Two storms in a week, with another possible in four days??? The first one was just rain for us, this one was about 10 inches of HEAVY snow.
The trees bent over and created a car cave
Our neighbors came to play
Eoin loves to learn about animals, science, nature…
We survived February Vacation Week thanks to lots of great programs organized by our local YMCA. This one was pure Eoin.
I love going to the zoo on a clear cold day. We usually have the run of the place and the animals can be quite alert.
Beary pleased to see you…
There’s going to be a fight over the heated rock
Totally into the microscopes
We went to Roller World on a half day from school. I loved being on roller skates again!
Eoin always got right back up again no matter how often he fell
Conor hated the skates, insisted on roller blades, and then was in heaven
On February 3 Conor had his First Reconciliation. He was nervous, but it was a lovely ceremony and he did great.
A cosy chat?
Later that day Papa and I were invited to a friend’s wedding. It was a curling-themed wedding, with some gaming thrown in. Fantastic fun, and it was wonderful for both of us to get out by ourselves.
On a recent Saturday Eamon grabbed a nap while he could. Conor had practice at 12, Eoin had practice at 3.
He woke up when they tested the buzzer for the high school game
Papa was out of town so we stayed at the arena for the high school boys game. They are having a great season!
Conor was incredibly excited to get a puck that came over the glass. I had to save the boys twice from errant pucks! Mom-of-the-year award please…
Of course, when we get home they all still haven’t had enough!
I had an allergist appointment in Salem because my hands are still in tatters. I love to visit the Peabody Essex Museum. There was a small Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit and then Eamon and I enjoyed exploring the hands-on station.
Make your own crazy animal (with funky magnetic pieces)
Conor’s hockey team was invited to play against another local team at Patriot Place. It was the day before the NFC Championship game so there was a nice buzz around the place.
Conor had a blast and scored 7 goals.
Soaking in the atmosphere
We all thought our Christmas break was far too short so we arranged for a massive storm to form out in the Atlantic and bring a foot of snow followed by a deep freeze…….. Yay long weekends! (But seriously, not that much yay… It was too cold to even enjoy the snow!)
Not much fun mommy-a!
The drifts were pretty impressive. It felt like they were up to three feet in places
Papa went out that night to tackle the snow before the deep freeze set in. We didn’t want to see what the three feet of plowed snow at the end of the driveway was like to shift once it was an iceberg
I try to do some nice things to keep the boys busy while Papa is away. We went to the aquarium since we hadn’t been in ages (the library doesn’t have museum passes for the aquarium in the summer).