My friend Danielle just did a day in the life post, and I loved it. It’s been awhile since I did one of these, so I figured the (almost) last day of summer would be a good day for this.
7:00-Someone little and snuggly climbs into my bed. I feel like it can’t possibly be morning yet, but of course it is. Logan and I snuggle in bed for another 20 minutes or so.
7:25-I hear Camryn talking to herself. The talking quickly turns more urgent. Time to get up.
7:30-We all say good-bye to Derek. Connor has stumbled out of bed by this point. Good-bye includes hugs and kisses for all, and all of us waving to him as he pulls out of the garage.
7:45-make my coffee, Logan’s bowl of cereal, and Camryn’s cinnamon toast. Connor isn’t ready to eat quite yet. I eat some cereal, read blogs and emails. Finally make Connor and english muffin for breakfast. Oh, and Logan also eats a pizza lunchable. Choose your battles…
8:00-the boys watch Diego and Dora while I get myself and Camryn ready for the day. I clean up the breakfast mess and take a moment to think about the day and make a to-do list and a shopping list.
8:55-Help the boys get dressed. They can do this themselves, but they are having a bit of a helpless morning.
9:10-Leave to run our errands. I need to go to Target, and then decide to go to Wal-Mart, too. I was hoping to find a pool on clearance big enough for all 3, but no such luck.
11:15-Home again. I only had to remind the kids 3 times to use inside voices, and only had to say no to 15 different “can I haves”. Not too bad. No tears, no tantrums, and I stuck to my list. That’s a successful shopping trip in my book.
11:30-Feed everyone lunch. Ham and green beans for Camryn, ham and cheetos for the boys, and a leftover meat cupcake for me.
12:00-Clean up lunch. Start a load of laundry. The boys alternate between playing a few computer games (Webkinz for C, Nick Jr. for L), and have motorcycle races complete with rock and card obstacles in the dining room.
12:30-Put Cami down for her nap.
12:35-Fold yesterday’s laundry, put away the last week’s laundry, make my bed, do a quick bathroom clean, and break up several fights between the boys.
2:00-sit here and start this blog, read other blogs, enjoy the (relative) peace and quiet. Logan is watching Max and Ruby, Connor is playing a computer game. (Sidenote…it sounds like we’ve done a lot of tv/computer time already…usually they are limited to 1 hour per day, but it’s the last day of summer, and I’m just letting them play.)
2:30-Camryn wakes up from her nap. I make snickerdoodles, she walks around being cute, and the boys finish up their shows/computer games.
3:00-We all go out in the (hot as you know what) backyard. I fill about 50 water balloons. What takes me half an hour to accomplish is undone in less than 5 minutes. But the boys are having fun, so it’s all good.
3:30-Camryn and I head inside. The boys continue their water fight just using the hose.
3:40-Everyone is back inside. Camryn and I take a little walk to the mailbox, and the boys spend about 15 minutes just running around the house naked, eating cookies, and cleaning up the cards from this morning’s obstacle course.
4:00-Finish making the snickerdoodles. Eat too many of them.
4:10-Boys go back outside to play with our neighbor. I have no idea exactly what they are doing, but it definitely involves dirt, the hose, some cars, some legos, and some sticks.
4:22-It starts to thunder. I’m hope the storm holds off a little longer. They are having a great time outside. I play with Camryn, and start working on Connor’s official Morning and Nighttime Charts.
5:00-Outside time is over. The thunder and lightening is close, and it’s going to rain any minute. The boys run back to their room to play. They play nicely together for the next 45 minutes, which is a rare thing these days. I finish up the charts and sort of putter around, waiting for Derek to get home.
5:45-Derek is home. Yay! We eat leftovers for dinner (taco salad for me, meat cupcake for Connor, nachos for Logan, sausage and tortellini soup for Derek, and quesadilla and peaches for Cam.)
6:35-We all load up to go see the class lists at C’s school and to rent a movie. I was definitely the most excited to see the class lists. I loved that part of starting a new school year!
7:15-Home, with Shrek the Third and a Diego movie. The boys get their jammies on, I give Cami a bath and get her ready for bed, and Derek finishes cleaning up the kitchen.
7:30-Camryn goes to bed and the boys start their movies. I clean up a few things, and then get out Connor’s yearbook from last year to see his teacher and try to find the kids who are going to be in his class. I’m such a dork!
9:00-movies over, time to brush teeth and head to bed.
9:10-Goodnight hugs and kisses all around, and boys are tucked in.
9:12-Logan is out of bed because his nightlight isn’t plugged in.
9:14-Connor is crying because he doesn’t want a nightlight.
9:20-silence all around. All the crying was just a last ditch effort to stay awake.
10:00-finish up this blog, and I’m headed to bed!
(sorry for the lack of pictures. This would have been way better with pics. Oh well!)