On Sunday we participated in the Paws and Claws 5K to benefit our local humane society. Two out of our three cats were adopted from this shelter. So it's one that is important to us and we visit frequently -- both in person, and online (just to check out the new adoptees). :) Some of the best things about this 5K: We love the location. It's in a state park so there's so much space, different things for Javi to look at (the beach, the water, grassy areas, boats, the list goes on and on). We love the extras. They do a great job at having little things for everyone. Of course, they had lots of treats for the dogs who were racing, and food and drinks for runners but they also had games for kids, a coloring table and they gave out … [Read more...] about Our weekend: Paws and Claws 5K!
On Saturday, we spent our day at Southwick's Zoo! It's close to our house and Sean's family was visiting. When we started brainstorming about how to spend a family day together, Southwick's Zoo made sense! Here are some photos from our day at the zoo! Sean wasn't feeling well so he stayed back. But Javi and I joined his brothers, my sister in-law and his mom for lunch at Galliford's and then an afternoon among the animals. Javi's favorite animals are lions. Every time he'd would walk up to a cage he would say "no lion" and frown. When we finally made it to the lions (!) he was pumped! But they were sleeping and not active (cats!) and we had to make their ROAR-ing noises ourselves. :) // steve madden shoes // marc jacobs bag // … [Read more...] about Our weekend at the Zoo.
On Saturday we joined thousands of others on the Boston Common for the Science March. The organizers planned it for Earth Day and there were so many people who came out to celebrate science and to support funding sciences, and to fight new (and existing) policies that make it impossible for scientists to research and share their findings. There were speakers and events for children and despite the rain -- we had a fun time! Javi always enjoys being in a crowd and I'm very glad that he's participated in 2 rallies in his little life. I'm sure there will be many more in the future. Funny story about Javi's jacket: I was so sure he'd be in 24 month clothes this winter because of the rate he had been growing. So I ordered this (similar) … [Read more...] about Boston Science March.
First, we marched. Now, we huddle.I'm trying to join along with the organizers of the Women's March and complete their action items every 10 days or so. I feel like it gives me a bit of purpose in a very intense time. Plus it's better than just sitting back and quietly watching the country fall apart. Their second action item was to join a local meet up and have conversations with people in your area about how you envision the country in 4 years (free healthcare, cleaner air, equal rights for everyone, no one needs to be afraid, safe schools, etc.), then to talk about how we get there (voting at mid-term elections, supporting free and fair press, donating money to organizations, etc.) -- next we talked about upcoming action … [Read more...] about Action 2/10.
It's been a while since I've done one of these posts so I feel like it's time! It's no secret I'm a huge TV watcher, in fact -- if I could do anything on a Friday night -- it would be watch TV! I don't have the same amount of free time as I used to have (pre-Javi) but we try to get in at least a show each night. If Sean had his choice, we would never watch a channel other than The Food Network. But I do my best to squeeze in dramas and comedies! This is our current list:The Mick started a few weeks ago and we're loving it. We're huge fans of It's Always Sunny so it's an easy switch-over because Kaitlin Olson's character has similar traits in both shows. So funny! American Housewife is hilarious. She sort of says everything aloud you WISH … [Read more...] about What we’re watching.
I had to work the day of the Womens March so I couldn't travel to DC or attend a sister rally. To say I was upset would be an understatement. When I got home from work I tried to catch what was left on TV. And then DjT interrupted with some unnecessary speech and I thought well isn't that just the icing on the cake. So when the organizers of the march launched their new campaign 10 actions / 100 days to coincide with the first 100 days of this administration-- I felt re-energized. The first action item was to write postcards to your state senators about whatever matters to you most, how you will fight for said item and includes a plea to your senator that you hope they will continue the fight too. I'm in Massachusetts and have senators … [Read more...] about Action 1/10.