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Saylors in Boston
 
 
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boston
So my sis, bro-in-law, and niece (Ellie) came to see Boston for the first time.
 
boston B
During the weekend of Red Sox fever (unfortunately for my Cardinals)
 
science Museum
The weather was beautiful (<50F and raining), so I took them to a toy museum that was closed (FAO Swartz) and then we walked 3 miles to the Science museum.
 
ellie Shy
Ellie was still being shy.
 
ellie Afriad
With regards to her uncle, I think she was downright afraid.
 
my Place A
She never stopped moving
 
my Place B
especially with her uncle's nice toys around
 
my Place C
with LOTS of buttons, knobs, and sliders.
 
my Place D
Ellie got her TV fix,
 
my Place E
and dressed for bed.
 
my Place F
She played with money
 
my Place G
 
phone A
Then called a friend
 
phone B
to say goodnite.
 
kids A
Saturday bright and early: Boston kids museum.
 
kids B
We started in the 3&under section
 
kids C
Where Ellie thought she was queen
 
kids D
Do any little kids not do this?
 
kids E
Ilaria made me put this picture here.
 
chicken A
I played a game of chicken
 
chicken B
with this little man.
 
efs IM
Then Ellie asked Ilaria to hold her for the 1st time [ and never asked me again :(.... ]
 
tunnel
(I have a picture of Scott in this tunnel but you don't wanna see it :)
 
hoop
Ellie had a go at hula hooping
 
walk
and then we walked (don't ya like scott's smile?)
 
downtown Cross
through downtown crossing
 
common
on our way to Boston Common (America's oldest park)
 
pumpkin
to see the pumpkin festival
 
pumpkin A
The sidewalks were lined for miles
 
pumpkin B
with pumpkins
 
pumpkin C
I needed to give this a thought.
 
run
The little people ran free.
 
try 1
And I saw that if he trys
 
try 2
and trys,
 
try 3
even a frog
 
try 4
can stand.
 
face 1
most of the pumpkins
 
face 2
weren't so spectacular
 
face 3
but this was the most complicated!
 
little
little peeps
 
big
big peeps
 
little Wins
little peeps always win the day
 
tickets
The Saylor family saw a harsh reality of Boston Life (thankfully not our car).
 
cheers
We made the obligatory stops at Cheers bar
 
revere
and Paul Revere's house

and called it a day.
 
gauguin
Sunday, Ellie saw her 1st Gauguin (and made a unique discovery of a fish-like representation of the Lilys in Monet's Waterlilys that will keep art historians busy for years)
 
babysit
But my niece is a currently a better creator than observer, so we babysat while the parents checked out the museum.
 
walk 1
By this time,
 
walk 2
it was obvious who was pushin this group around.
 
walk 3
 
tired 1
Then the tired, tired
 
tired 2
family
went home

Thanks for coming Retse, Scott, and Ellie!