The last time I did a “day in the life of Shay” was back on January 8, so I picked this last Monday to do a summer version. I picked Monday because I knew we had tennis camp and swimming, so I thought the day might be somewhat interesting (for a boring old Monday at least)…well, you know what happens to best laid plans…
I headed straight to my office with coffee in hand to publish my blogs (it was Meal Planning Monday!) and get to work.
At 5:00 a.m., I always turn on the Dennis & Callahan Show to listen to them talk about New England sports (like my Sox!).
We were leaving early this morning for tennis camp (7:30), so I combined a quick breakfast with my quiet time. I ate an English muffin with orange marmalade and a chocolate banana almond butter smoothie.
I’m reading Deuteronomy right now and I love the verse in chapter 31…”Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord is the one who goes before you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor forsake you.”
Kensington was up right at 6:00 (we put them to bed early the night before so that they would be well rested for tennis). Jammies, check; robe, check; dog, check; Lucky Charms, check.
I had to go wake up Smith…he told me it was too early.
We kept things really healthy, and he had a Poptart for breakfast with milk :).
I got dressed for the gym (tennis camp is at my gym) and watched Friends while getting ready.
I had to go wake up Poppy and tell her to rise and shine.
And then it started pouring…the weather channel app on my phone showed no rain…yet, it was pouring.
It’s never too early for sarcasm from Sheaffer 🙂
With bags packed and kids ready to go, we headed up to tennis camp to see if it would stop raining.
It didn’t stop, so Erika and I let the kids play for an hour before our strength class began. Nixon was really good at miniature air hockey (look at that expression!).
Two girls killing time before 8:00 in the morning…
We let the kids run around on the indoor track and make silly faces. I just love these five kiddos!
At 8:45, Erika and I were ready for our strength class (or at least we pretended to be ready).
After class, we went to get the kids and Bowen came running up to me going “Hi Shay! Hi Shay! Hi Shay!”. Melt my heart.
The rain continued and we cancelled our pool plans. We invited Ebby Lee over to play and have lunch, I lit my candles, turned on my favorite music and did stuff around the house.
The girls colored and Smith built things…it was actually really peaceful and a nice way to spend the afternoon.
My dad texted me…he thinks he is so clever ;).
I made myself an omelet for lunch (1 egg, 2 egg whites, bell pepper, green onions and tomatillo salsa) with fruit and Nut Thins.
The kids wanted Mac and Cheese and a Corn Dog…who am I to deny them such a glorious lunch on a rainy day?
I took a shower (usually I shower at the gym but because of the crazy tennis/pool/rain stuff, I just came home and showered instead). Clean and dressed.
I got back to work while the kids played. Doesn’t that look yummy?! Click here for the recipe.
Before we dropped Ebby Lee off at home, we took a silly pic.
Back home by 1:45, kids down for naps and I treated myself to a homemade latte and 2 no bake cookies (don’t judge…they have oatmeal and peanut butter, that’s healthy, right?!?!). Girl math.
Andrew ran by the house for a minute just as K was walking downstairs after her nap. Love these two :).
Around 4:00, I folded and put away a load of laundry. Fun times.
At 4:30, I knew I had a solid 30 minutes of downtime, so I read a magazine.
Smith came downstairs around 4:45 and began coloring.
Andrew was leaving the following day for a trip. We have a tradition that we eat Mexican food before any trip…so, at 5:45, we ate yummy Mexican food.
My dinner companions.
After dinner, we needed to run by the grocery store…K fell asleep in the car.
Smith crawled in the front seat with me while Andrew was finishing up a phone call and K was napping in the grocery store parking lot.
Inside the grocery store, K perked up quickly when I told her she could pick a polish for me to use on her fingers that night.
When we got home, K headed to the tub.
While she was in the tub, I showered and then we both put on our pjs and I painted her nails.
Kids asleep by 8:15 and I ate a brownie (of course!).
Andrew and I watched 24. I love, love, love 24! Whoever had the idea to bring it back is brilliant. I would kiss them on the lips if I met them :). I snapped this picture while we were watching and then…
…I climbed into bed around 9:45 and turned on a King of Queens (because I like to watch something happy after I watch something intense like 24) and look who was on this random rerun of King of Queens…the same actress from 24 that I had just photographed. Random coincidence!
A quick screenshot before I went to bed…9:51 p.m. I stayed up another 15 minutes or so and then it was lights out.
On my foodie blog today…
…I’m reviewing a really good cookbook, sharing a yummy recipe (Cast Iron Steak Fajitas) and giving away a copy of the book too. Click here to check it out!
And don’t forget, I’m doing a Shade of Shay on building a house next week. If you have any questions (not too personal), leave them in the comment section here and I’ll answer them next week.