I decided this year to take pictures at least once a week of our everyday lives. So far it is week 5 and I have kept true to the promise I made to myself!
Today he woke up in a happy mood... we snuggled in bed with Nora and he asked if he could have a muffin for breakfast. I said yes, and after he ate the muffin he came back in the room and saw me editing at my computer and said, "Mommy, I want to go back to sleep with you again!" Of course he didn't really want to sleep, he simply wanted to hang out and snuggle some more. So, of course I did! He wanted to play the ipad after a while and I told him Daddy took it to work and then he wanted to watch a movie on the laptop so I told him I didn't know the code since Daddy changed it. Sneaky, right? We have been dealing with issues of too much electronic time which drives me a little crazy. I am sure that there are others that deal with this too. We read books instead and then decided to get up and go for a walk. I use to walk with the kids all of the time, but now that there is four of them it is sometimes a struggle and I simply don't do it much anymore. He was so excited that I said YES (a word I am trying to say more often to them) and went and got his helmet and shoes on.
I told him to ride up and down the sidewalk a few times so I could take a picture of him in action, and then I had him pose by his little sister. It was a little more chilly than I had anticipated when we first decided to go, but it was refreshing none the less.
He soon decided that he wanted to wear his hood like this and started doing a silly dance. He cracks me up sometimes. :)
We walked downtown and ate at the Breadbasket because it was early enough they still had their breakfast buffet! Best part? Kids are only a penny to eat there! Afterwards we went to THE ET CETERA SHOP downtown on the way to visit Grandma and I got these goodies. Magazines and vintage hardback books for the kids and a vintage gardening book.
On the way home from my parent's house we went to the hardware store that is by their house to pick up some paint for some projects I have been meaning to finish.
On a side note, I will be so sad when she outgrows her turquoise glitter toms!
At first I was disappointed that she fell asleep on the way home but then I realized I could start on one of those projects!! I bought these the other day on a buy/sale/trade site and I wasn't fond of the dark wood. It's simply not my style!
It was a little windy outside and it looked like it could rain, but I decided to start anyway because it is rare I have an hour with a sleeping child and nothing else to do... and then I ran out of paint... :( so I guess I will try to finish it up tomorrow! But here is what it looks like so far. :) Much improved already I would say! I went with the brighter color because the lighter color did not cover as well. I can't wait to put it in the play room when it is finished!
While I was painting, Kien decided to pick some "wishers." :0
Sweet boy... I am glad I decided to spend the day with him!
This basket is last weeks fun find from THE ET CETERA SHOP. I decided to put it in the entry on the bench and put the vintage books in it for reading time after school.
They are cheap enough, I can change them out quite often so there is always something new to read! We have tried going to the library but I never get the books back in time or they get lost or torn, so for us this works great! I even get some magazines to read which is a secret pleasure of mine that I don't always have time for. Who can resist Martha Stewart or Real Simple??
After I was done painting for the day, I got to eat Vietnamese PHO for lunch that was leftover from last night's supper! I am lucky to have a Mother in Law that passes her outstanding recipes to her son. :) Someday he will teach me, and I will blog about it, but SOrry, the recipes are a family secret!
Nora decided that my big bowl looked better than her little bowl so I came back from getting my camera and she had stolen my chair! Also, apparently shirts are napkins at our house... that leads me back to my reality that it really is Monday and leaves me to go tackle that big laundry pile in the basement and the house that needs to be cleaned again!