Jul 21, 2008

A day in the life, more or less...

One day last week I set out to document our entire day. I learned 2 things: 1. we are incredibly boring, and 2. the reason we don't have more pictures is because it's very hard to hold a camera when you are constantly cleaning up messes, refereeing fights, changing diapers, and getting food, sippies, etc. It's now been so long that I don't remember much of what else happened that day, but here are some moments I did capture:

No day can begin without Curious George.

Breakfast: actually in bowls with utensils that day, as opposed to the usual dry cereal in a plastic baggie, or even just straight out of the box (and then spread all over the floor).

Nate: still sleeping. Perfect child.

Sam taking a picture of Mia having a tantrum.

Brushing teeth and combing hair.

"I do it myself!"

Nate has been smiling a lot lately. My quest to capture it resulted in this Jabba-the-Hut-like smile.

Tummy Time


Reading Time, under plenty of dire threats from mom.

On our way to Costco.

Going in to Costco. Nate is in the sling, and Sam is not happy about being in the cart. Once we made it inside, they actually did amazingly well. That didn't stop 2 women from staring openly at me and whispering to each other while in line at the food court (what Costco trip is complete without the $1.50 hot dogs and churros?). I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they were amazed by how well behaved my kids were and how calm and collected I looked. Right?

"Quiet" Time.


Nate's first video. Sorry- it's sideways.

For staying in their rooms during quiet time, the kids get 10 chocolate chips each. Here is Sam (and the bathroom mirror), post chocolate indulgence. Not pictured: the door, the wall, and the stool, also covered in chocolate. All that from 10 chocolate chips?

Costco spoils: a box of 200 or so pushpops. Lesson learned: Sam should always eat pushpops naked.
Watering the lawn. Mia had just sprayed me (and the camera) with water and did not get a favorable response. Hence, the scowl.

Afternoon snack at the raspberry bush.


"The Witching Hour"- a video.

Dinner: no small miracle.

6:15: can we start bedtime yet?

One final meltdown. (I believe he wanted mom to put the toothpaste on the toothbrush, not dad).

Mia got to go on a special trip to Target to get a new Littlest Pet Shop toy for going to bed without tantrums 20 days in a row. Best $10 I ever spent.

Good night!

2 comments:

Cary said...

That was so entertaining...i just have to say, I cannot believe YOU drive a MINIVAN! love it.

Your kids are gettting so big. I think Sam is a mini-Donna. Nate looks so sweet and so adorable. I can't wait to meet him one of these days!

Heather, Dan, and Family said...

I like the 20 nights in a row bribe. I might try that with Grace. How many times did you have to restart before you got to 20?