I've been blogging about the house for a while without mentioning anything about normal life. Our life is pretty predictable right now, with nothing particularly exciting going on, but our normal day goes like this:
Lots of mornings we take Matt to work, which isn't entirely unpleasant because it's always fun for me to see "regular" people dressed up in business clothes and scurrying around. Matt works across from the Board of Trade, so it's also fun to see all the traders in their funny jackets. And fall has come to the city, which makes it very pretty, I think.
Then Claire and I take Sammy to City Garden on Monday-Thursday. He would not take a nice picture, surprise, surprise.
Then Claire and I come home to begin the morning of her home schooling. Here she is with her beard pretending to be Pharoah Hatshepsut (a woman pharoah who had to dress like a man in order to gain respect from her people). After we pick up Sam, we eat lunch and then have "rest time". Sometimes Claire reads, and sometimes she plays a little pbskids.org.
As soon as Sammy is awake, we're on the move. Either he plays outside with the neighborhood boys, (but not that often right now because they play a lot of football in the street, which we won't let him do without supervision) or we head off to "our" park. It's all about getting out energy.
A couple days a week Claire has a more organized activity after nap time. Wednesday is Awana, Thursday is gymnastics (isn't she precious?!) and Friday is pottery. As a warning, the rest of the pictures you will view were taken by a naughty 4 year old who needed entertainment...
Sometimes we eat out right now. I try to cook a lot, but when we get to that time of the week when the groceries are low and I haven't gotten anything new and interesting to feed the natives, we go out. This is Cous Cous, our favorite mediteranean restaurant on Taylor Street.
It's cheap and it's really, really good; that is, if you go for things like baba ganoush (a very funny word to a 4 and 6 year old) schwarma, jerusalem salad, falafel, etc.
Sorry innocent diner for Sammy taking your picture. You were a good sport since he apparently took 15 more of you.
Do not blow up this picture and look at it large. I said don't! I look terrible. We had just run through the rain and bangs don't like rain...especially mine. And especially don't look at the gynormous zit that overtook my chin for a week.
Here are our chicken schwarma sandwiches...
...and vegetable platter. And by vegetables I mean fried cauliflower, grape leaves, jersusalem salad, falafel, hummus, and 100 other yummy things...only some of which are legitimate vegetables.
And then, invariably, we stop by the house to see what progress was made that day.
Sammy's room is blue now. It's a light color because he is the only one with zero windows in his room.
And here is my room, with the exciting color of "Natural Wicker" by Glidden. Yep, I'm daring folks.
This is such a typical picture. Matt with his "daddy bag" slung over his shoulder, Sammy getting into the tools, and Claire fixing her tights...she's always fixing her tights. But she loves tights, so what can we do?
So that, my friends, is my life right now. Just push repeat and then push it again the next day and push it again the next day.