Day In The Life | Words & Photos

AE_Blinds

6:28AM


Up. I've been sleeping with the blinds open and have been loving the natural light wake-up that happens. Anna had crawled into my bed about 6:15am - ready to get up and wanting me to get her bathrobe.

AE_AnnaCloset

AE_SimonWake

6:45am


Wake up Simon.

AE_Morning

AE_Coffee

7am


Breakfast. Kids had toast and strawberries.

AE_BreakfastTableBW

7:20am


Tell them to go get dressed and finish getting ready to leave the house. Help Anna get her things together. Brush teeth.

AE_Car

7:35am


Pull out of the driveway.

AE_AnnaCar

AE_SimonCar

AE_Drops

AE_AnnaSchool

7:50am


Walk Anna into school.

AE_Target

8:35am


Between dropping Anna and Simon off there's just enough time for a quick stop at Target. He stayed in the car this time in order to continue watching an Adventure Time episode on the ipad.

AE_SimonSchool

8:50am


Simon heads into school.

AE_DIshes

9:30am


Back at home. Finish up dishes. Another cup of coffee.

AE_Books

Remember that the basket of library books are due today.

AE_Sit

10:09am


Start listening to the Throwback Thursday playlist on Spotify. Katie knew all the songs (90's Boy Bands). Work on Technique Tuesday blog hop layout (coming on the 10th).

10:25am


Simon calls from school telling me he wants to organize a movie club and can he invite some kids over this weekend.

10:27am


Simon calls again to make sure he can invite Nathaniel too (who goes to a different school).

10:40am


Call from dermatologist about my new insurance number.

AE_Stamping

AE_Layout

11:25am


Finish layout for blog hop. Photograph. Start writing post.

AE_lunch

1:35pm


Drive over to Jimmy Johns for lunch.

2:47pm


Resolve to figure out how to letterpress some business cards (more like give Katie the job to figure it out using supplies from Studio Calico and the Vagabond). Watch a couple of YouTube videos. Talk about design.

AE_Mail

2:50pm


Doorbell rings with UPS delivery of next month's Studio Calico kits.

AE_HappyThoughts

3:03pm


First successful run through the Vagabond. Super awesome and insanely easy - start researching where we can have our own plates made. Katie freaks out.

AE_AnnaCar2

AE_AnnaILPC

3:45pm


Leave the house to go pick up Anna from aftercare and drop off the library books along the way. Her soccer practice was canceled so we stop at Starbucks for the iced lemon pound cake she's been asking for the last few days. Katie picks Simon up from his Lego Robotics Club.

AE_Laundry

4:45pm


Back home. A day in the life would not be complete without at least one laundry room shot. You might notice that I never changed out of my workout clothes and I never actually worked out. Go figure.

AE_HomeAgain

AE_Mama

5pm


Go through Simon's backpack and find the thing I'm not supposed to see yet. Have a discussion about being flexible about what we are going to have for dinner.

AE_George

AE_StillRaining

AE_Hangout

AE_MakeDinner

5:30pm


Start dinner.

AE_Outside

While dinner is cooking I peek my head outside to see what's happening (rain) out there and take a couple photos.

AE_Garden

Looks like someone needs to get out there and weed around those raised beds.

AE_Cala

Along the side of the house I have some hostas, white bleeding hearts and these awesome cala lilies my Dad brought me from the beach.

AE_Peonie

And the peonies that will soon be exploding (in the middle of the frame).

AE_Dinner

6:00pm


Dinner. Salmon + green beans + oranges and kiwi. Simon eats all the salmon and green beans but stays away from the fruit (not a fan of things mixed together). Anna eats all the green beans and all the fruit and a few bites of salmon. Many of you long time readers know that Simon's diet/eating habit challenges have long been part of our story and I'm here to tell you that he's doing really awesome and has made so much progress. He's grown much more flexible and even though he complains he will eat what we ask him to most of the time.

AE_popcorn

6:30pm


Tonight we ate dinner on the couch. After dinner there was a request for popcorn. Twist my arm.

AE_Movie

We watch Adventure's In Babysitting. Their first time. My "too many to count" time.

AE_Transition

I love sitting on my couch and watching the transition to evening. Especially now when it doesn't get dark until after 8pm.

When the movie finished it was time to head up to bed.

AE_Mirror

I captured myself in a mirror in a dark hallway.

AE_AnnaPrayer

Prayers with Anna.

AE_SimonNight

Legos for Simon. He doesn't have school on Friday so he can stay up later.

AE_NightNight

10:05pm


Lights out after finishing up this post.

A COUPLE NOTES


  • I did mainly DSLR photos today just to mix things up - relying on my self-timer a ton. I seemed to be having issues focusing though and that resulted in a lot of blurry images especially earlier in the day (not sure that's user error or something wrong with the lens - one that I've had to have repaired in the past).

  • I skipped the Daily Sheet this time and just used the photos as my guide. Some of the times I jotted down while sitting near the computer and others I keep track of on my phone.

  • Half-way through the day I had the thought it would be fun to sometime just do a morning or half-day. I sat at my desk way too much during most of the day. I definitely got re-energized around dinner time. I'm so interested in light and lack of light. I want to learn more about low-light photography and ways to more accurately capture what I'm seeing. I love the moods it can convey.

  • I'm not sure just yet what I'm going to make with this content. I'm thinking maybe a mini-book for a change of pace.


Thanks to everyone who played along! It's always more fun to do it along with other people.

Check out previous Day In The Life posts here.

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