Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
11.23.11 pm (Wednesday) - The rain stopped so we spent the afternoon at National Zoo with Auntie Laurie. We watched an orangutan play computer games, P kept asking "why do only the orangutans get to play that game? I want to play too." Then we came home and built with playshapes. The day made us all wish that Auntie Laurie didn't live so far away. 11.23.11 am (Wednesday) - A rainy morning, so the kids built a fort under our patio table. Very occupy wall-streetesque. They even tried to make a blanket out a baby wipes. So industrious. 11.22.11 (Tuesday) - We built T's action figure a house, though it looked more like a jail. Funny how that works. 11.21.11 (Monday) - It rained on Sunday night, but the morning was sunny and warm. A beautiful walk to school.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
11.19.11 (Saturday) - Sibling relationships continue to elude me. They spent all morning fighting over the denim leggings. This is one of the few moments when they were actually getting along. Yes, this is them getting along. Confusing, huh? 11.18.11 pm (Friday) - Spent the morning at the zoo with T, minus the camera. The lions enthralled both of us. Then blocks before nap. So much building to be done. 11.18.11 am (Friday) - A really cold morning, just a glimpse of the winter days to come. Even T wore a coat and hat while walking F to school, though he took both off during the walk home. F yelled at me "if you didn't take pictures all the time, we'd always be early." She's right of course. The problem with always running late is it forces your children to glamorize earliness. But why be early when there's so much to notice along the way?
Friday, November 18, 2011
11.17.11 (Thursday) - Picking F up from soccer practice. Crazy how early it gets dark now. The night seems to last forever. 11.16.11 (Wednesday) - Really rainy. We walked to school with one of the girls' friends. P and L decided to share one umbrella rather than carry separate ones.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
11.15.11 (Tuesday) - Sometimes they really do get along. Now I even have proof. All moments were spontaneous by the way, luckily I bring my camera (almost) everywhere. 11.14.11 (Monday) - Some mornings we're all on the same page. This wasn't one of those mornings. Notice that F wears a hat while P's shirt doesn't even have sleeves.
Monday, November 14, 2011
11.11.11 (Friday afternoon) - Julia and Tracie's wedding, so beautiful. Loved watching F clap at the end, she's such a romantic. 11.11.11 (Friday am). All P wanted for her birthday was coloring books, so we bought her quite a few. F decided to spend the morning coloring outside, nice to see non-white Barbies in the mix. Then dressed up for Julia and Tracie's wedding. We talked T into wearing dress clothes by having Dan wear the same outfit.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
11.9.11 (Wednesday) - In the morning, T asked to go for a walk around the block. We spent over an hour jumping in leaf piles and hitting trees with sticks. I'm still not sure why we NEEDED to hit the trees, but T assured me it was necessary. Something about putting out fires. 11.8.11 (Tuesday) - No school. We spent the whole day at Great Country Farms - sliding, running, and picking our own swiss chard. We're cool like that.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
11.3.11 (Thursday) - Picking F up from soccer. The pond always makes the day. And, yes, T wore the same shirt two days in a row. A pajama shirt. So it goes. 11.2.11 (Wednesday) - I made T wear pants to walk F to school. It didn't go over well. At least he had "sheet" to get him through this troubled time.