My dad broke his femur and so we decided we would head out to Boston a little before Thanksgiving this year. The whole family came for a pre-Thanksgiving Turkey and cousin Sophia even got to stay over for a sleepover. She and Lucy had a blast sleeping in my old (and before that Gigi’s old) bedroom.
The next day, we picked carrots with grandma:
Took a family photo with grandpa:
Then we piled into the car to drive Sophia back to NH:
Grandma suggested that the kids sing songs to entertain themselves while we were driving. So the kids took turns. Sophie sang “the Itsy Bitsy Spider.” Lucy sang “Corn cob.” Leo sang “It’s Raining Tacos”. Sophie sang “Twinkle Twinkle Litter Star.” Lucy sang “I’m a crazy weirdo and I’m calling you.” Leo sang “This is the best burrito I’ve ever eaten.” I was wondering why my kids choices of songs were so different from Sophia’s. But when Leo started singing “This is the best burrito I’ve ever eaten” Sophie chimed right in. So I guess were not the only family whose kids learn their sing-along-songs from YouTube.
All in all it was a pretty laid back trip. Leo beat grandpa in chess. Caleb found a great comic book store. (We have since learned that the library is a way cheaper option for reading manga). I brought the kids sketchbooks along so that they could entertain themselves. Lucy is starting to sound out and spell words. It is a little burst of learning and it is really cool to watch. Here is a picture she drew where I was really impressed with how expressive she was. I’m not so sure about the subject matter though.
Not to worry she also drew and spelled a skull and cross bones, pikachu, turnips, coffee mug. I was really impressed that she even knew what turnips looked like, the picture was really realistic, so when we were in the grocery store I asked her to point them out to me. First she showed me radishes. Then raddicchio. So I pointed out the turnips. “Those don’t look like turnips,” Lucy said. Hmm.