Sunday, January 23, 2011

Project 365, Week 4

The temperature is somewhere below zero as I type this and we got a fresh batch of snow this week.  I was relaying to Shaun the story of a conversation I had with a cashier.  She said something about how we would be getting more snow and I said Oh really?  I hadn't heard that yet.  And the cashier said well, you are the only one who hasn't.  Shaun's response was, Well, snow affects your life very little.  And its true.  I don't travel outside the home for work (not much in January anyway) and we don't have kids in school yet.  I'm so thankful for how life is right now and I don't take a single day for granted.  Soon enough we'll be dealing with children's schedules and I may be obligated to know what the weather is going to do tomorrow.   For now, as you will see, our weeks are fairly low key.  I've never tested it, but I think I would be into the weeks before any signs of cabin fever surfaced. :)

January 16
Shaun's sister and her family came over for the evening.  We watched the New England Patriots lose and then the guys went driving...
 ...serious driving!
January 17
The girls found a warm spot to read.
 January 18
Didn't have a picture for the day, but when I went to go up to bed, I found the answer!
January 19
Daddy took us out to dinner and then to make a big vacuum purchase.   Avery was manning the camera while Shaun and I stole a few minutes of conversation.  Despite our faces, it was a good conversation. :)
January 20
The dog's new trick is to sneak into the girls' room in the morning and take Amanda's precious friend, her Bear.  Amanda came down and said, Trot crept in my room quietly and STOLE my Bear!  Crept?

This is how the girls spent some of their rest time in the afternoon...
 January 21
Mastermind has been the game of the week.  No surprise that Shaun is exceptional at it.  Its funny to listen in on the girls playing and giving each other hints.  Avery will say, Its the opposite of blue or its the opposite of yellow.

I made the mistake of stepping in one time in an effort to educate them.  Actually (in my very best adult voice) the only colors that are opposite of each other are black and white.  Avery said, Mom, its fine.  We are doing fine.  And indeed they were.  They played nicely for hours.  A good lesson for me that my "wisdom" is not always needed.
Shaun kicked me out to the coffee shop to get some work done.  Two hours of solid work time (and a big mug of hot chocolate) goes a long way.

 January 22
What to do with a big appliance box...
 I'm linking up with Sara this week.  Stay warm!!

18 comments:

Andrea said...

we had 2 delivery boxes and the answer is...play inside it for hours. Next, Adam wants to know how cold it is in your house because Shaun seems to always have his hood on.

Lisa said...

Ha ha. Well, Shaun does like to wear his hood, but since you asked, I checked. The warm room in our house is the kitchen where the woodstove is located. This morning the temperature reads 67. In the girls room, which is upstairs and on the opposite side, its 56. We get dressed fast. :)

Chelsea said...

http://www.colormatters.com/colortheory.html

Complementary colors are any two colors which are directly opposite each other, such as red and green and red-purple and yellow-green. In the illustration above, there are several variations of yellow-green in the leaves and several variations of red-purple in the orchid. These opposing colors create maximum contrast and maximum stability.

Hey! Avery knows what she's talking about!

Cute pictures. At 5 and 8, my girls still LOVE boxes..I don't. They always end up cut up and taped and in inconvenient locations and after all their hard work, it is hard to throw it out!

Chelsea said...

lol! Feel free to tell me "My wisdom is not always needed!" As you say! I agree though, sometimes I have to just mind my own business! And let the kids play!

Lisa said...

Thank you, Mrs. Artist! :) I guess we have some material for school this week. :) You never know when "the opposite of blue" hint will come in handy.

RaD said...

Your dog is beautiful!

Love the pic of Daddy and the sleepy little man!

My kids were talking about color "opposites" this week too! Yes, and I also had to try to explain to them that colors to not have opposites except for black and white.

Mimi said...

Trot was framed I say!

Mimi

sara said...

love the picture of the boys 'driving'...aiden is so intent on it!!!

Trot has gotten huge!!! when did that happen?

cabin fever happens here in about 26 hours! ha!

The Cyber Hermit said...

I *love* the look of concentration on the little one's face as he's driving!

McCrakensx4 said...

Looks like a great week! Love the perspectives of your photos...I try to get creative...and then end up just taking the pic!! lol That hot choc looks so very yummy!

The Bug said...

My favorite picture is Aiden playing the game too - he's so cute!

Darla said...

oh my it IS cold where you are. goodness! i am with you though, i could stay in for weeks and not get cabin fever. you have some really really good photos this week as usual. you always seem to capture the moment so well, so many great memories.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Nothing beats a big box! I have one stored away for my granddaughter to play with when she comes over!

Great week.

I love the black and white, I always appreciate those who post 365 and add some pictures in black and white yet i always forget to try it myself...

Blessings
R

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

and love the little girls and the Barbie's...too fun!

momma frans said...

your dog is beautiful!! the picture of your little man sleeping with your husband is precious.

Susan said...

Mmm that mug of chocolate looks good.

I liked the pic of the guys driving ... the little guy on the sofa looks deep in concentration so cute!

Kaleigh said...

You have such a beatiful family Mrs.Cour!

rita said...

Love the Barbie play and the culprit thief--Trot!