Monday, March 28, 2016

easter eve

Because we were going to Maine for Easter, the kids did the traditional hunt for eggs in their rooms on Saturday.

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For some reason, Malcolm has begun wearing a shirt and tie every Saturday.

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They got chocolate and jelly beans!

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baby lambs

As promised, we went back to Drumlin Farm to see all the new baby lambs!

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It snowed last week and was pretty for a few hours before it started to melt!

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spring hike

Jane is now tall enough to not need a booster seat in Dad's car!

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We went for a nice hike on a great day. I figured out if we go somewhere we've never been, the kids like walking a lot more. I guess we need to explore some more new places!

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arts and crafts

We had fun at the art festival at school! I helped kids make no-sew fleece pillows for a few hours while Jane and Malcolm roamed around and made lots of things. They were the first to test out the pillows that morning.

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Malcolm did some spin art which I think came out really cool.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

2016 lip sync

Jane and Malcolm teamed up once again for the school lip sync. They wanted to dress up as the milk cartons in Blur's "Coffee and TV" video and dance to the song. The milk cartons were a labor of love.

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I tried to paint them but the foamcore bent too much.

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Computer printouts glued on worked much better.

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The rehearsal:

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Jeremy Reiner (a Channel 7 meteorologist) hosted the show and he introduced and interviewed the kids!

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Malcolm loved it but Jane didn't have such a great time doing it this year. Maybe next year she can take a break and Malcolm will find some friends to perform with.

Monday, March 14, 2016

March happenings

Jane's third grade chorus concert was pretty cute! The theme was "winter" even though the weather is pretty spring-like!

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On March 11 I listened to every 311 song we have, and that's a lot!

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This month I started commuting to work again. It's a part-time freelance job designing cookbooks and I'm still home to watch the kids!

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A flock of cedar waxwings feasted on our crab apples!

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Saturday, March 5, 2016


We brought the kids to a family concert at Symphony Hall!

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It turned out they weren't thrilled about the crowded child activities before the show, but they loved the music!

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Next time we'll go to a normal show, not a kids' one so we don't hear crying babies the whole time.

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Both kids liked the theme from Star Wars the best but us parents chose Tchaikovsky as our favorite.

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Of course they enjoyed the part when we went out to lunch afterwards!

maple time!

It's become our tradition to make the trek to Parker's Maple Barn every spring! This time we went with our friends Maddy and Hannah.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016


We took a trip to the seacoast during February vacation to see Grammy and Nana. It was a gorgeous day!

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The Seacoast Science Center was a lot of fun.

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I don't think I need to make them wear bathing suits for the touch tank anymore. They're tall enough that their sleeves don't get wet!

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After the museum, we went out for seafood, and when we got home, Malcolm made a bunch of paper boats!