My Day in the Life posts are my very favorite because I know that one day, I will look back at these rather simple and uneventful days with my young kiddos as the very best days in my life.
I picked this last Monday, September 8th as my day to document because it seemed pretty average and routine…Kensington was at school, Andrew was at work and Smith and I were just getting some things done. The next Day in the Life post I do, I’ll be a mama to three…so fun :).
Good morning coffee. 4:35 and I’m up and ready to go!
I headed straight to my office and published Meal Planning Monday…
…and then I published The Hundred Dollar Question too.
On this particular morning, I watched/listened to Friends while I worked.
Poppy follows me around the house and sleeps next to me all morning.
My quiet time included this passage from Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling.
At 6:10, it was time to leave my office and empty the dishwasher.
At 6:30, I went upstairs to wake up this one for school.
My breakfast included an English muffin (half with almond butter and half with pumpkin butter) and a celery/spinach/green apple smoothie.
I put the ingredients to my Crock Pot Chicken Tacos in the slow cooker for supper.
And at 7:10, I went to wake up this guy.
Kensington was so excited because the night before, I changed her chalk board to celebrate her birthday week!
At 7:40, Andrew takes Miss K to kindergarten for the day.
And right around 8:05, this kid and I head to the gym.
It’s pretty common to see hot air balloons around our town…and we saw one this morning.
Walking into the gym with my little man.
I really think I have the prettiest gym…isn’t that a beautiful view?!
Off to work out…
…after my class, I took a quick shower (I didn’t wash my hair though), got dressed and headed out with Erika to the mall.
When we were leaving the gym, the boys wanted to ride together, so I took Nixon in my car and we headed out. I needed to pick up some pants at the mall that Andrew was having altered and then we were going to eat a quick lunch before leaving.
Narci and Presley met us for lunch…I ate breakfast tacos :).
When we left the mall…I had to get gas. Uggg…I hate stopping for gas.
Smith and I hit up the grocery store next for our weekly shopping.
He loves riding in the car cart :).
Back home with an hour to put away the groceries and do a few things before we needed to leave to pick up K.
Laundry in the washing machine.
I checked my email (and took a quick selfie).
Then Smith and I headed up to Kensington’s school and waited in the carpool line…I read this :).
Yay!! Kensington’s home from school!
We headed straight from school to tennis lessons with the Slaughters.
It was HOT. Goodness! The kids did great but Erika, Bowen and I were hot sitting there for an hour during the lesson.
I love me some Bowen!
Tennis greatness 🙂
They were tired after tennis. This is K lying on the mat in the garage…she said she was too tired to walk.
Laundry in the dryer.
I was starving when we got home (right at 5:00) and munched on crackers while I emptied out Kensington’s backpack and went through the mail.
We had a package on the front porch from my sweet friend Ashley!! She is really one of the most thoughtful people I know. It totally made my day!!
Right at 5:30, this handsome guy came home from work.
We ate our chicken tacos.
And the kids did Kensington’s homework with Andrew while I cleaned up after dinner.
The kiddos got their second wind and wanted to swim before bed…I don’t know where they get that energy! I was tired! They swam about 30 minutes.
I made their lunches for school the next day.
And then it was bath time! Part of Ashley’s gift was bath tub stuff for the kiddos…Kensington loved her pink bath!!
We watched an episode of Full House after bath time 🙂
Mulan has been going everywhere with us today…have you noticed?
I started folding laundry the last 10 minutes of Full House…
Then we took a really dark selfie before bed (at 7:45). I love this sweet girl!
He didn’t like his dark selfie, so he said asked me to use the flashlight thing…so I did and it was too bright ;). Love this sweet boy too!
I took a shower and washed my hair before putting on my pjs, eating a brownie and watching a bit of TV with Andrew.
Right around 9:15, I climbed into bed and watched a few more minutes of Friends before going to sleep.
I snapped a pic of the clock on my phone…9:20. We stayed up until right around 10:00 finishing Friends and then went to sleep.
Another average Monday in the Shull house…my very favorite kind of days.
On my foodie blog today…