Things to Do - Grateful List (March 2015)

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* Watching The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix
* Watching Bloodline on Netflix (possibly the most addictive show ever). So. So. Good.
* Watching Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street as a family (on Amazon Prime)
* Reading Spoiled Brats: Stories

* F's love of her new Squord (basically a fitbit for kids), so now we walk in circles together
* Chocolate squares from Dylan's candy bar
* My new yoga bolster (yay!! for a happy back)

* Flexibility focus yoga at Journey Yoga (I love having a great yoga studio within walking distance)
* Sunny afternoons after school at the playground (and P playing soccer with all the boys)
* Family hiking at Potomac Overlook Park & Riverbend Park
* Parents Night Out on the Pike (who doesn't love a fundraiser with friends and alcohol?)

* No accidents on our way home from Richmond during the ice storm (cars were literally piling up along I-95)
* F telling her friend, "my mom doesn't really mean a minute, she means a Darcy minute, which is more like 3 hours."
* The whole neighborhood gathering for a last minute P Brennan's snow day happy hour
* The playground during a blizzard
* Making snow paint with liquid watercolors and squeeze bottles
* Huge sleepover parties where other parents take my children for the night
* Dan's excitement about playing Spades with the kids
* T watching me edit a photo shoot and asking, "mom, was it really that fun? They look like they're having a lot of fun."
* F learning all about Marie Curie; T knowing his sight words; P reading (and loving) A Long Walk to Water

VACATION (road trip to visit Grandma Troutman in Chicago for spring break)
* Disney channel in hotel rooms
* Listening to The Circle during the long drive
* Dinner at the Italian Village
* The Bean on a really warm day
* Chagall's walls
* Meeting up with an old law school friend
* The kids loving Chicago's Art Institute
* The Museum of Science and Industry's maze
* The Embassy Suite's breakfast buffet
* T walking Murphy and chasing geese at Lake Katherine
* Pepe's with my extended family
* Meeting up with an awesome high school friend at the Plush Horse


F - that Ms. C is my teacher [who also happens to be Arlington County's teacher of the year], family hiking, a nice house to live in and food to eat, Menchies, Ethiopian food, books, more books, Linda Sue Park, Grandma

P - vacations, spring break, my new earrings, the museum [the Art Institute], the pool, hotel breakfast buffets, my family

T - my family, a nice house to live in and food to eat, school, making sentences with sight words, guns, vacation, my new plane [toy] and knights, all you can eat buffets, Grandma, Murphy

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