Saturday, September 25, 2010


The kids and I are loving our post-Boards celebration trip in Boston.  We are visiting my sister, brother-in-law and my niece, and even GrandMo tagged along.  It is a glorious fall weekend here, reminiscent of the lazy days of summer.  Today we arrived early to the Boston Beantown Jazz Festival in South End, to partake in the freebie samples, the amazing food, the Target Family Fun Park and of course, the Jazz music.

The Target Family Fun park was amazing.  This is a shout out to all my buddies working at home headquarters, who are coming up with all these great philanthropic Target Corp ideas.  You know who you are.  We are loving it!  The area had an "Instrument Petting Zoo" filled with all the orchestra instruments you can imagine for the kids to try out.

Uncle T helped G-Bear with the flute.

E-Bear tried out the trumpet.

 The trombone was particularly popular.

After we painted pictures at the painting easels, colored real tote bags for the kids and tried out the percussion section,
E-Bear, undaunted by the size of the drum.

X is for Xylophone!

Team Johnson on the snare.
 we just had to make a stop at the inflated jumpers and the ball pit.  My munchkins wasted no time mastering the art of ball pit jumping:

All this fun was free!  Plus, free face painting, soft pretzels, slushies, and a huge inflated slide for the kids.  Once again, thanks, Target!

We had a nice long walk back through the city before hoping on the T to get home.  You should have seen the enthusiasm with which we ride the T.  The kids couldn't contain their peels of delight as we walked (they jumped) on.  Other passengers couldn't help looking in our direction, wondering if we were serious.  Choo!  Choo! Whoo hoo!  WOW!  The delight of children brings a smile to even the roughest faces.  And we got plenty of smiles.  Thank you, Jesus.

Happily Ever,
Queen B

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