Thursday, June 29, 2017

cold water

We had fun at the beach, although the water was cold! Malcolm was happy his friend came with us.

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I think Jane gets buried every time we go.

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Coffee time!

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A different way of being buried this time...

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Sean's reclining lunch seat

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Gorgeous clouds!

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The kids asked to go to the Ecotarium the other day!

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They love the pretend hurricane!

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I had to stop and take this photo during my bike ride the other day!

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

horsing around

Jane had her last riding lesson. She liked brushing Pete.

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Afterwards, she got to brush Skye.

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She helped Pete take a shower!

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pickle fair

We went to the Boston pickle fair! There were all kinds of interesting samples.

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There were also games to play.

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We brought some home. Yum!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017


It was a great day to go to Walden Pond!

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I prefer lying on a towel, but whatever...

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strawberry time

The strawberries are ripe much later this year. Sometimes I can get in a picking session before school gets out, but it didn't work out this year. The kids begrudgingly helped me pick a quart.

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Now things are looking better...

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forest hike

I created booklets with activities for the kids to do over the summer, earning "merit badges" and prizes. Jane did her first activity which was planning and leading a 2+ mile hike. It was fun except for the mosquitoes! She used my phone to make sure we were going where she planned on the map.

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We went to the library and there was a turtle trying to cross the road! We convinced it to go back to the woodsy area instead of onto the main road in town.

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last day of school

Malcolm was excited about the last day of school!

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Both kids seem happy with their new teachers. When the came home, they had huge piles of schoolwork to go through!

Monday, June 19, 2017

father's day

Because of the humidity and chance of rain, we just took a short walk through Malcolm Preserve in Carlisle for father's day. Malcolm wouldn't pose with the sign!

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Afterwards we had delicious sandwiches at Nashoba Brook Bakery!

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

two busy days

Over two days both kids had open houses at school, we went to the school picnic, I helped Jane's class with math and we went to a science program at the library. There are no pictures of the picnic because I spent the whole time looking for my children and mostly not finding them.

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Malcolm chose a doctor as his community diorama subject.

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The whole class helped make this pond!

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Jane showed us the slide show her class made about the Northeastern US.

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Jane and her friends designed an animal geo-town.

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Symmetry project

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I spotted Malcolm when I was helping Jane's class!

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It was a rainy walk to the library!

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Malcolm got to see acetone melting a styrofoam cup.

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