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Week in the Life : Thursday Photos + Words

week in the life : simon's room by you.


week in the life : simon's clothes by you.


week in the life : simon's closet by you.


week in the life : reading the paper by you.


week in the life : chris working by you.


week in the life : looking up info on eggplants by you.


week in the life : my friend by you.


week in the life : snack time by you.


10.02.08
- Simon up before the alarm again (in our bed again too).
- Overheard at the breakfast table: "I am scared of the milk in Daddy's cereal. I can't look."
- Start chicken stock in the crock-pot.
- Make coffee. Walk around and turn off lights.
- Shower.
- New blog post.
- Man, my coffee gets cold fast.
- Talked to Tricia on the phone.
- Working on Designer Digitals products. Talk to Katie on the phone.
- Feeling baby move.
- Listening to NPR/OPB.
- Lunch: leftover chicken noodle soup. Walk around and turn off lights.
- Hang stars in Simon’s room and remove a few more things for donation/keeping for new baby.
- Way too much surfing. Anticipating the debate tonight.
- Listen for the bus.
- First thing Simon says when he gets home: “We got to play Star Wars in PE.”
- First thing he does when he gets home: put on the Darth costume. And he is super excited because there is no school tomorrow.
- Movie of the day: Star Wars (he has gone in reverse order this week).
- Rainy outside. Cozy inside. Just the way I like it.
- Going through boxes. Picking up piles and moving them to new pile locations.
- Seriously wasting time right now.
- Cooking dinner. Making eggplant parmesan – find out I have a bad eggplant. Have Chris pick up another one at the store. Takes way longer than I thought it would but totally worth the wait.
- Simon grabs a snack out of the pantry.
- Eat dinner while watching the VP debate. Second helping :).
- Play Palin Bingo while watching the debate. Neither one of us wins.
- Simon takes a bath.
- We watch debate commentary.


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Very few photos today. Planning to take more on Friday.


I will be away for a while this morning but back in the afternoon to answer questions if you have them.


Have a great Friday!


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81 thoughts

  1. Izzy says…
    10/03/2008

    Love the baby bump shot. :) So wonderful.
    Palin Bingo????

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  2. Amanda Susan says…
    10/03/2008

    I'd like to know more about Palin bingo. I think it could be a lot of fun. :)

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  3. Lisa G says…
    10/03/2008

    Ali, I absolutely love your blog. Your are very inspirational to the everyday, busy mom scrapbooker. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

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  4. Tara says…
    10/03/2008

    OMGosh! I thought we were the only one's who played Palin bingo last night!!!!!!!!
    I won the first round, DH won the second round... I almost had a blackout of my card last night!!!
    LOL!!
    PS- love the baby bump!! You look so cute!

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  5. Julia in MI says…
    10/03/2008

    It was funny to read that you had dinner during the debate and that Simon was still up. Then I remembered that you are on Pacific time and we are Eastern here in MI. So the debate did not start until 9pm here and did not get done until 10:30ish. Would have been a real late dinner. :)

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  6. jennifer says…
    10/03/2008

    I had the same thought as others...cute baby bump! :) Enjoy...

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  7. Aimee Confer says…
    10/03/2008

    We played Palin Bingo too! My husband won...Lol!
    Love the lights in Simon's room!

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  8. shahnnen says…
    10/03/2008

    played palin/biden bingo from grist.com-- all 10 people had 10 different cards- and only one person won. (boo- i only needed 'russia' to win)
    boy, she can avoid a question with the best of them!

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  9. Amy says…
    10/03/2008

    Isn't eggplant parm the best? It is a tradition in my family that we have that on Christmas Eve. (And only on Christmas eve because it's so much work! lol) My mom made it for years and now she says if I want to eat it, I have to bring it because she's too "old and tired". She's not really, she's just tired of making it. lol
    Love the shots today, I think it's just adorable how obsessed Simon is with Star Wars, it's amazing being such an old movie. Makes you realize even more what a genius George Lucas is! And he even wears the costume! I love that!

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  10. Jenny Alfonso says…
    10/03/2008

    bump-a-licious!

