A total lunar eclipse isn’t that rare, but one with perfectly clear skies is. We let the kids stay up until 10:30 (on a school night, no less!) to watch the moon get swallowed.
Star gazing is so much more stylish in a convertible so we drove down to the lake and bundled up under blankets with the top down.
Cold night, was about 50° F when we drove home.
The morning after a sleepover, I took Beta, Alpha, and Alpha’s sleeping-over friend Rho to Altitude, an indoor trampoline park. (Fun fact: once upon a time they were called “jumpolines” until your mom got on one.)
They have a field of unadulterated trampolines for jumping, plus dodgeball (on trampolines), basketball layups (on trampolines), long jumps with trampolines (landing in a foam pit), climbing walls (over foam pits), and pugil sticks on a balance beam (again, falling into foam pits).
It’s pricey, as you’re charged by the half-hour and it’s $9 per person per half-hour (discounts apply for longer blocks of time). You also must bring special Altitude-branded non-skid socks or buy them for $2/pair.
It’s a really good time despite the price. I recommend not more than an hour at a time – the kids really started to flag after about 45 minutes. They slept well that night, too.
It’s too cold for playing outside – even sledding isn’t any fun today – so the girls made a fort in the living room where they could watch movies on a tablet.
About two feet of snow fell since last night. We never quite got the blizzardy white-out conditions that were forecast, but we got the right amount of snow, and more was falling as I took this picture.
We generally go to cut-your-own tree farms; this year we went to Rollie’s Farm in Lowell.