So long since I've posted...
The leather racing coats that my mother-in-law got the boys ages ago finally fit. They are in love with their coats. Adi even sleeps with his ON occasionally.
Last Sunday we walked to a dead-end street in our neighborhood, crossed a little stream (there is a board there to cross), and walked through the woods. After a very short hike up a hill, we came to a clearing and found this! It was cool because we could hear church bells and music from the Catholic church that is nearby. I felt like we had been to mass for the week... ;-)
It's a huge corn field!
Then we got back on our bikes and went home. The boy still ride tricycles Fred Flintstone style. It drives me crazy.
Then we played water guns...despite it being a bit chilly.
The boys finally will wear helmets to ride their bikes (with training wheels, not the tricycles). They don't really know how to ride them, but at least they sit on them and put helmets on...They are so proud of the helmets they didn't want to take them off for dinner!
Last weekend I had to work (!!) at a junior class retreat at Camp Bourndale. I was gone from 3:45 Saturday to 6pm Sunday. All-in-all it was a fine weekend, but it's not my idea of fun to hang out all weekend with kids, SLEEP in the same cabin as them, and then go to work on Monday to see them again! ;-)
No rest for the weary; Tuesday and Wednesday our office was at the Mountain School in Vermont. That is always a nice time, but it's also a lot of work. At least I was able to see a baby sheep being born! The mother gave birth to twins!! I missed the first birth, but my colleague Sandi actually helped deliver it! I was there for the second birth, but wanted nothing to do with helping the baby come out.
Here is the baby minutes after it came out...the second one is still inside Mama Sheep...
And right after the second one was born... Within minutes they stand up and walk. It's so impressive.
On the way home, we stopped at the new 93 rest stop. I found 603 beer, which is brewed by an old high school friend. I had to buy a bottle since it's currently only sold in NH. It was darn good!
And this weekend, back to the normal routine. Yeah!! Market Basket bright and early and a little horse riding--it was 60 at like 7:30am today!
It was GORGEOUS today. We went for another walk to our secret place. Notice all the snow is gone now! I thought it would never melt, honestly.
I couldn't get close enough for a picture, but there was a gaggle (?) of wild turkeys in the corn field eating! Eww.
Sebastian crossed the plank all by himself.
We played outdoors all day long. Heaven after this long winter.
I also bought some herbs for my garden and planted a ton of seeds: arugula, many kinds of lettuce, beets, kale, chard, snap peas, and radishes. Hopefully we have good results this year.
We went to the playground in the afternoon. It's so nice/weird/sad that they can do pretty much everything at the playground now all by themselves. Just last summer they still needed help climbing some things. They are so big...