Friday, April 26, 2013


The other day we ate lunch on the porch.

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After reading Amelia Bedelia, the kids really wanted a lemon meringue pie, so I had to make one. Unfortunately, Jane didn't like it!

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Malcolm had a balance bike last year but it broke, so now he's borrowing a bike with pedals. For a few weeks he was using it as a balance bike, but over the past few days he figured out how to pedal. Now he'll be able to keep up with his sister!

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little league opening day

Jane was in a parade last weekend for little league. The parade starts and ends at different places, and I was glad I knew that this year! (Last year I had to rush back to my car a mile away since I hadn't understood the logistics of the parade.) After dropping her off with her team, I drove to the end point and then started walking the parade route in reverse. This photo is when Jane first saw me coming towards her.

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After the parade and assembly, we went home since she didn't need to be back for an hour or so.

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When we went back, it was time for photos.

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Then they had a one-inning exhibition game.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

April vacation

Aside from the horrible news on Monday afternoon, we have had a great vacation week. We changed some plans in order to avoid the city, but we ended up having a good time anyway. On Monday we went on a tour of historic places in Acton to celebrate Patriots Day with our friends Jacob and Eliana.

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The kids had fun running in the Exchange Hall!

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They got to ring the big bell, also.

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On Tuesday we had a windy visit to the playground. We met our friends Gracie, Dylan and Brandon, but I didn't get a picture of them together.

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In the afternoon the kids rode their bikes.

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Jane took this one.

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When we got ice cream, I had us eat in the car because it was so windy! Jane even had a bug stuck to her ice cream.

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On Wednesday we went to an indoor gym/play space with Meredith and Graham. The kids had so much fun!

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After that, we went home for lunch and then met our friends again at the park. It was so nice out!

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Jane rode Malcolm's bike and Graham (age 9) rode Jane's! It was so funny.

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We began Thursday with some crafts.

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Then we met Rosalie and Nolan at the playground.

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Jane and Rosalie constructed caterpillar homes because they remembered finding one at that playground last year!

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In the afternoon it was "bring your kids to work" day at Daddy's work!

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Friday brought more wind, the kids got sand blown in their eyes at this playground. We met up with Hannah and her new sister Zoe! She's so cute. I wish I had taken a photo of them!

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At home Jane noticed the magnolia blooming.

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Friday, April 19, 2013

children's museum

Last Sunday we headed to the Children's Museum in Boston. We had a good time, but it was pretty crowded so we didn't stay for a super-long time. I miss the days when Jane didn't go to school and we could go to empty museums during the week!

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They still call it the "Peep Museum" because they love this room!

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We discovered the woodworking area.

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The kids also participated in a workshop where they built their own vehicles out of recycled materials. It was fun! Malcolm made a fighter jet.

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Jane made a duck boat.

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Reading was part of the visit, of course.

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They love to be on TV.

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We always have fun outside, too.

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Friday, April 12, 2013

wet farm

I convinced Malcolm to go to the farm on Thursday morning. We saw a wild turkey right when we got there, not part of any exhibit!

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There were a lot of baby lambs.

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Malcolm loved the puddles.

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He was excited to go in the woods and we spent a long time there. Finally it was raining too much and I wanted to go in a barn!

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The baby pigs were 8 days old!

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Lots of baby goats, too!

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