Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Sunday, December 4, 2011

rest of Thanksgiving

We woke up Saturday morning to perfect Fall weather so we decided to spend the morning outside enjoying it.  We took the train to Newbury Street (awesome shopping) and walked along stopping at a few stores along the way.  We then headed to the Boston Gardens and Boston Commons and stopped for playtime at the children's playground.
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My children love the Boston Commons Playground.  It is a great playground but always so crowded so I enjoyed having 3 extra eyes to watch out for my little guys.  Dingdad was on top of it keeping an eye on Austin at all times.  He was everywhere.  At one point he ran up to David, said "Hi Daddy, bye daddy, I need to go run" and took off running again.  I love having boys!   IMG_5131 IMG_5119 IMG_5141IMG_5106
Both of my children crack me up on a daily basis but this one is something else.  He is so funny.  At the playground he walked over to the stroller, grabbed his snack trap, climbed up on the wall, and sat and ate his snack my himself.  He was so proud of himself.  He has one of the funniest little personalities.  You often find him at our house with his helmet on, a basket on his head, or just making funny faces.
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On Saturday night the grandparents watched the boys so we could go on a date to Stephanie's on Newbury.  It was delicious and they had already decorated beautifully for Christmas.  I loved being alone with my husband enjoying dinner and walking the streets of Boston because the weather was perfect.
Sunday morning we went to church where Austin participated in the Children's Cherub Choir during the offertory. They have been practicing every Sunday during Children's Church for this song. He was hilarious. The song was "We are Marching in the Light of God" and he stood in the back the entire time with his fingers in his mouth and just singing...just marched. He was so proud of himself though. It was precious. IMG_5146
He's still marching in the back even while all the other kids are leaving the stage =) IMG_5147 IMG_5148 IMG_5149
After church we decided to walk through Beacon Hill, one of my favorite areas in Boston. If I had unlimited money than I would buy a second home in Beacon Hill. It is beautiful and what I imagined Boston would look like.
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We walked through Beacon Hill to the Charles River. I also love the Charles River. Such a beautiful part of Boston.
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We ended the walk with daddy carrying both of his boys. IMG_5183
On Sunday night we spent time wearing our new reindeer pj's, reading books, and just being together. It was a perfect end to a perfect week. IMG_5189 IMG_5191 IMG_5188 IMG_5184


Molly Witherington said...

fun week! where do y'all go to church? have you met the mullens? hunter and jeremy were great friends - he's the ruf campus minister at harvard. adrienne is great.

Suz said...

those PJs are so cute and soft. Charlie has the exact same ones! Glad y'all are enjoying Boston so much.

jennie brooks said...

So glad Austin didn't do much in his program... Whit didn't either! At least he marched though!

On another note- your hair looks so dark!! Love it!