Saturday, October 31, 2015

Visit to the Fire House!

Last week it was an unusually chilly day here in Connecticut. However, we didn't let that stop us from walking down the street into town to visit our local fire house. They were having a fire safety day and open house event.   The boys were not shy at all about wanting to shoot water from the fire hose or put out a grill fire with an extinguisher.  They got to sit in the old truck and ring the bell, see real firefighters in their uniforms and look around all of the trucks that were out.  What a fun way to start the day!  Thank you to all of the volunteers that protect us every day at The Glenville Fire Department.

Spraying a real hose

In the old fire truck

Junior firemen

Keep back is right - these two firemen mean business!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Latest Post for Fairfield County Moms Blog

Here is the latest post that I wrote for Fairfield County Moms Blog.  All about the top ten things that helped me most when I had a newborn.  Those days are the toughest!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Mom Blogging

Over the past few weeks I have begun to write for a mom's blog.  It's called Fairfield County Moms Blog, and you can check them out here:

Periodically, I will cross-post some of my blogs here.  Feel free to post them elsewhere or share them with friends.  : )

Here are the first few posts I wrote...

My intro post:

My first post.  This one is about grief and parenting:

And my latest.  About why my boys share a bedroom:


Monday, October 5, 2015

Sunday Morning

It finally cleared up on Sunday morning after a few days of chilly rain.  The boys and I thought it would be best if we started the day off with some Mickey Mouse pancakes at the diner.

"Please don't take our picture, mom!  We haven't even had our milk yet!"
It ended up being a great idea and we were all pleased in the end.  I mean, it was only 7:30am on a Sunday.  We got parking right out front and there were only kids and old people so no one was bothered by a 3 and 5 year old eating nearby!

Serious about his non-serious breakfast

The ONLY kid in the world who takes the M&M's OFF of his pancakes because he doesn't like them.
After breakfast we came back home to clean up and then we headed out for a short trip to the playground and a long walk to collect leaves and acorns for an art project.

Turning into big boys who climb on the outside of the slide
Back at home, we took our collected leaves and glued them onto some foam paper pumpkins.  We also added markers, glittler glue, buttons and acorns.


Using the scissors

The artistic spirt in Tommy got inspired and wanted to do some water colors.

"Look what I made, Mommy!"
Final products