20210125

lately

I have been in a bit of a book funk.. the last three books I read have been not so great. I am currently reading The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle.. I am a couple of chapters in but it seems promising. 

We have started reading the third Harry Potter book, the Prisoned of Azkaban. The kids are enthralled by the series and try to negotiate extending their bedtime every night just to be able to hear a bit more. 

Ever heard of an agamograph? Well the kids were bored over the weekend and I found this little activity for them to do.





H made this one. You can find the template here

D made the one below. You can find the template here






We have been working on redoing M's office space..  we had redone it when we had moved in over seven years ago and thought it needed a refresh. You can see how we redid it the first time here


This is the before.. the after is not done just yet.. 

We are also sprucing up the guest bedroom which for all these years has always been a bit of an after thought. Every time we had a guest we thought, God we need to fix up this room and then forgot all about it until our next guest arrived. 


Though now the guest room is an even bigger mess. We bought a dresser that came in two boxes and a million pieces with one missing! Customer service refused to send us the missing piece. Instead they are resending the dresser and we have to some how either find the missing piece in that box provided that that box has all of its pieces or pack this entire mess up and send it back to them.. ugh! 

Adulting sucks!

We are also car hunting, M's current car makes H nauseous. It's too small and the kids feel claustrophobic so we are looking for something a little bigger, it is not a fun job. Why are there so many options?

We're hoping to go skiing again next weekend, so that's something to look forward to. What are you looking forward to these days?
       
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20210122

Friday Photography

Photograph Browns and Yellow Colored Dutch Building Shops in Copenhagen Denmark

Horizontal Travel Fine Art Print Home Decor


The Shops - A shop lined street in Copenhagen, Denmark. Read more about our trip to Copenhagen here.

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20210111

20 Questions with H


H turned seven at the start of the year.. and with the current state of things there wasn't much of our usual celebrations. We settled for take out, a movie and a slice of his currently favorite cheesecake. Key Lime. 

1. What is your favorite color? Aqua
2. What is your favorite toy? Stomp Rocket
3. What is your favorite fruit? Raspberries
4. What is your favorite food? Any thing meat! 
5. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Cookie Monster
7. What is your favorite tv show? Buddy Fight
8. What is your favorite animal? Sabertooth Tiger
9. What is your favorite song? Don't Stop Believing by Journey (he likes the Glee version)
10. What is your favorite book? Harry Potter
11. Who is your best friend? -
12. What is your favorite game? Munchkin (it's an insane role playing game meant for way older kids)
13. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play football
14. What do you want to be when you grow up? Illustrator
15. What is your favorite thing to do with mummy? Hug
16. What is your favorite thing to do with baba? Swimming and playing in the water
17. What is your favorite thing to do with D? Play Roblox with him
18. What makes you feel sad? Covid and not being able to go on vacation
19. What makes you feel happy? funny videos of people smacking their faces on the ground -_-
20. What was your favorite thing about your birthday? When mummy said she bought the wrong flavored cheesecake but she didn't. 

20 Questions with H when he turned 4 
20 Questions with H when he turned 5        


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20210104

Ski Break on Plattekill Mountain

Happy New Year to you all! 

Back to the grind.. today's our first day back to routine. The kids are still doing virtual school.. M is still working from home.. 

We had a nice winter break.. we went away for a couple of days.. we rented an Airbnb in Upstate New York. It was a very last minute decision so the pickings were slim but the place was clean and that was the most important part. 


We picked Plattekill Mountain, a small mountain.. not too crowded. Drove up Saturday morning and in true 2020 fashion they were closed. They had a storm a day before and were still working on making fresh snow. We got no call or email.. the girl stated they post updates on their social.. oh well. We were in the middle of nowhere.. everything closed due to both Covid and it being Christmas weekend and our Airbnb not available till after 4pm. So we just drove around.. got some lunch at a really sweet little place in Delhi called Blue Bee Cafe.

We had mastered the bunny hill last season and were hoping to get on to a beginner slope this year.. we hired an instructor to guide us our first time on a bigger hill and also to brush up on our skills.. We got a absolutely wonderful instructor. He was great with the kids and gave M and I some good tips. But of course 2020 had to come an screw us over again.. all beginner hills were closed.. The storm damage was too great so it was either bunny hill or advanced terrain. So the next two days we were stuck on the bunny hill.

We embraced it and made it a positive experience.. you gotta learn to roll with the punches especially in a year like 2020. But a bright spot.. our super amazing instructor offered to take the kids up on the advanced terrain. Seems scary I know but his reasoning was if something happens he can catch them, pick them up, do whatever needed to be done to safely bring them down the hill. He advised against taking us up for a trial because, well, he can't exactly scoop us up mid ski.. and if we fall and get hurt we won't bounce back as quickly as a child would.

The boys were psyched so up they went.. and they made it back down as well.. they came down slow so it took them some time.. had a few tumbles but they did it!


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