Thursday, July 14, 2011

Street Performance in Christopher Columbus Park

I haven't written much about the arrow's temperament. In many ways he's a typical 2-year-old: loves to throw the occasional tantrum but also knows when to turn on the cute. He can be somewhat serious and focused, but has the cutest belly laugh. He's also be a bit shy and reserved in public, although if you get him comfortable, he'll talk your ear off.

While many kids would love an opportunity to be the center of attention during a street performance, the arrow needed to warm up to the idea. I loved watching him slowly come out of his shell and join in the fun of creating large bubbles with this very kind (and patient) street performer in Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park in Boston.

Is he talking to me? Can't we just watch?

Dad, I'll let you do it.

Let me get a little closer.

Ooh, can I pop them?

Ok, I'll do it if Dad helps me.

Having so much fun I didn't even realize Dad left!

Just another reason to travel with you kids: you never know when they might surprise you. And they're always making new discoveries.

This won't be the last you'll hear about Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park in Boston... it's a great haven for families visiting the city with young kids who need to stretch their legs! You can also read a summary of our five days in Boston with a two-year-old here.

Be sure to stop by next week. It's Arrows Sent Forth's first birthday, and I'll be doing a little "then and now" reminiscing!

This post is a part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby.


  1. Great pictures of a fun experience! I love how he had to work his way up to it! My daughter (who is the youngest) is a jump right in head first without thinking kind of child and I don't see that changing anytime soon. My older child, my son, takes quite some time to get warmed up to the idea of pretty much anything!

  2. that is just too cute!! i know lots of kids (incl my own) that need that warmup time.

  3. I love how you caught the progression from hanging back to playing with the bubbles in photos! Very cute!

  4. It's fun to learn about the personalities of the kids we follow on blogs. Thanks for sharing.

  5. The Arrow looked pretty wowed by the experience once he got into it! I love the variety you see among street performers in some places.

  6. What a fun post - I have a 2 year old who is just like that!! Looks like a really fun time - I will have to check out your whole visit to Boston!