Jackson and I walk the kids down to the bus stop every day. Usually I carry Jackson so as to avoid getting wet and messy so early in the day but today Jackson had to get down and walk by himself. The snow was new and clean and of course he had to taste it. I have no idea why kids like to eat snow...it's just frozen water but whatever.
Over the long weekend we decided to visit Hava and Brigg up in Erie. Of course we knew that we had to go walk out on the ice while it was frozen. It always freaks me out just a little but the kids love the danger. They ran right out without a care in the world. I tried not to freak out too much. Jackson also loved the ice. He got the hugest grin on his face when Zac held his hands and slid him along the ice. So although it was REALLY cold it was a lot of fun. We will miss the Erie ice.
Anne and I have been looking forward to seeing Mary Poppins for quite a while now so by the time the actual performance came around we were so thrilled to be going. We went with my good friend Jess, her son Chase and another friend Emily who lives down the block. We were able to get there pretty early and Anne was sad that the doors to the theatre were not yet open. Instead we explored the lobby and took a few pictures. The show was fantastic and the music and dancing were so fun. I may even go as far as to say I enjoyed it almost as much as the movie if not more...although I did miss Julie Andrew's touch. Our favorite part was then end when Mary Poppins literally flew over the audience. It was so cool!
Over Christmas break we took the kids to the National Aviary. I was ready for some really smelly birds and a lot of bird poop. Yes, there was both but it really was a fun day trip. It was pretty fun. We each got to feed a bird. We held a meal worm in our hand and the birds swooped in for the food. One landed on Zac's hand and one decided to make a temporary nest in my hair. Sorry no picture of that one.