This part of the country is "a buzz" in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy. In fact, Z's school just called to say they are cancelling Monday and Tuesday. Water and bread are long since cleared off the shelves and everyone is doing whatever preparations they can. This stuff makes me crazy, but after last year, I don't blame people for trying to be a little more prepared. MANY were out of power a week in August with Tropical Storm Irene and then again with the snow storm the end of October, just one year ago.
Anyway, living in the city, high on a hill and with a woodstove, we don't have a ton to worry about, but I'm praying for those who do.
And now, on to our exciting week!
My location for an engagement session...so pretty around here right now!
Oh, how I dislike "screens". The kids get very little time on them, during the week because of school, homework and activities and on the weekends because of activities and being out, etc. But, this Sunday they got some time...I thought this was so funny.
Chatty girls. I just love our walking time to and from school.
Going down the hill...these fall mornings are so beautiful with the sun coming up through the colorful trees.
My Aiden-guy. I had a 2.5 hour training and he played in the playroom quietly by himself the whole time, interrupting me just once to go potty. He's pretty amazing. Its our little tradition to stop for ice cream on our way home.
Lost in Vegas. Avery was in heaven having a baby to help care for. Its her cousins cousin, so we're claiming him!
We went out to breakfast to celebrate my mom's 60th birthday. Here she is with her four children, not looking a day over 39!
After a crazy morning, I got the kids out of school at noon and we headed up to Fitchburg, MA to join up with Shaun and Avery and the rest of the cast and crew of Lost in Vegas. Within moments we were unpacked and changed and on our way to pool and hot tub.
We drove back home for Z's playoff game. They lost and will not be going to the SuperBowl, but Z played his heart out and he had lots of fans there. Here he is running in a touchdown.
Here's a sneak peek at how we spent much of our day today...