Thursday, March 22, 2012

We survived being unplugged!

Do you remember this movie from the 1980's?  My sister and I loved all of them!  I remember one part of the last movie I think it was, where Chip had a girlfriend, and she was running out of juice, so he unplugged himself so she could live.  It was really sweet.  I kinda felt like him today, while 4/5 of our little family was trying to stay away from the TV. 


Here's what our unplugged day looked like!
 First, Tyler decided he would rather eat the straps of his high chair then have breakfast.  He's pretty cute doing it though!

Then, we went swimming with my friend Marla and her two boys.  I had the camera with me, but forgot to take pictures.  After swimming, we went to Costco for lunch and some shopping.  If you're in the market for a swimsuit, check them out!

Then we came home.  Abigail fell asleep in the van, so she went for a nap and Annika headed outside to ride her bike.  She did that for awhile, then came inside and wanted to help me, so we put in a new doorknob in our bathroom.  It's part of my low budget makeover.  It might not look like she's doing it right here, but she did manage to tighten the screws.  The doorknob works even!

After that and before we dropped Annika off at Cubbies, we went to Starbucks for cake pops.  The girls LOVE them and I thought it was a nice treat for them being so good at not watching TV.  *This was not from lack of trying.  I caught Annika trying to turn the computer on by clicking the mouse twice today, and she turned the TV a couple of times as well.  Good thing I thought of that in advance and turned the computer totally off instead of putting it to sleep (she doesn't know how to turn it on yet) and the TV was put onto the screen we go to when we watch DVDs.  She also doesn't know how to turn it to the proper TV watching screen.  (I apologize for my lack of technological savvy here...I have no clue what the proper terms are.)

All in all, it was a pretty good day.  Annika told Clark on the phone tonight that she wasn't bored at all, so that's a good thing!  I also found that since I wanted to keep track of what we were doing, I took more pictures.  This is not really tough for me, since I am notorious at not taking pictures at all!  I can't wait to see what we're going to do next week.  If it's warm, I think we'll check out a park.  If not, maybe the library?


  1. Good for you. Glad it went well. I need to follow this. Though after what you said today, I was aware just how much the Tv was on even if it wasn't being watched

  2. Good job!! LOVE the pictures you included :)

  3. I know i say this lots, but your kids are adorable. Annika is such a good helper!