October 23, 2009

I ♥ Boston...Especially in the Fall!

I will confess, we listen to a fair amount of Veggie Tunes. The confession isn't so much that we listen to Veggie Tunes, but that we listen because I like it, not just the twins! I know every word to every song, and I enjoy singing along. You cannot imagine how thrilled I was to finally have kids to legitimize my ownership of the cd's...and videos...and a few stuffed characters!

Allie was much more into the photo shoot than she was the pumpkin patch!

We listen to Veggie Tunes and we hear the Song "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" and they end each verse singing, "I've/we've never been to Boston in the fall!" I would hear that and say, "Babies, you will be in Boston in the fall." But the more we sang it, the more I wanted proof. So, I found a dear friend from church who is not a professional, but who takes many fabulous pictures, and asked her if she would be willing to get pictures of us in Boston in the Fall. And she was!

Our photographer Jen & her adorable assistant Elizabeth (on the duck)!

Another motive behind the photography session is that I love Boston - and any excuse to go into the city. As a small town girl from Nebraska, I never would have thought a city could have captured my heart, but Boston really has. And it's not just because it's the only city I've ever been to. I've been to NYC, and I felt hounded by all of the advertisements everywhere. It seemed like every building had a giant advertisement on it. And the buildings were SO tall - they made this country girl a little claustrophobic. Boston's historical buildings are much shorter (in general), so the city feels open, not like it's closing in on you or hovering over you. And there is just something that feels so homey about Boston. I can't put my finger on what it is exactly, but being in Boston makes my heart happy.

The twins were super into the pigeons!

I woke up so excited this morning (like Christmas!) because today was the day that we were going into the city (I make it sound far away, but it's not. We can see the skyline from several nearby streets & it only takes us 15 minutes to get to the heart of the city). Unfortunately, yesterday was perfect - 70 degrees, beautiful sun, beautiful colors. Today was not so much - 51 degrees, cloudy, shockingly less vivid colors (in the Common at least). But we bundled the babies & headed to the Common to see if we could get some good pics.

We finally found some color!

We started with a view of Park Street Church & some City Skyline behind us. Then the State House. We ended up moving to the Public Gardens ( to see if we could find some better fall colors - the Common was mostly green!) & we were richly rewarded by the move. We got some great pics in colorful leaves & with the pond behind us (where the Swan Boats operate when the weather is warmer). The Grand Finale was the Make Way for Ducklings Statue (which is now our blog's profile pic). All in all it was a fabulous "Fall in Boston" experience.

They loved the ducks! Cannot wait for them to love the book!

The babies seemed to enjoy the time as well. They couldn't stop looking around, trying to take in all the new sights, smells, and sounds. They were in exceptionally good humor, and only broke at the end of lunch (which we ate after we took pictures) when it was past their normal naptime. They've handled the first few of their Fall Adventures very well - which is good because we have another one tomorrow!!

Our Family


Melanie said...

I love it! Your babies are sooo cute! I can't wait to meet them someday. Your family pics are great and now I want to go to Boston in the fall!

Kim said...

You should! It's beautiful. I would say it's the best time, but the summer is nice too, and winter is cold but pretty!

the monkey's mama said...

oh my goodness that last picture is incredible! I loved them all. Sad that you didn't get to have the great weather from the day before but you'd never know looking at your great pics!