This week I’m participating in Ali Edwards’s Week in the Life, an in-depth weekly documentation project. I’m taking lots of photos and writing lots of words each day this week, focusing on a single family member each of the first four days, and then I’ll make a spread for each day to put in my Project Life album. Here’s Friday.
Jake went off to work and Eliza went off to school.
Then Lisa brought baby Ava over. Usually she only comes over a few times a week, but this week was every day. Which was pretty exhausting, especially since I felt crummy this week. She’s a super good baby, but she wasn’t feeling great this week either. Which means I did a bunch of stuff with Ava on my hip. Friday was better, though.
Switched over some laundry while watching Big Picture Classes videos on the iPad.
Sneaky Jonas climbed up on the counter to get the super-high-up Oreos while I was doing laundry. Then he showed me what he did and I let him have one in the bathroom (so he wouldn’t make a huge mess).
Hung out with Paul some before he left for work in the afternoon. (He’s staying with us for two weeks because he’s moving back to Kansas City!) He’s been taking full advantage of the Nerd Nest library.
Ava is rolling all over the place now. She’s not far off from crawling.
I got both kids to take a nap at the same time, so I tackled cleaning the front room some. This is my before picture. I also took photos of my second Project Life childhood album, which I’m sharing next week.
Jonas woke up from his nap around the time Paul got back from work, and Jonas then became a Paul shadow. They both really like the Aquabats! Super Show!
The afternoon was a whirlwind of random visitors. Our friend Steve stopped by to hang out a bit after he got off work, and my mom came over too.
Then Lisa came over to pick Ava up and hung out for awhile.
Then Steven and Lisa went home and my sister Taylor came over around the time Eliza got home from school. We mostly just sat around and talked, but there was some playing games on phones too. And a lot of lecturing Taylor on her life decisions (keepin’ it real).
I played “Say the Same Thing” with my mom and sister, which got pretty hilarious. Eliza had fun asking Siri questions on Paul’s phone. She loves getting Siri to talk about Eliza, the name of the first AI computer. She asked Siri what Paul was to her, and Paul’s heart melted when Eliza decided he’s her uncle.
We ordered pizzas from d’Bronx and my mom and Jake went to go pick them up. It’s the best pizza in Kansas City, no contest.
My mom and Taylor went home after dinner, and Jake got the kids in bed because I was out of juice. I read a few books to Jonas before Jake put him to bed and Eliza read “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” to herself. Jake, Paul, and I sat around talking for awhile and then cleared up.
I was ready to go to bed early, but Jake bribed me with a back massage to stay downstairs with him and Paul for awhile.
We took turns finding fun Internet videos on our phones, which we pushed to the Apple TV. Paul had some pretty hilarious ones.
The guys stayed up doing that for awhile, but I read about a half of a chapter of a book upstairs before falling into a deep sleep.
That was Friday at the Nerd Nest!