Friday, February 26, 2010

winter wonderland

it has been snowing like crazy

about a foot of snow on Wednesday

and then the rain on Thursday washed it all away….

now its snowing again! 


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rosy cheeks around here


this is the view from my kitchen…we have a few huge pine trees in the yard.

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back out to shovel… need to join a gym this winter!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

the city in black and white

the city still fresh on my mind

a great trip will do that

makes you smile in the middle of the day when you remember something….

loved all the energy…all the sites and sounds

sensory overload at times.

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back home

the quiet of a small town…i feel at home more than ever.

Monday, February 22, 2010

New York City


after a weekend trip to Boston with the kids, 3 play dates, skating, bowling….endless kiddo time…..Rob and I were off to New York City for a night away! After vacation break with the kids i really needed this vacation with the hubby!

Friday morning we took the train in to explore this amazing city!

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we walked and walked

i took pictures

stopped when we were hungry

hailed a cab when our feet had enough

no agenda + no kids = a great day in the city!


the stores! the galleries!

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our Christmas gift from Rob’s brother and sister….a room at the W in Times Square.


and tickets to a show!!


this was the sunset view from our room.


a few pints with new friends! of course we had to make friends with a brewer from Ireland….Rob’s new favorite stout…O’Hara!



Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Frog Pond Skating

last of our pictures from our Boston trip

Sunday we took the kids to The Common

for ice skating at the Frog Pond.

we won’t let them go in the pond in the summer because the splash pond has a green tint to it…so they were excited to know the ice was ok!


i tried to get a picture of the state house in the background while Caroline was skating.

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i love how Cooper adores his big sister….he calls her his “little momma.”

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cooper was soaking up the warm sun.

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can’t get out of the park without a stop at the playground….even in winter. do kids naturally enjoy scaring the bageebees out of their mother….”I'm flying!”

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random Boston pictures

good morning city!  we are ready to explore!

we crashed at uncle Brian's house.

they were so excited…and full of silly faces!

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we can’t go to Boston without taking a trip on the subway……the kids could ride it all day…although Cooper wasn’t too happy with being stuck on one side when the subway card ran out of money.

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two tired kiddos!


after a good night sleep….two sleepyheads in the morning.


but then the sugar from breakfast kicked in!

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crazy kids.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Boston Children’s Museum

our first place to visit….the children’s museum!

we love this place! we probably picked the busiest day being the Saturday of Feb. vacation but that didn’t stop us from spending almost 5 hours there….what fun!

i am going to warn you…..there are lots of pictures in this post!

mi the climbing structure is amazing… was the first thing they went to, the last thing they went on and many times in between.


a note on the wall says its better when its crowded because it teaches kids how to negotiate….there were a gazillion kids in there! Rob was contemplating how to build one of course. Over 3 stories high the climbing exhibit was amazing! (i said that already!) Cooper is always tentative going in at first but Caroline takes care of him the whole time making sure he doesn’t get scared….i love that!


cooper’s favorite is the bobcat.


Caroline took part in a research project for the Children’s hospital…brain research!!!  she was just happy to work on the laptop and get a sticker!

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curious george exhibit was great! they actually had a camera set up so that you could snap this picture and then email it!

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i had to get a picture with george….i pulled the kids in so that i wouldn’t look like a dork!


the block conveyer belt was a hit too!

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oh my goodness….2 pictures of me in one post! this is about 4 hours into the visit….getting a little crazy! i love how cooper is just a blur.




bonus! meeting George!! very exciting!!!

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so much to do….if we let them i think the kids would of gone through again!

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they have a number of shows planned for the day….can you tell they couldn’t wait…no peeking!


Cooper was picked to participate….i don’t think he knew what he was getting in to when he was raising his hand but he went up on stage.


threw the dice like the man with the crazy pants told him to….and then ran off stage! he was done!


making big bubbles!!

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more pictures tomorrow!