I haven't done a huge photo post in awhile, so here goes . . .
I love spending weekday afternoons at Longbranch Nature Center with this coolio preschooler.
Sister cheers with hot cocoa (proof that sometimes they actually get along).
The morning crowd. Love these kids.
The kids tried to train Happy the dog. Unsuccessfully.
These three have been besties since pre-K and they're still going strong.
Sometimes swordfights erupt on my front lawn. Of course.
Looking out windows and waiting for spring.
We spent an afternoon at the Smithsonian American History Museum. And my kids fought over a chair.
Winter if my favorite season at the National Zoo.
Because the bears finally come out to play.
And the birds.
We made a few new friends.
Who seemed to enjoy "hanging" out with us.
But most importantly, my kids actually bonded with each other.
T continues to love Arnie the Doughnut.
Saturday morning Sorry games always start off friendly, but they don't stay that way for long.
P's friends curled her hair.
This is my front lawn (you can start crying now). The boys found an abandoned shopping cart and a disassembled bunk bed. Hence the beginning of our "fort building kit".
After the blizzard, we didn't have many more snow days, but we still had some.
Luckily, the fort building kit is a rain, shine, or snow activity.
Cozy nights on the couch.
Dog walking with my favorite 3rd grader.
Umbrellas are so much fun.
P drew her entire class.
And, finally, sometimes we tune everything else out. As we put on our headphones and wait for spring!