Get ready for a photo heavy post! I read Ali Edwards' blog about her goal to document a day in the life once a month. She has some cool templates and digital elements to use if you want to check them out. I wasn't feeling that organized and instead just charged my camera and tried to document as much of our day as I could. I would love to do this the last day of every month. I love documenting the everyday and I hope you won't mind seeing what our Thursday looked like! Put your link in the comments if you participated yesterday!
Thursday is a no school day for us so we usually take our time in the mornings. This morning started with milk, cheerios, snuggling together in the big chair, and watching 'Little Bill'
I had their breakfast ready after the show and they chowed down on scrambled eggs and strawberries
I made myself a juice- trying out beets recently and they are delicious!
When it was time to feed the dog we had a bit of a communication error. Luckily I have good helpers to pick up every last kernel of dog food!
When Harper lets us turn off Jack White, we have been dancing around to the Lumineer station on Pandora. It's nice and mellow. I swear Harper sang 'heart' with this one today!
Lots and lots of playing today, well really everyday. It usually looks like this...
Something I want to remember is how they always suddenly change what they're doing and make a new game. I don't know if it's a twin thing or just a toddler thing, but it always makes me laugh and kind of freaks me out. Today they started picking up the baby strollers at exactly the same time and carried them out of the kitchen cracking each other up. Weirdos!
I dared to try and drink my juice and read the paper in the kitchen. Harper brought in a blanket and this paci/animal thing that she has never liked before and laid down right beside my feet.
So I got up and we began sorting leftover Cheerios. H fed some to her baby doll.
While Charlie just sorted them out. Future engineer perhaps?
Charlie got a hold of the camera. I tried to show him how to take a picture. This is what he got. Think that's Duncan running by
Decide I better get dressed so I throw the babies into my bed and we play a bit. I go and throw clothes on and listen to them play their 'night night' game
Come out to find them laughing at, possibly torturing, poor Duncan
The pure two year old emotional breakdown that comes from me putting him on the floor. It's blurry because tantrums aren't still!
Miss Roo's first to get dressed! Remote to the light for distraction!
Charlie is next. This is his face when he says his favorite word, 'WHOA!' I think sister still had the remote?
Time to brush teeth!
Gotta love a girl with self confidence! Also my two favorite things. Baby curls and chubby hands!
Charlie does this thing where he grabs you and pulls you in for a kiss and then a hug. This was the best I could capture.
For some reason Charlie started crying (did I mention he's almost two?) so sister came up to him and gave him hugs and kisses. He was so happy, he's always trying to love on her and she usually just screeches at him.
I tried to take a family walk but C started wailing about half way down the block. I think it was because he wanted to walk the dog and the dog wasn't having it? Anyway, we turned around and just played in the front yard for a bit.
Charlie bringing me leaves
We get our Greenling order on Thursdays and the babes love helping me unpack it. Look at all those gorgeous greens!
I unload and reload the dishwasher while I make lunch. This and laundry are my least favorite parts of being an adult.
Lunch! Leftover sweet potato pancakes, pear, and leftover lentil curry. I know! Harper loved it, Charlie just wanted the pancakes.
I ate leftover potato and poblano soup with yummy bread
We played a little more and then I tried to put them down for naps. I wasn't very successful- they have started playing when they are in their cribs. So I came back in, we read one book together, and then I sat there and read my book until they fell asleep. I don't want to separate them yet, but the partying at nap and bed time is wearing me out!
Honestly I wanted to take a nap, instead I went upstairs to work. Getting passports for the babies, answering emails, and planning a few orders for the month.
I managed to ignore this pile of clean clothes all day. It is top of the list for Friday!
After nap we headed to the Arboretum to meet my friend Sara and her baby girl Lucy. We walked around and then sat on a blanket for a bit to enjoy the gorgeous weather.
This is the only pic I got of Lucy and her mama. I was trying to make sure a certain little boy didn't throw, hit, or step on the baby! Or steal her bink. But to his credit, the whole way home he sang 'baby! baby!' haha
Maybe my favorite pic of the day. They both put their coats on just one arm- I don't know ok?- and then waved good bye and started walking away jibber jabbering together. I love that H is pointing something out. They remind me of an old couple sometimes.
This is where my day always gets rough. Home for Yo Gabba Gabba while I make supper, they eat, I get baths ready, Chris is home and is in charge of baths, I pick up the house/finish our supper/sit in peace for a moment, and then it's time to get ready for bed.
I love doing this for two reasons. 1: Chris misses the babies throughout the week and I know he will love this play by play! 2: At the end of the day I'm exhausted and it's hard to remember all the little good, fun moments that made me laugh earlier. Looking back on my day in pictures reminds me how awesome my days are. Tiring yes, and sometimes they can feel monotonous (lots of poopy diapers, saying no, drying tears, ending fights, etc) and it's hard to pinpoint what we did that day. The fact is, we do a lot. They learn a lot and they change a lot. I love having a typical day in January documented. Watch next week for how I will put this in my Project Life.
Whether or not your day resembles mine I really think you should consider this type of everyday project. It will make you reflect on what you did in a way that nothing else I've ever tried does. It's a great lens to evaluate where you are in your life.
Thanks for staying with this long post! Here's to another normal, wonderful day!