Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Day in the Life

So I've been planning this blog post in my head for quite some time, but I took FOREVER to upload the pics to my computer and edit them.  Ah well.

I've seen bloggers and photographers do this little "day in the life" project where they are very intentional about keeping their camera on their hip for the day to capture all the small details of their day.  I love this!  So, in September I went for it!

Unlike Ke$ha, I do not wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy (nor do I have a $ in my name, but I digress).  Rather, I wake up to the sound of my older two busting out of their bedroom and heading straight towards us.  
 On a normal morning, Will is usually holding something that he isn't supposed to have and that I didn't think he could reach.  1st thing any mom of boys knows is that they will always find a way to get it if they want it.  Kate has some intense bed head most mornings- this particular morning seemed to be an exception, with just one teensy strand escaping the restraint of two hair bands.  Most mornings, she already has 16 questions prepared to ask me within the first three seconds of my eyes opening.  "Why did God make us special?"  "Why are there blue pillows on the couch?"  "Can we buy a Barbie today?"  BecauseHelovesusverymuch.BecauseIlikeblue.No.

About this time, the ruckus wakes up the tiny one.

She doesn't wake up feeling like P. Diddy, either.  She's her mama's girl.  The utter confusion on her face cracks me up.
 I usually grab her and bring her back to our room for a little family snuggleage so I can put off the inevitable need to get out of bed, change diapers and feed children.  It doesn't last long, but it sure is sweet while it does.

This was all before Kate had started school for the Fall, so there is sweet playtime, cartoons and extended jammie wearing!  I read an article, maybe from Pinterest, about things you should say to your child to make them feel great.  One of those things was, "I love to watch you play!"  And honestly, I really do.  I love their imaginative spirit and their ability to make a dollhouse into a whole different world every day.  Kate usually wants a playmate- someone to play with her and put crazy voices to her dolls; Will is impressively independent in his playtime- he's happy to sit and make up his own little situations.  They are so fun!

Eventually I have to get out and get groceries before my children waste away (yeah right), so we get our act together.  I'm learning each day to pick battles... Kate wanted SO badly to wear last year's Christmas dress.  My first reaction, in my head, was No!  That's a nice dress!  But really, if it gives her that much joy, then she might as well get some extra wear out of it and enjoy it.  So, satiny red dress it was.  Commence rolling all over the couch, floor, backyard as we scramble to get ready to head out the door.  Next stop, Target!

I know, baby girl!  I love Target, too!  That's my girl.

 On this particular day, we made a stop at Starbucks before we started our shopping.  I like to think that Kate was giving thanks for a mommy who said YES to the red dress and YES to chocolate milk and a shared scone.  Lately, if Kennedy is in a happy enough state in her carseat, I put her seat in the big part of the cart, thinking it will take up so much room that my bill at the end of the shopping trip won't be way more than I thought it was going to be.  Did you know you don't need much room in your cart at all to spend too much money?  Hmm.

And they're off!

Then its home for lunch and nap time.  Beautiful, beautiful nap time.

This is how Kennedy spends a solid portion of the day.  My left arm is jello by bedtime (for some reason, I just can't feel coordinated carrying her on the right).

This guy wakes up and heads straight for the toothbrush.  You've got to admire his commitment to dental hygiene!  It is not too long after that that it's time to make dinner.  Dude goes in the high chair, tiny goes in the bumbo and big sis bounces back and forth entertaining them both while I cook.

How stinking cute are they?  Honestly?

That is about where the camera got detached from my hip and I ended the pictures... but it was a fun little project that I'll have to repeat!  Our schedule is so different now that the big girl is back in school, so our day looks quite different!

I just had to add this one for no good reason.  Its just adorable.  And below, Kennie-bean has started solids!  I put it off for as long as I could, but she was starting to drool at the mere sight of a spoon, so I figured it was time.

So that is the update!  Feeling much better now that I have that done!  Phew!

1 comment:

  1. Love this! Such whimsy! What a cute life you have :) Can't wait to walk again!