It’s a day in the life of us.
Occasionally, I do one of these posts and they’re always really popular. And listen…I get it! These are my favorite posts to read on other people’s blogs too. I always find it so fascinating to read about the daily life of a complete stranger. #imweirdlikethat #weirdosunite
Another reason I love doing these posts though is because these are my absolute favorite to go back and reread later. I love remembering these little days right here that I get to spend with my kiddos.
Before we begin, two disclaimers:
1. I always pick these days randomly on my calendar and let them turn into what they are.
2. For some reason, when I went back through this day, I’m a hot mess in every picture. I either just took a shower or needed a shower. It was just one of those days.
Good morning. My alarm went off at 4:40 AM. I walked past Andrew already up and doing his quiet time when I went to fetch my coffee.
Robe, check. Cozy blanket, check. Coffee, check. A lot of work to do early in the morning, check, check.
Before I dive into work, I always do my quiet time. I’m halfway through my One Year Bible and LOVING IT! I think I’ll even do it again next year.
My company every morning.
Double checked my blog posts for the day. Don’t you love the shark on my monitor? #boymom
At 6:30, I emptied the dishwasher and made breakfast…a cold-pressed juice and toast with almond butter and flax for the win.
Someone had a bad dream the night before and was in our bed. Two days a week over the summer, I wake them up and we head to the gym…this was one of those days. Kiddos up at 7:00.
(And you can see my Week in Workouts post HERE.)
I woke up the sisters too.
The next hour was a blur of breakfast, bed making, getting dressed and out the door at 8:00.
They wore their swimsuits to the gym so we could swim right after.
At the gym and loading my stuff in my locker.
Ha! I took three selfies while we worked out…and two of them looked like I was dying. My Wednesday morning class is HARD! Love working out with my friends though…that makes everything better :).
I showered at the gym, changed into my swimsuit, grabbed the kids and we headed to the grocery store to get lunch before the pool. Some days we bring our lunch from home, some days we order lunch at the pool and some days, we grab stuff at the grocery store on our way. This was one of those days.
At the pool with Meg…my summer BFF :). Meg and I joke that we’re besties during the summer because we see each other every day all summer long and then really don’t see each other the rest of the year. We’re like summer framily at the pool…and that’s one of the main reasons we love going to the pool during the day instead of just swimming alone at home…all of the new people you meet! I adore Meg.
Let’s do this pool!
The best part of the day? The cannon ball contest!
Waiting their turn for the cannon ball contest.
Whew! At home right at 1:50, Ashby down for a nap, big kids “resting” in their rooms (they color/read/play with toys…just have quiet time while Ashby naps). I’m doing a quick load of laundry in my swimsuit.
Refueling for work at 2:00. Water, crackers and spicy hummus while I blog, write cookbooks, plan vacations, pay bills, answer emails, write recipes and all of that other stuff that comes from my job(s). I really try and scale back over the summer while my kiddos are home and not in school. I only get to do this “young kids at home” once in my lifetime, so I must prioritize!
At 3:50, Andrew came home to work from his home office and stay with the girls while Smith and I went to golf lessons. Ha! Love this sweet boy so much!
Golf was over at 5:00 and Smith and I headed home. The next 45 minutes was a complete blur: I made dinner (burgers!), helped a customer plan a Caribbean vacation over the phone, and once a summer, we have sleepovers with the Slaughter kids, so Smith headed out for boy time at Erika’s while Ebby Lee joined us for a girls night.
After dinner, we let the girls pick our evening activities and they said first, ride the golf cart to Starbucks for dessert and then swim. Girls on a golf cart, check!
All of us on the golf cart!
Headed inside for our treats!
Back home, the girls put on their swimsuits and Andrew watched them swim while I folded laundry inside…
My Sox were playing the Rangers, so I watched baseball while I folded laundry. Everyone note the score please ;).
After laundry was put up, I went out back to see what they were doing…the girls had paused swimming for the swing set…
…and then they jumped right back in!
After swimming and showers, I played a speech therapy game with Ashby. Now that Ashby has been home 18 months, we have started speech therapy once a week. She is doing such a great job with her language but English as a second language is tough, so we want her to have all of the resources she needs to thrive before kinder starts in two years. She loves her speech therapist because they play games that she gets to bring home and play with us. Right now, we’re working on consonant clusters and pronouncing certain letters at the end of words (like toad instead of saying “toe”).
The girls picked a movie to watch before bed…
…and after a shower (because holy moly, I needed one!), this guy and I watched one of our favorite shows together.
And that my friends, is a day in the life of us.
Random, uneventful, full of outdoor activities and busy.
And for grins, here are some other day in the life posts from years past:
See you tomorrow friends. xo