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(Strange) Week in Review: Dog, Swimming, Snow, and a Lot More

It’s been a long, strange week.

We got back from sunny Florida on Friday to not-so-sunny Massachusetts.

Then started a new session of swim lessons on Saturday. Since it was a new session, Maggie moved over with Burke’s instructor from the last session…and promptly freaked out. She wanted her old one (who was working with another little kid). I had to talk her down and have her promise to try out Instructor J. And I talked with Instructor J. to let him know that she was kind of scared. (Burke seems to have advanced a bit more than Maggie – simply because he has no fear). Instructor J. let Maggie use the noodle for most of the rest of the lesson, so she seemed okay. After the session, she let it slip that she was afraid that Instructor J. would make her do everything that Burke does. (He can swim under water for a little ways…Maggie doesn’t really like putting her face in the water.) She’s promised to stick it out and try again next week.

On Sunday, Higgins joined us! He’s such a sweet, sweet puppy. He spends most of his day up with me while I’m working. He’s a good boy, but will benefit from a wee bit more training πŸ˜‰

Sunday is also about the time we realized that Logan more than likely had Chickenpox. Yes. Chickenpox. And yes, he was vaccinated. And I think that’s the only reason that most of those pox (covering his whole body) were all but gone Monday morning. Looking back, there were definitely signs on Sunday…

On Monday, Nanny C. started! (I’m a little nervous because she’s never had the Chickenpox…eek! Fingers crossed that Logan wasn’t contagious.) So far, the kids seem to really like her. YEAH!

On Tuesday, I got an email and a phone call stating that school was canceled for Wednesday … and it hadn’t even started snowing yet. Turns out they made a good call because…

On Wednesday, we got 26 inches of snow!! Mike stayed home and pretty much spent the entire day shoveling. (We *so* need to get a snowblower!!) Wednesday evening I got the same messages that school was canceled for Thursday as well. Which was a little strange because it had already stopped snowing…but I guess it was because not all of the roads were plowed and they were worried about the bus routes.

On Thursday, Logan had yet another follow-up appointment with Dr. Endo. He’s 29.4 pounds and exactly 3 feet tall. Apparently, he’s still “drifting” down the charts in height though. At the first appointment, he was in the 13th percentile…then the 8th, and now the 7th.Β  She talked about getting blood work done, but mentioned that it could wait until the next appointment – which I jumped on, of course. (Plus, I had the kids with me because Nanny C. wasn’t able to get to us.) SO…we go back for more measurements in 4 months. Seriously, all they do is weigh him and measure his height, ‘wing span’, and ‘trunk’. I suppose that’s a hell of a lot better than taking blood from him each time.


We have such awesome neighbors (more than one set!!). These particular neighbors let the kids come over to swim in the summer for drop-in Fridays (see, told you they are awesome). Yesterday, they took the kids for me for a few hours so that I could get some work done. And they have a skating rink set up in their back yard! Mrs. Awesome Neighbor took pictures πŸ™‚

Maggie and Logan


They had a BLAST!

Way Back When-esday

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Go on over to see who else is playing – and join in too!

The Cards of Christmas Past πŸ™‚




(I think 2007 was actually 2 photos put together, and I’m pretty sure this was one of them, but…)





Merry Christmas! (Again)

I just realized that I never posted our Christmas card picture. (Outtake, sure….actual card, no. Oops!)

Makes My Monday: Blizzard (and a New Camera to Capture it!)

Mike gave me a camera for Christmas!!!! I’m so happy with it πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to capture Disney with it!

I got to use it today to document the kids playing in the blizzard. We were only able to stay out for about a half hour – it was COLD!!

Logan Shoveling

Burke: King of the Mountain (of Snow)

Maggie Moving Snow

Friday’s Fotos: It’s Fall and “Ho Ho Ho”

Both of these pictures were texted to me.

Mike sent the one of the kids in the leaves while I was at the MMOTA State Convention and Nanny Jessica sent the one of Logan lookin’ like Santa while I was with Burke at his art class. Gotta love technology πŸ™‚

It's Fall!!


(The leaf one is now the background on my phone πŸ™‚ )