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.
Wake up Simon.
Breakfast. Kids had toast and strawberries.
Tell them to go get dressed and finish getting ready to leave the house. Help Anna get her things together. Brush teeth.
Pull out of the driveway.
Walk Anna into school.
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.
Simon heads into school.
Back at home. Finish up dishes. Another cup of coffee.
Remember that the basket of library books are due today.
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).
Simon calls from school telling me he wants to organize a movie club and can he invite some kids over this weekend.
Simon calls again to make sure he can invite Nathaniel too (who goes to a different school).
Call from dermatologist about my new insurance number.
Finish layout for blog hop. Photograph. Start writing post.
Drive over to Jimmy Johns for lunch.
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.
Doorbell rings with UPS delivery of next month's Studio Calico kits.
First successful run through the Vagabond. Super awesome and insanely easy - start researching where we can have our own plates made. Katie freaks out.
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.
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.
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.
While dinner is cooking I peek my head outside to see what's happening (rain) out there and take a couple photos.
Looks like someone needs to get out there and weed around those raised beds.
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.
And the peonies that will soon be exploding (in the middle of the frame).
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.
Tonight we ate dinner on the couch. After dinner there was a request for popcorn. Twist my arm.
We watch Adventure's In Babysitting. Their first time. My "too many to count" time.
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.
I captured myself in a mirror in a dark hallway.
Prayers with Anna.
Legos for Simon. He doesn't have school on Friday so he can stay up later.
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.