***Hello and welcome to my blog! Kelly is hosting a Typical Day In Your Life blog hop this week, and I remembered writing this last month. Please don't judge me, okay...but have fun! ha ha :) ***
And a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my 9-year-old Jonah Gabriel today, the one who entered our lives amid the infamous Nor'Easter of 2001!! March 5th will forever be one of my favorite days, so my day will also include lots of fun birthday things, like making smiley face lollipops for school and special dinners!!
**********I thought it might be fun to capture the many moments of a typical day on film, mostly for future reference, as I'm all too aware of how easily those memories come and go with time. Monday used to be Big Clean day, but I've been tweaking my schedule (yes, I clean on a schedule, and I think it's the only way to go!) recently. Or rather, getting back to even wanting to have a schedule. Ahem. Ok, so what did we do?
I'm up early, crazy early. (4:30ish) I like to be alone to think, pray, read, plan (and now I've got my big project I'm working on!). When this time is removed by small humans, that is not a good way to start my day. Happily, yesterday was good.
Then there's the usual morning routine, getting lunches finished, breakfast started (I like real breakfasts), shooing naughty cats off the table, and getting boys up and at 'em. That's sometimes easier said than done; yesterday was one of those times.
25 minutes and three tantrums later, all from the same child, the first 2 were out the door and off to school. I love that Caleb and I get to linger. I'm not so much loving the frigid rude awakening as I bundle up Isabelle Katie and myself to walk Caleb up to the corner for the bus, only to return 4 minutes later and de-bundle. Isabelle used to sleep until 7:30 so sometimes I walked C really quickly up and would be back before she even awoke. Anyhoo.
My arctic rush outside yesterday morning literally sucked the air.from.my.lungs. SO COLD! Isabelle is in the jogger with the shield, complaining away. I'm thinking, Get over it, babe, 'cause we're going for a long walk in this beast today- snow on the road or not! (And yes, we did that! Way to go, me!)
Color time. And playing with my new camera.
Playtime in the snow. Isabelle Kate was chirping to the birdies, sprinkling snow "seed" on the driveway for them. Very cute! Phone rings- run inside and it's a friend from Grace Group. I chat away while watching Isabelle from the window. She still looks so cute out there!
Doesn't that grin just scream "Let's see how quickly I can get all these beans off the pan???"
On Sunday, Jonah had a recital and did a wonderful job playing...and waiting. Many of the adults who played chose really, really, really long songs, which just made all the children wait and wait. I'm all for the arts, but c'mon people- just because you can play a 15 minute concerto doesn't mean that you should be playing it at a recital! I'm just saying...
Way to go, Jonah!
He is actually going to be taking a break from lessons because of his recent behavior- I'll save that for another day. Sigh.