Friday, April 29, 2011

road trippers

so far this (super chilly) spring, we've taken a bunch of road trips to boston and beyond. here's some misc. pics from our adventures.

kidcity, middletown, ct
ikea, new haven
girls gone shopping, parking lot
boston common playgound, ma
widener library, cambridge
border cafe, harvard square

boston common playground, ma
curious george book store, harvard square
carpenter center, cambridge
casey's crossing, holliston
john wallace middle school, newington
(with beloved 8th grade teacher mrs. miller)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

still my snuggle bunny

now that we're supposed to straighten her legs out when she sleeps (see previous post), i can't help but adore penny's favorite sleeping position even more. all scrunched up - just like when she was a wee one!

Friday, April 8, 2011


recently, penny saw a doc at children's hospital for some in-turning of her leg (to spare you the technical name and details). he things a few things will help this out, among them, physical therapy and ice skating. PT appt booked and we hit the ice for the first time this week!

after getting her skates laced up, penny began by "marching" on the soft, cushiony floor to get her balance and get used to being on one blade. after that, she was surprisingly comfortable taking the ice with the instructor (luring her out there with a giant bowl of lollipops probably had something to do with this). penny began seated on the ice and gradually worked up to standing (which some kids don't do till their 3rd or 4th lesson i guess?!) and even "skated" over to the instructor, using her newfound marching skills. penny was only on the ice for about 5 minutes or so, but her little legs were probably tired and we're as proud as can be.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


a couple weeks back, it seemed we all caught some sort of horrible cold/flu. tim happened to get his wave on the weekend, so i packed up the kids and got out of the house pronto. we headed up to the ICA in boston to check out a family day with activities/films for kids. unfortunately, zack decided he did NOT like contemporary art (at least for now), so we spend much time checking out the sights and riding the super cool elevator. still, an afternoon well-spent, even if just for the fresh air.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

homemade playdough.

spring, where are you? in the meantime, i've made some homemade playdough to keep us entertained.