Kids, School, Summer

School’s out for summer

Every year, I can't help but start singing AC/DC's "School's Out for Summer" on the last day. It's such a classic beat and the lyrics are, well, very fitting. 🙂 School's.....out....for....summer! (dun dun dun dun dun dun dun).... (that's supposed to be the drum beat. 😆) 6th and 7th grade are over. 1st day… Continue reading School’s out for summer

Family Fun, travel

Day 7: Country morning + Biking the Greenway

Friday, March 18 We had made tentative plans to go biking on Saturday, but upon waking up Friday morning, the weather forecast looked significantly better for Friday than Saturday. It was supposed to be extremely windy on Saturday. So, we called to reserve bikes from a local rental place for later that same afternoon instead.… Continue reading Day 7: Country morning + Biking the Greenway

Kids, Parenting

Summer screen time plan: Downtime

Summer vacation is a mere two days away now!! We've been trying to start thinking through our summer screen time plans. I think we might be onto something that will work for us, and it involves the use of the iPhone's "Downtime" feature. We tried to think about what matters to our boys, and discussed… Continue reading Summer screen time plan: Downtime

Family Fun, travel

Day 6: St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland!

Thursday, March 17 Thursday was St. Patrick's Day! We didn't specifically plan our trip to be in Ireland over St. Patrick's Day, exactly, but it just happened to work out with the timing of the boys' spring break. It was just an added bonus. 🙂 I should say, though, that I think when people envision… Continue reading Day 6: St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland!


Day 5- Galway, Ireland: Part 2

Finally resuming the recap of our Galway day! See part 1 here. Wednesday, March 16 (continued) So, I left off at lunch time, at the Kings Head. Following lunch, we set off to do some sightseeing. First stop..... St. Nicholas Collegiate Church This was a very quick stop, because it was CLOSED. Bummer. Apparently it… Continue reading Day 5- Galway, Ireland: Part 2

Kids, Life, Misc.

A funny ’90s music comment + pretty walks

The end of this week has involved quite a lot of time in the car. For various reasons, we were flying solo for swim practice (no carpool) both Wednesday and Thursday. Both days, practice was not held at our local high school- instead, we had to drive ~20 minutes to different pools. Meaning I had… Continue reading A funny ’90s music comment + pretty walks