Saturday, May 10, 2008

A Week's Worth of Pictures

It's been a little while since I posted anything. We've been enjoying the beautiful spring weather trying to get out as much as possible between the rainy days. We are slowly warming up here with some cooler days still hanging around to remind us that we live in the Northeast.
We went walking with Stacey in the Arboretum last week. The lilacs were just blooming. There is a path lined with all varieties of lilac trees and every year there is a special weekend just to enjoy them. It's quite a big deal in Boston and there are tours of the Arboretum all weekend. This year the weekend fell on Mother's Day and we decided to get out and see them before the mad rush of the weekend spectators. The Arboretum is a huge slice of green in the middle of the city. What I love about it is how natural it is. It's not over manicured like a lot of public gardens in other cities. There are fields of wildflowers with all types of trees, as well as paths and trails that lead up to the top of a hill with a lookout over the city. I always get this picture in my head of women in hoop skirts walking with an umbrella on the arm of their man through the fields under the trees on weekends around the turn of the last century. Now, it's traffiked by kids on rollerblades, parents with strollers, people with books and blankets and lots of dogwalkers. It's one of my most favorite places. Here are a few pictures:

As you can see they weren't quite in full bloom, but lovely nonetheless.

We also started swim lessons with Eric. He was either crying or sucking his thumb the entire first session. I hear it can take a few sessions before they enjoy the water and get more comfortable with the big pool. Big Eric is excited about having a "papa" activity to do with him each week.

Getting ready to hit the pool. I don't think he knows what to expect, but he sure looks cute in his swim trunks.

Not having it. He didn't fight being in the pool, he just cried the whole time. I think we'll have better luck this weekend.

This pic is my favorite. He is going out of his way to suck his thumb, even reaching around his papi's arm.

And, I had to throw in the naked shot before a bath one night. I can't believe how tall he is already!

On another note, I have been working in my garden plot, weeding, turning up the soil and planting seeds. I will share more as I see progress, but for now it's just a waiting game hoping to see some sprouts soon!