last weekend we took a day trip to salem, mass. i've seen so little of salem in my time in massachusetts so far, thus it was fitting that i learn a little bit about it! you know, all that witch history and such (and, if you saw my tweet you already know this--ooor you just know a thing or two about history anyway-- but all that witch stuff salem is known for? it was basically started by a couple young girls who thought they had visions but were most likely looking for attention... and people actually began listening to them when they would shout out certain names of supposed witches, and those named were put to death. obviously that's a brief summation, but nevertheless, it's pretty crazy.).
then last week we headed out to tanglewood in the berkshires. perhaps my favorite concert venue of all time. james taylor was playing! (my favorite artist too... put the two together, and it's a nearly perfect evening.) the weather was gorgeous, we had appetizers and chicken salad to eat on the lawn, and it was really nice. and guess who surprised the crowds during 'fire & rain'? taylor swift! lindsey was in seventh heaven. first the biebs and now taylor swift! she did a few songs of her own and then left. it was quite exciting.
and finally, we've been heading over to this pool that is built for little guys (a mom's dream!). shallow and smooth on the bottom... parker crawls around (or walks with help, as you can see he's doing these days in those pictures above!) and has a permanent smile on his face. it's adorable. i can't go too much as it's really not for big kids, but nevertheless, william and lindsey were excited to take turns walking around with parker and bringing him under the big fountain. they make a pretty awesome big brother + sister team.
so, that's what's going on in our neck of the woods these days.