A Chilly Afternoon

It is definitely turning colder and after being spoiled with the warm weather lately, the colder air definitely feels like a shock. Yesterday we went downtown in the late afternoon and because it gets dark so early, the shadows were already long and it was chilly in the shade!  But that didn't keep these girls from having a great time together.  

The moms started with coffee while the girls patiently snacked... 

And then the fun began.  First with insisting that everyone ride the horse outside Starbucks:

The best part of the afternoon were the unexpected blankets of leaves all over Congress Park.  MiniM.E. was thrilled to play in the leaves since our yard is (almost) treeless.

It was so cute, we had to stage an impromptu photo shoot:

If all that jumping and playing wasn't enough, the girls decided a jumping contest was in order:

The fun didn't stop there, after all the jumping, they wanted to climb trees-- the same one, at the same time:

These girls have become such good friends the past four years and it was hard to pull them apart when we all had to go home for dinner.  Great afternoon!!



The weather wasn't very good yesterday (read chilly and rainy) so we headed south to a trampoline park in Nashua, Launch.

They have a toddler-only time, which was amazing because there were maybe 15 other kids there.  So it was like having the whole place to ourselves.  It was a blast.  I wish I lived closer because we would be there every day!  Wore the girls out and they had SO MUCH FUN!





A Midweek NH Trip

Since Veteran's Day is tomorrow and MiniM.E. doesn't have school, we decided to come to NH for a few days.  MiniM.E. is always beyond excited to visit Gram and Grumpy's house.  This trip we have done some Target shopping:


and outside playing:

complete with leaves, which we do not have piles of to play in at our house:



We haven't been downtown just to walk around for a while, so after school yesterday we decided to have lunch downtown, take a walk through the park to see the ducks and stop at the library.


Firsts: Two Adorable Videos

LittleL.G. has been "walking" for a couple weeks now, but still prefers the safety of a hand to hold and is not really excited about walking on anything except our floors.

But today at the playground she decided she was excited to walk on her own and even pushed my hand away!

And a first for MiniM.E. (who sadly, doesn't get a lot of firsts at the age of four): monkey bars.


A Warm Spell

After last winter lasted longer than I thought 4 months (are you sure it was just four and not twenty four?) ever could... I mean there were days when I would look at the clock and think hours must have gone by and realize nope, just three minutes.  Not because I don't love my kids and want to spend time with them, but it was SO COLD and SO SNOWY (like up to a three-year-old's shoulders- you can't go out and play in that!) that we spent more time indoors together than is healthy for anyone.

Of course there are rumors that this winter will be colder and snowier and longer, if that's even possible.

So when the first week in November brings temperatures in the 60s, you spend every possible moment outside.