Family Update and My Top 3 School Vacation Ideas!

Well Hi GUYS!!! It has been a really LONG time since my last blog post! Since at least the New Year! But life gets crazy as a momma and teacher! SO, here is a quick UPDATE on our crazy family life RIGHT NOW!

First off, we have moved in with my in-laws since January 21 of this year because we are UPGRADING our current house!!!! WOO HOO!! So we are about a month and two weeks into construction and it is moving along!!! We are so so excited!!! We are adding a second floor addition to our one story ranch house with three bedrooms and a bathroom! I will keep you all updated on our progress and my plan is to do some blog posts when the house is DONE! Like old and new photos!!!

Second family update! As you all know, I am a full-time teacher at our local elementary school and recently decided to go back to school to further my education and right now I am currently enrolled in online classes for special education!! I don’t want to boar you guys, but it is A HUGE step and an INTENSE program, but I am moving along and currently five weeks in and hanging in, HA! It is so tough being a full-time working momma, and taking an online course! But I want this not only for myself, but for my family too! Ill keep you guys updated on that!

Alright, let’s get down to business!! This past week was our Massachusetts winter school vacation week and we SO NEEDED it! It is very tough in the winter months having to stay inside some days at school when it is either bad weather, or just really COLD. Today was one of those days where the wind chill was just too much and we had to keep the kiddos in. So school vacations are just a really nice way to have a break in the school year for all!

I wanted to give you guys some fun ideas for you and your little’s to do while on school vacation! Whether you go away somewhere tropical, or just stay home and local. It is always fun and smart to have a few ideas planned so no one goes crazy! Brendon had to of course work, but Lilly, Heidi girl and I stayed busy!

  1. Nature walks and local hikes! Its so nice to get out and explore the beauty of mother nature! I took the pup and Lilly for a fun walk in the woods where we still had some pretty white snow! It was sunny and not too cold, warm enough that we didn’t get too much of a yucky chill! I like to put Lilly in my hiking carrier and let the pup run around! So get outside and enjoy the fresh air!! She actually fell asleep in the carrier on our way out of the woods!

2. Explore a fun children’s museum! This past Christmas, we got a local museum membership, that allows us half off prices at some museums throughout the country! SO COOL! So I took Lilly to this fun museum in NH that is so great for ALL ages!!! There is just so much for her to do and has a great spot for sitting down to eat lunch. Everything from fine motor skills, to sensory, learning her colors, shapes, imaginary play and so much more! She just loves it! Check this place out if you are ever in NH! I think her favorite part was playing in the sand table! https://www.childrens-museum.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6YWpkPLa4AIVWYezCh3MJAopEAAYASAAEgJUCfD_BwE

3. Read, Read and more Reading!! As a teacher, my girl can NEVER have enough books!!! They are just the absolute best educational tool that you can give to your children! It also promotes their language development! Lilly has books in both her playroom and her bedroom and at this stage now in toddler hood, I am catching her opening a book and reading it to herself in her own words! SO much FUN!!! Just let your kiddos explore the pictures and make up their own story!

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OK guys! That is all I have for now! Any fun ideas you guys have for school vacation week?

I would love to hear them in the comments below!!

XoXo

Sarah

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