Normally I am not a fan of celebrating holidays early, with the sole exception of birthday parties. I mean, I have never celebrated Groundhog day on January 27th. We never have a July 4th barbeque on July 1. But sometimes you have no choice. And actually, it was a VERY good thing. This year we had the best Seder ever!
One of those moments you don’t want to forget…
Today at day care, the kids were all playing outside. Sidney was playing on the teeter totter. Spencer was doing something and their friend S was playing with a push lawn mower toy. Apparently Sidney got off the teeter totter and went over to S and took the lawn mower away from him. thankfully S dd not mind, he simply walked away and played somewhere else. I feel like this behavior deserves a scold.
But she brought the lawn mower over to Spencer. He is walking MUCH better, but still likes the security of toys like this, especially outside on uneven ground. In a heartbeat Sidney goes from being the bully on the playground to the sweetest kid ever. My heart melts when I think of her helping her brother like that.
I do feel bad for little friend S (too many kids with the same first initial here!) but I am so proud of my sweet little “bully in training”.
Spring is finally coming to New England! So this past Sunday we took full advantage of it. After a family meeting, we decided to skip Hebrew School and spend the day at the farm, always one of our favorite places it visit.
The other day Spencer has an afternoon doctor appointment and it ended with enough time for he and I to hit the beach before getting his sisters.
In the northeast (well, I guess in most of the country, but I live in the north east), we have had a BAD winter. It has been obscenely cold, windy, snowy, and we are all ready for it to end. I am sure I am not alone in recommending that any weather person who dares to saw the word “snow” before November should consider the witness protection program. But yesterday, being April 1, the universe decided that a weather related April Fools Joke would not go over well. And we got a break. It was 60 degrees!! SIXTY! I got the kids early and we played outside. And loved every second of it.
This past weekend we just played. Nothing special, but then again, really special by virtue of just the 5 of us being together.
A few weeks back (I am really behind and really bad at “real time” baby book documentation), my cousin came to visit, and of course, brought her camera. Here are some of my favorite pictures from her visit.