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Week in Review: Winter Break Survival

I have to admit I was a bit apprehensive going into Winter Break (NYC public schools get a week off in February every year), mostly because it has been unbelievably cold -- as everyone knows! -- and I was worried about cabin fever setting in on Monday at about 10:15am. Thankfully, I managed to keep us busy enough, with little outings on most days that kept everyone happy and entertained... and mama's sanity intact.

See below for a few photos from our week's adventures... from bathing-suit-mermaid-pretending in our living room to outings in Central Park. It was actually a lot of fun. Not perfect by any stretch (hair pulling, tattle tailing & copy catting, oh my!) but we made the most of our week, and for that I'm grateful.
How cute are these swimsuits from Garnet Hill Kids? I love a tankini for little girls, which makes trips to the potty SO much easier! Dreaming of warm weather over here, and these bright colored suits are helping a lot!

 Later in the week, we headed to one of my favorite spots in Central Park: the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. "Jack in the Beanstalk" is performing currently, and the girls loved it!
Tickets are $7/children & $10/adults -- check their website for scheduling information.

And guess what? When you're walking in Central Park and decide on a whim that sledding might be fun, sitting on a plastic bag works remarkably well! There's my #parentinghack for the day, thanks to the friends who were with us.
Millie's class at school goes ice skating once a week, and she's really starting to get the hang of it this year.
I, on the other hand, have ice skated about three times in my life and wouldn't say it comes naturally. AT. ALL. The things we do for our children! I made it around Lasker Rink a few times while gripping the sides, and right before we took this photo, she told me it was okay if I fell. "You just get up and keep going, mama." Good advice, Millie.... good advice.

Back to regularly scheduled programming this week... 

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