Thursday, February 9, 2017

Snow day!

6 - 10 inches of snow were predicted for today, so last night the Mayor declared that schools would be closed. This morning we found out that work was also cancelled - snow day!!!
We started out with waffles

Penny spent most of the morning draping dresses. I did not take photos of it today, but here are last week's - they're pretty awesome.
And as the snow tapered off, Penny and I headed out.
She made a snow angel:
And then a giant tactical error:
There are consequences to throwing snowballs at your mama, as she soon found out:
Our sled from last year broke, so we bought a new one, and Penny had a great time going down the hills in Prospect Park:

We thawed out our toes while having a treat:
And then had pizza and Star Wars with our neighbors. 

This may have been the best snow day ever.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Shabbat Abba

Milo was the Shabbat Abba in his class on Friday. Milo loved dressing up in his fanciest clothes and wearing his Shabbat shoes. I got to come in and sing songs, help "make the chicken soup", go on a parade around the school, read a story while the class ate lunch, and hand out treats!
Milo had zero interest in wearing a kippa at school, but he knows that necklace = fancy.
It was a super fun time. We also got to bring home the Shabbat bag, so we could have our own celebration.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Comic Con Cruise

We were invited to attend Fan2Sea, the first Comic Con set on a cruise ship!  Alex worked, and the kids and I got to play.  So much fun!
Bye bye, Grandma Jane!
 At the airport, Penny asked me what kind of airplane we would be taking, and I told her that I didn't know.  When we arrived at the gate, we saw our pilot checking in, and I told her that he would be a great person to ask.  He ended up going onto the plane, getting Penny a card about the 717, and a pair of wings for each kid (*sidenote: 3 years of Classical Greek and it only just occurred to me why Delta's logo is a triangle).  He told Penny that he was going to give her a quiz about the 717, and that we should stop by the cockpit on our way onto the plane.
Goofballs in an airport (with wings!)
When the Captain tells you to stop by, you listen.

Milo loved pointing out the window and telling me everything he could see.

Milo checks in to the ship

Since Milo is a pro at cruises, he started asking for ice cream on the way to the airport

If you zoom way in, you can see Alex hosting the first event of the cruise!

The kids asked me to teach them how to play basketball, and I told them I wasn't sure I was the right person to do that...and then I sunk three free throws in a row.

Not how soccer is supposed to work

Milo was definitely not allowed in Penny's fold-down-from-the-ceiling-required-a-ladder-to-get-in-there-bed

Mini golf is a must on cruises

We lost Milo at sea. But then we found him.

Between Comic Book Club sets was the one and only performance of the Penny & Milo Show.

You can see Cozumel in the background of this photo

Milo loved this fish shower by the kids' pool.  He also named the hose in our room's shower Hosey, and declared it his new best friend

Sunrise on the high seas
This is how you play shuffleboard, right?

If you have any ideas about how Penny can live on a waterslide, she would love to hear them 
Next time, we have to pack some costumes so we can cosplay with everyone!  It was a wonderful and much needed vacation, and we hope there's another one soon!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Big boy bed!

Milo has been getting excited about converting his bed, so this afternoon while he and Penny were watching TV, I turned his crib into a toddler bed. At first he was not at all psyched, but we climbed in together, and he quickly was jumping in and out, asked to change into pajamas, and has been having the best time since! He's such a big guy!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

Well, gosh, it's really time to get out of 2016, isn't it? These kids we've got are amazing, and that's about the only thing that's kept us going through November and December.
Besiudes being the last night of the year, tonight was also the last night of Chanukah. We lit our candles against the darkness, and I hope that spirit stays with us through the upcoming year.
Might as well look sassy while we're fighting the good fight. R2-D2 necklace was tonight's present.

After putting Milo to bed, Penny decided she wanted to stay up with us to watch the ball drop. She was getting herself a glass of water, and asked if I wanted anything, and poured me a glass of egg nog. She helped Alex prepare a cheese & cracker plate "Like fancy grownups have. Like at a bar." took out her lap desk and drew a self portrait and wrote me a letter about how excited she was to watch the ball drop. We are all hanging out on the couch right now and I truly could not be happier.

Resolution time! Milo will continue to work on his potty skills, and recognizing letters of the alphabet. Penny has resolved to eat more healthful food, and keep trying new things. Alex is going to try to be on his phone less. I am going to try to not wear socks or underpants that have passed their useful lives, and to return to blogging more regularly.

We thank you all for being part of our lives in 2016, and we hope to see more of you in 2017. Let's all take care of one another. We love you.