Our first several days back home after returning from California were actually very pleasant. We weren't even wearing hats and scarves yet. Then some new atmospheric phenomenon happened and brought an Arctic freeze blowing down our way.
So we've managed to spend most of the week indoors.
We visited Maeve's newest brother, Quinn Kane. Ella was beyond thrilled to be able to hold a real live baby. She and Maeve tried to put him in a doll dress before Sharon put a stop to it.
We had a very lovely dinner catching up with old San Francisco friends, Amy and Thor (who also coincidentally have a son named Quinn), who were visiting New York without children. It was really nice to catch up with them and talk travel, education, living in New York.
We made a pit stop at The Museum of Natural History in between classes to check out the Nature's Fury exhibit for a second time now that both kids are studying geology and landforms. And since it was the middle of a Tuesday and we had the museum to ourselves and we weren't in a hurry to get back out into the freezing cold, we also watched their newest 3D IMAX film, Tiny Giants, which "follows the titanic challenges that small animals face as they make their way in a much bigger world." Beyond adorable.
I think we were all happy to get back to our regular routine this week, which for this semester in addition to our regular curriculum at home includes:
Mondays: Computer Programming class
Tuesdays: Creative Writing class and Spanish tutor
Wednesdays: Musical Theater class with Ella's summer camp teachers
Thursdays: Spanish tutor and Cross-Stitch
Fridays: New York History at New York Historical Society and World Mythology at The Met
I'm tired just thinking about it.
|cross-stitch and kvetching|
But at 7am this morning, I found them outside in their pajamas making a sledding ramp in the back yard.
When life hands you lemons...