Today everyone is showing a day in the life…
I try and do one of these posts about twice a year because for me personally, I want to remember these days. I love looking back at how I spent my days at home when my oldest two were babies…those are sweet memories. It was tiring, exhausting, often frustrating and hard work, but boy, it was joy too. I’m so glad that I have it documented.
I love this quote…
…there is so much truth here.
So, in my 7 years of doing these posts, I’ve never done one on a Friday. Why? Why? Why? Fridays are awesome! Fridays should be documented! This is a day in the life of us last Friday, October 30…
Good morning to you! Up and at ’em with coffee in hand by 4:24 am.
First order of business, post my blogs for the day. I love Friday Favorites :).
Because I have always been an old lady trapped inside a young body…I work with a blanket on me.
I work from 4:30 to 6:00 and then at 6:00, I stop and…
…do my daily quiet time. Right now, along with my quiet time each morning, I’m reading Girl Meets Change.
Right around 6:20, I empty the dishwasher and make breakfast simultaneously.
The pic not good…the food, very good! I ate one scrambled egg, two pieces of turkey bacon and a piece of toast with pumpkin butter.
At 6:30, it’s time to wake up the troops for school. First stop, Kensington’s room…
…Kensington is sometimes not in her bed. Thus begins the fun game of “find Kensington”…
…not in Smith’s room…
…ahhhh! She was in Ashby’s room! So, I woke all three kiddos up and took them downstairs for breakfast and a little TV before school.
Next, I got dressed. On Fridays, we walk to school and then I stay and volunteer with Erika for a little bit. When we’re done, Erika, Bowen, Ashby and I go for a long walk in lieu of the gym. So, I’m dressed in my gym clothes. Side note, Andrea gave me this super cute vest/jacket thing. You can unzip the sleeves off and just have a puffer or wear it as is. This is really comfy!
Hey! Look who’s home from the gym! Grabbed a kiss from this guy and headed off to get the kids dressed for school. We have a deal in our house and it works beautifully for us…I get all three kids up, ready and dressed in the morning and Andrew makes sure they all get bathed, into pjs and into bed at night (and then I go in and kiss them). I do mornings, he does evenings and everyone is happy.
Kensington is not ready to get dressed for the day.
For some reason, Smith thought his cap and gloves were necessary on this morning.
Well…I guess we’re not walking to school…or walking after we volunteer. Everyone piled into my car and off we went.
I surprised Smith on this morning and was the mystery reader in his class at 8:10. I read his favorite book, The Day the Crayons Quit.
Such sweet kindergartners!
By 8:20, I was back in the teacher’s copy room with Erika, Ashby and Bowen making copies.
Trying to leave school while it’s raining with a kid in a cast is a lot of work!
We had plans to walk after school and to head to Target…but the rain had me lazy and we headed home instead. Look who we ran into on his way out? 🙂
We were inside for the day and Ashby wanted to get out the Play-Doh.
This girl loves her Play-Doh!
I changed into my favorite shoes :).
The trees are pretty outside my window. I love fall.
Well…inside on a rainy day means I’m baking for my blog!
One of my favorite little helpers :).
All in a day’s work.
I made a dish for my blog that had a side of quinoa along with it…so, for lunch, Ashby and I ate broccoli and bacon quinoa (yes), pepperoni and grapes.
And then, laundry round #1.
Someone read a book while I folded laundry.
Ashby took her nap around 12:45 and I went to work on Disney vacations for clients. Here I am at my desk…helping people with their family vacations.
When it rains, I must drink coffee all day. I must.
Around 2:30, I went into the front of our house with a fresh cup of coffee to write some recipes…only to find remnants of a first grader laying around :).
On some Fridays, Andrew goes and gets the big kids from school. They entered the house in a flurry of excitement!
I then proceeded to fold and put up laundry, round two.
At the same time, I watched Project Runway off my DVR.
By 5:00, I finally got dressed and put some actual clothes on for dinner and our church’s trunk or treat. (Um, I love plaid…this we all know…and I especially love it with a puffer.)
We were heading to the garage and I saw the kids all piled on the floor waiting for us.
In the car and off to dinner!
Tex-Mex for the win on a Friday night!
After dinner, we headed to our church’s gym for trunk or treat (it was raining, so we couldn’t do it out of trunks). These three had the best time!
Ashby loves her some Nixon!
They were huddled in a corner eating candy :).
We got home and everyone took showers and got their pajamas on for movie night. On this night…October 30…we decided Ghostbusters was in order!
At 10:22, I went to sleep.
So, that is a day in the life of the Shulls.
I can’t wait to see everyone else’s days in the link up!
Next time on Show & Tell Tuesdays, we’re sharing mission and service projects we’ve been a part of.
And to see posts from the past…
(I was in China for the first two, so I wasn’t able to participate.)
And on my foodie blog today…