This year I’m playing along with Ali Edward’s Day in the Life. At the end of each month, I’ll be documenting our routine.
This wasn’t really needed documentation wise after Week in the Life in September, but I like this project and I like the continuity of the monthly inserts in my Project Life albums (links to the inserts already done are at the bottom of this post).
Probably because of WITL, we didn’t take nearly as many photos as usual (though I left a few off of this post because I don’t have permission from the people in them / forgot to take photos off of Jake’s phone). That’s fine: words are good too.
Here’s September 30!
Woke up and Eliza had a rushed morning because we overslept a bit. She didn’t miss the bus, thank goodness, but I didn’t get a photo in.
Jake went to get breakfast to find a Twix bar in a container with a “hands off” note from Eliza. As if that would stop Jonas. Hah! Also, this serves as a before picture for Jake’s hair.
Baby Ava arrived, and the morning was a lot of feeding small people and changing diapers. I made some hot chocolate for Jonas. There was a cartoon somewhere in there.
Our walk was super long and sort of uncomfortable, because even though it was sweater weather inside my shaded house, it was not so much sweater weather outside in the sun. Ava was in her stroller and Jonas walked (though I had to carry him some). He’s getting really good at telling when he can walk solo by me and when he needs to hold my hand.
Back home, more feeding small people and changing small diapers, then naps for both of the small people. I finished knitting a scarf for Eliza while watching Dexter re-runs.
Eliza got home and went straight for a snack and homework. It went fast today. As I mentioned last week, we’ve been having a little trouble getting into a good weekday groove. I moved the little one’s nap times back so that they are sleeping when Eliza gets home, and that seems to be helping tons. It means less work / quiet time for me, but it’s mostly Eliza’s quiet time, so I think it’ll be good for everyone.
Also, Lily the cat helped.
After homework, Eliza read for awhile.
Then Eliza started on the kit Kiwi Crates sent us. She’s been so excited to try it. (More on that later this week. Also, we’re affiliates for them now, so purchasing through any of our links helps to support the Nerd Nest.)
Ava and Jonas woke up, and Eliza took a picture of us. Ava insisted on being held for the remainder of the afternoon.
Then Jonas took a picture of Eliza (with a lot of help).
Our friend Paul came by to borrow one of our cars, Lisa picked up Ava, ake stopped home before heading off to get his haircut by Virgil, our awesome stylist. Virgil will be the person responsible for shaving my head if we can reach $10,000 in donations to Susan G. Komen for Megan Goes Bald for Breasts. He just started at Salon Kismet, and Jake was excited to see his new space. We’re super thankful he kept his old rates (which are much lower than the ones listed on the Kismet site).
The kids both did the second project in the Kiwi Crate, which involved sponge painting and was messy and awesome. Eliza was nice to share.
I helped them with their project, but also tied tassel things onto the end of the scarf. And finished it! Wahoo!
Jake got home with fancy new hair and swapped off with me. I went out to dinner with my friend Emily and he held down the family fort.
Though, Jake’s version of holding down the fort involves ice cream before dinner and getting to stay up an hour past bedtime.
When I got home at 8:00, he was cooking breakfast for dinner, the kids were watching an episode of Doctor Who, and Jake’s brother Nick was hanging out.
Eliza scarfed down her dinner and went upstairs to get ready for bed and read a bit before going to sleep. Then we put Jonas in bed (his room is rarely messy, he really wanted to pick it up before he went to sleep and was mad we wouldn’t let him). I read High Fidelity and filled out my last list for 30 Days of Lists. Jake watched a few episodes of what I considered to be very bad comedies. Then we realized that we had to renew our car tags last minute and there was some definite grouchiness between us because that’s not the sort of thing you want to be figuring out when you’re practically sleepwalking. And of course the online payment wouldn’t work, and no one’s happy to have a visit to the DMV in the near future.
That’s a day in the life over here. Did you do a day in the life? Share a link if you did!
More Day in the Life Stuff:
- Day in the Life // January
- January Pages
- January Day in the Life in Project Life
- Day in the Life // February
- February Day in the Life in Project Life
- Day in the Life // March
- March Day in the Life in Project Life
- Day in the Life // April
- April Day in the Life in Project Life
- Day in the Life // May
- May Day in the Life in Project Life
- Day in the Life // June
- June Day in the Life in Project Life
- Day in the Life // July
- July Day in the Life in Project Life
- Day in the Life // August