We crossed another item off our Boston Bucket list this month by heading to Boston Public Gardens to ride the swan boats with friends!
It was my first real outing in the city solo with both kids at the Boston Public Gardens and while it was a bit crazy some of the time (like when the sweet attendant at the swan boats reprimanded me for not keeping better track of Lincoln), I’m so glad we went. That seems to be the story of our life these days – all the events that seem too overwhelming or too much work to go to, are always worth it (the only questionable ones are social events that coincide with dinner or bedtime – I have not yet mastered eating and wrangling tired children).
We started with the fun park in Boston Commons, skipped the carousel on the way to the Boston public gardens, but did stop for a pretty tasty Caesar salad wrap at the little snack hut. We paid our $5.50 for tickets (adults are $3.50, children over 2 are $2, and Adelaide was free) and managed not to fall off the boat for our 14 minute ride around the Boston Public Gardens lagoon.
We’ll go again in the spring and spend a few weeks reading “Make Way for Ducklings” before we go just so Lincoln can be even more excited about it.
A few more pictures (less than usual because it is near impossible to take a decent picture and keep track of two toddlers in public – thank goodness for friends!):
^little friends taking in the sites
^right before he jumped the chain and darted off behind that big tree
^baby wearing is the only way we survive solo outings
^some of the crew at the Boston Public Gardens – and the little dock where you buy tickets and board the boats (where I got a sharp reprimand for not holding Lincoln’s hand :0 )
What about you? Have you been to Boston Public Gardens? What’s your favorite things to do there? Let me know in the comments below!!