Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

This year I’m playing along with Ali Edward’s Day in the Life. On the last day of each month, I’ll be documenting our routine. (I skipped ahead a day because I know I’ll already have a ton of Easter photos.)

Here’s March 30!

Day in the Life // March

In the morning I snuck out of the house to go to the The City Market. I told the rest of the nest that they could go if they were up and ready to go before 8:30, and no one was. So I had an unusually quiet morning. (I even got to take a shower all alone with no one barging in on me!)

It was so beautiful out: it finally feels like Spring. I parked far away so that I could walk a few blocks and enjoy the morning. I so miss living in this neighborhood.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

My first stop was City Market Coffeehouse for a latte. It’s nice to be a place where everyone literally knows my name. It’s like real life Cheers! Take that, How I Met Your Mother episode making fun of Friends because no one really hangs out in coffee shops. (Was that too many pop culture references in one paragraph?)

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

Seth rocked it.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

I enjoyed my latte in the quiet on a park bench with my favorite view.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

These little birds are my favorite. They have fluffy heads, hop around, and steal your french fries.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

Then I headed down to the market. Because it’s March and there’s not as many things in season, there was about a third of the amount of farmers that there will be in summer. But there was still WAY MORE options than I was expecting.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

I had a ton of fun walking through and taking photos before loading up my bags. I asked the farmers if it was okay if I could take a few photos before I did out of curtsey (everyone said yes), and it was a great way to get them talking too. Super fun.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

I love going to the market with the whole family (The kids especially love the live musicians and balloon dudes), but it was SO NICE to not have to watch anyone. I felt like I could take my time, look around at everything, and keep both eyes open (instead of keeping one or both eyes and hands on Jonas at all times.)

I also ran into Danielle from Flourish, which was awesome. We’re gonna plan to have coffee or something next time she’s in town. (P.S. The Internet is magic.)

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

I met up with my MIL, we chatted and bought bread at Bloom. I got Challah for our sort-of Passover dinner. And Easter cupcakes.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

The market hall. A bunch of herbs (pineapple sage may be the best thing I’ve ever smelled), onions, eggs, enough elephant garlic to last until the next garlic harvest in June, honey, cupcakes, bread, bison, a whole chicken, spinach angel hair pasta, and and honey. Dear Kansas City farmers: you are the best.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

After a quick stop back at home, some frantic standing-by-Jake while he was coding to fix our awful Nerd Nest loading issues, and some finalizations to my grocery list, E and I headed out. We went to Dick’s to pick up some shin guards, socks, a ball, and cleats for her first soccer practice, then headed to Trader Joe’s.

(She’ll model for bananas, TJ’s!)

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

It was crazy there and we parked so so far away. This is like two week’s worth of food; we were down to bare cupboards. E loves having her own cart.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

Then we dropped the groceries off to Jake to put away and hurried off to her first soccer practice! The whole team goes to her school, which is cool. They’ve been playing together two years already, so Eliza’s got some catching up to do. She did awesome for her first time, though.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

This is what Jake and Jonas did while Eliza and I were gone.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

When we got home, everyone cleaned the kitchen. Then there was some snacking.

Day in the Life // March

Jake went on a short scooter ride and cleaned it. I started cooking dinner.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

Cartoons before dinner and our sort-of Passover meal. We had brisket sandwiches on Challah (I didn’t have time to make real brisket, so it was only so-so), asparagus with dill and lime, and creamy potatoes.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

Jonas kept throwing asparagus on everyone’s plates because he was really into the tongs.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

After dinner, we worked on gardening stuff and watched the sun set.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

I potted the herbs and worked on the little garden spot next to our front porch stairs.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

We now have new Italian basil, spearmint, rosemary, parsley, and pineapple sage going.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

We added stuff to our compost, and did some more worm hunting.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

Jake took pictures of the pretty flowers starting to bloom.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

They grow in really random places in our backyard; we need to dig up the bulbs and re-plant them in an orderly fashion.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

I dug up a bunch of bricks buried randomly in our backyard (I think there used to be a brick path) and used them in the front. Our burning bushes keep getting trampled, so I circled those off.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

And then I worked on building up the little garden. It was one brick high, but I raised the wall to three bricks high. This is so the whole bed could be flat (the cement from our stair rail was way higher than the ground level.)

I worked on this well past night fall. Jake and E went around the corner to buy extra soil, but I ended up having to go and buy more plus mulch so the soil wouldn’t leak through the bricks. I also took our glass to a neighborhood glass recycling bin.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

I took a photo this morning of the finished bed, since it was dark last night. Right now it’s only sporting a lonely sage bush, but we’ll be planing some fun stuff this week.

Jake and the kids watched Sabrina the Teenage Witch while I worked after dark.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

Then Eliza set out the Easter baskets and carrots for the Easter bunny.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

And, after searching the house to find Jonas’s three “B”s (blankets), we read Easter books. We all read two with Jonas, then transfered to Jake’s and my room to read to big kid ones just to Eliza.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

Jake hydrated, then played with Jonas a bit before tucking him in.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

My nightstand before bed, with books I’ve read recently, ones I’m reading now, my to-read queue, and E’s books for the day.

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest // March

Then there were kitty snuggles and Jake snuggles and bed! (Also, Jake got sick in the middle of the night. Ew.)

That’s a day in the life over here. Did you do a day in the life? Share a link if you did!

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