On New Year's we bought Boston's First Night tickets which got us into a lot of activities, museums, and concerts around town, the first thing we did was go to the aquarium. It was packed with kids and strollers so it was a little hard to get around, but was really nice.
For Amanda's birthday we went to a cold and windy Providence. The Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum was great, a lot more than we'd expected to see. And we got to walk around the Brown University campus too, which was beautiful. I suppose it looks quite a bit like Harvard or UNC (which we'll post later). We went to a few shops downtown too, although a lot of them were closed for renovations or soon to open. We finished the day with a nice dinner at a local brewery and a huge piece of chocolate cake for Amanda (right, I had a small piece too).