Boston Fun And Pi Day

Hi, folks! Checking in to let you know what I’ve been up to and to wave my nerd flag proudly, wishing you a Happy Pi Day.

Recently, I spent several weeks in Boston for part one of my current granny nanny stint when our daughter, Annie, returned to work following her maternity leave.

I was in charge of the newest arrival, Harry

Baby Harry

(as you can see we are already turning him into an Irish fan)…

and his big brother, Andy (whom we are apparently turning into a fan of lifestyle magazines like the Real Simple he is about to peruse in this photo).

Andy 2017

There is a reason that babies are born to those who are young and energetic rather than those of us who are older and, let’s say, more sedentary. Still, I managed to hold my own with these two guys.

They made it pretty easy.

On-time feedings, attention to the nap and diaper changing schedules along with perpetual song singing and book reading were all they asked of me. In return, the boys accepted my non-stop smooching, cuddling and picture taking.

We got along splendidly.

Because both of our children and all of our grandchildren live only a couple of miles from each other (approximately 1,000 miles away from us but practically next door to one another), we get to spend time with all the little nuggets when we visit Boston.

Although my granny nanny duties kept me busy, we did manage to join Chip and Dale for play dates, trips to the trampoline park and playground and general fun.

Chip and DaleChip is still in his PJs here because he was a bit under the weather. Dale, having just returned from pre-school, was helping his twin brother pick out some “quiet time” books for Momo to read.

The timing of my trip allowed me to attend a beautiful luncheon at the home of my dear pal and superstar blogger, Katie Clooney of Preppy Empty Nester.

Lunch prepared by The Mister

What a treat to spend time with this group of smart, interesting and hilarious gals. I’m eager to crash their next party join them for another get together soon!

Katie Clooney's lunch guests

Hostess Katie (with the help of her husband, the chef du jour) outdid herself. Her beautiful home, warm hospitality, and all-encompassing awesomeness made for a perfect afternoon!

Now back home I’m spending time with my folks as my mom recovers from a little something-something.

In honor of Pi Day, we enjoyed a ridiculously delicious chicken pot pie from the Centerville Pie Company in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

Centerville Pie Company

My dear pal, Ellie, sent a couple of these pies as a “get well soon” treat. And what a treat it was!!

Half the pie is gone

We gobbled down half of the pie before I could snap a picture.

You are probably wondering what wine we paired with this extraordinary pie.

2008 Argyle Spirithouse Reserve Series Pinot Noir

This 2008 Argyle Reserve Series Spirithouse Pinot Noir came from our cellar but you can find Argyle Pinot Noir at your favorite wine (maybe even grocery) store. In addition to the single vineyard, reserve wines, Argyle produces quite a lovely, reliable, everyday wine.

Before too long I will head back to Boston for nanny granny part two and to wait for the arrival of our next grandchild – OUR FIRST GIRL!!!!!!  A shower of pink is coming our way!

So stay tuned for that excitement and, of course, more wine.

Happy Pi Day!

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  1. Hellooooo dear Mo! I bet you’re not sad that you’re not in Beantown this week. So glad you could come to the luncheon. You are the perfect guest! And thanks for the wine. Can’t wait til you come back to Boston. You must be so excited to have that little girl. She’s not going to be toooooo spoiled!!! Have a great week, Mo, and stay warm.

    • Happy St. Patrick’s Day, my friend! I’m relieved to know that it isn’t my presence in Boston that cause epic winter storms. Hopefully, by the next time I visit, winter will be a distant memory. Fingers crossed!
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  2. Always a treat to have a peek into your goings-on.

    Congrats on all the babies!
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  3. Yay a girl! I saw your smiling face in Katie’s post and thought how great you were there with her friends.

  4. What a fun time you had with your little ones! The are so super cuddly and adorable. I know you must have loved it. Hope your Mom is feeling better soon, and what a nice way to recuperate — with chicken pot pies! Total comfort food!
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  5. I do not miss years of baking apple pies for my kids late at night on March 13. “Get your nerd on ” was our family motto.

    While in Boston, have you tried Harrow’s chicken pie? It’s our favorite. There are stores in Reading, Medford, Dedham and Saugus. They sell baked, unbaked and frozen pies. The chicken pies with vegs are best.

    Great news! Girls rule!

    • Does Harrow’s send mail order pies? I’ll have to check that out. Thanks for the heads up!
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      • Harrow’s does not ship.
        Get one with vegs the next time you are visiting your kids.
        The Harrrow’s in Reading is right off Rt 128. I like them better than Centerville chic pies (less crust & better crust IMO).

  6. How I LOVE Harry’s Irish outfit — never too early to start them on the right track, Mo!! And how cool indeed that the next one will be a girl — so many cute ND things for little ones!

    Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Domer’s classes always celebrated Pi Day, but thankfully, the moms didn’t have to participate, ha!
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  7. What a great week you must have had with ll those little boys! And now a baby girl to come! How blessed!
    I read Katie Clooney’s post about that luncheon. What fun (and what food! Wow!).
    True confession, I forgot about Pi day until I sat down last night to check IG. Next year I hope someone reminds me.
    Have a great week!

  8. How wonderfully lucky you are and your grandchildren are lucky to have you!

  9. Woohoo, congrats on all of the grandchildren and the soon-to-be granddaughter <3
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  10. It sounds like a wonderful trip all around.
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  11. Aw what a fun trip! Huge congratulations on the soon-to-be baby girl and on the adorable grandkids you got to Granny Nanny. How awesome too that you were able to meet up with a blogging friend (I LOVE that part about blogging, so so much). And now, I want chicken pot pie. YUM 🙂
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  12. Juliet Russell

    Adorable grandchildren, mouth watering chicken pot pie, but getting to spend time with superstar blogger, Preppy Empty Nester, priceless!

  13. Looks like you had a great time in Boston…”Kids and Katie”…by the way, you are not the only nerd who enjoys Pi Day..I like it so much I had a baby 26 years ago on that day and my math class enjoys a nice helping of Pi-e to honor the day.

  14. Well, pi day is long gone, but now I want some chicken pot pie! Sounds like you had a great visit with all your grandbabies – and congrats on the soon-to-arrive granddaughter! You’re a lucky lady, Mo – but I’m sure you know that 🙂
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  15. The pictures of the boys are so sweet. My favorite though is the sweet bottom in the irish pj’s. Congrats on the future baby girl! That pie looks SOOOO delicious.
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  16. Oh my! Your littles are just too cute. I am almost sooo ready for Gma duty…
    And that Pi day meal – yum! Will have to look for the Pinot.

  17. Whaaaaaat? How the heck did I miss this post? Oh my goodness, what a treat. First up, you got to spend quality time with the littlies! How very fun. And you got to spend time with our Katie. And her pals. I bet your cheeks were hurting from smiling so much when you left. Not only that but there’s a girl on the way? Oh my! She’ll be one precious bundle. I am very excited for you and the family, Mo. I do hope your mom has recovered from the something-something. Sending her the very best of wishes.
    My apologies for not popping in sooner. It’s lovely to catch up on my tribe …
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