11-11-11

11-11-11 happens once a century and to celebrate today, I took 11 photos (Well, I actually took many more, but only 11 that are worth sharing).   I am plan to create a scrapbook page of what we did today, an ordinary day in 2011, a time capsule of sorts.   


Today was a normal work day for Andrew and I, but the kids were home due to parent/ teacher conference this week.  I had to work from 9am-12pm  which left the kids just over 3 hours of alone time.   We were prepared with a list of tasks and their video games.   When I left for work, Ben was busy with his ipod, Ethan was busy watching Star Wars Videos on youtube and Nadia was busy "reading" stories with her leap pad.  



 I arrived home at lunch time and we planned our afternoon.    Ethan went to play with his friend Cameron and Ben was heading to the pool with his friend Aaron.    Nadia was feeling extremely left out, so we went to the pool as well.



 

 We had a little time after the pool to finish up some homework and read.    In Kindergarten,  Nadia has been learning that you don't need to read words to enjoy "reading"  books.   She has become extremely interested in books and is beginning to sound out basic words.   Her favorite books right now are "Fancy Nancy" and "Amelia Bedelia"


It was an absolutely perfect fall day.   The sun was shining all day and we had temperatures in the 50s.  Most of the trees has lost their leaves, but our maple out back still has many golden leaves.  


I decided to take advantage of the nice weather and grill some burgers for supper.    We also  had mixed veggies,  chips and milk.  


 It was a rare Friday night that I did not have to work and we did not have to hurry to any activities.
 We had time to play a game of Blokus.  The boys always beat me, their brains must be more mathematical than mine.   In fact,   Nadia was in longer that me....   I'm afraid she was playing randomly, which means my brain really does not work for this game or the boys were intentionally trying to get me out.  

  Ethan and Andrew also spent some time working on making a glider for a school project.  
After the kids went to bed,  I worked on paying bills and other computer work.   Andrew spent some time fixing a computer that we hope to start using soon.   We had been looking for literally years, for a kitchen table and chairs that we look and can afford.    Remember I am married to a designer...hence the time spent looking for the perfect design.    Instead, we decided to update our living room chairs.   Target had these chairs on their website for Cheap, Cheap, Cheap, so we bought 2.    We really like the photo, I hope we like the quality when they arrive.   


 Finally, a Family  photo taken immediately after supper had been cleaned off the table. 
  


 Now, off to bed  to face tomorrow - 11-12-11. 

1 comments:

  • About Our Company | November 27, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    I love this post Rosalie! It is so cute. I will update my blog soon. After all the craziness of having so many people visit me!!!! Next year, the Tulp family in Panama! Love you all, Abrazos, Sister Rachel