101 Things Weekly Updates -- 012. Father-Child Bonding Time

Total progress

50/139 -- 36%

Week 143: August 23 - 29, 2010

I took Ariana to see Takers.

Week 142: August 16 - 22, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 141: August 9 - 15, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 140: August 2 - 8, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 139: July 26 - August 1, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 138: July 19 - 25, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 137: July 12 - 18, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 136: July 5 - 11, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 135: June 28 - July 4, 2010

I took Emily to McDonald's for lunch and some playtime at their playground.

Week 134: June 21 - 27, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 133: June 14 - 20, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 132: June 7 - 13, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 131: May 31 - June 6, 2010

I played tennis with Ariana.

Week 130: May 24 - 30, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 129: May 17 - 23, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 128: May 10 - 16, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 127: May 3 - 9, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 126: April 26 - May 2, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 125: April 19 - 25, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 124: April 12 - 18, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 123: April 5 - 11, 2010

I took Emily to dinner at McDonald's.

Week 122: March 29 - April 4, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 121: March 22 - 28, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 120: March 15- 21, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 119: March 8 - 14, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 118: March 1 - 7, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 117: February 22 - 28, 2010

I took Ariana to Jon and Bon's for frozen yogurt.

Week 116: February 15 - 21, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 115: February 8 - 14, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 114: February 1 - 7, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 113: January 25- 31, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 112: January 18- 24, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 111: January 11 - 17, 2010

I took Emily to Starbuck's for hot cocoa and a rice krispie square.

Week 110: January 4 - 10, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 109: December 28, 2009 - January 3, 2010

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 108: December 21 - 27, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 107: December 14 - 20, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 106: December 7 - 13, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 105: November 30 - December 6, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 104: November 23 - 29, 2009

I've been way behind on this, so I did two Daddy-daughter dates this week. I took Emily shopping with me, and we stopped for hot cocoa (me) and a smoothie (Emily). Ariana and I hiked up to Monkey Face in Upper Bidwell Park.

Week 103: November 16 - 22, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 102: November 9 - 15, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 101: November 2 - 8, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 100: October 26 - November 1, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 99: October 19 - 25, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 98: October 12 - 18, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 97: October 5 - 11, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 96: September 28 - October 4, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 95: September 21 - 27, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 94: September 14 - 20, 2009

I took emily to Baskin Robbins for ice cream.

Week 93: September 7 - 13, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 92: August 31 - September 6, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 91: August 24 - 30, 2009

I took Ariana to Baskin Robbins for ice cream.

Week 90: August 17 - 23, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 89: August 10 - 16, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 88: August 3 - 9, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 87: July 27 - August 2, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 86: July 20 - 26, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 85: July 13 - 19, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 84: July 6 - 12, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 83: June 29 - July 5, 2009

I took Anakin to Dairy Queen for ice cream.

Week 82: June 22 - 28, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 81: June 15 - 21, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 80: June 8 - 14, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 79: June 1 - 7, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 78: May 25 - 31, 2009

I took Emily out for breakfast at McDonald's.

Week 77: May 18 - 24, 2009

I took Ariana to the auto races at the fair since she hadn't ever been to a race before.

Week 76: May 11 - 17, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 75: May 4 - 10, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 74: April 27 - May 3, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 73: April 20 - 26, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 72: April 13 - 19, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 71: April 6 - 12, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 70: March 30 - April 5, 2009

I took Ariana to dinner at Hula's.

Week 69: March 23 - 29, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 68: March 16 - 22, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 67: March 9 - 15, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 66: March 2 - 8, 2009

I went for a walk with Emily.

Week 65: February 23 - March 1, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 64: February 16 - 22, 2009

I took Anakin to Dairy Queen for some ice cream.

Week 63: February 9 - 15, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 62: February 2 - 8, 2009

I took Emily to Barnes & Noble, where we drank hot cocoa, ate cookies, and read princess stories.

Week 61: January 26 - February 1, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week. (We all went to my brother-in-law's house to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday.)

