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Week 11 (March 12-18): Whip Cream

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A random Tuesday snow day requires only one thing: hot cocoa with lots and lots of whip cream! 

Have a little cocoa with your whip cream

Week 9 (February 26-March 4): Puzzle 

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Liam has always been our puzzle lover.  It’s fun seeing him move from 12 pieces to 24 to 48.  His current obsession is 200 pieces of football and baseball puzzles.  He’s gotten so fast with these that I’m thinking it might be time to add a few more to the rotation. 

Puzzle Champ!

Week 7 (February 12-18): Just Call Me Devin

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Football playing snowman

Liam has been working on this paper mache snowman in art class for a while.  He loved the project and was excited to finally bring it home and show it off to us.  The conversation went something like this:

Me: I love it but it looks like you brought home the wrong snowman.

Liam: Nope it’s mine.

Me:  But it says “Devin McCourty”

Jeff (from the other room): Devin McCourty is a football player.

Me: Ah, of course he is!

And on further inspection I can see the snowman is holding a little pipe cleaner football.   I am now convinced that football has over taken Liam’s brain and infiltrated every aspect of his life!

 

Week 2 (January 8-14): Hey There Foxy

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I’m not a city gal at all.  But I’m far from being a country bumpkin.   I like where we live.  Lots of wide open spaces but plenty of civilization just 15-20 minutes from our door.  Maybe too much in the summer months.  Welcome to Cape Cod, Everyone! 

When Jeff and I had our meeting with the base housing officer we were handed a packet of information that included multiple pages about the local wild life we’d see. 

 Deer. We see them a lot and they are full sized deer, not the scrawny dog-sized deer we had in Jersey.    

Turkeys.  Man do we have wild turkeys.  I’m sure I’ll post a picture of them at some point.   Thanksgiving, maybe? 

Fisher Cats.  Never even heard of them before moving here.  

Coyotes.  I’ve seen one on two separate occasions.   The coyote is a bit more elusive in our neighborhood but he strutted right by our house one summer afternoon.  I’d be lying if I said it didn’t bother me.   He (or they, I’m not sure how many are hanging around) has been known to spend summer evenings at one of the local playgrounds.   

And then there is this little foxy guy.  He hangs out near Caroline and Liam’s bus stop.  He’s not shy but we also don’t encourage him.  I’m sure he has a den somewhere near our house as we see him often.    He’s a patient fellow, too.  I saw him walking along the side of the road while on my way home from school.  He waited while I pulled over, found my phone in my purse and snapped an easy half dozen pictures before he casually trotted off into the woods.   

Foxy fellow in January

Week 3 (January 15-21): If Your Hair is Done Properly 

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And you’re wearing good shoes you can get away with anything .  -Iris Apfel

And if you have a big sis that thinks your new haircut is just ADORABLE, she’ll beg you to let her style it.  Thanks for being a good sport, Buddy! 

Why does this make me think of their teenage years?!? I can absolutely see this same scene happening before a big date!

Week 4 (January 25th- 31st): Snow and snow and more snow

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After spending most of the winter with little to no snow, we finally had a big snow “event.” We got about 25 inches at our house on Monday night which resulted in no school Tuesday or Wednesday. Just what the kids were hoping for.

Caroline is working on building her tolerance to the cold.  She lasts about 10 minutes before wanting to go inside.  She loves the snow, hates the cold!

Caroline is working on building her tolerance to the cold. She lasts about 10 minutes before wanting to go inside. She loves the snow, hates the cold!

Liam loves the view from up here.   I am trying to prep them for our trip to Maine.  They have loads more snow than us!

Liam loves the view from up here. I am trying to prep them for our trip to Maine. They have loads more snow than us!

Week 2 (January 11th-17th): Awwww

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I caught this picture just before I left for work on Saturday. Caroline has been interested in the American Girl chapter books. And once she starts a story, she doesn’t want to put it down until she knows how it ends. Love that the two of them are snuggled up reading this one together.

A great way to spend the afternoon.

A great way to spend the afternoon.