August 26, 2011

These Are The Days Of Our Lives

 one day of ivy
The trail of Ivy (my view from the kitchen sink) :
"let's play dollhouse now let's paint then draw look my pencil makes a drum set!"


So what have we been doing all day, now that the boys are back in school and it's just Ivy and me?

Well, the first day, we chased the school bus to take pics of Gray going to his kindergarten class. And then we went to Target. Of course. And then kind of milled around, napped, and such. Yesterday Jeff was off so in the morning I worked for an hour at a coffee shop and then we walked downtown to have lunch and visit the splash pad.

And then today Ivy assumed we were going to walk again, and I thought, why not. The 3+ miles roundtrip does help me get away from my computer and phone and would be excellent exercise until I finally get around to joining the Y. So we walked again and got an iced latte (and she a frozen cherry lemonade) and I'm tempted to start making this an every day thing.

When we got home we put on Pandora (Laurie Berkner station) and filled up the baby pool to make a water park for her My Little Ponies. As long as she had control of the water hose, I could even get some work done. Right about then was when it hit me that one is quite fun. This is going to be a precious time for us. A gift I didn't even see coming. It's awesome.

Now, I'm about to join her outside, dancing to Bob Marley with no pants on and maybe do some knitting while she "does beauty shop" to me and the ponies. (I'll keep my pants on.)


[*] I was sent a few tickets from Kodak to see the new Anne Hathaway movie One Day just out in theaters. I went to see it last night and I had not read the book - I definitely did not expect that ending! I have two tickets (from Kodak as well) to give away if you would like to see it, too?

Just leave a comment here to be entered to win the pair, and feel free to "like" Kodak on Facebook, while you're at it (today is the last day to vote in their special One Day photo contest, btw)! The tickets can be used virtually anywhere in the U.S. except AMC. I'll choose one comment at random on Monday August 29th and mail the tickets to the winner right away!

I also happen to have another giveaway going on- enter to win $75 to Tea Collection here.

Congrats to winner Celeste. Your tickets have been sent!

34 comments:

  1. I'd LOVE to see that movie, and Gabe might even go with me if we got to get in for free! ;)

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  2. I would love to see that movie.

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  3. Oh man...I'm going to have to quickly read the book if I win. I always have to read the book first! :)

    Glad you are enjoying your mornings with just 1. That is a gift! :)

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  4. It would be super nice to win!

    stefanielritz at gmail dot com

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  5. Mommy would love a night out at the movies!

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  6. I'm curious to see how the movie compares to the book...

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  7. Sounds like an amazing day! Also would love to win tickets to see One Day. :)

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  8. Might be something me and Mimi could do next week?

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  9. I'm curious to see the movie. Usually every book read that becomes a movie is a disappointment. I'd love to see what they did with it.

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  10. I definitely would love to see that movie.

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  11. Your days sound lovely. I definitely need to incorporate more walks.

    Oh, and I'd love to see that movie. Anne Hathaway is pretty great.

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  12. One-on-one time is the greatest. With my youngest, Iris, we traveled together when she participated in Irish dancing competitions. We traveled to lots of places around the country and loved our time snuggled in a hotel room bed watching TV, eating and laughing at a restaurant, and hanging out with other moms and daughters at the Feis. She gave this up when she was a senior in HS, and I felt a great void. Don't know about her.
    Stephanie - so glad you kept your pants on:) :) :)

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  13. I would love to see the movie!

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  14. I would love to get out of the house with a girlfriend for a movie.

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  15. A movie in an actual theater? Do they still have those??!?!?!!...I think it has been at least 5 years since I was at something like that. What an interesting thing it would be to try it again! And pre-hubby and kiddos I went to a whole lot of movies :)

    Heather

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  16. I would love to see that movie!

    laurel dot blazekovich at gmail dot com

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  17. Ooohh...count me in. Would love to see the movie. It's always a treat to get to see a grown up movie that doesn't have animated characters or superheroes. :)

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  18. I'd love to see this movie and love a night out even MORE :)

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  19. I think that movie looks fascinating. Probably because for G and I, the whole, some years they were together at a certain time, others they weren't has been so true. Life is full of interesting highs and lows, twists and turns.

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  20. would be awesome to win these tickets!

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  21. My twins went off to school at the same time - missed that one on one season! Sounds lovely. And the walks downtown sound lovely too.

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  22. I would love to see any movie at this point! Ah motherhood...

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  23. Oh, it looks as though you have having SO.MUCH.FUN with your Ivy girl.

    Bri

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  24. I would love to see this movie!

    I am glad you kept your pants on though I wish we didn't lose the ability to go pantsless when we turn 6...

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  25. I would love to see this movie!

    I am glad you kept your pants on though I wish we didn't lose the ability to go pantsless when we turn 6...

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  26. This movie looks Good! :)

    Deanarooks@gmail.com

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  27. I would live to see how this movie turns out. I read the book and loved it. Movies can never quite capture the story the same as the book, though. Thanks for the chance at winning tickets. Whether I win or not. You have a lovely family. And I don't just mean in the way you all look. Thank you for sharing pieces of your life with us
    Kristen in NC
    Rose4275@hotmail.com

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  28. I'd LOVE. TO. SEE. THAT. MOVIE!! btw, enjoy your time with one...I get it.

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  29. I usually like to read a book before I see a movie, however if I got the chance to see this movie, I'd read the book afterward! Would love a chance to win. And, I'm glad someone else's kitchen/eating area looks almost as messy and as full of kids as mine does. :)

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  30. How fun! I haven't been to see a movie in ages, so this would maybe push me out the door. :)

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  31. FUN! I haven't had time to come by your blog lately, but I'm glad I caught this. I have been wanting to see it, but for budget purposes will probably wait til it is on dvd. I'm glad to hear you liked it, none of my friends have seen it, but it looked like a great moms night in movie :)

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  32. I'd love to go to and I've not read the book either---trying to skim through the comments and not read any because I'm afraid someone will give it away :D


    Crossing my fingers (this would be a great date movie <3)

    --S.S.

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