Closed for the Weekend

By Patricia • Family Life • 4 Apr 2013

 

The weekend is usually my time for picture editing and blog updating, so I was saving my next post for this upcoming weekend. However, my husband had this genius idea today that it would be amazing for all four of us to have a completely unplugged weekend. No computers, no internet, no movies, no tv (not that we even have one), no phones, no technology and no work. So what exactly is allowed? 100% pure unadulterated quality family time.

I did however want to post a few quick glimpses from the past week, which has been crazy to say the least, before the final shut down. Since I don’t have much time (it really has been crazy), I took some of my instagram shots – so please excuse the blurry low quality of my android.

Sofia decided the “pool” was open for business in Monkey Town, and what an exciting 20 minutes that was!

a

My morning activity of arts and crafts with the kids actually went perfectly (for once) and Phoenix absolutely loved his first time painting.

h

A typical outfit for my daughter, that she, of course put together. One word to describe her personality: eccentric.

i

My newest invention: Spiced Quinoa Apple-Carrot Breakfast Loaf (no flour, no sugar) with almond milk. I bake a batch that lasts almost the entire week and the kids love it.

g

Sofia learnt how to write (backwards for some reason) I <3 U. This is the editing she did on our picture.

f

Sofia playing doctor inside her tent and giving her poor brother a vaccine, which she had to emphasize to him on numerous occasions would be “with a very sharp needle and really painful”. I guess I should take notes on how to talk to my patients ;)

e

In honour of April 2nd being international Autism awareness day, Sofia and I painted our faces (supposed to be a blue puzzle piece) and wore blue for the day to spread awareness of autism. I went to the hospital like this, and yes I got many stares but was also able to educate quite a few people (my classmates nonetheless) on autism. 1 in 88 children are diagnosed every year.

Educate yourself http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/Autism.htm

d

Phoenix and the watermelon…. the watermelon won.

c

I made my husband an amazing meal which ended with this amazing Mocha Molten Cake with raspberry gelato.

j

For once both children were asleep during the day, at the same time.

b

With that, I am ready to shut down the computers, turn off the phones and enjoy a peaceful weekend with the people I love the most. I hope everyone has a peaceful and serene weekend.

 

One Response

  1. Asiya

    I hope you are having a great weekend miss you and the kids its a great idea!
    Love all the pictures as usual they say alot :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers:

Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On Google PlusVisit Us On Pinterest