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Friday, March 1, 2013

Insta-Friday in real life, a week with the kids edition

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Happy Friday! Are you looking forward to the weekend?

I have had an interesting week. My son stayed home with me one day when his class went tubing. He didn't want to go tubing for an entire day.

Unfortunately, the trip fell on a day when he had lost his TV and iPod privileges. This was the result, above.


I tried to do some of my freelance writing work, but he spent a good long time in the chair beside me, playing with a wire and making repetitive noises.


So, I figured the work could wait. I don't often get time alone with my boy. I enlisted him to help me make banana bread. He wasn't thrilled with the over-ripe bananas as you can clearly see.


He is pretty meticulous though and he does a nice job baking.


The very next day was a snow day and BOTH kids stayed home. Well, I guess my work can wait...again. Good thing I didn't have any strict deadlines.

My girl read to me from a sushi cookbook.


She also caught up on her homework. She decided to work out her math on the Wii uDraw. Whatever works.

As I mentioned in yesterday's book review post, she also had a tea party with her dolls using our cute crafted doughnuts.


Yesterday morning we were greeted by a bit of a winter wonderland scene.



I took some pictures while Jolene dragged me slip-sliding through the park. I know I'm repeating myself, but I've really had enough of winter.

Have a wonderful weekend everybody! I'll be watching another of my son's basketball games and doing some laundry. Oh, the excitement never ends!



Linking up to: Aloha Friday and You Like Me! and Life Rearranged.

23 comments:

  1. I remember when my kids were younger and I would try to get work done and they would torment me!
    Those days are gone now...I wouldn't mind bringing them back, sometimes!
    Spring is coming hang tight!! :-)

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    1. I imagine I will miss them too. It can be hard though! ;) I will hold on for spring girl! Thanks. :) Jo

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  2. I get a wee bit jealous when my Kid gets a snow day and I still have to muck my way to work.Those are the time I definitely wish to be young again.

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    1. I have been there! I know how you feel. :)

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  3. Cute Pictures! The tea-Time one is my Favorite <3

    Happy Weekend :)

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    1. Thank you! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. My son was home sick once and we spent the entire day on his bed folding origami paper into creatures. I look back on that day as one of my favourites ... just him and me with no interruptions. So peaceful. I also love having my kids bake with me :) Have a great weekend ... remember to bundle up!! Wendy

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    1. That sounds like fun! Very relaxing and sweet. Have a great weekend too!

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  5. I have spent lots of days with sick children at home, trying to juggle working - never easy, but always glad I could be there with them rather than having to go into the office.

    Really fed up with this winter too - spring can't come too soon for me!

    Have a great weekend.

    Kate x
    http://www.kateathome.com/

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    1. So true, it's worse when you have to juggle sick kids and going to the office. I've done that too!

      Have a wonderful weekend Kate!

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  6. I am so ready for Spring also! I really like your pictures and the snow looks beautiful. Your children are really adorable!!

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  7. Hello, hello! I noticed that you were following my blog (thank you, thank you) so I thought I'd call by and visit in return. Your blog is lovely and I am now following!

    Love your pictures, you've really caught your son's expression brilliantly in the first!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend :)

    Kate
    Just Pirouette and Carry On...

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting and following. I look forward to seeing more of your blog. Have a lovely weekend too! Jo :)

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  8. I feel the same way about overripe bananas :)

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    1. They are sort of gross. :)

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    2. But they make nice banana bread - but you have to love it!

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  9. I love the little table and the way it's set up. - too cute!

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  10. Your post made me smile!! Well done for not weakening though with the loss of privileges just to get your job done! Happy snow day though! It must have been bad for your schools to be closed!! Spring will come soon, J9 x

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    1. Thanks so much!

      The snow wasn't too bad. Sometimes the forecast is worse than the actual event. :)

      Take care,

      Joann

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  11. fiihh! after this reading i feel better, children are children everywhere! ciao!

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