Last Thursday I documented what a normal, if that is even an option, Thursday looks like around our household. These posts take a lot of time but I enjoy going back and reading them so it's worth it. ;)
Sis wakes around 6am every morning. This creates some one on one time with her and I...even if it is just snuggling on the couch watching the ipad or TV, still enjoy it.
We take a few mins. to wake and then I begin to prepare for the day...Wyatt and Mark are still sleeping so I move laundry, brush my teeth, empty dishwasher...you know, all the mom stuff. LOL!
A little before 7am Wyatt wakes up. He is on our bed with Mark and they start watching a little TV before getting up. Right after "good morning" the next words are Wyatt's request for his instant breakfast...this is his routine, mess with it and you will regret it. #nolie Sloane used to drink it as well but we have cut out most of her dairy due to her bad eczema. I prepare her strawberries with a little sugar instead.
Sloane is dressed pretty quick and she requests Mark to play their new board game with her. He says yes and they play 1,000 times before he has to get ready for work. On Thursday he leaves around 11:30 so he begins getting ready around 10:45 or so. I finish getting myself and the kids ready to go run a few errands before lunch.
We make it to the car....a little before 11.
No morning full of errands is complete without Starbucks. Black coffee for me with a few drops of Stevia today #ireallywantamocha
We make it to the grocery...this is a typical grocery trip for me. One who wants to walk and look at everything and one who doesn't look up from his DS except to request we buy junk food. ;) I have been really trying not to hurry them along while we run errands like this...I don't want them to feel constantly rushed. We didn't have anywhere to be that afternoon so I wanted them to enjoy.
This display was literally screaming my name as I WALKED BY....#ididntbuyany
By the time we got back in the car from the grocery they were crazy kids?!!?! No rushing and we had a great time...even though going to the grocery is VERY high on the top of my HATED chores list.
While I was unloading the grocery and putting everything away Wyatt and Sloane were taking advantage of the sunshine! Scooters and bikes ;) I also did all the prep work for dinner that evening.
I had to beg them to come in for lunch...late lunch - Wyatt had shrimp with butter (his current favorite) and strawberries, Sloane had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a clementine They both also wanted pretzels. Sis got pizza goldfish at the store and couldn't wait to eat them...gross but she loved them!
After lunch we went over to a friends house...and played with the new AMAZING embroidery machine!! The projects are endless and we had some much fun. All the kids played outside for a few hours...it was perfect!
We made it home in time for showers and bed. They have school on Fridays so Thursday nights are shower nights. Blah! They finished their showers and Sloane had me braid her hair while it was wet so it would be wavy. Thursdays are late nights for Mark. The kids are asleep when he gets home so I make them their own dinner separate from Mark and I.
They enjoyed "long noodles," which is spaghetti noodles with sprinkle Parmesan cheese. They had more strawberries, their current fav if you can't tell, with whip cream. Wyatt watched a movie in his room while I laid with Sis. When I got up from her room he was already asleep. 7:02 BAM!
I began dinner for Mark and I...beef and broccoli with cauliflowers rice. It was AMAZING!!! Mark finally made it home...
We enjoyed dinner together. I cleaned up the dishes and we got ready to watch our Thursday evening TV lineup! THE BEST NIGHT OF THE WEEK!!!
Thank goodness for DVR...and that Mark doesn't work on Fridays!! We went to bed pretty late but date night every Thursday is so fun for us! ;) Phew, what a day-