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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

These Days

We are moving so swiftly through these days here in the new year, at times it seems hard to catch a breath.  I find that more than ever I am struggling with finding a solid rhythm that allows ample time for school, work, blog, housework and the like.  We are happy in all of this and it feels as though things are slowly starting to fall into place.
That sweet hubs of mine got me a new camera, it's so amazing and I have been spending a lot of time trying to figure out how to use it!  I've found some great tutorials on line and hopefully before long I'll feel confident with my shots.  Here are some that I've been taking these days:
cheering on her brother at a basketball game

begging me to stop taking pictures

Corey loves having his dad coach

some papa snuggle time

capturing the action during a basketball game has proved to be quite tough

snowshoeing during a January thaw

figuring out the macro lens
I really want to get better at catching the action when the kids are at their various sporting/dancing/singing/who-knows-what-else events which of course seems to be the most challenging.

We are watching out the window as the snow falls here on this chilly afternoon, thank goodness because this boy of mine was pretty sad with all the melting of snow lately.  I'm hoping for some more snow shoeing and generally enjoying some time outside with my sweet family this weekend.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

a field trip

We took a little trip yesterday with our favorite little friends. A field trip to the Museum of Science in Boston to see the Mammoth exhibit...none left disappointed.

Well, honestly when you are a 12 year old girl, posing in front of the saber tooth with a bunch of boys isn't the most exciting thing...right?

Everyone jumped into a design challenge!  What a fun activity for these kiddos to do.  We didn't even hit the entire museum (a return trip is in the making)before everyone was ready to have lunch and continue on our journey.
After lunch there was a stop at the Lego store to use up some holiday gift cards, and of course a bit of shopping for my girl (the biggest reason she wanted to come).  These boys were quite patient while she browsed and tried on clothes.  Sitting and reading every Lego package, every detail, and planning the building that would follow. 

It was a great day all around, tired kiddos and two mamas that got to have some quality time together.  What more can we ask for?

Have you been on any field trips lately?

Friday, January 4, 2013

This Moment

joining Soulemama for {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.