Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Day in the Life...


know, I know, I haven't posted on here in FOREVER! Excuse me for that, but I've been a little busy (funny how that happens!)
Anyway, on a message board I frequent, we are posting about one day in our lives. This is
my week...so I will do one day...maybe more if I'm feeling very ambitious :)
Of course, I forgot about it until after morning nap, so that's when the pics start. But I'll write about my whole day...

Tuesday, September, 7, 2010 (Michael--6 years, Thomas 3 1/2 yrs, and Will 7 lucy, 9 months)

***DISCLAIMER #1...I am writing this post on Monday, Sept. 20th...sorry for the delay!

***** DISCLAIMER #2...I cannot get these pics to post right, so I am just throwing them all on here...they were cleverly labeled and ordered, but then * something* happened, so I'm loading them again and just throwing them on here...you'll have to decipher what's what on your own, if you even care!?!?

7:05...crying from the nursery. Someone is awake. Actually both are awake, but Lucy is crying. Get up and out of bed. Head downstairs. Change dipes. Nurse Will. Nurse Lucy.

7:30...Michael wakes up and heads to the computer to play "Tom & Jerry" game that I made him stop playing last night at bedtime--ugh! "Good Morning" I yell from the Family room! He comes in to see us.

7:45...Thomas comes downstairs, finds me, then gravitates toward Michael to watch him play the game....

8:00...I bring babies into kitchen to make breakfasts for all and Michael's lunch for school too.

8:05... While babies eat cheerios, I call Michael's first grade teacher to ask her a question and tell her about his dentist appt later today.

8:15....breakfast is ready and babies eat. Big Boys come in to eat, too. While they all eat, I pack Michael's lunch.

8:30...Michael goes upstairs to get dressed, while I take babies to the Family room to crawl around a bit. If this were a monday, wednesday or friday, we would have been out the door to walk Thomas to preschool, but tuesdays and thursdays are a LITTLE less hectic since we don't need to do that :)

8:45...set up stroller, grab blankets, buckle babies in, wrap 'em up, and head over to the neighbor's to drop off Michael to walk to school.

9:00...back home, crawling and playing time, then quick dipe change and down for morning naps....hopefully :)

9:15-10:30...clean-up from morning, laundry,
and play with Thomas time...

10:30...babies wake...change dipes, get babies dressed, make bottles, feed babies, change Lucy again because she is hating the dress I put her in--she can't crawl in it, so she's just on her hands and knees crying at me :(

10:45...quick trip to Home Depot--ugh!

11:30...Home again--lunchtime for all! Then some playtime. This is when we played Candy Land while babies bounced in their activity centers.

12:30...change babies and down for naps, play with Thomas for a
while, then he rests/watches tv, while I do some more housework/laundry/house projects (currently working on mailbox/front steps project before it gets cold out....hence trip to HD earlier)

2:30...babies are awake and chatting--love that! 15 minutes later the fussing starts, so I get them up, changed and prepare another round of bottles to bring with us.

3:00...pack everyone up, and load into car to go pick up Michale from school.

3:15...running a little late, so I forgo the stroller and hold both babies to go into school to sign out Michael (I am picking him up early for a dentist appt. at 3:30) The school secretary holds Lucy for me while we w
ait to Mr. Michael to arrive in the office. Then it's back out to the car, everybody buckled back in, and off to the dentist.

3:30...dentist. Michael & Thomas are SUPPOSED to be having teeth cleaned at the same time, but for some reason, they need to go back-to-back..."Will that be a problem?" What am I supposed to say??? Michael is VERY apprehensive after having cavities at last visit, so he's nervous wreck, crying and freaking out for the 45 minutes while he waits for Thomas. The babies have their bottles in the stroller. I go back and forth between the waiting room and checking on Thomas in the patient area. Luckily it is a very small, family-run dentist office. Finally it's Michael's turn. The babies are sick of the stroller, so I let them crawl around and play with the toys. We are now over-taking the dentist's office, babies crawling all over, kids everywhere! And it's only my family here!

4:45..we are all DONE at the dentist's and heading back to the car. The boys were great and the babies were too, but I am exhausted.

5:00...Michael reads with me for 10 minutes while the babies start their dinner, then I cook, Thomas and Michael do some work at the table, and babies eat.

6:00...Daddy gets home--yay! dinner time for the rest of us...the babies crawl around at our feet.

6:30...babies have bottles, big boys play wii, babies play a few more minutes, then it's time for new dipes and jammies. We bring babies up to bed...books and lights out :)

7:00...play/downtime for daddy and
big boys. I clean up kitchen for the night, after it's been ravaged all day!

7:30...up to get boys ready for bed. Quick bath and books with Daddy, I come up for prayers and tucking in, then lights our, night-night.

8:00...all are in bed...not all asleep yet, but that's ok! I am pooped, but now it's time to pick up the house and get ready for tomorrow.

9:30...crash on the couch, watch some tv, and fold dipes with my husband.

10:30..bedtime for Mommy and Daddy...