Friday, March 16, 2012

D is for Daily

A look into a typical day for me....

4:40~ My alarm awakes me. I hit snooze and close my eyes for a second longer before Brians alarm starts ringing.

Get out of bed. Start Brians coffee, pack his lunch, make him breakfast. Kiss him goodbye and kick him out the door so he is not late for work. Turn Taylor over because I know her body is aching.

5:00~ Climb back into bed. Snuggle with Alyssa, who climbs into her daddy's warm cozy spot.

7:00~ Wake up for the day. Change Taylor. Everything except her shirt. Everyone is already up, reading to themselves.

We eat peanut butter toast for breakfast. Quick and easy today.

Time for chores. Alyssa is in charge of the living room. Morgan the dining room. Carter heads outside to take care of the chickens. I change Taylors shirt and do her hair, etc. Get her presentable for the day.(I change her pants first thing in the morning so that I don't have to get her out of her chair when I clean her up after breakfast. Shes getting heavy!)

8:00~ I get Taylor set up to the table with her favorite sign language book. Alyssa starts English. Morgan is beading and Carter is drawing a picture of a dragon.

I catch a quick shower, start laundry and red up the kitchen.

9:00-11:00~ School time. Today we do Weaver. We are learning about the water cycle. We make clay for a water cycle diagram we are going to make tomorrow.

11:00~ Brian sends me a sweet text telling me how much he loves me. :)

The kids clean up the table and then wrestle. They wrestle a lot. They get this from their daddy. Then I have to settle some bickering because wrestling sometimes leads to someone getting hurt and the other one saying that so and so was too rough on them.

I change the laundry and Taylor. Its so beautiful outside so the kids all head outside for awhile. I clean up the kitchen and make cookie mix to store in Mason jars so that I have them on hand. I just started this and I'm so glad I did.

12:00~ I warm up left overs for lunch and help Taylor into the house. While we eat lunch, Carter asks questions about our bible study. Our conversation drifts from laughs to serious talk.

We get the lunch mess cleaned up. I change the laundry and do dishes. Taylor listens to her MP3 player and I can hear her singing No Place That Far by Sara Evans. This is one of her favorite songs. If you know the song it says, "I would crawl 1000 miles to get to you". Well Taylor can not walk and when her Uncle Jason was in Iraq this became her song to him. Makes me tear up every time I hear her sing it.

1:00~ Taylor does her math on the computer. I do reading with Carter. Alyssa is reading Joyfully at Home by Jasmine Bacham. Morgan is on the porch with her cat.

The kids play for awhile.

3:00~ Brian gets home from work and throws the softball with Alyssa. I head outside with Taylor. Carter and Morgan are running through the field pretending that they are Pirates. I laugh because Bobo is not on a leash but if following Taylor around everywhere she goes. I know he wants to chase chickens or cats.

Alyssa and I spray painted her bookshelf. Alyssa, Taylor and I are working a bit on their room. Very frugally. Since we are not in our forever home we don't want to go overboard so we are just working with what we have. They agreed on black, pink and green.

4:00~ I head inside and the kids play outside. Brian is working on a pantry for me and keeps an eye on Taylor.

I do important stuff like check Facebook and Pinterest. Hehe..... Then I start dinner. Tonight we are having BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes, noodles and corn. I mix up a batch of biscuits. Love homemade biscuits with apple butter. YUM!

5:30~ I call the kids inside to clean up. Change Taylor. Morgan and I set the table. We all talk about our day. The kids tell daddy all about school, Taylor starts a round of "What was your favorite part of the day". After a case of, you started it yesterday...its my turn to ask today.....we finally tell our favorite part of the day.

Daddy~ kissing mommy when I walked in the door
Mommy~ talking at lunch about our bible study
Taylor~ walking Bobo and doing my math
Alyssa~ spray painting and laying in the yard reading
Morgan~ definitely dressing up as a Pirate and finding our hidden treasure
Carter~ the whole day

Brian cleans up Taylor. Alyssa and Morgan clear the table.

6:30~ Alyssa and I go outside to throw the softball. She is excited to start playing this week. Tryouts were on Saturday and she did so good! Brian comes out with the other kids too. He cleans up the yard a bit and watches us play ball. Carter does his evening chores. Puts the chickens away, feeds and waters them too.

7:30~ Bedtime routine. Showers, brush teeth, etc. I give Taylor a shower. We read our family read aloud. Right now we are reading, Ginger Pye. Brians gets the kids all rowdy again. Wrestle time on the floor!

9:00~ Off to bed. Brian gets Taylor in her bed. I do a Mother Daughter devotional with Alyssa. All kids tucked in, prayers, lots of hugs and kisses. I stretch Taylor. Kiss her goodnight and tell her I will see her in ten minutes.

11:00~ I read a bit. Then head off to bed. Its such a beautiful night. We actually sleep with the windows open! I love spring.

So there it is. A typical day for me, if there ever was such a thing.

1 comment :

Kym Thorpe said...

Thank you for sharing your day with us!


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