Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
This week, is Owen's WEEK! He is the "Student of the Week". It means getting special places to sit, stand in line, talk about himself during class meeting and on Friday I will be bringing morning snack/reading his favorite book to the class. He's so excited! This has been a wild year, but a year of huge progress and many successes. This week is just one of the several gems in his First Grade Crown.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
We've been busy and had a blast! Gramma Karen spent the whole week with us. We showed her the "Arnett" tour of Boston. She got to try my favorite place to eat and Jake's favorite too. Allie and I took her to the Museum of Fine Art (it was the catch-me-if-you-can tour). Drove by both Fenway and Children's Hospital. She got to see Owen's classroom and read some of his writings. We hung out in the old church while Allie was taking dance. Took a pit stop at our favorite park. And of course we went to the library. All in all, it was a "normal" week for us... but an added perk was Gramma Karen got to experience "Boston Life" with us. Thanks again for coming!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
How do the Arnetts celebrate this "new" holiday? First we put on our green clothes (it is St. Patrick's Day) and head to Natick, Massachusetts. There is this nice mall there called the Natick Collection. I'm meeting two friends (with their kids) for some shopping and lunch. We visit 2 stores.
After lunch at The Cheesecake Factory, the kids were invited to a play date at A.J.'s house. So I dropped them off and ran some errands, BY MYSELF!!! It was so beautiful outside when I picked them up from the play date, that we decided to stop at a play ground and run around for 30 minutes. We even ran into another one of Owen's classmates. Finally we returned home.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I'm a mom of two active kids. I'm a wife to a wonderful man. That's pretty much all I need to say that can sum up the busy week we've had. BUSY. Suddenly I'm seeing a cartoon of myself with bee wings flying in all directions at once. But it's actually been the opposite. I've taken the time focus on the activities I'm doing. Not worrying if I'm going to get it done, get it right or even attempted at all. And surprisingly the things that matter are getting accomplished. I'm not stressed out, so I can sit back and enjoy the moment. I wish I could bottle this sense of peace I feel, but I think it comes to one in the moment you decide to let go of the control. Then your to-do lists seem different. Shorter almost. You spend your energy on the few things that contribute to you being happy. And suddenly you are...HAPPY. Thankful.
Friday, March 11, 2011
- An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
- Johnny Appleseed
- The Big Apple (NYC)
- As American as Apple Pie.
- The forbidden fruit. (Adam, Eve and the apple)
- Snow White's poisoned apple
- Apple Computers
- The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
- Apple-Jacks Cereal
- The apple of my eye.
- One bad apple doesn't ruin the whole barrel.
- Apple Bottom Jeans
- An apple for the teacher.
- Bobbing for apples
- Apple of the Week at Morse Elementary School
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Here we are at the playground. Notice how we have changed the "baby's" clothes. I was informed that she doesn't have enough. I guess that's the "grandma's" job. :)
Here we are at the movies. We went and saw Rango. I was told that "baby" slept through the whole movie.
Here we are leaving the apartment and going to run errands. This has become a part of our daily routine.