trouble)...and ahh he is getting a little too heavy for that!
My Mom in front of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House....House of Little Women
Ethan waving hello while playing in the stream that ran under the Old North Bridge. My Mom got this picture while playing with her zoom on her camera (She was standing on the bridge). I love it...it totally capture his cute little personality!
Grandma and Asher on the Old North Bridge.
My mom picked the perfect week to come...it was the first week that we had nice weather..and it didn't rain. Since then we have had a ton of rain and random sunny days.....but hey it is now gorgeous green with blossoms and flowers everywhere! I can't wait to get my new camera and get out there and capture a New England Spring! You will all be jealous and then come and visit...right?
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is in Concord, MA. It is so beautiful and has some very famous authors buried here. They are all buried on a hill ...it is called Author's corner. (Thoreau, Hawthorne, Alcott, Emerson, and Whitman) ahh I hope I didn't forget anyone.
I tried to get a picture of the cemetery from the top of Author's corner....it was such a pretty day. The cemetery is huge. I think one of the things I love about New England is all the old cemeteries. I hope that doesn't sound morbid but oh well. The large variety of head stones just appeals to the eye and gives a pleasant melancholy feeling. It reminds me of my British Literature tour in college. We would often visit the graves of the British Authors.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I hardly have any pictures of my hunk a hunk of burning love and myself! Since Ethan and Asher can't quite get the hang of taking our picture yet...I had my Mom take one for us! I love my Man!
Our little Asher loved the beach! He would laugh and giggle when the waves hit him! Oh I love chubby little babies! His swim trunks are covering his chubbs...sorry!
He must be related to Ethan! He aparently also loves eating sand! AHHHH!
So Ethan wants nothing to do with the camera these days! I try to bribe him to smile but he mostly just says "Cheese...am I done yet?" Oh well! He had no desire to leave the beach...he also loved the water, despite its frigid temperature!
I loved this beach! All the large boulders made it really fun to play on!
My favorite beach babe! My mommy! Thank you so much for coming! We miss you so much!
I had the perfect 28Th birthday!!!!!
The Lexington belfry. My Mom and I hiked up a little hill to see this belfry. It was rung to tell/warn the town of certain events. The little sign said it was destroyed by a gail and had to be rebuilt. I had to laugh...the wind in New England is stronger than I have ever experienced ...so the fact that a gust of wind destroyed the first belfry and they had to rebuild it didn't surprise me in the least!