We pulled into Boston around midnight on Sunday night. The trip was great- had such a fun time. A few minor hiccups towards the end, but we made it. I can't believe we are here. Honestly. I'll tell you more about the trip soon; we've mostly loved being out of the car and are trying to soak up every ounce of Summer. Monday we went to the market, did heaps of laundry and went to the Minute Man Museum (I love that place.) They show an awesome movie about Paul Revere and the Revolutionary War. We are slowly teaching the children about the history here. It's really just one of the absolute best parts of Boston. We topped the day off with ice-cream for dinner, as one would.And night swimming. There has been swimming every single night. My children have turned into little fish! They have spent more time swimming the past 5 weeks then they have in their entire lives. I keep thinking they need lessons, then keep thinking we can teach them ourselves. I need to look into that and see what we need to do. The more time they spend in the water, the better and more comfortable they are getting. We should have this swimming thing down in no time! Yesterday, I hopped on the T with the 3 children while Chris braved parking at the Public Garden. I have been wanting to bring the children here for years. I can't believe we are here. We moved from Boston almost exactly 7 years ago when Henry was only 5 weeks old. Being here reminds me of being pregnant, expecting my first baby, doctors appointments and Brigham & Women's hospital (to name a few.) So many amazing & wonderful memories. Now he's 7 and we are back and get to share this incredible city he was born in. This city that we fell hard in love with 12 years ago. And I mean hard. When we left California, we didn't really explain to the children that we would more than likely never be coming back. I knew it would be too much for my sensitive Henry to bear and mostly because we didn't really know what the future held. We couldn't give definite answers. We told them we were going to Utah for a month and then driving cross-country to Boston. And here we are, trying to figure it all out, trying to make it work. And it's very, very slowly coming together. I haven't missed L.A. for one second.
(but desperately miss our friends!)