Happy Thursday, friends!!
I know I say this all the time, but “day in the life” posts are always my favorite to read on other people’s blogs and seem to be pretty popular around here too.
I’ve had several requests for a “day in the life” during this season we’re in right now, so yesterday, I tried to capture it for you. I know everyone is different, but for me, I need to have some sort of routine or else I get anxious/stressed/not relaxed, so that’s what we’ve done.
Last week, we had “extended spring break”, this week, we have “parent lead learning with resources provided” and then next week begins the “teacher lead curriculum”, so I’m sure things will shift/change once we have those assignments, but for this week, we’ve kept a pretty consistent rhythm around here. There’s really nothing special about our days/unique/original…I’m sure they look a lot like many of yours, but for those of you who were curious, here’s a little peek…
Last week, I slept in later, but this week, I’ve been getting up early so that I can get myself together before the kids are awake.
Coffee, Jesus, repeat.
After my quiet time, I did a 45 minute workout on my Peloton bike (I’ve been alternating between spin one day and yoga the next).
After that, more coffee and some work before I…
…showered, put on makeup and sort of got dressed (my stay at home version). (Edit: lots of questions about my tee, so I linked it. Right now, your entire order is 25% off if you spend $100 with promo code GOODVIBES. I had a lot of questions about this short sleeved sweatshirt on Tuesday too.)
Next, I made the kiddos some breakfast before waking them up. Thanks to YOU, I’ve started…
…popping the bacon in the air fryer to simplify things and make clean up easy!
I woke the kids up at 8:00, they had breakfast (bacon and yogurt) and then were ready to get dressed for the day.
Just business as usual over here 🙂 .
Well, hey, there’s Andrew! He had just finished the stairmill and was headed to do his “chores” outside.
Every day, I’ve been having the kiddos get dressed, pick up their room a bit and then come back by 9:00 for our “school” to start…
…Miss M started with ABC Mouse on the floor…
…Kensington picked this cozy spot…
…Smith was on the patio and Ashby was upstairs doing her work.
Another pic with my main man after he showered and got ready for the day too.
I’ve been keeping most of our “school” stuff in a laundry basket so that it’s easy for me to keep together and carry around.
These two were working on their sticker pages which is super helpful with both numbers, hand/eye coordination and Ashby’s OT for her left hand. Winning!
Math, math, math.
Yesterday was extra special because all four kiddos had Zoom time with their classes. First up was Mades and Ashby…
…look at that face!! She was so excited!
Ashby was too!! Those sweet teachers made their days!
Meanwhile, Andrew came back from the grocery store with stuff for dinner. We were going to have chicken sausages again, but he found ground beef, corn and avocados, so instead, I switched it to tacos!
We had a little “brain break” where we danced to classic Kenny Loggins songs for a minute too 🙂 .
While I was getting lunch together (a.k.a. rummaging around and finding a random assortment), I sent them all out in the yard for a little scavenger hunt. I looked up nature scavenger hunts on Pinerest and just wrote down items that I thought they could find at our house. K took her camera with her, and they had to take a pic of everything on the list and report back to me.
After that, lunch on the patio…
…when I snapped this, Smith’s Trader Joe’s Pad Thai was still heating (I did feed him!)…
…I love this time of year! Being outside right now is my FAVORITE!!!
Here’s a pic of my lunch too!
Whew! Okay, I just snapped this pic…
…it’s almost 1:00 and they’re going to play outside…
…finish typing this and then work the rest of the afternoon (from the patio!). Both big kids have Zoom meetings with their classes this afternoon and then Andrew and Smith are going to practice baseball around 3:30. I told the girls they could watch the Disney Nature movie about flamingoes when the boys start playing baseball. We’ll eat dinner and then I’m hoping we watch a movie from that list I posted on FB yesterday.
Did you see this?
I had a sweet reader email me this website yesterday and the list of movies is fantastic! We’re going to try and watch one of these tonight after dinner.
That’s my little day in the life!
What about you? Have you carved out a routine too?