Monday, May 09, 2011

Weekend roundup (PHOTO HEAVY)

This weekend gram came to visit us in Boston on the train for the very first time. ( Before I was born my uncle was visiting Boston and was murdered. Wrong place wrong time. So while it isn't the same city anymore it still has kept my family away) Warning there are a ton of photos. I asked Dave to make sure there was lots so we could make her a little album of her "big trip" to show her friends.(she LOVES that stuff)

We went to meet her at the train station bright and early.

gram's big trip to the city. we took her to the circus.

She was nervous. She never did things like this alone, she always did it with pop so this was a big deal she came. Pop passed away last year and we have been trying to talk her into it since. We bought her a train ticket and an event ticket and told her how nice it would be. She would even love the train and it was a short 1.5 hour ride and we'd be there on the other end waiting. Promise. The whole thing was Dave's idea and he was nervous. He loves gram as if she were his own and wants her to be happy. He kept taking pictures while we waited.

gram's big trip to the city. we took her to the circus.
gram's big trip to the city. we took her to the circus.

and then there she was!!!

finally got gram to Boston!

Of course we had to take pics. Look how chic she looks! She fit right in the city with her blazer and metallic purse.

finally got gram to Boston
took 9 years but we got gram to Boston

We went and had coffee and took her for a short walk around our neighborhood.

coffee shop near train
gram's big trip to the city. we took her to the circus.

Then we headed to her birthday present, the reason for the trip.

gram's big trip to the city. we took her to the circus.

The circus!

gram's big trip to the city. we took her to the circus.
gram's big trip to the city. we took her to the circus.
gram's big trip to the city. we took her to the circus.

We were all so mesmerized that we didn't take pics of the show. But we did get one of the goats riding the tiny ponies.

gram's big trip to the city. we took her to the circus.

The Big Apple circus is different than the Barnum and Bailey one. This one only has a couple animals and it is all people performance based. If it comes near you it is worth checking out. We have been a few times over the years and it is a different show every year.

After the circus we took her to a cute restaurant on the waterfront and had a yummy lunch before showing her our apartment.

gram's big trip to the city. we took her to the circus.

Then we drove her back home to NH and spent the night. We played games and sat and talked.

playing rummikub with gram

After she went to bed Dave and I went grocery shopping (NH is so much cheaper than MA) and went for ice cream at a place we went when we first met (friendlys!)

Mother's day we worked in the yard and cleaned out the garage. Gram's furnace blew and it has been a very long process gutting the basement and going through everything she owns. We went home very tired and dirty.

Camera Roll-2019

How was your weekend? What did you eat?
Friday night I had soup and salad Dave brought from Panera and we cleaned the apt until 1 am. Saturday we had tiny sliders. Sunday we had pot roast, carrots, squash(?) sweet potatoes, onions and corn bread (with molasses!!)

15 comments:

lasalleariane said...

this is a very nice post - lost my gram a long time ago and still miss her -

byhillary said...

It's rummy with tiles. It's a family favorite we bought originally for the weekly trips to the beach to grams sisters.

byhillary said...

It's rummy with tiles. It's a family favorite we bought originally for the weekly trips to the beach to grams sisters.

Dave2 said...

What is that game you played? Is it fun?

byhillary said...

They are definitely the cute ones in the family! Gotta step up my game around them

byhillary said...

I think I need to try to make a pot pie with corn bread because that sounds fantastic. If you are every in boston in april and may we can go together to the circus!

Megan Mae said...

It looks like you had a grand time. I miss going to the circus. I used to go with my grandfather every year when I was younger. Your Gram's a pretty snazzy dresser.


My weekend was a blast. Art Crawl, visited with Mom, and Super Saturday at Goodwill. I ate mostly junk all weekend so I'm cooking "healthy" at home. We had McD's, Arby's, and Bread and Company (local chain a lot like Panera) over the weekend. Today I've already made salmon patties for lunch and for dinner I'm making chicken pot pie with cornbread on top instead of pie crust. Your Sunday dinner sounds amaaaazing.

Megan Mae said...

It looks like you had a grand time. I miss going to the circus. I used to go with my grandfather every year when I was younger. Your Gram's a pretty snazzy dresser.


My weekend was a blast. Art Crawl, visited with Mom, and Super Saturday at Goodwill. I ate mostly junk all weekend so I'm cooking "healthy" at home. We had McD's, Arby's, and Bread and Company (local chain a lot like Panera) over the weekend. Today I've already made salmon patties for lunch and for dinner I'm making chicken pot pie with cornbread on top instead of pie crust. Your Sunday dinner sounds amaaaazing.

byhillary said...

oh man I miss DQ!

Mony_Mony said...

Looks like you had a fantastic weekend! My Papa died two years ago, and my Nana had to adjust to traveling on her own. Now she even travels internationally!


I had a great weekend. I went to visit a friend for her birthday, so we had all sorts of delicious food. On Friday we went out to dinner and had an appetizer sampler with coconut shrimp, crab cakes, calamari, duck egg rolls, and tuna sashimi, followed by a spinach salad with butternut squash, roasted onion, craisins and sunflower seeds. For my entree I had honey/rosemary duck with truffle mac&cheese. Her cake was peach cake with lavender icing, which sounds weird but was absolutely delicious. On Sat we Asian food, Hawaiian poke and a caterpillar roll, with a turtle sundae from DQ for dessert. Yesterday I had lobster corn chowder, seafood cannelloni and sangria. I definitely don't eat like this normally, but I enjoyed it while it lasted!

Mony_Mony said...

Looks like you had a fantastic weekend! My Papa died two years ago, and my Nana had to adjust to traveling on her own. Now she even travels internationally!


I had a great weekend. I went to visit a friend for her birthday, so we had all sorts of delicious food. On Friday we went out to dinner and had an appetizer sampler with coconut shrimp, crab cakes, calamari, duck egg rolls, and tuna sashimi, followed by a spinach salad with butternut squash, roasted onion, craisins and sunflower seeds. For my entree I had honey/rosemary duck with truffle mac&cheese. Her cake was peach cake with lavender icing, which sounds weird but was absolutely delicious. On Sat we Asian food, Hawaiian poke and a caterpillar roll, with a turtle sundae from DQ for dessert. Yesterday I had lobster corn chowder, seafood cannelloni and sangria. I definitely don't eat like this normally, but I enjoyed it while it lasted!

Rlutz said...

You, Dave and your grandma are adorable. So wonderful of her to take the train to spend the day with you guys. Looks like you all had such a great time!

byhillary said...

we are working her into the solo stuff. She doesn't realize what a tough bird she is and how smart she is.

Melissa said...

It looks like you had an amazing weekend with her! I'm so glad she made the trip too (and I completely understand her fear in making it alone - I'm terrified of doing ANYTHING on my own) and that you had that time with her. Love the photos! You guys all look so happy!

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Melissa said...

It looks like you had an amazing weekend with her! I'm so glad she made the trip too (and I completely understand her fear in making it alone - I'm terrified of doing ANYTHING on my own) and that you had that time with her. Love the photos! You guys all look so happy!

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