I’ve done this once before on my personal blog but I thought maybe it would be fun to try it here too. Did you ever want to be a fly on the wall and watch how someone lives their life? Today I’m going to let you be that fly on my wall. Last Friday I carefully photographed and documented my day from the time I woke up until I went to bed. The good, the bad and the ugly. And today I am sharing it with you.
Frankly I had a blast doing this. I had my camera with me all day and captured sweet and wonderful moments that I never would have had I not had my camera with me. My challenge to you is to do this too. Do it on your own blog if you have one-whether it’s a craft blog, family blog, whatever. Link back to this post and then let me know you did it so I can take a peek at your life!
This is going to be picture heavy, but that’s what makes it fun!
Friday, April 25th 2013:
7:30-Woke up and started to get ready for the day. I took a quick peek at my email first thing (I might be a bit addicted) and then headed to the shower. My 1 year old was already awake and talking in his bed and my 5 year old was playing in his room, but I ignored them both so that I could squeeze my shower in quick first.
8:09-Done showering and getting dressed and have started doing my hair. Time to wake up the big boys (7 and 9) for school. They’re already awake in their room so I just have to tell them to start getting ready.
8:10-9:00-Scramble around making breakfast for 4 little boys, getting myself the rest of the way ready for the day, making my bed, overseeing their morning prep, etc. Usually in the mornings they have to do chores by on Fridays they get a day off. Makes our mornings quite a bit easier.
We’re eating waffles with peanut butter and syrup. Happy but messy:
We also have hot chocolate most mornings:
And today we had monster trucks at the table too:
Here’s my breakfast:
I intended to unload the dishwasher. Didn’t get to it:
9:00 or so-We head for school. Which is less than 1 a mile away. On Fridays I run Spirit Friday for the PTA. That means I find out which class has the most kids wearing the school colors and they win the bear in the classroom for the week! Woohoo!
5 year old is happy to do his Leap Pad book while I do Spirit Friday:
That takes about 15 minutes.
9:30-I pick up a friend’s kid and we head to a farm for a preschool field trip. It was a beautiful, sunny day and really fun to roam this little farm. We road on a hay ride, the kids got to ride ponies and we saw lots of animals:
Look mom-no hands!
Around 12 we headed back to our neck of the woods. We rush home for a quick lunch and leave the kitchen in a bit of a mess:
We had to make 1 more stop at the school.
I normally would have done this earlier while I was doing Spirit Friday but we had to rush off to that field trip. On Fridays I swap out books for the second graders to take home to read at night. It just takes like 20-30 minutes.
The 5 year old is again a dream.
The 1 year old is sick of this. And it’s really almost naptime:
On our way out the 5 year old was helping the 1 year old get a drink. I was walking towards them in the hall and a lady I passed commented on how cute it was and said “don’t you wish you had your camera?” I did! I never have my camera with me but today I did! Yay. Sweet moment captured:
Finally we head home and hit the sack:
The 5 year old watches a movie on mom’s Ipad for a little while. This is something new that I just started last week. He gets to watch a movie for 1 hour while I do computer work. Then he has 1 hour of quiet time while I do projects. It’s working out pretty well so far. I used to only give myself that 1 hour of quiet time.
Mom hits the computer:
After his movie I sewed a little. Here’s a sneak peak of the project I am working on (which you will see in a few weeks):
But guess what? Bad luck. I broke a needle and ripped my fabric. I’m thinking a button will go right over that hole:
I decided I had had enough of crafting at that point. Frustrating.
3:30: Check the mail with the littles before picking up the bigs from school.
Great new! Lego magazines came. My boys are in heaven when the new ones come!
When I picked them up we went to my favorite cupcake joint because they were giving out free cupcakes and seriously, who can pass that up? Not us! (There was some donating of $$ to a good cause involved to get the free cupcakes.)
Around 4:30 we got home from getting cupcakes…and I started making cupcakes for a bake sale that night. Do we sense that I have a cupcake problem here? This is what my kitchen looked like BEFORE I started the cupcakes. I did get it cleaned up a little before the evening ended. Never did get that dishwasher unloaded though.
Then I helped my 7 year old with his Crazy Little Kids Project, the LightSabers from yesterday’s post. I realize that at this point I am just being ridiculous about the amount of things I am packing in to this day, but I had promised him and he was so excited, what could I do?
At 6 my husband got home and we headed to our church for a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser and the bake sale I mentioned earlier. We picked up a friend on the way so I sat in the backseat with the kids to make room for him:
The kids had a blast at the dinner. There was even a bounce house in the church. Nice!
Finally, at 7:30 we came home and got the kids ready for bed. On Friday nights they get boys’ movie night. They all huddle together in 1 room and watch a movie with popcorn while me and my husband have date night.
We get takeout, eat and watch a couple of reruns of The X-Files. It’s the highlight of my week. Seriously, I love it!
My favorite salad in the whole wide world.
There you have it. My day. Not every day is quite this packed full of activities. But truthfully, most are about this crazy.
Now, let’s see your day in the life posts!