Friday, May 18, 2012

Being a Kid For a Day

Since I've gotten home from New Mexico, all I have wanted to do is do nothing. Nothing. Just hang out. In between life, sometimes it's hard to find time to do anything else. Usually I use my Friday's off to catch up on cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, and if time allows, some painting. Today was one of my Friday's off. And today I did none (or not much) of that. Instead, I had visitors! I had visitors and photo subjects. They let me document our day...

V and N came to visit Mike and I last night. They stayed for about 24 hours. Since it had been awhile since I had watched them, I planned. I planned activities so they would not be bored. 

Of course, of all days, today my car had to be in the shop. So I had to barter with my brother for his car. We settled on strawberries. More on that later...

We started the day with breakfast, the most important meal of the day. V and N wanted cereal. Since we only have rice milk in the house, they changed their minds quickly. Instead they decided on oatmeal. What they did not know was that the oatmeal was made with rice milk. Shh.


After breakfast we hung around until shortly before 10am. We planned to leave around then to go strawberry picking at Gorman Farm. We get our CSA share from them in the summer. So since I follow them on Twitter I also know that they've been selling out of strawberries around 2pm on most days. We weren't going to miss out.


With two free laborers, we got to picking.




We were probably only there picking for about 30 minutes. But we really made out.



Had I only known how much those three buckets of strawberries were going to cost me...

Seriously, I don't want to talk about it. But they were delicious.

After lunch I had this project lined up for them. Anybody else do Sun Art as a kid?? I actually found this at the Nuclear Science Museum gift shop and brought it home with me. I was that excited.


I made V and N go hunting for objects they wanted to use. Then we got to creating.




I meant to take a picture of their final product but I must have gotten sidetrack. Then they left, prints in tow.

So here is my print. I was slightly lazier and did not leave the house to find my objects. That's right. A burnt out light bulb and objects from our junk drawer.



So it wasn't until after all of this that V and N started settling down. V entertained himself with Wii. And N entertained herself with coloring.

I am so proud.


Meatball, of course, was by our side the whole time. He was also worn out by this point. He sat by N's feet and slowly drifted off to sleep...


... and there he goes...


Things not pictured in this post:
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks movie night
  • mango juice spills
  • bartering for Tio Michael's car 
  • pizza making 
  •  Meatball escaping out of the house

1 comment:

  1. I'll have to get sun art the next time I have my nieces!