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Monday, August 31, 2015

We're off and running on another year of school!

We had a lovely romp around the yard waiting for the bus this morning.  And after school was really fun, painting the driveway with wet chalk.  The middle ground that was the first day of school was much more of a mixed bag.  But all's well that ends well!  And by that, I mean the kids are in bed and I'm left with cute pictures of their best-behaved selves.  I love them so much, the rascals!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The last hoorah

What a perfect summer day. The weather is finally dry and not too hot. We've got only a few more days before school starts (that light at the end of the tunnel) so we decided to have a play day.
We went to the Ecotarium, practiced riding bikes, got sandy, ate hot dogs and watermelon,and had a picnic in our lawn.
Suuuuuure, there was much yelling and scolding and bonking of heads on furniture. But it was also fun and silly and involved a gift shop! I'll take that!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Celebrating 23 weeks!

Cubby helped me commemorate the bump at 23 weeks.

Then the Fellas and I went to Concord. It was a bit misty out, but we had fun walking around the shops and having dessert for dinner.  Afterwards, we treated ourselves further to some new toy dinosaurs that I just happened to have already bought identical ones as Christmas presents. You just can't win sometimes, but I did prove that I know my boys!

Anyone want to buy some dinosaurs?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Ogunquit vacation

We only spent three days in Ogunquit but it was so restful and beautiful we are already planning our return trip for next summer.

Ice cream and lobster and sand and surf ruled the days. Musical beds was the order of the nights. But breakfast with an ocean view heals sleeplessness surprisingly well!

Bub and Cubby were little fish and we drank in the salt air and chased away the lingering germies from our previous week of sickness.  It was a great vacation.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Baby Pickle

We're past the half way mark until Baby Pickle makes his debut!

I'm starting to feel kicks from the outside this week!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Kids and museums mix but not well.

45 minutes in the car gets us to the museum. This doesn't include the hour of scolding and tantrums it took to get out of the house.

Immediately proceed to the bathrooms, gift shop and vending machine.

Spend 6 minutes eating snacks before oldest child falls and gets hurt.

A stroll through the park with a sobbing child gets us to the museum where I see half of one exhibit while holding a 2 year old who wants to destroy everything.

Eat snack at cafe and argue about when we're leaving.

Observe a portion of a photo exhibit on the walk to the elevator to ride to the roof deck where one child gallops in circles and the other pouts. Appreciate vista while making sure crocs aren't lobbed off roof.

Herd whining kids back through museum and past two sculptures of a naked guy looking at his reflection, try to explain why that's art and avoid buying something at gift shop.

Fail and end up buying something at gift shop.

Still worth it. Sort of.


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