Wednesday, November 27, 2013

first night of Hanukkah

Jane made us craft kits for Hanukkah gifts! Daddy's is "make your own snake."

 photo 2013-11-27_hanukkah_first_night_002_zps2759a397.jpg

Here's mine.

 photo 2013-11-27_hanukkah_first_night_003_zps8e543280.jpg

The kids got sleeping bags. They're excited for their sleepover later this week when their cousin is here!

 photo 2013-11-27_hanukkah_first_night_005_zps0f7963c7.jpg

 photo 2013-11-27_hanukkah_first_night_006_zps107febfa.jpg

 photo 2013-11-27_hanukkah_first_night_008_zps03886f76.jpg

school days

Last week I helped in Malcolm's class. The kids rolled dice and made play-doh "cherries" to fill up a pie. Malcolm and Colin enjoyed it!

 photo 2013-11-18_1_malcolm_school_001_zps9440e90a.jpg

Later in the week Jane's class hosted the all-school meeting, along with a fifth grade class.

 photo 2013-11-22_1_jane_school_meeting_001_zps5b6f4cc8.jpg

She volunteered to talk about Thanksgiving on stage in front of the whole school!

 photo 2013-11-22_1_jane_school_meeting_002_zpsfd7b9c40.jpg

Monday, November 18, 2013

hair makeover

Once again Jane cut some of her hair very short. She said some tape was stuck to it so she cut the hair off. I tried giving her "face-framing layers" to blend the short part in, but it didn't come out very good!

 photo 2013-11-18_2_jane_before_haircut_001_zps3e7e3e2a.jpg

So we went to Supercuts and she got fixed up!

 photo 2013-11-18_3_jane_after_haircut_001_zps19d8afc2.jpg

I'll stick to buzz cuts and trims at home for now on, but leave layering to a professional!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Daddy's birthday

We began the day by opening presents.

 photo 2013-11-16_1_daddys_birthday_001_zpsf71fd05c.jpg

Jane made Daddy a cat.

 photo 2013-11-16_1_daddys_birthday_003_zps88dd0813.jpg

We went to the science museum and the Hall of Human life was just opening!

 photo 2013-11-16_2_science_museum_001_zpsadb92f66.jpg

 photo 2013-11-16_2_science_museum_002_zpsef25cf53.jpg

Malcolm liked picking this giant nose.

 photo 2013-11-16_2_science_museum_003_zpsb128a5e3.jpg

Jane measured her ear.

 photo 2013-11-16_2_science_museum_005_zps543d0648.jpg

She also did this puzzle.

 photo 2013-11-16_2_science_museum_007_zpsd72cef0e.jpg

 photo 2013-11-16_2_science_museum_009_zps51c7474e.jpg

 photo 2013-11-16_2_science_museum_012_zps5db5ebcc.jpg

 photo 2013-11-16_2_science_museum_013_zpsf93be921.jpg

We also stopped by Penzeys Spices and had lunch at a Mexican restaurant in Arlington. I made chocolate pudding for dessert. It was a great day!

Monday, November 11, 2013

memory lane

The sculpture park is close to where we got married and the kids wanted to check it out. They pretended they were at a wedding. They were dancing and singing outside.

 photo 2013-11-11_2_codman_house_001_zps147d17b2.jpg

 photo 2013-11-11_2_codman_house_003_zpsc1056665.jpg

Then they got their photos taken like Mommy and Daddy did eleven years ago!

 photo 2013-11-11_2_codman_house_007_zps6c2c48a0.jpg

 photo 2013-11-11_2_codman_house_009_zpsbd060efa.jpg

another museum

On Veteran's Day we headed to DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. The kids got to see a lot of art this weekend!

 photo 2013-11-11_1_decordova_003_zpsa6e5e391.jpg

 photo 2013-11-11_1_decordova_004_zpsb4c1817f.jpg

This rock isn't a sculpture but it was very popular with lots of kids! At one point we met another little boy named Malcolm here. I didn't know anyone else with that name under age 40!

 photo 2013-11-11_1_decordova_006_zpsb77f068d.jpg

I think they like the woods more than the art...

 photo 2013-11-11_1_decordova_008_zps6818be87.jpg

 photo 2013-11-11_1_decordova_012_zps5a7f30c2.jpg

 photo 2013-11-11_1_decordova_013_zps9d1ace33.jpg

 photo 2013-11-11_1_decordova_017_zps0676a0dd.jpg

 photo 2013-11-11_1_decordova_019_zps327efd07.jpg

It looked like they needed to nap on this bed!

 photo 2013-11-11_1_decordova_020_zps5c0c0d0e.jpg

 photo 2013-11-11_1_decordova_022_zps240c3b9f.jpg

 photo 2013-11-11_1_decordova_026_zpsee7f0b3d.jpg

This is Malcolm's favorite piece there.

 photo 2013-11-11_1_decordova_030_zps189e0baf.jpg

 photo 2013-11-11_1_decordova_034_zps3b09d5f1.jpg

 photo 2013-11-11_1_decordova_040_zpsee3f6afd.jpg

museum day

On Saturday we headed to the MFA. There were several art projects to do. We made pendants out of model magic.

 photo 2013-11-09_mfa_003_zps97a3f6db.jpg

I made a turtle and Malcolm made a wolf!

 photo 2013-11-09_mfa_004_zpse7c95348.jpg

Later the kids got mustaches like John Singer Sargent and drew some pictures. We were supposed to see the exhibit but the museum so crowded we didn't. Luckily I had seen it a month ago when it first opened!

 photo 2013-11-09_mfa_007_zps90f36d11.jpg

 photo 2013-11-09_mfa_008_zps55b59e11.jpg

skating has begun

Malcolm was so excited to start skating lessons, he put on his snowsuit and helmet an hour before we needed to leave!

 photo 2013-11-07_malcolm_skating_003_zps7cf22165.jpg

 photo 2013-11-07_malcolm_skating_002_zpsd711f4de.jpg

Friday, November 8, 2013

cold visit to the orchard

Last Sunday we thought it would be the last chance for apple picking this year, so we wanted to go to an orchard. For some reason the kids did NOT want to go at all and it was hard to convince them. Once we were there, though, they had a great time!

 photo 2013-11-03_1_shelburne_001_zps12a86728.jpg

Where is his tail?

 photo 2013-11-03_1_shelburne_002_zps50f10fd0.jpg

 photo 2013-11-03_1_shelburne_005_zpsa37ab23b.jpg

 photo 2013-11-03_1_shelburne_010_zps29f0c669.jpg

 photo 2013-11-03_1_shelburne_012_zps902f7f48.jpg

It was very, very cold. It even snowed for a few minutes. Since hardly anyone was there, we had our own personal hayride to take us to the different apples we wanted to pick!

 photo 2013-11-03_1_shelburne_014_zps6ef34cdc.jpg

 photo 2013-11-03_1_shelburne_018_zpsd0da5a90.jpg

The kids were the only ones in the bouncy house which was nice!

 photo 2013-11-03_1_shelburne_024_zps9196946c.jpg

 photo 2013-11-03_1_shelburne_025_zpse5dc6292.jpg

 photo 2013-11-03_1_shelburne_030_zps184ad9b3.jpg