so it occurred to me that the pictures I post of my project life weeks are kinda replacing my updating and reporting what is actually going on around here. my bad. so I will try to do better about posting the ACTUAL pictures and explaining what we’ve been up to. (if you don’t care, that’s fine, but I know of a certain SIL and niece who like to see, so this is for them! )
sunday’s POTD – we did a kid swap with some friends. layla went with her age/gender counterpart to her birthday party, and shane’s age/gender counterpart came home from church with us. they spent most of the day shooting each other with nerf guns, recovering darts, and building elaborate stands for their guns with tinkertoys.
this is just in here because it was cute. micah backed up and fell backwards into his open tinkertoy barrel and got stuck. he wasn’t very happy about it and all we did was laugh and take pictures. he was not amused.
monday’s POTD – the big shelf we have in our dining room is all divided up in various cubbies and smaller sections. layla (in keeping with her current dog obsession) considers them to be cages in her imaginary pet shop. when an actual pet gets into one, it’s just a bonus.
I thought it would be cute to photograph our ‘rainy day waiting for the bus’ situation. micah likes to bring his thomas umbrella, but as I’ve learned in the past, he cannot walk while holding it. well, he can’t walk fast. or forward. so I’ve taken to having him hop in the stroller when it’s raining, so he can use his umbrella AND we can actually get to the bus stop in less than a century.
wednesday’s POTD – the back of my van after an average sized costco run. with coupons, this is just shy of $200. I thought it might be fun in about 50 years to look back at the stuff we bought, what the packages looked like (think about how funny it is to see a picture of a vintage bottle of windex or a box of crackers), and what stuff costs now.
thursday, we have no official st. patrick’s day photo, but lots that have people decked out in green. in this one, toby was chasing layla around in circles because she was dragging some yarn. it’s such a cliché, and she thought it was great!
micah has a weird obsession with his underwear. he likes to take it all out of his drawer and ‘play’ with it in one way or another (more on that in a minute). this time, he was digging through it, looking for buried treasure. why he chose to do this on the dog’s bed, I have no idea. nor do I have any idea if he found what he was looking for…
thursday’s POTD – dave had some work to finish up at home. he had his CAD program open, and one by one, the kids walked by and asked him what kind of computer game he was playing. by the time the 3rd one asked, he was a little short with the “it’s not a game! this is what I do at work all day!!!” micah was unconvinced, so he climbed up on his lap to watch. he lost interest very quickly…
after surviving the (up)chuck, they stopped by target to pick up some cards so we can mail out our family pictures (yeah, yeah, I’m getting to it!). when I saw this picture, I knew which target they went to because of the big red balls. layla always likes to climb on them before we go in. and be sure to notice the fabulous bracelet she’s wearing… she traded her hard-earned tickets in at the prize counter for that, a box of nerds, and a couple tattoos.
okay, here we go again with the underwear… what he’s sitting in, in case you can’t tell, is a swimming pool. the blocks are apparently the water. who builds a pool using UNDERWEAR??? oh, and apparently he ran out of underwear, because the far side is completed with several matchbox cars and a small percy… I never claimed to have normal children. LOL.
friday’s POTD – actually, it’s a collage of these (and a few more) pictures from our dinner out. we went to this fabulously fun japanese steakhouse where they cook the food in front of you, with all the appropriate theatrics and silly jokes.
part of the dinner preparation involves flipping pieces of shrimp into people’s mouths. I actually caught one! I impressed myself! shane caught one, so did dave, but layla gave a look that indicated she thought the chef was nuts if he thought he was going to flip food at her face.
so there you go. I hope you enjoyed our week! we did.