I thought it had been a while since I did a post of a normal day, especially now that the girls are in school and it's just Evan and me.
6am - wakeup time! I don't really set an alarm clock - I have 3 natural ones! Somehow today, the littlest alarm clock crossed his hump and slept until almost 7am! But the other 2 are more constant. So I start my day the same every Monday-Friday - lunches! If we are going to be out and about at playgroup or something, I just go ahead and pack Evan's lunch too.
7am - everyone has their lunch packed and has been served their breakfast - now it's time for working out! And yes, I am keeping this up as long as the doc says it's cool. After 4 months of religiously following this workout 6 days a week I had lost 11lbs and 33in . . . I guess the optimistic way to phrase it would be that the downturn is over and now I am on the upswing ;)
8:30am - Marlie has been gone at this point for an hour and the troops start to get antsy about knowing what the day is going to include. This is what I usually encounter - I am not even close to having Evan dressed, and Sam is ready to hit the bus, 40 minutes early!
Eventually I get Evan ready and we load up the van so we can take off as soon as Sam hops on the bus. This is a picture of her basically saying with her face "Mom, I see the bus right there and I need to go, must you really take a picture of me right now?" Yes ;)
I love this sticker that I saw on the back of a van on the way to the library! This is so much better than those stick families . . . and practical too!
9:30am - Storytime for Evan - his hair was doing less than mine today!
10:30am - playgroup at the park to enjoy the weather before it gets cold!! I love that he insists on carrying his own lunchbox.
Walking with style and ready for playgroup!
Noon - Evan is napping (he gave up his morning nap and traded it for a 3 hour afternoon nap instead!). I look at my kitchen in complete denial about the fact that the dishwasher stopped working last night
2pm - cleaning up a little more during nap and found random childproofing utensils on the floor . . . I don't think they're being very effective right now. He likes to pick out outlet covers and he can jimmy the cabinet lock just so and will pop it off!
4pm - everyone has been picked up/dropped off from school and is anxious to take a break and watch the Dora Thanksgiving show I recorded today . . . well, Evan isn't really interested, he is still busy sporting his faux hawk and he only really looks at the tv when it's Mickey, Elmo, or Chuggington.
Around 4:30pm the dishwasher repairman showed up to deliver the awesome news that the dishwasher motor had blown - and even if he got the part in and the repair approved by the rental agency we are looking at next week before we get our dishwasher fixed . . . from there I started in on handwashing dishes and then decided that we were hitting up a drive thru because I was only halfway done and it was past dinnertime - did I mention that I made energy bites and about 5 dozen muffins last night? Oh the dishes. On the way to the drive thru I decided that we will most likely be searching for some pretty leafy paper plates for Thanksgiving dinner . . . love the timing!
So alas, there are no pictures to finish out the day . . . but I will sum it up - dinner, jammies, homework, computer games, teeth brushing, and bedtime :)