Saturday, March 11, 2017

52 Weeks ~ 2017: Week 10

Week 10 - weekly update includes a birthday celebration, lots of Wonka rehearsals and previews, and a farewell gathering for some friends who are moving.

Sunday March 5th

Happy Birthday to Nicholas!  When you're birthday is in winter, there is always a decent chance that Mother Nature is going to "snow" on your parade!  It might have been over a month later, but we still had lots of fun celebrating!

Monday March 6th 

David's school was signed up to do a presentation for the school board, I was excited to get a preview of his costume and one of the songs from the show.
Mike Teavee

Wednesday March 8th

The kids preformed their final curtain call at the All School Meeting.

Thursday March 9th 

I was photographing the rehearsal for the online gallery!  It was fun to get another sneak peak.  These kids are amazing and I cannot wait to see the whole thing put together next week!

Saturday March 11th 

Our favorite MBS and BGS Military family was reassigned to MA, so today we had a get together to say goodbye!  They will be missed!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

52 Weeks ~ 2017: Week 9

Week 9 - weekly update includes our mini ski vacation to Jay Peak!

Sunday February 26

We hit the road at 8am on the dot and headed north.  We checked-in and got all our gear on and hit the slopes while we waited for our room to be ready.  It was pretty windy so the Tram and the high speed quad were closed.  But the trails we could ski had a lot of great powder.

Monday February 27

Bright and early to the slopes again, the high speed quad was still closed, but the Tram was running!  We made it to the summit.

Charlie trying to whitewash David!

Tuesday February 28

This was our best day, not too cold, no wind (so all the lifts were open) and the conditions in the morning were perfect!  The boys wanted me to try the woods with them and I reluctantly went along.  It wasn't my favorite trail of the day, but it was fun to be with the boys as much as I could.

Wednesday March 1

On our last day at Jay, it was raining with no real signs of stopping before we would want to hit the road, so we skipped skiing all together and let the boys finish their trip in the indoor water park.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

52 Weeks ~ 2017: Week 8

Week 8 - weekly update includes a birthday party, spirit week, lots of meetings (boring!), lip sync, piano recital and the a last basketball game!

Sunday February 19

Celebrating Zoe and Owen's birthdays!  Zoe loved her doctor kit that we got her!

Zoe loved her doctor kit!

Happy Birthday Owen & Zoe!

Wednesday February 22nd

It was Spirit Week at the boys school and today was Wacky Wednesday!

Thursday February 23rd

The annual BGS Lip Sync and David did a Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) from Hamilton with some friends and Shaun did Thriller with his friends!

Gotta start a new nation
Gotta meet my son!

Friday February 24th

The boys playing in their piano recital!

Saturday February 24th

Shaun's last basketball game!  He had the best coaches and learned so much about the game this year.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

52 Weeks ~ 2017: Week 7

Week 7 - weekly update includes a trip to the movies, another snow storm, Valentines Day prep, another snow day, a sick day and our traditional "Valentine's Day Fancy Dinner"

Sunday February 12

The forecast was calling for a major snow storm to start mid-afternoon so we crammed in a quick trip to the movies to see the new Lego Batman Movie.  After getting home the boys worked on getting all their Valentine's made for Tuesday!

We love the reclining chairs!

Monday February 13

Another snow day!  We got the call the night before so we knew we could sleep in!  David ended up coming down with a fever and ear ache so he didn't get to enjoy the snow like his brothers did.

Tall snow banks!
Poor buddy!

Tuesday February 14th

A few years ago, we began a tradition of celebrating Valentine's Day but getting dressed up and eating a "fancy" dinner in the dining room.  This year the menu was Lobster Colorado with baked potatoes and brussel sprouts!

Thursday February 16th 

When you're dad is a doctor, you don't go to the doctor unless you're dying.  After 3 nights of ear pain, it was time to go get this kid an antibiotic. He didn't want to go, but his friend convinced him to go by offering to sit with him in the waiting room and keeping him company!  He's lucky to have such a great friend!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

52 Weeks ~ 2017: Week 6

Week 6 - weekly update includes Superbowl LI, another snow day, basketball games and a lip sync rehearsal!

Sunday February 5th

On Sunday we watched the greatest comeback in the history of Super Bowls!  It was EPIC and it was fun to be with friends while we watched them score the winning touchdown in the first ever overtime.

Hugging Baby Gronk for good luck in the 4th Quarter!

Tuesday February 7th

School was cancelled for the day (again!) and so we made the most of it.  The storm didn't really hit us until noon time, so that gave us some time in the morning to run a couple errands.  We picked up a the movie Trolls at Target and enjoyed a nice cozy afternoon, but not without a little outside time!

Blue birds!
Strange visitors during a snowstorm!

Wednesday February 8th

Sometimes David can be a good big brother!  He was helping Evan do a homework page while I was getting ready to head out to my weekly school board budget work session.

Saturday February 11

Today was Evan's last basketball session.  He enjoyed it so much and I was really happy that the Concord High School team decided to collaborate with the Parks and Rec to come and mentor the young kids!   Evan scored a basket in his 2 on 2 scrimmage!

He scores!
Shaun also a basketball game and he scored his first basket!  He was so excited to use the skills he learned to get himself open and set up the shot!

Shaun's first basket!  He was so proud of himself!
After basketball, David and his lip sync group got together so we could block out the choreography! They are doing Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) from Hamilton.  We found some YouTube videos to help guide us and they did a great job!  I can't wait for the performance in a couple of weeks!

The Battle of Yorktown.  1781.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

52 Weeks ~ 2017: Week 5

Week 5 - weekly update includes the end of our ski trip, lots of meetings for me and ending it with an 85th birthday celebration for GG!

Sunday January 29th

We wrapped up a wonderful weekend with our friends skiing at Sunday River.

I made it to the summit!  This was the top of Lollapalooza and Jordan Peak.

Saturday February 4th

On Wednesday, our beloved GG turned 85.  Today we celebrated with a wonderful dinner with family!

Happy Birthday GG!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

52 Weeks ~ 2017: Week 4

Week 4 - weekly update includes a snow day, a field trip, and a ski trip!

Tuesday January 24th

Today was a snow day!  We took advantage of the time off from school to work on the monthly Family STEM project that he gets from school.  The theme for January was to build a house to keep a snowman from melting.  Here is what we came up with:




Wednesday January 25th

Today Evan's class had a field trip to the Boston Aquarium.  They are learning about Penguins in school and so being able to see them up close is a real treat!

Edge of the Sea Touch Tank

Evan getting to feel the Sting Ray!

Sea Lions!

Saturday January 28th

Our annual ski trip with our friends from Maine, brought us to Sunday River!  The conditions were great, not like the slush we've been skiing on here.
Ready to Ski!

David & Dad at the Summit of White Cap

Night Skiing!