Where did we leave off? Halloween! I give you my pirate girl and my Anakin Skywalker.What a quick and wild November it has been. We have spent as much time shoveling snow as we have raking leaves. I don't remember ever having a snow day in November before, and this past month, we got one.
My mom and I took a quick weekend trip to NYC. It was Reed's turn to see a Broadway show with my mom, and Skyler and I were invited to travel to the city along with them.
|They will never skate indoors again.|
Later, while Reed and my mom set off for their date to The Lion King, Skyler and I had some time to wander. We made our way to her much-anticipated destination: The American Girl Doll Store.
|LUCKY BOY! The Lion King with his grandmother AND a t-shirt.|
We did the obligatory walk through Times Square This photo perfectly captures how each kid felt about it. Skyler thought it was cool for ten minutes and then she wanted out of there (I'm with her). She looks like being in Times Square is a little painful, whereas Reed totally loved it.
|Reed in his zone.|
Skyler now has TWO American Girl Dolls, which means TWO dolls who need to get dressed and have their hair done in the morning. Good thing she is so darn responsible.
As long as I'm going to raise kids in the great state of Maine, I am also going to be sure they are exposed to cities and theatre and museums and diversity. Seeing them taking in New York made me so happy. And huge thank you to my mom for helping it happen.
I'm not sure how it happened, but I had NOT ONE salt bagel while I was in New York, so I need to go back soon.
Meanwhile, on the home front, Ellis has been killing it on the football field, and he helped to lead his team into new territory: the NCAA playoffs. This has, in turn, led me into new territory: SORT OF understanding football, and definitely enjoying it.
|You don't know anyone who has more love for a game than Ellis has for football. Look at that smile.|
|Hillary took the mic from Tim for a post-victory interview.|
The next hoorah was a night in Portland where we met up with Meredith, Beckett and Roz and checked out the new trampoline park.
|If you want to have a ton of fun while WEARING OUT your children, you must go.|
Then, the kids cheered while we ran the 3-mile. It was a perfect day for running: 40 degrees and sunny.
Our 8th Turkey Trek, our annual trail run and food drive in Bangor, is indeed ON, despite the chance of another snow storm. Hope to see some of you there.
Parting Shot: Skyler reading her beautiful story to Tim after dinner. xo