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Jonas wakes up right after the alarm goes off. Sometimes he wakes up first, sometimes he sleeps in until right before Jake leaves. We let him get up on his own. Right after he was changed this morning, he stood up on his dresser/changing table. Jake was holding his hand, and Jonas just walked straight off the table! Jake had him, so it was no problem, but I really want to emphasize that this crazy kid has no fear.
He also then tried to walk down the stairs–but not by crawling down backwards. I hovered and he did it, but I’m not so excited that he’s decided that he should walk down like a big person.
It was Eliza’s day to bring snacks to school. We sent her with a big box of Cutie bitty oranges. E loves them because they are so easy to peal. And they are cute. Everything is cute smaller.
Eliza, brushing her teeth. She’s getting so super independent! She does all of her hygiene stuff–teeth brushing, shower, getting dressed–completely on her own. She only needs help by brushing her hair.
Here Dad, have some breakfast.
Jonas watches Yo Gabba Gabba in one window as I blog on another window.
LOLz! Climbing. Loosing pants. Nothing is safe.
Breakfast is strawberry cheesecake yogurt with vanilla almond granola. Most mornings I don’t eat breakfast. I like liquid; I need coffee or tea first. I eat when I get hungry. Sometimes I look up and it’s still in the realm of breakfast time, sometimes I go to get breakfast and realize it’s lunch.
I spent Jonas’s nap photographing vintage items for our shop.
I had fun testing out the Polaroid for the shop. I obviously didn’t make the best of the fancy film from Impossible Project, but I wanted to make sure that it worked and the fancy was all we had.
My best friend Harvey called on his way home from work, and we talked for about a half and hour. I took a break from Etsy work and did house work while talking on the phone
Cleaning the kitchen.
Lunch time! As always, most of it is on his face.
Eliza’s home! Jonas runs to the window as soon as he hears the bus.
I list the vintage items while Jonas takes his afternoon nap and Eliza colors.
Happy mail from The Book Fair.
Jake’s brother Nick came over! He is so good playing with the kids. During this picture, Nick is teaching Jonas to bark like a dog. Jonas loves pointing to picture and toys of dogs and saying “Puppy! Puppy!”, so now he’s excited that he can sound like one too. Eliza is jumping around barking also. Super cute.
Jake does the prep work for dinner (chopping and such) and I cook.
Jake unwinds for a few minutes before dinner was ready.
Charcoal keeping track of Eliza’s school work.
Dinner is Creamy Chicken Apple Chili.
After we were done eating, Jake told Nick about the Shakespeare/Frost/Poe challenge. Jake decided to play a game where he picked random short passages from the Shakespeare plays I’ve read (The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Julius Ceasar, Titus Andronicus, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Othello) and had me tell him which play it was from. I got about 2/3 right, which I’m pretty darn proud of. Nerd cred.
Jonas and I read books before bed.
A little window gazing and running around the room before I put Jonas down. He will run and run and climb no matter how tired he was. There is no snuggling or rocking to sleep, we can only give him hugs and kisses, put him down, turn off the lights, and leave.
Eliza, Nick, and Jake played Lincoln Logs and iPad games downstairs while I changed the bedding in Hedgie’s cage and played with her a bit.
I had to put her into Eliza’s dollhouse to get a photo of her face. She knows where to hide too well in her cage and is scared of the shutter sound on the camera.
Eliza doesn’t have school Friday, so she got to stay up with Nick extra late. Nick helps me put her to bed, I read her “Where the Wild Things Are”, and it’s lights out. She’s grumpy because I told her earlier that we’d be reading a chapter from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, but it was too late. That will be on Friday.
When we go upstairs to our room, Jake Stumbles on his laptop before bed and I read.
For the record, Jake thinks that it is super weird that I took this picture. He’s liking the results of Week in the Life, but is iffy on the process. He’s making fun of me, saying I’m paparazzi. Does your family feel that way?
That was our Thursday! How was yours?