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Baby Picture Sundays

This week’s theme is: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas. Fun!!

We did a whole bunch of Christmas things yesterday. First, we decorated the tree.

This goes right here...


Where do these go?

I'll show you!

Then, Maggie and I got ready to go to a local-ish production of the Nutcracker. (Maggie’s first time!!) It wasn’t professional, but it wasn’t some mom-an-pop production either. (Only 4 ballerinas fell… 😉 )

Off to the Nutcracker

We were in the 3rd row!!

Soooo sick - but loving the show

I asked Maggie at intermission if she wanted to go home or watch more. She DEFINITELY wanted more. (She wanted more when the show was over LOL!) She’s got a major cold though, so she was quite the trooper…especially as the show started at 6pm…close to bed time!

And … it turned out that one of my former Girl Scouts was in the production! She was pretty good too 🙂

One of My Former Girl Scouts

And what were the boys doing while we were off gallivanting? Putting the train together!


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Staycation – Day 4

Another really great day! (except for one melt-down where Burke had buyer’s remorse and wanted Maggie’s toy choice instead of his own…)

We took a train trip! (well, a commuter rail trip, but that’s still a train!!) Daddy and Brenda (the nanny) take the train all the time, so we knew the kids were very curious about this…and have even tried to sneak out with one or the other.

Waiting on the train

On the train

On the train

So today we walked the 3-ish blocks and took the train two stops down to a “new-to-us” beautiful town park. THE best trees there!! One was the *perfect* climbing tree. I put Burke up into it, and at first he was like, “Hey woman, what the heck are you doing to me??”


But then he got it and was totally into it.

One in the tree

One in the tree

Maggie went up next.

Two in the tree

Two in the tree

…and even Logan got in on the fun!

Three in a tree

Three in a tree

The other tree was just so big and beautiful; it gave off lots and lots of shade. We sat and had snacks under it, and then got a little wet because the fix-it guys were playing with the sprinklers LOL (For some reason, Logan wasn’t laughing as much as I was…)



We walked around the town and played tourists for a little bit. Went into the cutest bookstore and then another pretty cool toy store. We got some new Sandra Boynton books and then Burke and Maggie picked out trains to match the tracks we have at home. It TOTALLY felt like a “real” vacation 🙂

Then back on the train to come home. We tired the kids out so much that we didn’t even get the typical “NO HOME!!” screams on the way back! They were walking pretty slowly those last 3 blocks…

Going home

Going home

All this before lunch…

Burke wasn’t interested in eating, he just wanted to open the new toys and set the tracks up – which is when he realized that Maggie’s train is a wee bit cooler than his is. Not good. Luckily, Maggie was a sweetie pie and let him play with it just enough to make him *almost* think it’s his. (She reminded him enough in certain subtle ways that it’s not…)

More back yard play with daddy until the trains were missed. LOL It was also pretty hot again, so it was good they weren’t out for too long.

In keeping with the impromptu train theme, the kids had fun playing train in on of the empty boxes we have around. Well. I should say that we have boxes that are supposed to house toy parts…but very typically end up empty. 😉

Box train

Box train

And the trains are now upstairs in bed with the twins. I’d say the theme day was a success!