Ah, February. You are short, but you keep us on our toes. Never a dull moment.
With crazy weather and crazy schedules, it’s been fun, if a little busy. Some days have left we with my head spinning.
Valentine’s Day, I’m looking at you. I signed in and out of school four, FOUR!, times over the course of the day for meetings, volunteering and parties. Madness. I went to bed at 6pm. No joke!
February vacation gave us all a much needed break, but we have made the most of it. And, with the added bonus of one of the kids cousins staying with us, we’ve been busy and it’s flown by.
Back to school tomorrow, and while I will miss the kids, my to-do list will be thankful. It’s looking very neglected right now.
The beginning of the month saw us hit the milestone that is the 100th day of school. For the youngest member of our family this meant working on her first full-on school project: presenting 100 of ‘something’ to her class.
I give you (100) marshmallow clouds!
My younger son asked if he could ‘call in Super Bowl’ on Monday morning. That set the tone for the day!
The week brought sunshine and snow, and some chilly afternoons spent cuddled up at home. And the odd bit of baking, because who can resist making cakes that look like giant doughnuts?
Crazy week. I’ve already mentioned Valentine’s Day, but it was a busy week all in. The kids’ cousin arrived and we seemed to have a constant stream of activities to juggle. A noon finish on the Friday to start vacation week was very welcome.
Saturday saw us visit one of our favorite spots, Breakheart Reservation, enjoying a lovely sunny walk and some fun throwing rocks at the ice on the lake.
The next day we woke to six inches of snow. That’s New England for you. My younger son and his dad made an epic sled run in the garden, and the kids and their cousin had a blast playing in the snow. It was one of those perfect snowy, blue sky days.
February vacation has been great. A good mix of outings and chilling. The Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, the Aquarium, walks, meals.
And CRAZY weather. Tuesday and Wednesday were hot, shorts and T-shirts hot. Thursday it snowed. New England, you do like to keep us on our toes.
I started the week by taking my eldest to the fabulous Murakami exhibition at the MFA. Just awesome. We loved it, and I hope we manage to get back and see it again before it closes in April.
What a wonderful evening, really special. My little girl was so excited by everything. From getting the train into Boston, to grabbing food before the show, to the show itself. She was mesmerized. And, then to top it off, we were able to go rink-side at the end and listen to some of the cast and crew talk about the production (thank you Girl Scouts). With commemorative patch in hand, a very tired girl and I got the train home.
Head over to my Instagram feed to see the rest of the snapshots I’ve taken this month.
I began writing ‘Snapshots’ posts last summer, when my days were too busy having fun with my kids to spend time writing about the fun we were having. They are a way for me to record the moments, but not feel obliged to write War and Peace. Simply capture the days as they happen. No SEO, no pinnable images, no stress. So, I’m going to continue to write them, and keep those moments from running away.