The last few days of our Northeast trip were spent in Boston in early June, visiting some of Craig's college friends and exploring the city. Our first stop in Boston was to visit Craig's friend from his college days at Syracuse, Ray, and his wife Deb and son Ryan. This hammock in their backyard was a big hit. Just a few days away from turning 1-year-old! Ray and Ryan gave Lila her first pointers on t-ball. We got to spend an amazing day in Boston. Here we are starting off with a view of the Boston Tea Party museum/ship. We spent the majority of our time at the fabulous Boston Children's Museum. I think we only got to about 60% of it. There was an entire Bubble Room! As Eleanor was not quite walking yet, we were so grateful that the museum had this room for crawlers so she could get out of the stroller and stretch her muscles a bit. It even had this little water bed that she could chill out on with some other babies for awhile. the water room Then we took the subway a few stops over to visit Boston Commons and meet another of Craig's friends near the Duck Pond. One of the highlights of the trip, in Lila's eyes, may have been taking the underground train. Boston Commons the statue commemorating the famous children's book “Make Way for Ducklings.” At the duck pond in Boston Gardens, with the “Make Way for Ducklings” island in the background. Lila said, “I want to ride the swan boat!” and I'm so glad she convinced us! I think Eleanor was napping in the stroller at this point… up close to the island from the swan boat ducks on the island Mommy and Lila got to ride in the front! Eleanor and Daddy watched from the shore. We were so happy that Craig's college friend Adam came to meet us and the girls. back in the airport and heading home to Mississippi. Our fun adventure is over, and as much as we prepared ourselves, we weren't ready for the wall of heat and humidity that was to greet us.