lately.

Monday, July 9, 2012

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.

35 comments:

  1. Such sweet pictures!
    I am beyond jealous of your hot summer weather!

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  2. Both pictures of Lindsey reading to Parker melt my heart!

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  3. how hilly was salem? I'm running a half marathon there in September and though I've lived in Boston for 3 years I still have never been there!

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  4. Parker is looking more like Steve every day. WHAT IS THIS? And love Tanglewood. Going and setting up picnics and just relaxing and listening to the BSO is seriously one of my favorite things. Love. LOVE LOVE.

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  5. oh my goodness, Parker in that button down shirt and plaid shorts with his hair swooped over like that; he totally looks like a preppy frat boy in the making. but the good kind. the ones who go to Harvard and drink scotch.

    and he is so lucky to have a brother and sister that love playing with him so much :) happy summer!

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  6. @sophie, not that hilly! at least not where we were (near the downtown!)

    @kaileigh, it is crazy cute. he will sit these days and listen to whole stories and she loves to read... so, it's perfect.

    @alex, YES. i need to go and see the BSO there sometime. a little wine, a little cheese, a little BSO. i'll take it.

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  7. OH my goodness Bridget. A baby boy in a button up shirt? Be still my beating heart.

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  8. i can't believe Parker is so close to walking--he is growing up so quickly :)

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  9. Wish we in Oslo could have that as well. =) So amazing.

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  10. Ok, Parker is so so adorable! And he just seems like the happiest little guy too, and it's so sweet to see how much his older brothers and sisters love him. Also, I'm not gonna lie, I'm super jealous that you got to see a special guest appearance by Taylor, I am a huge T.Swift fan myself (even if that makes me sound like a 13 year old girl, I don't care LOL) so that's awesome you guys got to see her! :)

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  11. the tucked in button up... Parker is STYLIN! What a heart breaker

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  12. Eep! This kid is too freaking cute!

    I have never seen such a happy and content little boy ... and I think you have got a great little 'team' helping out. They are too gorgeous, all of them.

    Looks like y'all are enjoying summer. We haven't had one this year in London. At all. Just rain. So much rain ...

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  13. umm where did you get your two maxi skirts in the pictures??? they're absolutely gorgeous!! xo

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  14. I love your lately posts. So many good pictures. Parker in that chambray shirt just about killed me. He is going to be a looker when he grows up. Watch out lady babies!

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  15. Now I'll I want to do is go to Tanglewood, I love your weekend trips anywhere- always a beautiful time to be had. And I'm so excited that Parker is so big now! What an exciting time for your family.

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  16. Oh the little bottom teeth. I die- so cute!

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  17. Parker's smile is one of the sweetest (and most contagious) things I've ever seen!

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  18. i've been on the lookout for a long, red/ cranberry maxi skirt for a long time. care to share where yours is from?

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  19. What amazing older kids you have! I have seen them playing with your little guy in so many photos! That water play place looks like a blast.

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  20. Parker's expressions. For real - too cute.

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  21. This is the sweetest thing! Sounds like such a good time as of late!

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  22. the picture where Parker is taking EVERYTHING in and just looking at Lindsey while she is reading to him is the best!!

    I think I told you on Instagram (alice42082) BUT I love Parker's little outfit. The plaid shirts with the blue polo shirt. So freaking cute!

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  23. oh! flag jammies. i'm dying!

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  24. @jackiek + @kkp, the tie-dye one is windsor store and the orange one is from tjmaxx!

    @alice, yes! i remember your comment on IG. i'm glad you like his 'lil prepster look. it was pretty darn cute.

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  25. I think your family is fantastic, and this comes from someone who doesn't want kids! Seriously, though, I just love these posts. Also, I have said that if I *were* to have a kid (boy), I'd dress him like a miniature dapper gentleman... and I think Parker's got that summer look down! Adorable!

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  26. I am dying to visit Salem one day. I teach The Crucible by Arthur Miller. It is one of my favorites and the students get such a kick out of all the 17th century scandal!

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  27. I would love to know where you bought your black swim suit! Also, I love following your blog. We have a bit in common - I have a husband 13 years older than I, a 14 year old step daughter, and a little 20 month old names Ivy. When I happened upon your blog, I was super glad. The content is perfect for my heart and mind. Cheers to ladies in common!<3

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  28. @abbey, we do have a lot in common! the suit is jantzen!

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  29. I absolutely love that cute blue shirt and plaid short outfit~ he's too cute!! And JT~ nooo way!I'd love to hear him/see him play. Jealous!!

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  30. tj maxx. well done. i can't ever manage enough patience/ determination to find anything there.

    nordstrom rack, either.

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  31. Hi! Josh told me that he told you I read your blog all the time, so I guess I can start commenting now :)
    Parker is simply the most handsome little guy I have ever, ever seen. His joy irradiates!
    Maybe once our baby Haven is born, and grows up a bit, they can meet and laugh together.

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  32. I don't mean to be a creepy stalker, but is that Bradley Palmer? We used to go all the time two summers ago until I had to go back to work... I miss it.

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  33. lindsey and parker are so cute reading together, such lovely memories :)

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