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  11. MandyK says…
    10/03/2008

    Love seeing what your capturing everyday!Your baby bump is so cute! Speaking of baby bumps how's Jessica doing feeling better I hope.so cool your both pregnant at the same time bet your mom is super excited. Hubby and I watched the debate lastnight my first time to watch the whole thing and I'm glad I did.after it was over I was wondering what you and Chris thought about it.I'm really excited about the election this year it will be my first time voting even though I have been of age for awhile I have just chose not to in the past but this time around its totally different. I'm have been interested in the whole process from the start of the race. Anyhoo have a great day!

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  12. Cindy Lee Olah says…
    10/03/2008

    Your pictures are wonderful Ali, what kind of camera do you use? They are slo crisp and clear...I'm sure it has a lot to do with the gal holding the camera but thought I'd ask anyway.

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  13. mandie segura says…
    10/03/2008

    Great photos, but my favorite is with the star lights! It just looks so fun and inviting!

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  14. Artful Yogi says…
    10/03/2008

    I don't think Biden caused any indigestion...
    Thanks for working so hard this week. Love this project.
    I, too, spent too much time reviewing youtube clips in anticipation of the debate.

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  15. Nicky Anderson says…
    10/03/2008

    Love the shots Ali - Yah it's TGIF!!!
    Looking forward to taking weekend shots also.
    Have a great day.
    Nicky

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  16. Artful Yogi says…
    10/03/2008
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  17. janperilli says…
    10/03/2008

    I love your baby bump picture too, and I hope I'm not the only one thinking this but, Man your Husband is a cutie. Sorry...just had to say it...

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  18. Megan says…
    10/03/2008

    your baby bump is adorable. your parents must be over the moon with all the grandbabies coming so thick and fast!

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  19. Megan says…
    10/03/2008

    also...I noticed your comment about the budget: Check out YNAB. (pronounced y-nab) super intuitive budget-spreadsheet based and coming out soon with a mac version. makes following a budget a cinch!

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  20. jennyg says…
    10/03/2008

    Love the photos!

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  21. sherryg says…
    10/03/2008

    Loving the baby bump photo!

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  22. Rinda says…
    10/03/2008

    Great blog today. Several of us put VP debate shots on flickr! Boy, Palni and Tina Fey really sound like dead-ringers for each other (I listened to first part of debate on way home).
    I had a great time on this project. I especially liked the self-portraits (did one each day), but I began to run out of ideas. I did: 2 of my feet, one of my fingers, one at computer with timer, two in mirror, one with camera held at arms' length.
    Any other good ideas for self-portraits?
    Rinda

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  23. Candi Tardio says…
    10/03/2008

    ali your baby bump is too cute :)
    can't wait to see her!!

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  24. Caitlin says…
    10/03/2008

    I wanted to share with everyone an interesting experience I had last night. A man named Kevin Sites came to lecture at my college. He is a journalist who visited twenty war zones in one year. This is a link to his website about his journey http://hotzone.yahoo.com/. He shared incredible things with us about his journey, about war, and about our country. He talked about the media telling us parts of the truth and editing things in favor of our country. What really struck me was his statements about this censoring practice preventing us from having an honest debate. He said that a country that has such wonderful ideals about democracy should receive all the information so that we can decide for ourselves what is right and wrong. He did emphasize that we are not lied to, we just don't always receive the whole truth.
    My picture of his book: http://flickr.com/photos/cajozo/2909869264/
    I also overheard him talking to some photography students that were asking his advice. He advised them all to begin writing. As a journalist, writing was his focus and taking pictures just came along with it. He said that by writing, the way they tell their story through pictures would change. It would give them a fresh perspective. Great advice for photographers and scrapbookers :)

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  25. gardenymph says…
    10/03/2008

    Hi Ali,
    I'd love to know where you got the star lights. I have a budding astronomer/astronaut/ballerina/princess that would love to have something like that.
    Something that came to mind looking at Simon's star wars pictures; that you have captured something that is his current obsession. There are so many things like that in my own children's lives too, and you never know when they are going to move on to something new and leave the old favorites behind. How wonderful that you have documented this. It makes me wonder what I have already forgotten, but it also inspires me to journal about their current favorite things now... like outer space/the planets/rocket ships/ballet/Polly Pockets etc/I Spy, etc.
    Thanks again! This has been so much fun. I hope to combine my journaling, photos, and blogging about this week to make a complete story. I will definitely do this at least twice a year or more I think.
    Jennifer

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