Summer vacation is over....Jen and I are back to work on Monday. Grace has a couple weeks before she starts her new preschool so she will be spending the time between our parents. We tried to make the most of the rainy week last week and actually had some really beautiful days at the end of the week. Summary of our week in pics below.
This will be Jen's last week of summer vacation before going back to work. I took the week off as well so we could enjoy the last unofficial week of summer. Unfortunately it looks like the weather is not going to cooperate. It has not rained here practically all summer and this week there is rain in the forecast for the next three days.
We started the week yesterday by attending the Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival. We had a fun time watching the dragon boat races and checking out the exhibits.
Today we braved the rain and went to a Lowell Spinners game. Unfortunately it rained for most of the game and we only made it through the 5th inning. Grace was quite a trooper though. She was pretty happy as long as she had Cracker Jacks or cotton candy to stuff in her mouth.
We have been reading Make Way for Ducklings at night to Grace for the past couple weeks. She just loves this book so we decided to spend the day in Boston yesterday and see the ducklings in person. When I worked in Boston and spent a couple hours a day driving back and forth I never wanted to drive into Boston on the weekends. Now I look forward to going into Boston, especially to spend the day with my girls.
We started our day walking along the Rose Kennedy Greenway to Fanueil hall for a bite to eat for lunch and then back to the Greenway for a quick carousel ride. The Greenway is still under consruction in some areas but it is going to be a really nice space for families when it is complete.
Then it was off to to the Public Graden to meet the ducks. First we had to say hello to "Michael" though, Grace was very impressed that he now has a horse.
It was a bit crowded around the ducks but Grace patiently waited her turn and finally got her turn to sit on mama duck.