This week’s Catch the Moment 365 challenge is a day in the life post, where you document the entire day with photos of the day. I have been meaning to do one of these posts for months now, but have yet to set aside time to do it. I was more than happy to see this on our challenge list!
As a full-time working mom, life looks very different on the weekend versus the weekday. Both are equally busy, but the weekend leads to better photo oppurtunities. Before school gets out in June, I may try to do a day in the life post weekday edition. It would be challenging in the fact that I obviously won’t be able to photograph my students. However, it would be fun to document what a typical day is like on a work day.
This week the only day I had off was Sunday, so it was jam packed with chores and time with the boys. Each morning I wake up when my mini alarm clock starts crying, which is between 5:30 am and 6:45 am. I then nurse him in the rocking chair, in hopes that he falls back asleep. The sleepy dust was on my side today…he fell back asleep for a bit more.
When he is ready to get up I change his diaper and bring him downstairs. This boy loves his breakfast and I do too. It’s my favorite meal of the day.
While I eat breakfast, Ryker gets some playtime and I menu plan for the upcoming week. I love my Erin Condren life planner.
When Noah wakes up, he comes downstairs looking for food. He raids the food pantry for marshmallow cereal and then gets himself a bowl. This morning he wants just cereal- no milk, no spoon. At times, he is a simple kid.
Shortly after Noah finishes breakfast, Xander comes downstairs. He prefers to wait awhile before having anything to eat. Today he is a ninja, slaying bad guys with his sword. While Xander is lost in his play, I pull out bubbles for Noah.
Ryker is intrigued and crawls his cute butt over to the morning room to check things out.
It’s near impossible to clean the wood floors with little boys who are dying to walk over the wet floors, because they like to see their footprints! This time I even had a little helper, crawling right behind me.
Once the floor is clean, I head upstairs to fold diapers. Xander and Noah play in the basement for awhile, while Ryker plays near me. Soon he is climbing into my lap and fussing for his nap. I nurse him to sleep and wait at least twenty minutes before laying him in his crib. As I transfer him into his crib, I hold my breath in hopes he stays asleep. He does and I sneak out of his room.
Xander and Noah make their way upstairs to play and I continue to stuff diapers.
After Noah feeds cookie monster all the boys’ socks, he begins singing loudly and wakes up Ryker. The life of being a third child means never getting a full nap. Once I get Ryker out of his crib, I finish stuffing and putting away diapers. Once the younger boys are dressed, it’s time for me to take a shower. I haul some toys into the bathroom for Ryker and turn on the shower. Just as I’m about to jump in, Xander asks to take a bath in the big tub. I fill up the tub and then get in the shower.My shower is brief, as Ryker suddenly becomes hungry and wants to nurse. Once I get out of the shower, I quickly get dressed and then fed him.I finish getting dressed, but skip blow drying my hair. Everyone is getting hungry and very grumpy! It’s lunchtime! The boys entertain themselves, while I fix lunch.
I again clean up the kitchen, while making sure Ryker doesn’t bust open his lip trying to pull to stand on the dishwasher.Once the kitchen is clean, I load up Noah and Ryker in my Sienna and head to the grocery store. When I arrive at the store, the parking lot is packed and both boys are asleep.
The forecast is calling for yet another snow storm, so everyone is at the store. I let Noah sleep for another 10 minutes and then get Noah in a baby carrier. Noah wakes up and we head in to the store, to cart and all. He has a blast pushing his cart around the store, and filling it up with all his favorite foods. It takes us about twenty minutes to get through the check-out line. While Noah waits, he decides to have a healthy snack! This kid makes me laugh all the time!We get home from the store around 5:15 pm and I put away the groceries. Then Ryker is ready to nurse again.Once his belly is full, I start making dinner and the boys happyily entertain themselves for awhile. As dinner cooks, I squeeze in some blogging time for the first time all weekend. Since the weekends fly by, I try keep my computer closed when the boys are awake. Dinner is simple, pizza and salad. After we eat, Xander builds Legos, while Adrian plays a game with Noah. The rest of the evening looks like a typical weeknight- kitchen clean up, pack lunches, bottles, pump parts and cloth diapers for the next day, bathtime, story and lights out. It’s an exhausting couple of hours! Once the boys fall asleep, I stay up far past my bedtime blogging or crafting. Then it’s sleepy time for me.
What does a typical day look like for you? We would love for you to link up photos of your day in a life!
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