march break is done and we survived!

this week was march break in our neck of the woods. we had play dates and activities planned, but i will admit to feeling very overwhelmed through-out the week. the weather has been quite cold and the snow is basically mounds and sheets of ice, which is not fun for playing on. the kids were at each others necks all week, fighting and screaming, with a constant stream of tattling. to add to the tension, one day i even thought i had lost my wedding band, but my suspicions tell me that the boys had something to do with the disappearance, as it was returned promptly within 24 hours. phew. 
it’s been stressful.
it’s been loud.
but, it has also been fun!

one morning we made these cool guys! 
aren’t they hilarious?! check out bear’s grin and glasses! 

i traced the kids on paper. bear was a great at lying still, lion had more difficulty not squirming! i improvised a bit with his outline.

i cut out the silhouette’s and then the kids got to work colouring and stickering them. they had so much fun and were quite independent for most of it.

eventually, i stepped in to keep the momentum going, helping with some of the colouring. in the end “the guys” turned out great and the kids were so proud of them!

this week we also hit the local civic museum for some fun. the kids made juggling balls, played with various “building” toys and materials and then we hit the town for lunch.

it’s as though the kids have been exhausted from being together so much. since september they have gotten used to time apart and separation, thanks to bear starting school in the fall.  

i’ve tried to engage the kids in various crafts and games, but i too have been so tired this week. i’ve been fighting a cold of sorts, but sibling conflict is really wearing me down. i am counting down to school starting again! haha!
poppy has settled in. she has been sleeping and eating mostly, and in the last few days has really started to play with the kids. she also loves to snuggle with them on the couch when they’re watching tv. it’s so sweet!

happy weekend, everyone!

xo, mama lola
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  1. says

    We had pretty much the same experience during D’s winter break last month. It was fun to have them both home and I know they liked the extra time to play together, but I swear they got sick of being around each other all day and would fight so much. He has his spring break in April, I’m wondering how that will go… at least hopefully the weather will be good enough by then to play outside!

    The paper cut-outs are really cool. =)

    • says

      thanks for stopping by marcy. this long winter has made things more difficult, i think. the boys are dying to play outside without their snowpants!!! haha!

  2. says

    Phew! I hear ya, this week has been a whirlwind of movies, playdough, LEGO and LOTS of boardgames. I found you on the March Bloghop on Bloggymoms and look forward to connecting. I have two boys myself and a 5 month old baby girl. There is something so special about raising two (or more) boys, there’s nothing else like it! Congrats on surviving and see you aroung the blogosphere!

    • says

      thanks for stopping by megan! i am glad march break is over, even though we had some moments of great fun! and you’re right, there sure is something special about having two boys!