Monday, May 10, 2010

Make way for ducklings...

After Saturday's torrential downpours, Sunday was clear and dry, albeit windy and more than a bit chilly! But all things considered, it was a perfect day to head into Boston to spend Mother's Day with the girls!

One of our stops was the Boston Public Garden and, since it was Mother's Day, we thought it would be fun to stop and see Mrs. Mallard and all of her babies from Robert McCloskey's "Make Way for Ducklings."

You might remember that I recently shared this photo of the girls, taken 20 years ago, sitting on Mama Duck.

Well, the girls were kind enough to humor me with a reenactment of that delightful day!!

They may not be Kings of the World, but they are definitely Princesses of the Ducks!

A good time was had by all, even Mrs. Mallard....

And on our way out of the park, we spotted a real life Mrs. Mallard with her ducklings! I'm sure it was one of her ancestors who inspired this 1941 classic children's book!
I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day! I'll share more photos of our Mother's Day in a future post.

Happy birthday and Mother's Day, Mom.. I love you and miss you!!


Em said...

That is so cool! What a great idea! Happy Mother's Day!

Southern Lady said...

What beautiful girls you have. I love the "Make Way for the Ducklings" statue. I used to love that book. I am so glad that you had such a wonderful Mother's Day. Carla

Terra said...

The duck sculpture is wonderful, and how cool you did a reenactment photo 20 years later.

Susan said...

Hello Donna..I love the duck sculptures in Boston. Sooooo cute. Great pictures. Take care. Susan

Claudia said...

The girls are adorable, both then and now! I used to love visiting the Make Way for Duckling statues in the Public Garden. Ah, such good memories!


Sharon Lovejoy said...

OH dear, this was BEAUTIFUL and heartfelt. And how wonderful to show the succession of pics.

What a great shot of vitamins to start my day.


Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Elaine said...

Oh how fun. Love the ducklings statues. Great shots of your girls. Looks like a fun mother/daughters outing.

Joanne Kennedy said...

How cute is that! The same picture only years apart. How many people have that in thier photo albums?

Looks like a fun day.