Tag: 2016

Leap Day Activities!

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Leap years always excite me. I don’t know anyone who has a February 29th birthday.  But the idea of having one is kind of cool. (Unless you are that person and you only celebrate your birthday every four years. Still kind of cool though!) Nonetheless,  this day seems special to me.

I decided I wanted to research some fun activities to do with the little ones and came across this site. There are lots of activities. My favorite was creating a time capsule that would be opened four years later on the next leap day. Waiting four years to open it is totally doable! We have not completed this yet but when we do I’m going to have my little ones choose a small toy to include in our box. I’d also like to include pictures of us, a letter telling about our life now, and some fun things we have done. A survey about our likes and interests would be fun too but my boys will need help completing it. In four years, though, they will be able to write most of it themselves. Crazy!




 

In retrospect, on the last Leap Day in 2012, we had no kids. I was only eight weeks pregnant with my first. A lot has changed in these last four years. I can’t wait to see what life will be like in 2020 on our next leap year. Let’s try to take it slow. Time has a way of speeding up when you least expect it!
I hope you all have an amazing  Leap Day!  Live (or should I say Leap) it up :)

What are some fun activities you will be doing on Leap Day? Comment below!

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Happy 2016 from Mrs. Z (Finally!)

I want to say Happy New Year to all of you! It has been such a busy part of life over here in Mrs. Z land. I am trying to not be so hard on myself and I am trying to come to terms that I can not do everything. Writing and this blog are a big part of who I am so I will not be giving it up. You may not see posts from me everyday but know that I am always jotting down new things to write about.

I think about this blog as a third child and I feel so guilty when I don’t give it the time and attention that it deserves. There are times when writing for this blog overwhelms me and that creative energy floes out of me for awhile.

Then I saw this graffiti work on the side of a building a few weeks back and it planted a seed that has begun to grow.

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I tried getting the entire pencil, however, I am not a great photographer ;). I loved how it said “No writer should live in fear”. It was such an eye opening phrase for me. I should never let writing get the best of who I am. I know there will be moments in life where I need to focus on other tasks. However, this blog will be my space where I can go to express what is important to me. It will be the place where I can go to share with all of you my thoughts. And, I hope, a place where someone will read something and have that ah-ha moment and know they are not alone and that they can do anything they set their mind to doing.

Here is to a wonderful amazing New Year to all of you! A new year with endless possibilities!

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