I’m still plugging along on this week long project 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.
Yesterday I took less pictures but in the end there are still lots of stories documented.
5:40am: Three kids are already up and asking for food. Norah woke us up first with her polite knocking on the door that she always does. And then when I went in I could 5 minutes later hear Oliver screaming for Dad. So I took Norah out for breakfast and found Eli had already gotten up to eat too. At least Oliver and Eli ate and then laid back in bed and were relatively quiet. Norah is a talker from the minute she gets up. Little bits of chit chat. Me and Regan laid in bed and chatted ourselves. It was a very early start to the day. One day no little voices or knocking will wake us up. And I’m trying to not let the early mornings make me grumpy. I’m still working on that.
7:29am: Oliver loves to help “read” scriptures in the morning. Dad tells him the words and he proudly says them out loud. Soon hopefully he’ll be reading and be able to do it on his own. We’re working on that.
7:58am: His great idea today for his lunch was a whole bag of popcorn, which he burnt a bit. He was popping it when he should have been running to catch the bus so there wasn’t time to redo the bag. He yelled running out the door “I LOVE burnt popcorn.” He pretty much always has a positive attitude. Something I am still working on myself.
8:40am: Dad was a little late leaving this morning but he still did his usual run and throw the littles around hugs before rushing out the door. My kids love to say goodbye and hello to him in a big production.
9:01am: He was supposed to be getting dressed. But instead was dancing in the doorway. And striking a pose over and over and over.
9:04am: These two don’t always brush their teeth in the morning. We’re trying to do it every day. We’re still working on it.
9:10am: Oliver is in a small simple Joy school group. He loves to go and loves to learn. Norah has been wanting to go all year long too so today I just asked and Norah was SO happy that she got to go to school too. We walked down the street to the Depew’s house for school.
11:08am: I am filling in for Alden’s lunch group today for another mom. I had a whole lot of bananas so I made some of our favorite banana chocolate muffins and nachos. I don’t bake every day but pretty close to.
11:42am: These boys are lots of fun and oh so goofy. It’ll be interesting as they continue to grow into men.
11:57am: I was late picking up the boys because I just couldn’t find any van keys. I had to borrow the neighbors van to even go get them. Half way thru the lunch hour I found them in the hanging basket in the hallway. Still haven’t found the other set. I hate looking for lost keys. I’m trying to make sure everyone always hangs them up when they come n the house. We’re all still working on that.
12:05pm: “Stories on the couch PLEASE mom” I’m trying to stop what I am doing more and read to her when she asks me too. I do love it and I know it’s the most important I just get into my tasks sometimes and don’t want to stop. I’m working on it still.
12:27pm: Dad was hungry at the hospital and I was trying to take him some food and Oliver didn’t want to go. He was too tired to walk apparently. I have a hard time with that kind of silliness. I’m trying to be patient thru it but definitely still working on that.
2:27pm: Norah and I both needed a bang trim SO bad. They were in both of our eyes. So glad Carrie could quickly do it today. Ollie played across the street at Sage’s for 15 minutes while we got it trimmed.
3:38pm: He came home and immediately started on some homework. I was pleased he did it without me pestering him if he had any.
4:01pm: I have enrichment and a Judo BBQ tonight so I have to plan ahead for the food to both of them. I’m taking Roasted Yams and Sweet Potatoes for my favorite thing recipe for Enrichment. Me planning head is definitely something I’m still working on.
4:04pm: Lucy entertaining the little kids as always. She loves to do it and we all love it.
4:14pm: Lucy has softball in Cardston tonight. I’m not going because of Judo and Enrichment (I got someone to coach tonight for me). She was packing some snacks and money and her ball glove.
5:08pm: Now it’s time for Soccer for Eli. Wedneday’s are our busiest days of the week. (They’ll be better now that Judo will finish tonight.) Every night before soccer Eli asks if he has to go. We put him in it because he begged to be. Now he complains almost every day. We are doing it anyways because he made a commitment. That is something to learn and hopefully as young as possible. We’re still working on it.
6:25pm: We’re 25 minutes late for the Judo bbq. I just finished baking the cookies for the dessert. I didn’t get around to them until now. Alden snapped this shot of me rushing into the van and I’m glad he took one of me today.
The night kept going until way later and that was our Wednesday.
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