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Spring Break – with actual signs of spring

Today we hit the spring milesone;  Zoe forgot her coat in the library and was all the way in the car (after playing outside for a few waiting on me) before we noticed.  Annoying milestone because I had to go find her coat, but, the bright side is the weather is nice enough to not require arctic tundra gear.

Over the past few days I’ve gone without my coat for short trips and Niamh wore a sweater only at the zoo on Tuesday but skiing yesterday I still wanted all the gear at the top of the mountain.  You know, you can get a lot of runs in if you are alone.  I think I did every diamond (except ‘you asked for it’ the mogul run) 2x and fit in a visit back to check on Niamh at the 1/2 hour mark so that was 10ish runs in an hour.  The snow is beginning to melt seriously but when you have 2feet nearly everywhere you still have snow for a while.

Today after the library we have a visiting boy so his mom can work so we are up to 4 for a few hours.  Things are pretty mellow up there, just toss in an iPad and most things are ok.  We did lunch and puzzles and I needed time to address 50 bridal shower invites so iPad sitter rest time for all.  Fiona obliged and went to sleep super fast and a half hour early.  She treats the library like a cross training hour.  Our library has a big ramp starting at the lobby and ending in a reading loft WAAAAY at the other end.  Then there is a set of stairs.  She does the loop around 8 or 9 times plus running around looking at books.  Last weeks fluke of her listening was not repeated the week but really, she likes the songs and sometimes stays for a story.  This week there were no songs in the beginning so she lasted about 2.4 seconds.  Regardless, the library is great for tiring her out.

Afternoon plans include bread baking and maybe cookies.  Then costco because having everyone home means we eat more food.  I don’t know how really because Niamh brings lunch from home daily, but, we are out of all sorts of things.  I feel like this week is a practice run for the summer and we are doing ok.  I might have actually over-activitied the week because they seem very content this morning to sleep late and then play since the library is super close and story time is at 10:30.


Oh! almost forgot!  I need to do the bank and post office – counting the library this morning I get the bermuda triangle of stay at home mom travel.  I love depositing checks for contract work I do and I’m quite happy to mail 50 invitations for a fun party.  Darn, so the phone just rang…. I returned the case of a DVD but not the DVD so I must go find it and now the triangle of afternoon errands is once more intact.  (at least I don’t need to wear a parka)

4 babies!!!

I was not sure for a bit if we had 3 or 4 babies in there because we found a suspicious body on the ground but today I saw 4 little beaks.  I’m bird stalker, wipping my lens up every time I hear the bird come to the nest trying to get this picture.

I think she is on to me though because most of the time she sits on them and stares at me.

I have my eye on you!


Thankyou for the spring Niamh

Niamh is of the opinion that she has caused spring to happen.  No, she does not think she has powers over the seasons but she does strongly believe in fairies.  Here is how that statement makes any sense…. On Tuesday morning (yet another stupid snowy morning) she went out before me to get in the car.  Since we thought it would be nice out the car was in the driveway not the garage because bikes and toys have all magically poofed into the parking area.  I often let them go get in the car while I do the final gather of stuff  so this time I heard some yelling, again, not out of the ordinary but something I’m trying to stomp on but then I looked and Zoe (the usual yelling target  was right next to me inside putting her boots on.  So why was Niamh yelling? Dog? Door still shut? What?  I go outside and I’m ready for anything but I was not exactly ready to hear her yelling at the snow.  Technically she was yelling at the winter fairy.  I know it was only 3 days ago but I don’t exactly recall the exact words but she was saying like “Winter fairy, your turn is over! you have had too long a turn! Stop this nonsense  It is spring Fairy’s turn!”  I did not laugh because maybe a tiny bit of me believes in fairy people too but we did have a ton of things to do so into the car we went.


We did the story time, then a stop at the vet for special food (that they didn’t have), then home for lunch and nap and then out AGAIN for walmart and the vet again and the post office and the bank and finally home.  Niamh got out of the car around 4pm and declared that her talk with the fairy had worked because the snow was gone.  She was right about the snow, it was mostly gone, and so far it seems that spring is here and summer is expected this weekend.


So that is why Niamh feels she brought about the change in seasons.  I’m not sure how to break it to her, I don’t think I will, she will figure it out or else she will get to 30something and still hold out a tiny bit of faith that there is a fairy controlling the weather.