Monday, February 28, 2011


I am done with winter. Finished. Thanks for coming. It's been real, for reals. See ya next year. Don't let the door hit ya on the way out. Done. Finished.

I took this picture Sunday morning.


(Please note that I did not convert that photo to black and white. That is our world.)

For all you folks out there blogging about the beginnings of spring while posting pictures of your kids playing outside without jackets, hats or mittens on, please stop. It is painful to read those posts. We have not had any warm days here. Oh, yeah, I forgot about those two days when the temperature climbed over 50 degrees.

I am now regretting my decision to not register the girls for any additional activities for this part of the year. They have gymnastics once a week and Grammy usually brings them to the library once a week. I had thought about signing them up for a dance class because they love to pretend that they are practicing ballet. The problem was that a lot of those programs (around here) start in September and follow the school year or they didn't have ballet classes for 3 year olds.

Every morning, Allie asks me, "Where are we going today?" If it is not a school or activity day, I usually respond with, "Um, I don't know. You'll have to ask Grammy. She's the cruise director." Yeah, Allie does not like that answer.

We can tell that the girls are tired of being cooped up. The fighting and bickering over toys has reached an all time high. And they don't want to play in the snow. It has been very cold here and for the most part, the snow has been deep. The girls are small and it is hard for them to walk around in the yard. And I'll be honest. I don't want to play in the snow either.

I have even been limiting our family trips to the store. It is too cold and wet. I don't like being outside for a second longer than I have to be.

After another weekend day of being cooped up (which would have been perfectly fine with me if the girls had been happy), we decided to venture out to a children's museum. A smaller one located in a town, not a city. We had attended a birthday party at this particular children's museum about 18 months ago and the girls had enjoyed it.

They did have fun this time but Rich and I were disappointed. The museum seemed to be missing a lot of stuff and the exhibits were kind of blah in my opinion. For example, there was a cute little post office exhibit, which included a service counter with a scale and a drawer for money. There were also slots behind the counter to sort the mail and even a mail box for patrons to mail their items.

And one piece of play mail.


Yeah, so the girls spent about three minutes there.

They would kind of play around with stuff for a bit and then quickly lose interest and ask what was next. And I could see why that was happening.

Allie in the dinosaur room.


Em playing with the trains.



Anna and Em playing with a magnet thing. I didn't realize until I viewed this picture that Anna should have been on the other side so that she could use her left hand.


Allie watching her golf ball.


So there was this rabbit thing there to promote some movie coming out next month. I have no idea what movie but the girls had some fun with the rabbit. Although, I was surprised that they were afraid of it considering how well they did in Disney.


Finally, Anna told me that she wanted a picture with the bunny. And she made Rich go with her. How cute is this?


I only had my 35mm lens with me which is why Rich's head is cut off. I was against a wall.

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Colleen said...

I am so with you on this. I get so jealous when I see the kids with no coats on let alone the absence of any snow!

Lily said...

That is SO cute!!!!! I love the last picture!

Life via Lens said...

Amen to being done with the mono-chromatic hues of winter!!! I need spring... warmth... color... all of that good stuff!!! ;)

JEN said...

We live outside in the summer and are soooo ready for warmer weather. I'll even take 45 and no snow.

Christi said...

I hear you on the "Dorothy still in Kansas" blah landscapes and the snow. I am so so so sick of winter. I know we live in Boston and that's what winter is like but I'm really done. Too bad you didn't shoot vertical for the last photo. That would have been cute.

Anonymous said...

I am addicted to your blog. I have 3.5 year old twins and I just love reading what you write with your triplets.

Yes, I hear you on being done with winter--us too as we also live in Boston.

Looks like girls had fun at Easton Museum, my kids loved the dinosaur room. I have a boy and girl.

Thanks for making me smile as we get a glimpse of your worls

Sarah said...

Christi - That was in the basement so I had to use my Speedlight, which leaves shadows when I shoot vertical. Plus, I had like 2 seconds to take the shot so I couldn't mess around with the camera. I agree - it would have been really cute.

Anon - thanks!

Hannah said...

What an adorable girls you have and darling photos. Have you entered any of your photos in the exciting contest for cute or funny photos on

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Tracy said...

Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry you are covered with snow but it is beautiful!!! Our climate is warm most of the time, so I'm actually jealous you have snow....

erinlaughs said...

I'm ready for spring, but it's going to be so muddy and gross, I"d like to just skip over that and go straight to summer.