A couple of weekends back, we went with visiting family to wander around the Boston Public Garden. I had been there once before, when we were here for Dan's interview last winter. But that trip was primarily accidental, the result of having not followed a map to the science museum closely enough, and we didn't stay long. It was a windy day in January, and outside wasn't really the place to be.
This time around, we decided to really go all out and have the entire Make Way for Ducklings experience. Swan boat rides and all that. It was pretty fantastic, actually. The toddler doesn't know the book well yet, but the big kid does. She has been an avowed McCloskey fan from the beginning and was absolutely stunned by her good luck that day. Swan boats, friendly ducks; all of it. She kept saying "I can't believe we are finally and actually doing this!"
For more great duck photos and a printable activity sheet for duck identification, check out this post from the Mud Puddles blog last week.