A Busy Wednesday!

Today was an extremely busy and exciting day.

We started out at a playgroup.  But we could only stay for a bit because we were off to fish stocking. I'm sure many of you know exactly what fish stocking is.  I, for one, did not, until today.  At first when fish stocking was mentioned by a friend, I thought it was fish stalking and it was a type of fishing- or maybe looking at fish?  But I soon came to learn that it was actually a kid-friendly event where 700 trout are released by kids and their families into the creek at the State Park.  Who knew?

When we arrived at the state park half an hour early, there were no parking spaces and a line that had to have been at least 500 people long.  It was also less than 40 degrees and rain/sleeting.  Lovely.
Despite the cold and the puddles and the mud and one of my children complaining about how starving she was and how cold her feet were, we stood in line semi-patiently to wait for our fish.

I was expecting gold-fish sized... but when we got to the front of the line, this guy got dropped in our bucket.  So much cooler.

MiniM.E. loved it.  She loved seeing the fish, carrying the fish, talking to the fish and finally letting him go in the creek.

We are definitely going next year.  Maybe we'll get there at 10.  And maybe it won't be 40 and raining...

From fish stocking, we went to a field trip for MiniM.E. to the Lake Avenue Fire House.

Like the fish stocking, the fire house did not start out so well.  We were the first ones there and for a solid twenty minutes MiniM.E. cried that she wanted to go home.

pulled it together for a photo
And today a break from the chaos and some sister time:


Trying to Enjoy Spring

But it is a little tricky because the weather is most definitely NOT cooperating.  One day it will be nice out and we are playing outside with no jackets, and the next it is so cold that it almost feels like winter and there might have been some snowflakes.

First time playing in the sandbox for the season one day:

Super chilly the next:

What better way to end a chilly day than with a bath?


Happy Easter!

The girls had a great time in NH.  Friday the weather was nice and we spent some time outside.

Saturday there was a city-wide Easter Egg Hunt downtown at the State House.  I usually think of day-before-Easter weather as warm and sunny but it was cold and rainy.  Oh well, we braved it anyway. There were a lot of kids and some waiting...

We met C & H there and H was obviously much more excited about egg hunting in the cold than MiniM.E.

But once the hunt was on, MiniM.E. was in her element and loved it.

We had to book it out of there pretty quickly as the rain and wind started, but it was fun to go.

Easter Sunday was great.  We skipped church because LittleL.G. had a cold and probably would have lasted ten minutes, and MiniM.E. was anxious about going anyway.  I did dress them up in their fancy clothes, but my best photo was far from the best of the day.

LittleL.G. rocking one of my springtime outfits

Auntie Jen spent the day with us and played photographer, and I might just have to hire her to come live at our house and document the kids because she does a great job... I don't even have to caption what we did- here is our Easter in photos.