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Good morning Tuesday. We got going even later than usual today, and cut it close to the bus coming. I got Eliza’s uniform, and Jake rushed to get her ready while I made her lunch. It was a breakfast at school day. She’s a cold lunch kid, but we keep plenty of money in her lunch account, as we run late pretty often. Things were so rushed that I didn’t get a picture of her before she left.
Jake, eating cereal and watching the news while I make my coffee.
Morning couch snuggles before Jake has to leave for work.
Finishing up this morning’s blog post before Jonas wakes up.
Jonas and I had an easy morning. We watched an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba. Jonas pushed his stroller next to my desk, climbed in, and watched the show next to me while brushing his hair. I finished a bit of work and talked with him. Then, realizing he was in a rare snuggle mode, we moved the gravy train to the couch.
I watched Dirty Dancing and soaked up those snuggles. I talk about crazy Jonas all of the time, but I rarely talk about sweet Jonas. Jonas loves giving hugs and kisses. He loves sitting on your lap. He just does these things and then goes and does something else, usually. But today I got all of that for about an hour. That’s worth dropping everything for.
Have to set my coffee on the top shelf of our bookcase to keep the little mister from spilling it. There are very few places left in our house that are out of his climbing, acrobatic reach.
Jake posted a few Instgrams from the office. His family photos in his cube.
And the cafeteria for lunch. The campus Jake works on has a huge cafeteria that’s like a fancy healthy food court with tons of food options.
My lunch. I grabbed some leftovers and fancied them up. I had rice with cheese, black olives, and salsa. I grabbed a salad out of the fridge too, but didn’t end up eating it.
More blog and computer work while Jonas is sleeping.
Jonas’s big after-nap lunch included yogurt, which he loves to self feed. But every time he has yogurt, he immediately needs a bath.
Jonas accidentally put his face in the water, but corrected himself and sat up before I could even help him. I clapped for him, so then he thought it was cool to put his head in the water. He kept dipping his ear in and laughing. He also pooed in the bath (ugh). That’s only the second time he’s done that. Ew ew ew.
Self-portrait in the bathroom mirror.
Reading Robert Frost poems today. I also finished Twelfth Night and started Measure for Measure.
We played in the back yard for quite a bit. Jonas fell and was bleeding from his gums, but he didn’t even cry. We went inside and I gave him a frozen teething ring.
Reading books, smooshing the poor cat with love.
Poppy, my grandpa, came over for a surprise visit. He hung out with me and Jonas and played outside with Eliza when she got home. I could talk with him for hours and hours.
Faux dinner prep. Eliza and Jonas played with our toy kitchen while I started cooking. Eliza invented a dish that she “hasn’t named yet” with eggs stuffed in a croissant. Jake had to go to the grocery store on the way home to grab a watermelon, so I told him to grab some croissants too so we can try E’s invention in the morning.
E was grounded from TV after school, as she forgot to eat her packed lunch two days in a row. She’s never done that before. We told her it was very serious to waste food yesterday, so today: no TV. She colored.
And took my order. And talked for three straight hours. And played and played with Jonas.
Jake stayed at work almost an hour late today, and I was so ready for him to get home. I was tired and ready for an extra set of hands. In between child wrangling and cooking, I printed Project Life photos for the week.
I’m starting to do a Project Life for 2011 too, and I printed off some 2011 Week 1 photos with this week, as I had extra photo paper. I didn’t get my spread finished, hopefully that will get done tomorrow.
We had Italian sausage with potatoes and peppers for dinner, with strawberries.
After eating we were still at the table talking, and Jonas came up to give me a kiss. Jake said, “No! No Mommy kisses!” in his silly voice. Then Jonas laughed and doled out tons of kisses to me and Eliza, giggling all the time as Jake protested. The easiest way to squeeze love out of the J-bird is to turn it into a game.
Jake wanted to carve a watermelon for his work barbecue tomorrow.
I’d say he did pretty good.
How amazing is it that he turned a fruit into a flower on the first try? Crafty.
Before bed books. Eliza reads one to me and I read 3 and a half to her. Tomorrow’s book in the bag day at school, which means she returns her five library books and gets new ones. We’ll mix it up throughout the week. Sometimes E reads, sometimes I read picture books, sometimes I read her whatever chapter book we’re working on (right now it’s Harry Potter 4).
Jonas found out how to pull his Fisher Price puppy and has been doing it the whole time we’ve been reading.
We finish filling out Eliza’s reading log. And the small people go to bed.
I snuggle the cats. The little one is Ashes, and she has become an escape artist. We now have to admit that she’s no longer a just-inside cat; we had to tell the neighbors that she’s not a stray today. Time to get a name tag.
Charcoal is a perfectly behaved, sweet sweet boy.
Jake and I sat on our front porch to enjoy the lovely weather. He programmed, I read Robert Frost. Then he drove his scooter to get us milkshakes and we watched Big Bang Theory outside on his laptop.
That was our day today! Are you doing Week in the Life? How is it going?