Things to Do - Grateful List (February 2015)

snow (2 of 2)

snow (1 of 2)

(okay, so these photos are actually from March 5th, which seemed like February, with the blizzard and day off school).

* Watching How the States Got Their Shapes as a family (best family show ever!!)
* Watching Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day for family movie night
* Reading Freedom
* Reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist
* Listening to Taylor Swift cover Riptide
* Listening to the Wes Anderson playlist on Spotify

* The dog park with F on weekends
* Foot baths and tea at House of Steep (my new favorite guilty pleasure)
* A snow day at the sledding hill
* A moms' night out to Jaleo and Cherokee at Wooly Mammoth
* Our whole neighborhood gathering together for a snow day happy hour/dinner at P Brennans
* Our state capitol tour with Alfonso Lopez
* Peak Experiences climbing gym outside Richmond, VA

* Making apple crumb pie (via Apple Cookbook )
* Making apple cider chicken (via The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time)
* Dan's pork shoulder with braised cabbage
* Kapnos Taverna for date night

* Our new living room (though we're still waiting on the couch)
* My new fit charge HR

VACATIONS (Disney World)
* "Fun takes effort" - me
* Everyone in their baseball hats (and mouse ears)
* Thunder Mountain after dark (with no lines)
* T's fearlessness with roller coasters

* Dan, listening in on the kids' conversation - "Are you guys trying to figure out how you'd all beat each other during the Hunger Games?" (note, yes, this is what they were doing and my children have never actually seen or read the Hunger Games)
* Straight A's for F and great report cards for P and T (kids younger than third grade don't receive grades)
* F always asking Siri the meaning of life (her answer changes every few days)
* Waking up in the morning to F making lunches and watching the "mountain stream" channel on youtube ("it's just so peaceful mom")
* When T plays with toys for hours, lost in a world of his own making
* Two nights of dinner parties with the neighbors (when temps dropped below 20 degrees)
* A constant kitchen dance party
* T - "Mom, I had a tantrum this morning. P had one this afternoon. Seriously, what's with all the tantrums lately?"
* P and T playing (No Stress) Chess together and P (allegedly) "letting" T win
* T explaining the plot of Food Inc. to his grandmother and asking before every meal if they were nice to the chickens
* Friday night at Dan's parent's house in Richmond - spades, wine, and knitting
* P giving T piggy back rides all day


F - Minion Rush, Disney World, Garfield comics, Big Nate comics, Ethiopian food, a really great life, a nice house to live in and food to eat, my family, that everything is so great.

P - a really great day at school, Disney World, snowdays, sledding, a lot of stuff, my family

T - Disney World, our dogs, a nice house to live in and food to eat, my family

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