This year I’m going to be playing along with Ali Edward’s Day in the Life. She’s planning on doing it once a month, and I think that’s a splendid idea. Our Day in the Life and Week in the Life photos from last year are some of my favorite photos of the year. So I’m excited about the idea of doing it once a month! Here’s a peak into my yesterday:
Usually, we all wake up at the same time and Jake and I get the kids together as a team. However, it’s been mostly me lately because he’s been staying up late doing side jobs. Yesterday I was the one who got to sleep in the extra half our (yay!) in mini celebration of Jake getting to go to bed at a reasonable hour (the break was nice). I forgot to tell Jake about Day in the Life ahead of time, so I don’t have any morning photos of Jake or Eliza. So the documentation starts when the chaos died down and Jonas and I had our hour of lazy (we’re not morning people).
Jonas was insisting on a very dairy breakfast, so he had strawberry yogurt and granola with milk.
I ground beans and made coffee. It’s my only consistant morning ritual.
Jonas and I snuggled up. I read a few blogs (it’s sort of like reading the paper in the morning for me), and he watched Blue’s Clues.
I remembered to remind Jake of Day in the Life.
He sent me a few at-work photos (which he keeps to a minium, because he can’t take photos of most of the stuff in his office).
He’s obsessed with that mouse. It is a Logitech Wireless Anywhere Mouse. It might seem super pricy for a mouse, but when you’re scrolling through code all day, the hyper-fast scrolling features are a life saver.
Jonas gets a diaper change (going in the potty is 100% hit or miss). He decides that this should warent a costume change as well and picks new jammies. We hear a “big truck!” and look out his window to see one of those trucks with a bucket lift taking guys with chain saws up to trim tree limbs across the street.
So he decides to pretty much watch them until they drive off.
Then we empty the dishes and fill the dishwasher with last night’s dishes. Leaving dishes overnight is a habit we’re working on eradicating as a family, but we were feeling super lazy the night before.
I work on scrubbing the floor for a loooong time. I’ve been working on this for a few hours a day for days, actually. The grout between the tile is white and unsealed, so nothing but serious elbow grease gets it from dirty and black to white again. Today, my arms feel like I spent all day yesterday lifting wights. On the agenda: research ways to re-grout / seal so that this pain-in-the-ass problem can be prevented.
Jonas helped some (he likes scrubbing with a toothbrush). I had re-runs of Bones playing on the laptop while I worked.
Snack of strawberries.
Indoor tricycling (it’s 11 degrees outside).
And more strawberries.
Jonas and I make lunch together (he pulled up a chair right after I started).
Time out (for throwing ingredients on the freshly scrubbed floor).
Tuna salad sandwiches. He’s so funny!
Bath + Stiff.
Work. Today I made 30 Days Printables, worked on things for the Document Life Workshop creative team (which will be announced next week!), made a reserved listing for a customer in our Etsy shop, wrote e-mails to Wendy, Amy, Kam, and Allie, and brainstormed for an upcoming phone meeting.
Eliza can’t get the front door open, so I read and waited for her when it comes close to bus time.
Eliza came home!
Jonas woke up from his nap very unhappy and “B”s inhand.
A bath made it better.
Eliza went to play in her room (which is rare). We snuck up on her.
She showed us her “no boys allowed” sign. We talked about the importance of not discriminating based on gender. She admitted it was tailored to keep Jonas out. Hah!
Eliza did her math homework on my bed, I finished up my work, which I was doing with Allie, and Jonas climbed on everyone.
Jake’s sister Savannah came over to do her chemistry homework. I talked on the phone to my sister Taylor to make plans for Friday, my MIL Rita to plan a kid-pick-up Friday, and my brother-in-law Corbin to see how he did on a speech I helped him with (he rocked it).
I checked Eliza’s homework (backwards “6”s!).
More indoor wheeling around.
I started making dinner.
Savannah did more homework.
Jake got home from work super late.
He came and ghosted me while I was cutting up pineapple to make the self-timer photo funny. (Though it’s probably only funny to us.)
We ate late, it was after the kids’ bedtime when I finished.
Jonas tried to go to bed in our room (nice try).
Bedtime books for Jonas.
Then for Eliza.
And Jake started to put in fancy lights under our cabinets while I finished working and Savannah finished her homework.
Vannah went home, Jake and I snuggled up for an episode of Breaking Bad, and then Jonas woke up from a nightmare and ended up sleeping with us (never happens). Then I was up sick all night. But I’ll leave it at that, because otherwise it would be TMI. Must have been something I ate.
That’s what a day in the life looks like around here! Well, a super-cold-we-don’t-want-to-go-anywhere day in the life, at least.
You might like these posts too:
- Day in the Life 2012 Part 1
- Day in the Life 2012 Part 2
- Day in the Life in Project Life 2012 | Week 6
- Week in the Life
- Inspiration and Resources for Capturing Routine
Have you ever documented a day in your life? If you’re doing it now, I’d love to see a link! Leave it in the comments section.