Yesterday I chronicled the events of our day. Our highs and lows, ups and downs. While it wasn't super exciting it was a pretty typical summer day for us, the kind I want to always remember. And since I haven't done one of these posts since October, it was time!
Here's what our day looked like yesterday:
I woke up a little before 6:00 and got dressed, had my quiet time, and went through pictures to use at Austin's birthday party all before the babies woke up. I like having a little me time before the day gets started and I'm also trying to keep my body used to an early wake up call so it's not such a shock and adjustment when school starts back.
Both boys starting calling for me around 7:30 and so began our day. =)
The boys had a muffin and cereal for breakfast and then had lots of playtime while I cleaned up the kitchen, loaded the dishwasher, started a load of laundry, ironed my clothes, and made up our bed. Most mornings they play really good together while I take care of chores around the house.
This was my cue to get everyone ready so we could get out of the house and do something fun. Unfortunately, the fighting continued while we got ready and up until the second before getting into the car. It just about made me crazy (especially since the morning started so promising), but thankfully the car ride to drop off library books and then to Chuck E. Cheese was peaceful!
Garrison helped him with the horse ride. You can tell by the look on his face how excited he was. This was his first ride so he was very apprehensive. He stuck it out though! I was so proud. =)
As soon as we got home around 11:30 I thew clothes in the dryer and tried to stall the boys so we wouldn't have such an early lunch. After a little crankiness it was finally time to have lunch. =)
Then mama worked on more pictures for the birthday party and layed down on the couch where I was able to take a little nap... something I'm trying my best to take advantage of during summer naptime for the boys. Once the school year gets started I have a feeling naps for me will be very few and far between.
Garrison came out of his room a few times to ask me a question or tell me something so I was interrupted a lot it seemed. It's crazy how some days he's content and perfectly occupied/entertained in his room the entire time and some days he's just bored and in and out the whole time.
Terrell was able to get off work a little early yesterday (yay!) and he was just in time for snack time. We all enjoyed a yummy summer treat before surprising the boys with a trip to the pool.
We had a really normal but lot of fun day. I'm especially thankful I have this blog to record and keep our memories... even the ones that are just regular ole days. Hopefully the next "day in the life" post I do will be sooner than 9 months away!