Tuesday, November 29, 2011

11.25.11a 11.25.11b 11.25.11 (Friday) - Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge (Dover, DE) at dusk. Wow. I love mini-vacations. 11.24.11c 11.24.11b 11.24.11 (Thursday) - Thanksgiving at Jesse and Amie's house. So wonderful to watch the cousins all play together.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

11.23.11b 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. 11.23.11a 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 11.22.11 (Tuesday) - We built T's action figure a house, though it looked more like a jail. Funny how that works. 11.21.11a 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

11.20.11b 11.20.11a 11.20.11 (Sunday) - P's birthday party at Hidden Pond Nature Center. 35 kids is a lot of kids, luckily we had beautiful weather. Absolutely beautiful.

Monday, November 21, 2011

11.19.11a 11.19.11b 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? 11.18.11d 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. 11.18.11b 11.18.11c 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 11.17.11 (Thursday) - Picking F up from soccer practice. Crazy how early it gets dark now. The night seems to last forever. 11.16.11c 11.16.11b 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

11.15.11c 11.15.11b 11.15.11a 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. 11.14.11a 11.14.11b 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.
11.13.11a 11.13.11b 11.13.11c 11.13.11 (Sunday) - The problem with taking pictures of really cute babies is that you start to think about cute babies. But then you remember the nights. Oh the nights.
11.12.11c 11.12.11b 11.12.11a 11.12.11 (Saturday) - Photoshoot with the cutest family ever. Really.

Monday, November 14, 2011

11.11.11c 11.11.11d 11.11.11e 11.11.11 (Friday afternoon) - Julia and Tracie's wedding, so beautiful. Loved watching F clap at the end, she's such a romantic. 11.11.11a 11.11.11b 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

November 10 11.10.11c 11.10.11b 11.10.11 (Thursday) - Lots of leaves. Some coming from above and some thrown from off the ground.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

11.9.11 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. 11.8.11a 11.8.11b 11.8.11c 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

11.7.11 11.7.11 (Monday) - No school today. So we had a face-painting playdate. 11.6.11c 11.6.11b 11.6.11a 11.6.11 (Sunday) - Girls' day with grandma - ballerinas at the Philips Collection and Teddy Bear Tea at the Ritz. Plus surprise birthday cupcakes. We could get used to this lifestyle.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

11.5.11 11.5.11 (Saturday) - Sort of a random, lazy day. The kids made forts out of the couch cushions and played for hours. I think we needed a day like this. 11.4.11a 11.4.11b 11.4.11 (Friday) - Toddler's love block towers. And trucks to drive into the towers.

Friday, November 4, 2011

11.3.11a 11.3.11b 11.3.11c 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 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.