Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A Day in the Life- Our Monday's

I can't remember the last time I did a "day in the life" post. Our days are pretty different due to Mark's work schedule and the kids being in school 3 half days a week. I always enjoy reading how others days go as well so I decided to write a post documenting our Mondays.

6:30am- The alarm went off for the 1st time. I get up. I brush my teeth and get dressed. I let the dogs out. I wake up Sloane and Wyatt. I move them to the couch. They do better to have 15 mins. of TV time instead of 15 mins. of extra sleep...to each his own right?!?!

6:45- Sloane is ready to start getting before Wyatt. I get her dressed and then make her and Wyatt's instant breakfast. (that's what they have EVERY morning) They get their breakfast and vitamins. We got a new fun "speed waver" and she wants her hair fixed with it today so I set that all up in the living room so she can continue to watch TV. ( Dumb, I know-judge away) While that's warming up I get Wyatt dressed.

7:00-Mark gets up and starts getting ready. I make his coffee and his instant breakfast. I gather what he needs to take to work. Then I finish getting Sloane and Wyatt ready and ask them to brush their teeth. I make all the beds and straighten up the living room and kitchen, as well as load and unload the dishwasher.

7:15- I finished getting myself ready. Let the dogs in and feed them. We all tell Mark "bye" and load the car.

7:20- drive to school

7:35- We arrive at school and take the kids inside for drop off.

7:40 We needed milk so I ran into the nearest grocery store and grabbed 2 gallons. The less I have to go back the better. ;) I had to also drop some stuff off at a friends house so I ran there after drop off and then went back home.

8:30 I am back at home..Monday's are my laundry days. Well, who am I kidding I do laundry every day. Monday's I get all caught up and also wash all the sheets. We had a guest this past weekend so this also includes the guest bedroom bed. 4 beds ;/ Oh the joys...

I also try to get all the bills/paperwork finished on Mondays as well. Blah! I got all caught up on that and then took a shower. I tried to get ready pretty quick so I could run a few errands before pick up time.

9:45- I left the house to run a few errands which included looking for a few t-shirts for an upcoming trip at Sports Authority. I finished those and grabbed a soda. ;)

10:45 Pick up time usually sneaks up on me...today was no exception. I do not mind this a bit...I am usually ready to get them! I really miss them while they are gone, it's too quite. I got back in the car and drove to their school.

11- pick up time

11:15 Monday's I also take the car to the car wash. We vacuum it and go through the car wash. The kids love it because I let them get out of their carseat as the car is moved through. LOL! The little joys right?!!?

11:30 We get back in our buckles and drive to meet Mark for lunch.

11:45 We get to the office. We all go in and wait for a few mins. while Mark finished up seeing patients. The kids always love seeing Mark at work.

12;15- We all go grab a quick lunch together. I can't believe I forgot to take a picture...I am sure the rest of the family is too! Ha ha! They have so much to tell their Daddy about school. I love to listen. It always seems they tell him so much more...hmmmm!!?!?? ;)

1pm- We dropped Mark back off at the office and headed back home.

1:15pm- The kids were at my parent's this weekend so they were excited to get to have the afternoon back at home. They had a BLAST at Eesie and Poppie's but are sure homebodies. ;) They played and played...don't be fooled she is in full "playing house" mode in this picture. This is anything but a rest time. Just FYI!

I had a few items of Fall clothing I needed them to try on before hanging them in their closets. I finished paperwork and kept up with the wonderful laundry. I swept the floors and also dusted the living room.

Wyatt wanted to watch a little TV which usually doesn't get turned on during the day but I let him today. I also had some "It Works" work to do and wanted to do some Bible work as well. It kept him occupied...;/ I sat on the couch with the computer but snuggled with him as well. BLISS!!!!

3pm- I fixed both kids a snack and by "fixed" they picked raw bell peppers and a cheese stick LOL! We also had some fun sprinkle boxed donuts left from Friday fun day so they finished those off too! I talked to my MIL on the phone about our upcoming trip to CA and got some more details. ;)

3:45pm- I begin to get Sloane ready for dance because we need to leave about 4pm. Wyatt is playing in his room. I ask him to get shoes on and grab a hat before we leave. His hair = YIKES!! Hair cut it needed!!

4pm- We load the car and head to dance.

4:20- We arrive at dance with enough time to get her tap shoes on and get prepared for class. She is in a class for 3-5 year olds ( Petite Dance 1 but maybe soon moving to #2, cuz she is a crazy dancer. LOL!)

4:30-5:15: Wyatt and I hang together. We watch Sis on the TV and play together on the iPad to pass the time. He also has a friend he has made during this time...he plays with her while a scroll through Facebook, Instagram, and chat with my sister as she drive home from work.

5:15- Sis finishes class with a HUGE smile! We get back in the car and stop to get a treat at Starbucks. They both want a cake pop but I just get an ice water. It's too late to get anything big. ;)

5:40- We pull in the driveway and Kelley and Caroline are waiting for us. They needed to drop off a few things. What would be ever do if we lived more than 3 mins. apart?!!?!? We chat for a few when the girls decide Caroline needs to stay to play. Kelley runs an errand and the kids play while I finished up the laundry and get dinner ready.

6:50 Mark is headed home and Kelley gets back. I am setting the table and finishing dinner..Thanks so much to Time for Dinner!!!

7:10- We eat together as a family...this is kinda later than usual but everyone seems to be in a good mood. We finish eating and Mark gets Sis ready for bed. Wyatt asks to watch a "big kids show" on the Disney channel, which means actual humans not cartoon. ;) While I clean up dinner, kitchen, and load the dishwasher he watches his show. Mark does "bedtime" with Sis and I get Wyatt ready for bed.

7:40pm- Both kids are asleep...and Mark and I turn on the good ol'Monday Night Football!!! We enjoy our time together. We catch up on the day and enjoy spending time together!

10pm- We head to bed together!!!

I know I will enjoy looking back and reading about a normal Monday. This is total a "normal" Monday...it's not made up or even made to look anything but what it is...I mean, that's what you get with this blog, and me, the real life! No sugar coating here...we are the real deal!!! Muah!

*And that's a wrap!!! What a great Monday!


  1. i love reading people's day in the life posts! how sweet is little miss in her dance outfit!


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