Today is our last day of spring break, and in lieu of typing words (which are just terribly passe now, as I learned this past week after watching several dozen of my 11-year-old niece's Tik Tok...videos? posts? tikkity toks?), here are a selection of photos, mostly of Ike, because he is now mostly the only child who still welcomes his parents' not-hips-to-the-Tik-Toks-of-today cameras:
There weren't any beginner trails still open at Killington, so Jason agreed to take Ike down the mountain using a "special ski harness." I believe this photo captures the exact moment Ike realized the "special ski harness" was actually a "leash."
The Storch men and Storch cousins, post-leash run.
It's funny because the hat contains a dirty joke, and also because Ike kept walking around saying LOOK AT MY HAT I'M JASON.
(I do not believe Jason has ever dabbed in his life, so the impression could use some work.)
On the drive home from Vermont, we stopped at the Saratoga National Park to check out the battlefield, which was entirely too much "field" and not enough "battle" for their taste.
(We also drove by General Philip Schuyler's house so everybody could sing-yell "THE SCHUYLER SISTERS" at it, because we are totally the first people to ever make that highly-original joke.)
I did get this really nice photo of Ike NOT hamming it up for once.
FUN FACT: I idly opened one of those side boxes and found a little field mouse and its very large, smelly nest. That mouse was probably the highlight of the entire trip for them.
Ike also found some dress-up clothing at the visitor center, which was definitely mouse-free but I can't say I was thrilled with the idea of Community Hats for Small Random Children.
We also stopped at Liberty Park in New Jersey for a quick, windy view of the Statue of Liberty and to continue our photo tradition of Ike's Hairz vs. Wind. Noah brought the Titanic, naturally, so it could see where it was supposed to dock if it hadn't you-know-what.
And then we got home in time for candy for breakfast, a backyard plastic egg hunt, the traditional Easter Pizza for dinner and the ceremonial burning of a dozen or so IKEA boxes.
Truly a merry and blessed BRIMNES day.
It's been a nice break. Back to school tomorrow, though. And I plan to finally lie down for a minute or two.