Week 60: January 19 - 25, 2009

I took Ariana to see Hotel for Dogs.

Week 59: January 12 - 18, 2009

I took Rachelle to see Paul Blart Mall Cop.

Week 58: January 5 - 11, 2009

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week. (My parents are in town, and I didn't want to take that time away from them.)

Week 57: December 29, 2008 - January 4, 2009

I took Anakin to Starbucks for hot cocoa.

Week 56: December 22 - 28, 2008

I took Emily to the bookstore, and we read stories. Then we picked out a card, and Emily and I both wrote notes to Mommy.

Week 55: December 15 - 21, 2008

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 54: December 8 - 14, 2008

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 53: December 1 - 7, 2008

I played catch-up this week and had bonding time with two of the kids. I took my foster son to lunch at Wendy's, and then I took Rachelle to see Four Christmases.

Week 52: November 23 - 30, 2008

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 51: November 17 - 23, 2008

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 50: November 10 - 16, 2008

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week. (I was out of town for most of the week.)

Week 49: November 3 - 9, 2008

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week. (Crystal and I did, however, do a family date with Ariana and Emily before I went out of town on Sunday.)

Week 48: October 27 - November 2, 2008

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 47: October 20 - 26, 2008

I took Emily to Starbucks for hot cocoa, and we hung out there for a while.

Week 46: October 13 - 19, 2008

I took Emily to Baskin Robbins for ice cream.

Week 45: October 6 - 12, 2008

I took Ariana to the theater to see Bevery Hills Chihuahua.

Week 44: September 28 - October 5, 2008

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 43: September 22 - 28, 2008

I wanted to catch up a bit, so I did bonding time with two of the kids this week. First, I took my older foster son to Big Al's for an ice cream cone. Then I took my younger foster son to McDonald's for dinner.

Week 42: September 15 - 21, 2008

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 41: September 8 - 14, 2008

I didn't get to do individual bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 40: September 1 - 7, 2008

I took my foster daughter to Big Al's for ice cream.

Week 39: August 25 - 31, 2008

I took Emily to Big Al's for ice cream.

Week 38: August 18 - 24, 2008

I didn't get to do bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 37: August 11 - 17, 2008

I took Ariana to the mall, where we searched for a modest bathing suit top that wasn't hideous. We weren't successful, but we did manage to find some frozen yogurt that was really tasty.

Week 36: August 4 - 10, 2008

I took my 3-year-old foster son to Starbucks where we had hot cocoa together.

Week 35: July 28 - August 3, 2008

I didn't get to do bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 34: July 21 - 27, 2008

I took Emily out for hot cocoa and a rice krispie treat.

Week 33: July 14 - 20, 2008

I didn't get to do bonding time with any of the kids this week. (We were on vacation during the last part of the week.)

Week 32: July 7 - 13, 2008

I didn't get to do bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 31: June 30 - July 6, 2008

I didn't get to do bonding time with any of the kids this week. (We did, however, do a family fun day on Sunday.)

Week 30: June 23 - 29, 2008

I let my foster daughter choose between ice cream and hot cocoa. She wanted hot cocoa, so we went to Starbucks, where I bought her hot cocoa and a cookie and hung out with her for a while.

Week 29: June 16 - 22, 2008

I didn't get to do bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 28: June 9 - 15, 2008

I took Ariana to Baskin Robbins, where we ate ice cream and chatted for a while.

Week 27: June 2 - 8, 2008

I didn't get to do bonding time with any of the kids this week.

Week 26: May 26 - June 1, 2008

Ariana and I went to a late movie at the theather. We saw The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, which we both enjoyed immensely.

Week 25: May 19 - 25, 2008

At her request, I took Emily to Starbucks for her favorite treat: hot cocoa and a cookie.

Week 24: May 12 - 18, 2008

I didn't get a chance to take either of the girls out this week.

Week 23: May 5 - 11, 2008

This was Ariana's birthday week, so we did a special bonding evening. We got all dressed up, and I took her to Christian Michael, one of the nicest restaurants in town. After that, we went to the theater and saw What Happens in Vegas. (This was one of the funniest movies I've seen in quite a while, by the way.) Then we went to Ben & Jerry's for a little ice cream to finish off the night.

