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Monday, November 14, 2011

Oh What a Lovely Day

Do you ever look back on a week (or several weeks) and think "Wow, we were WAY too busy? We need some downtime!" I had this epiphany last Friday night. There had been just a little too much coming and going, a little too much running around, a little much too much. It's my own fault, really, since I inherited my father's inability to sit down. But, every once it in awhile, it catch up to me, and Friday was that time. Thankfully, Saturday was an unusual day - there was nothing on the calendar! I decided to keep it that way: the kids and I wouldn't do anything we didn't want to do (sadly, poor Aaron couldn't join in the fun).

As you might guess, when I asked the kids "What would you like to do today?" Only one word came out of their mouths: "PAINT!!"

They did agree to try a new technique. I watered down a TINY (emphasis on TINY) amount of acrylic paint and then put drips on their papers. They used straws to blow the dots of paint around. Brynn struggled a bit with this, but we only ended up with one mouthful of paint and no new wall decorations, so overall I'd say it was a success.

Since this was Fun Day, I had to try it out too. After painting, the kids moved on to messing up the house, and I moved on to baking. Pumpkin Scones to be exact. I had to modify the recipe a bit, to fit my current diet, but they turned out pretty yummy.

The weather on Fun Day was beautiful, so we all spent the afternoon outside. I got half the yard raked and most of those leaves burned. Trust me, I actually enjoy raking leaves and burning them, so it still fit in to the "nothing we don't want to do" rule of the day.

When evening finally settled on the day, we all declared it a smashing success, and I promised myself we would do it again soon. I'll have to put it on my to-do list.


Bassett said...

Well done, Dana! Glad you're going to add 'do-nothing' days to your to-do list. =)

~ Tandis ~ said...

It sounds very nice indeed. We need one of those days! ...except for the painting part... that takes a little more brain power on my part. :)

Jessica said...

How about a "Oh Were They Ever Happy Day?"

Jamie said...

NICE! The scones look good, too! How did you modify them?