WEEK IN THE LIFE 2016| TUESDAY WORDS + PICTURES

All week long I’m participating in a documentary project about my family called “Week in the life” spearheaded by the amazing Ali Edwards. This week I’m capturing and recording about our lives and then hopefully next week I’ll be putting together my album (but it’s more likely I will be doing it in a few weeks since this is crazy spring soccer, softball and end of school season.) But for today, here was our Tuesday.

Kids were much happier today and I was grateful. The just started out playing with each other and kinda keep doing it all day.

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just Rhonda

One thing I am trying to teach my kids is to clean up after themselves. One small step we are working on is putting away the cereal and their bowl in the morning. (And especially the milk!) We’re still working on it.

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just Rhonda

A better shot of the morning before the bus routine between Lucy and the littles. Air pound-its.

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just Rhonda

Boys off to the bus. Alden goes up early to the school often with Uncle Brad to shoot basketball. But today it didn’t work out. He’s working on improving his skills on the court.

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just Rhonda

Norah helping me water my mother’s day plants. They always die in the first week but this year I’m trying to keep them alive. We’re working on it.

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just Rhonda

I got in my shower and these two were doing the “lights on, fan on, lights off, fan off” over and over and over. They finally just went away and I didn’t know what trouble they were getting into. They showed up with these (and I opened them and they left the room so I could get dressed) and then when  I came out they had drank almost all of them. They were supposed to each have one. We’re still working on that.

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just Rhonda

Norah wouldn’t get in the tub without a story. So Oliver brushed, she bathed and I read out loud.

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just RhondaEli is constantly bringing big piles of books to the bathroom. I have asked over and over and over for him not to do it. Especially not to drop them in the pee zone (the nasty area around the toilet where boys sometimes hit with their bad aim). We’re definitely still working on that still. 

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just Rhonda

Prayer time before lunch. They asked to watch a movie while they ate today and so I said “sure why not.” Some days neither one of these two will close their eyes or fold their arms. This actually was practice after the prayer. Some days we have to practice again after the prayer is over. We’re still working on that. 

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just Rhonda

They saw me working on my memory keeping presentation for this weekend so they got all excited to see their own baby albums. They also had a lot of fun looking through our wedding album. I’m done Norah’s up to one and Oliver’s to about day 5 of his life. I’m still working on both.

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just Rhonda

More evidence of still working on the let’s clean up after ourselves concept. I’m trying to not let emotion get into the mix too. I’m still working on that a LOT.

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just Rhonda

Lucy always loves to talk to everyone when she gets home. A chat about what she did and show us things she brought home. It’s totally cute.

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just Rhonda

A screen is like a magnet around here. It was Lucy’s turn to use the iPad and everyone else was crowding around it. It’s not my favorite.

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just Rhonda

Eli had to get his last filing filled. He had two other ones filled a few weeks ago. After that first dentist visit he was refusing to brush his teeth. When I asked him why he wouldn’t he told me the dentist could just fix his teeth later. This kid is tricky. We’re still working on the teeth brushing thing (and the listening to mom thing).

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just Rhonda

After school today was drive here, drive there, and back. Eli to dentist, and back, Lucy to cello and back, then to activity days and Alden and Dad to the temple.

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just Rhonda

I love that she’s getting into the cello more. She’s working on it and I love it.

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just Rhonda

These three little buddies have tons of fun together. I love it.

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just Rhonda

A little help from dad and Eli’s double knot in his shoes.

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just Rhonda

Her pink ruffle skirt, her messy hair and too long bangs, her sprinkle of freckles across her nose and cheeks, her fake grin. 😍 I love this sweet little girl so much.

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just Rhonda

His prize from the dentist was this tent. He really wants to fly a kite and have a good experience. He almost had it tonight.

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just Rhonda

I had to go out to do Relief Society visits this evening and Dad was at the temple with Alden so sweet Lucy had to do bedtime for me. When I came home Oliver was in my bed. At least everyone was asleep.

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  • May 12, 2016 - 12:26 am

    Tracie Claiborne - This is just wonderful!! I love the shot of your kids giggling – so awesome and your home is just gorgeous. 🙂

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