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Big squirrel, little squirrel

As much as city squirrels gross me out, they actually provide loads of entertainment and plenty of curious looks from Jack. I thought I’d share this cute video that made us smile. So, here’s a fun YouTube video that I found via Cookie Mag.
Because teaching the little ones how to make things work never gets old…

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In like a lion…

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We got our much anticipated snow storm yesterday and ended up with about 7 or so inches.  Since most of the east coast got snow, I don’t know how many times I heard the phrase, “March is definitely coming in like a lion!”  How original ;)

Jack and I admired the snow from afar until I decided to get us all bundled up after lunch.  I took advantage of a lull in the storm and layered us all up.  It ended up taking me about 30 minutes to find all the appropriate winter gear and then get it on the both of us.  By the end, I was sweating from wrestling with a wiggly Jack.  Argh.  By the time we got outside and walked to the park, the wind picked up and poor Jack could barely walk because the snow was too high.  It was a fun 10 minutes.  As usual, it was fun in theory, but realistically, yeah, not so much.  It was pretty when it first fell, but after that, well, it became a big mess around here.

I hope everyone else enjoyed their snow days!  We’re spending the day indoors since it’s too cold outside and Jack once again slept like hell–this time, a fever could be to blame.  It’s never a dull moment around here.


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Sneak peek of spring

Yesterday slidingwas a gorgeous day for us, and from what it sounds like, spring was in the air for many others as well. Jack and I left our big poofy jackets and gloves at home, unzipped the Bundle Me and spent several hours outside. We hit the park TWICE, had lunch and attempted to get some parking pass stuff fixed at the parking utility. Being outside in the sun and warmth made a big difference in our day; I felt much more productive, sociable and considerably happier—well, besides wanting to karate chop the lady at the parking utility. But, I digress…

Even though we officially have several more weeks left of winter, I’ll take one day of warmth and sunshine over none at all. I have a long list of places to go see once the weather is warmer. I can’t wait!

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I’m finishing up last minute details on the new website and have recently made more contacts with a few more companies. I really can’t wait to get things rolling, which will be very, very soon! Speaking of getting things rolling, we’re heading out to Va. again tomorrow for yet another whirlwind weekend. This time, we’ll be home for a shower that I’m helping “host.” ;)

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Oooh, look! A squirrel!

The past couple of days, Jack and I have been interacting with the rest of society.  For the first few days at home, I think we both stayed in our pjs all day.  It felt nice, but it feels much nicer being outside in the crisp cool air.

Daytime in our neighborhood, just like everyone else’s I’m sure, is so different.  There’s a parade of strollers at the various parks, laughing school children fill the sidewalks and all the seniors occupy the park benches.  With shades of orange and brown as the backdrop, our walks to the park are filled with so many cool sights.

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Since he’s been in the habit of snatching other kids’ balls in the park, I bought Jack a new ball today since we left his back in VA.  Just like the rough and tumble boy he’s become, he had a blast throwing the ball and chasing it into the dirt.  Once he’d follow the ball into the dirt, he would spot a squirrel (‘OOOH, look!  A squirrel!’)  And from there, we’d have a whole new game to occupy our time–in the dirt.

As fun as it is taking him to the park in the middle of the day, I still feel like I’m on maternity leave or taking a lot of sick days.  It’s definitely surreal to have the freedom to actually enjoy being home, and to not have that anxiety about missing work like I did before.  All the moms huddle together and lunch on the grass with their kiddies.  The nannies lunch in the park as their kids play in the swings.  Since I’m new to the whole stay at home mom thing, I don’t know a soul at the park.  While Jack has no problem meeting little dudes his height, it’s sort of intimidating for me.  It’s always a sigh of relief when someone else initiates a friendly conversation. And then with the blink of an eye, adult conversation abruptly ends as my kid chases a flock of pigeons toward crawling children.  It’s definitely a whole new ball game.

OOOH, look!  A squirrel!

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