Last week-end we made a quick visit to the Frederick Law Olmsted House. We love to take advantage of all the museums and historical sites that Boston has to offer, however guided tours, small rooms, and long descriptions (although very informative- thank you to our guide!) are not a great match for Little Smith's ants in his pants.
It is a beautiful property and the studio space had us pining away for the days when architecture, and in this case landscape architecture, was all about drawing boards and reams of paper. We wanted to steel a few of the light fixtures too, pretty much a dream workspace.
Big Smith has been reading an Olmsted biography and also worked on a project situated in one of his parkland's, so he definitely earned himself the right to actually listen and partake in the tour. I ended up bailing after a few minutes to let Little Smith practice his jumping in the back yard accompanied some lovely flute playing from one of the neighbors. I know I've seen kids behave perfectly in these types of tours, but I couldn't make it work. I guess our kid just isn't that interested in the history of landscape, he'd rather experience it first hand (only two leaves were harmed in the making of this post)!