Week 22: April 28 - May 4, 2008

Ariana and I went to FunLand to hit some baseballs and softballs in their batting cage. I did pretty well with the softballs, but the baseball pitching machind repeatedly struck me out. Ariana did about as well as I did. Still, it was fun!

Week 21: April 21 - 27, 2008

I took Emily to McDonald's for dinner. We ate, and she played on the play equipment for a few minutes. Then we went for a little hike halfway around Horseshoe Lake in Upper Bidwell Park. She was fascinated with looking into the water.

Week 20: April 14 - 20, 2008

I was completely wiped out on Sunday, so I didn't get to do a date with one of the kids.

Week 19: April 7 - 13, 2008

Emily and I hung out at the local Barnes & Noble. We read some stories in the children's section, and then we had hot cocoa and shared a cookie.

Week 18: March 31 - April 6, 2008

I played tennis and did some driver's training with Ariana. I wrote a post with the full story: Tennis and Driving: The Day Dad Went Crazy.

Week 17: March 24 - 30, 2008

I took Emily out for her favorite "date": hot cocoa and cookies.

Week 16: March 17 - 23, 2008

I hung out with Ariana for a while this week. The full story is in the Good Directions post.

Week 15: March 10 - 16, 2008

Going out with one of the kids was put on hold this week as my parents came into town for a visit. We all spent time together instead.

Week 14: March 3 - 9, 2008

Crystal was sick on Sunday, so I didn't get to go out with any of the kids this week.

Week 13: February 25 - March 2, 2008

Weely goals were on hold as we were out of town on vacation.

Week 12: February 18 - February 24, 2008

I took Emily with me while I did some shopping for our trip to Utah. We also ate a treat -- some yummy chocolate cookies -- together.

Week 11: February 11 - February 17, 2008

I didn't get a chance to take any of the kids out this week.

Week 10: February 4 - February 10, 2008

I took William to Bidwell Park. We took a nice walk since it was a beautiful, sunny day. On the way home, we stopped by Starbucks, and I bought him a hot cocoa.

Week 9: January 28 - February 3, 2008

I didn't get a chance to take any of the kids out this week.

Week 8: January 21 - January 27, 2008

I took Ariana to the mall. She spent the last little bit that she had left on a gift card, and then we walked around the mall looking at some different stuff.

Week 7: January 14 - January 20, 2008

I took Emily for a walk in Lower Bidwell Park, and we finished up our time at the Caper Acres playground. I pushed Emily on the swings for a while before we headed home for hot cocoa.

Week 6: January 7 - January 13, 2008

I went for a walk with William, and then we stopped at the store where I bought him a sweet treat.

Week 5: December 31, 2007 - January 6, 2008

I let Ariana pick a movie that she wanted to watch. She chose P.S. I Love You. Now I'm afraid she's going to run off to Ireland to find one of those hot guys with the great eyes and then marry him.

After the movie, we made a quick stop at Starbuck's to pick up a couple of drinks.

Week 4: December 24 - December 30, 2007

I took Emily to Barnes & Noble. We read stories in the children's section for a while, and then I bought her hot toto and a cookie. I had a nonfat, sugar free, decaf caramel latte. I know, I know, what's the point of drinking that? But, hey, it tastes good!

Week 3: December 17 - December 23, 2007

I took William to Upper Bidwell Park. There's a blog post that gives the full story.

Week 2: December 10 - December 16, 2007

I took Ariana to Starbucks for a caramel frappuccino, her favorite coffee drink. We also went to Best Buy to window shop for cool toys such as big-screen tv's that we can't quite afford and then to a shoe store so Ariana could show me the cool shoes that she wanted.

Week 1: December 3 - 9, 2007

I took Emily to dinner at McDonald's. After she finished her chitten nuddets we played in the McDonald's play place. Yes, I crawled through the little tunnels and up the steps.

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