I’m not gonna lie, I don’t get up early, but I still don’t like waking up
Breakfast of champions! Hey, check out that poptart package…there’s vitamins and minerals in there! Oh, and the caffeine pills are for my ADD not for staying awake.
While I’m eating breakfast I’m usually checking the weather, my email, and texting. Oh how I love my iTouch. I think I shall compose a poem about it tonight…but I’ll keep that to myself, it’s a very private relationship.
And then I guide my kids through their morning chores. Getting dressed, brushing teeth, etc. Then they usually go play outside. Please note that they dress themselves.
Oh hey, look! A new flower bloomed on our porch stairs
On the way back inside I noticed that I still hadn’t unpacked from last weekends trip to Artesia. My bad.
Who wants to unpack when there’s knitting to be done though?
These are going to be knee high slippers for Presley. The tops are going to be black and white stripped and the bottoms are going to be made of these sparkly red yarns. Anyone catch the reference?
After my 30 minutes of free time is up I finally get around to taking my PJ’s off. But since this was a stay at home day, getting clothes on is as good as it gets…no hair do’s and makeup for me! Hot, I know.
Oh, did I mention I put a load in the wash before I ate breakfast? Well, I did. And now it’s time to hang it on the line…because the dryer is broken.
Kfed made the line too high, so I have to get up on this rickity little ladder and it’s on a hill and I fall…a lot.
Oh wait, just kidding. 1 full load doesn’t fit on the line, so I have to hang clothes down the front steps too
Normally I’d repeat this process at least 5 times a day. However, on this particular day, it was really cool outside so the clothes wouldn’t dry so I only got 2 loads done. Bleh.
And while I was doing laundry, my kids were unpacking suitcases. What’s that? You think I’m a slave driver? Why, yes I am!
So, that was 30 minutes of chore time (yes it does take 30 minutes to switch the laundry). So now it’s 30 minutes of free time!
After my free time I got recruited to read Presley-doodle a book
And then Caedmon requested that I attempt to get a lego Storm Trooper through his lego maze. I didn’t make it through, btw, that sucker was loaded with traps!
And while we’re in the front of the house having all this fun, Kfed is in the back of the house working in his office
Presley insisted that I take this picture and…ya know…I do spend a vast majority of my day taking her to the potty…so I thought, why not?!
Time to go check the mail!! This is one of the most exciting parts of the day
A little Johnny Cash for the road?
Oh hey, look, it’s cows! Shocking!
Kfed goes and check the mail while we sit in the car and my kids cross their fingers and hope and dream for a package. A package would just make those kids day!
Sadly, a package was not in the stars for them, just a Reader’s Digest
And a little Chicago for the trip home
This little barn is just down the road from our house and everyday when we pass it Presley yells “DIEGO’S HOUSE!!” Actually, she can’t pronounce Diego, so she yells “DE-GAY-O’S HOUSE!!” It’s hilarious…but we never could figure out why she said that
Until we saw Diego’s Rescue Center badge, and then it all made sense
And we’re back!
Lunch time! Ham and cheese sandwiches, all natural Cheeto’s, and organic apple sauce
And while I make lunch, Kfed spends some quality time with the kidlets
After lunch it’s play time!
At some point Caedmon realized his stuffed monkey didn’t have a tail. He was quite sure that all monkeys had tails and he wanted to be sure that his stuffed animal wasn’t a fake, so he whipped out his Animal Encyclopedia and determined that his monkey is actually an orangatang. This was a proud home schooling moment.
Then Presley decided she wanted to play school
I got up from ‘playing school’ to switch the laundry and when I came back my children were dressed as pirates. There’s lots of costume changes with these two.
This particular game of dress up required a treasure map
While they hunted for treasure (candy that Caedmon had buried in the yard), I got to work making chili for dinner
And then it was snack time
And Noggin time. Poor Caedmon, it was Presley’s turn to pick the cartoon
This was my snack. Why am I not skinnier?! Well, maybe it was the poptarts for breakfast…and the frito pie for dinner…and possibly the cherry RC cola I’m having right now.
Apparently I crapped out between snack time and dinner time? I’m fairly certain that I knit and the kids ran around outside and I didn’t feel the need to take pictures of that since I already had pictures along those lines.
So…dinner time! Frito Pie with homemade chili!
Bath time for Presley and shower time for Caedmon! I elected not to humilate Caedmon with a picture of him in the shower.
While Presley bathes, I clean the bathroom
And then I quickly tucked the rugrats into bed so Kfed and I could watch So You Think You Can Dance? Oh sweet heaven how I love this show. And there’s going to be a fall season?! Yes please!
The rest of my evening was spent putting these two blog entries together. I’m wiped and I’m going to bed.
Thanks for spending the day with me!