Previous years our day has been quite busy but yesterday was quite laid back, no plans kind of day. It is nice to have days like that when you can just go with it and hang out with your kids. Morning started with hubby surprising us with doughnuts, it happens quite often because he has a crazy work schedule and this is the fastest way to kick off the morning in a good way. when he has time he will whip up some amazing breakfast but usually we have breakfast without him which means the choices are pretty limited since mommy is not too crazy about cooking.
Our mornings are pretty routine free and the kids don’t have a set time to wake up unless we need to be somewhere. I try to wake up at 6 to spend some quiet time with hubby. Next one is usually the little man who rushes downstairs looking for daddy. They have their own little morning routine where they play a game or watch tv or just snuggle on the couch. Last one to wake up is PrettyPrettyPrincess. Since bedtime is a struggle with her it shows in the morning when she is grumpy.
Depending on the weather I usually take her out to run and jump while boys take showers and get dressed and then it’s girls time to get prettyfied.
We are attending a wedding this weekend and she is a junior bridesmaid so yesterday we were going over her clothes and shoes. I can’t wait to see her all dressed up because she will look so beautiful. She was checking if her nails really match her sparkly shoes. Yes, they do!
Most days we do school work before lunch and they both relax with their kindle and DS when I’m cooking and yesterday was not different. She loves her kindle and it’s probably one of the best birthday presents she has got. I have read about many parents hating it and not letting their kids use them but in our family it has only helped and improved. She doesn’t go to kindergarten because it’s not mandatory were we live and unfortunately the schools around us are not the greatest. Since she is on 1st grade level I’m not too worried about sending her straight to first grade next year when we move.
After lunch we clean up, finished putting laundry away and then looked through tons of sugar skulls. She wanted to make masks so we sat down to look at pinterest and ended up with sugar skulls that she loved. We had so much fun talking and coloring. She colored hers while I did his and he picked the colors and gave me instructions. I’m not too crafty but I love to do small projects with my kids. I’m definitely not a mom whol will save milk cartons to make something or to put together origami zoo.
We have been blessed with beautiful fall weather lately and we are trying to take the last of it before we get hit with rain or snow. So daily walks to park or playground are on our schedule.
My little monkeys love to climb, jump and spend time outside. So very different from my childhood. I grew up in a city and although we went to park almost daily I have never been big on getting down and dirty. I love to see them laugh and be silly.
I was lucky yesterday to steal 30 minutes to myself and lay down with magazines and chocolate. I love chocolate!
When I make dinner they usually watch something or play math games on the computer. If I cook something easy they might help me but it makes me nervous when they are both running around in the kitchen while I try to cook.
Dinner, baths and then snuggles in our bed. They were tired but obviously got their energy back when daddy was heading home so they had to wait for him so they can scare him.
Running around and being loud with daddy and then bed time. It went pretty good last night. Not all nights are good though. He goes to bed easier while she will throw a huuuuuge fit. If she goes to bed then she will run to our room 20 times and climb on us until we threaten to take away something. She has lost her kindle quite a few times and last time she had had it back for only few hours when she lost it again. Parenting is easy when you have an easy kid. We have an easy one and one that is a challenge but when she does good it makes it that much better!
Almost midnight and I’m finally ready to turn the lights off and go to sleep. I would love to be in bed by 10 but time just flies and some days I feel like there isn’t enough hours to get everything done. It doesn’t help I’a perfectionist.
It was fun to document our day and it will be great to look back at this day next year.