Once Again with the cold weather we are consistently trying to find fun activities to keep the family occupied! Monday on MLK day we went Candlepin bowling with the Gillettes. I think candlepin is more difficult than regular but the kids had an easier time with the smaller balls and it was still a lot of fun!
In the cold winter months it can be hard to find things to entertain your children. We all get a little stir crazy being stuck in the house. Our church has a playgroup that meets once a week, all are welcome and there are some pretty great activities planned. I really look forward to these activities because sometimes it is the only time we make it out of the house!
Being stuck in the house all day can be rough on 2 three year olds and a 5 year old. It is also really hard on mommy when it happens to be a Saturday and the hubby has to work. The wind is brutal and the snow, ice, and slush makes for really dirty messy kids. After several movies, play dough, painting, coloring, naps, playing mermaids, playing Indiana Jones, and several board games I remembered a Christmas present or two. The kids got this Machine that hooks up to the T.V. plays music and puts them dancing on the screen. Once I got everything hooked up the kids danced, sang and played for 2 whole hours non-stop! It was the greatest idea of the day, not to mention that my kids LOVE anything musical. So here is a short video of the action, oh and of course once I got the camera out they were more focused on what I was doing but I still find it amusing.
While Dominick was on vacation from school we took the kids to the Museum of Science in Boston. Jay was home from work that day and we all had a blast, until I almost passed out from being sick. Unfortunately we had to call it a day but we managed to get in some of the cool stuff. We saw a show at the planetarium, saw all the fossils and dinosaurs, looked at cool cars and trains, and looked at some local wildlife. The mythical creature exhibit was really cool and so was the fear exhibit. The kids were more brave than I thought and they learned where myths and legends come from. We can't wait to go back!
Here are the kids measuring their hands to a dinosaurs print
Matching animals with their fossils
Dominick and a huge cricket Statue
Doing some Science experiments
So it is 2009! This new year will bring about some BIG changes for the Cherrey family. 2009 is the beginning of our new life without the military. We still have 6 months before we leave, but we will be preparing for the new lifestyle! No more free insurance, steady income, exact working hours, free schooling and testing, and no more moving every 2 years (I hope). It hasn't been such a bad 6 years and I think I will kind of miss this life.
Well my New Year resolutions are:
1. More patience with my kids
2. Scrapbook a page a week
3. Be less of a hermit and more social (will be much easier when we are back in AZ)
4. Get back into shape
Nothing too major, but we have a lot coming up this year. So far I am doing okay on 2 of the 4 on my list.
So I made a huge chicken caesar salad for dinner last night! It was so yummy..... I guess it was so good that I bit down so hard on my fork and chipped my front tooth! After 25 years of no cavities, crowns, root canals, or any major dental work! I have been so upset about it, then I thought to myself I live in the city of dental students! I know a ton of people in dental school. Now I am off to the dentist today to get my tooth fixed, THANKS CHRIS YOUR GREAT! My friend Chris, who is in his second year, got me in to see the dentist he is working for right now. Just thought I would share, and I promise I will post soon about the kids, I have a ton of pictures from our winter break.