Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A Day in the Life

A few years ago (2011 to be exact), I did a "Day in the Life" post.  I haven't done one since, so its really about time.  After all of these years of blogging, reading other people's "Day in the Life" posts are still some of my favorite posts to read.  I did this day in the life the week before Thanksgiving break.  LL is 5 years old and in kindergarten and Cooper is almost 2.5.  What's funny is that the last time I did one of these posts, LL was also almost 2.5  Here's how a normal day for me goes:

Morning begins early for me.  This was after I got out of the shower at 5:36 am.  I always pull up the weather to make sure that LL and I are going to be dressed appropriately.  

LL gets up and starts getting ready for school around 5:45.  This morning, she was sneaking in some snuggles with Lovie before it was time to get ready.

Dressed and ready to go!  It was super cold this morning, so we all dressed very warm.

Scarves for everybody today!

LL rides the bus from my school to her school every morning (they're only about 5 miles apart).  Her bus leaves my school at 7:00 every morning, so we have to leave our house by 6:25.  She eats breakfast in the car (usually dry cereal and milk to drink or a pop tart) and watches movies on the iPad for our 30 minute drive.  I don't have to be at school until 7:15, but because of LL, I'm always one of the first people at school.  I also have morning planning, so I don't get students for 1st period until 9:15.  This means that I have a little over 2 hours to get my stuff done before I get students.  

This morning, I enjoyed some hot chocolate while I graded some papers, created some assignments, and did some lesson plans.  

Making my room smell awesome always makes work better.

I'm too busy during the day at school to worry about taking pictures - haha.  But my favorite part of my day is when LL makes it to my room in the afternoon!  She comes about 3:15 and we hang out and do homework (LL), put in grades/check email/get ready for the next day (me) until we can leave at 3:45.

Some days I have to go pick up Cooper, but most days Matt gets him and brings him home.  This day, LL and I beat the boys home.  She played in her room for a while and I got 15 blissful minutes to have quiet and watch Dr. Phil.  ;)

LL has been talking about how she knows how to braid, so after dinner, she "braided" my hair.  Any excuse for someone to play with my hair is fine by me!

Cooper decided he wanted to snuggle.  One kid playing with my hair and the other in my lap - perfect!

After about 5 minutes, Cooper decided he wanted an after dinner snack and helped himself to some grapes.  Grapes are one of his absolute favorite foods!

While Daddy bathed the kids, I straightened the kids rooms and picked out LL's clothes for the next day.  LL has about a million squinkies, and Lovie is obsessed with decapitating all of them.  Poor Cinderella.  I found her head while cleaning LL's room.

LL's outfit for the next day.  And, yes, we do not make beds every morning.  When you have to leave at 6:25, making the bed is not a priority.

After bath, I had to spend some time paying bills, and Matt set up LL's house tent in the living room for the kids to play in.  This is the first time that we've set it up since Cooper's been old enough to care, and he loved it.  They played in the tent and watched Jonah (Veggie Tales) for about 45 minutes before bed.

After the kids went to bed, Matt and I finally got some down time. We usually watch TV, clean the kitchen, get ready for the next day, etc.  Our life is pretty hectic and crazy, but I wouldn't trade it for anything!


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