Well,  February vacation has come to an end and it’s back to school on Monday for Ethan. We did not have any trips planned but we made the most of it traveling around close to home on our “Staycation” and I have to say we had so much fun!!

With no real plans until the night before each day of the week, we came up with some good stuff!

Monday- Boston Childrens Museum. We went to the Childrens Museum with our friends Danielle, Porter and Sawyer! It was so much fun. They had never been there before so that was nice taking our time through each of the rooms so the kids could explore. It was 61 outside which was just so perfect so after we were there for about 2 hours, we went outside and grabbed some lunch ( at the Shake Shack… SO GOOD….. Didn’t eat dinner..) then went back to the museum area and played outside at the playground that is there. Martin’s Playground is so nice! We can not wait to go back there when the weather gets warmer to spend time on the playground, walk around and just enjoy being outside! The kids all fell asleep on the way back home and I got to listen to a podcast! 🙂

Tuesday- Walked around the Mall, got hair cuts in the AM then we went to Altitude Trampoline Park with our friends and The Thirsty Moose for dinner.

Wednesday- We had no plans other than I knew the kids needed a NAP so BAD! So we got in the car around 11:00am with napping in my mind. (sometimes car naps is all I can do) so I get down the street and Ethan is already asleep. Henry fell asleep about 10 mins later. I KNEW IT!! I know when my kids are exhausted and need naps! Well, since they were sleeping and they usually wake up when the car stops, I kept driving. The next thing I knew I was driving to Hampton Beach! We LOVE the beach! I don’t care if everything is closed down and its cold. Just that salty air and sound of the ocean was worth the drive. We needed it. When the kids woke up, they were so excited to be there! We went on the play ground, we walked the beach a little bit- found some shells and rocks. Ethan could have done that for hours! He loved it!! Henry… well…he was cold….

Thursday-  We had our friends over for a little bit in the morning! The kids had a great time playing and I had a great time catching up with their mom! We chatted all about the Bachelor and yestday we had our own WTA viewing party! Julie came over with her baby girl, Katherine and we chatted the whole time and had to rewind the show during some moments but for the most part, I am going to watch the Lauren Zima Roses’ and Rose recap on Youtube TODAY! It’s so funny and I love Tuesdays because of it!

Friday- We spend several hours at the Library! We got there and we knew some of the moms and kids that were already there. Ethan got to make slime with their STEM learning staff which was great because I have tried to make slime with him and I will NEVER try that again, so if someone else is making it, and its not at my house…. I am all for it! That stuff IMO is a messsssss!!!!! 🙂

So here are some images from our week long staycation! Hope you can see the joy in the kids faces while we were out doing all the things! Next year during their school vacation in February I am really wanting to take them to DISNEY for the first time…..! How amazing would that be?! and We would most likely be there with the whole town of Bedford, NH since it seemed like everyone was there!

 

 

BOSTON CHILDRENS MUSEUM:
MALL WALKING:

THIS IS HENRY… DRESSES HIMSELF…. SOMETHING IS ALWAYS INSIDE OUT AND BACKWARDS:  ( Also, He is 2 1/2 and wearing 4T clothing…)

HAMPTON BEACH:

 HENRY WILL NOT WEAR JACKETS IN THE WINTER…. I DON’T UNDERSTAND!

 IT WAS COLD AND WINDY ON THE BEACH SO SOMEONE AGREED TO WEAR HIS JACKET AGAIN!

 GROCERY SHOPPING WITH TWO CHILDREN…SEND HELP:

 PLAYDATE WITH PHILIP, JULIE AND KATHERINE! WE ALL HAD SO MUCH FUN!

 THE BEDFORD NH LIBRARY:

HENRY ALWAYS TAKES BIG BOOKS OF THE SHELVES AND TRIES TO READ THEM. THESE ARE THE TWO HE PICKED…

 ETHAN THE SLIME MAKER who only makes slime when it is not at our house!