Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A Day In The Life

It's no secret I am super nosey! In fact, I like to say its one of my best qualities (ha!) Of course my favorite posts I read are day in the life posts. I love to see what everyone is up to and if anyone else has a day similar to mine. Usually I'm terrible about remembering to take photos throughout the day and by lunchtime I've already forgotten. So yesterday I decided to tape a reminder note to my phone and you know what, it worked! I successfully was able to get photos throughout the day!

This is a pretty standard day for us during the week.

6:36 am - I don't usually set an alarm but try to be up by 6:30 so that I can drink some coffee and wake up before Patrick leaves the house about 6:45. Jack is always up and downstairs by the time I wake up. This morning I was extra tired so when Patricks alarm randomly went off at 6:36 I shot out of bed with a startle!

6:45-7:30- I am downstairs drinking coffee, making sure my blog has posted, linking up, reading blogs and waking up. Jack is usually just chilling watching a show on the iPad and eating breakfast. I don't like the lights all bright that early in the morning so usually there is just a dim lit lamp on, I promise we weren't sitting in the dark ha!

7:30- I pour Grahams milk and grab a breakfast bar for him before I head upstairs to get him. This morning I started making my grocery list for the day. Before I go wake Graham I will throw on my clothes (usually workout clothes) and pick out their outfits for the day. Then I go wake sweet Graham up, he always greets me with a smile and "mama!"

7:30-8:30- We are all downstairs the boys are usually content watching a show, hanging out, eating breakfast. I'm still usually drinking my coffee and grab a bite to eat. By about 7:20 I start to get the boys dressed and ready for school.

8:40- A quick check to make sure bookbags are packed and we are out the door.

9-12- The boys are in school during this time so once I get the dropped off I am off to do all the things. Today I was going to a 9:45 barre class so I had just enough time to run home and do a quick straighten up of the kitchen and den. I threw a load of their laundry in and headed to barre. After barre I ran a few errands and went to the Neighborhood Walmart Market for groceries. I'm usually a Harris Teeter girl through and through but I'm finding that I don't mind the walmart market and it definitely is much cheaper!

12:00- I pick the boys up and we head home for lunch and to get ready for nap. Patrick beat us home today so he already had the boys lunch ready to go (win for me!) This time can usually be melt-down city for Graham. And just like most days he has a tantrum because I wouldn't let him eat my applesauce but instead gave him an applesauce pouch.

1-4 - The boys are napping and this is when if I have done all my chores for the day I take a little time to sit on the sofa and catch up on a show. I'd be lying if I didn't say the occasional nap may occur as well. About 2:15 today Jack was wide awake and ready to come downstairs. Most days he will sleep for 2-3 hours but today he was not having it. We snuggled up to watch a Mickey Halloween episode  and did some playing before I had to go wake Graham up at 4.

4:00- Once Graham is awake both boys will have a snack and we will play around the house. I am ready for it to get cooler out so that we can go outside and play. I can't stand the gnats in our neighbor so mama doesn't like to go outside right now ha!

5:00- We headed out the door to get Jack to his soccer game. Graham stayed home with our sitter. Jacks game was from 5:30-6:30 and after we went to grab a bite to eat with Patrick's dad.

8:00- We are home from soccer, Graham is in bed (he goes to bed at 7) and its time for Jack to have a quick bath and get in bed. He didn't even protest bedtime tonight so I know he was worn out from soccer!

8:30- Both boys are asleep and I sit down to work on this blog post and catch up with Patrick. We watch a show that we recorded Sunday night before going up to bed.

10:00- I head upstairs and get in bed and pray that both boys sleep all night, although I can guarantee that Jack will be up and in our bed at some point during the night!

So other than the soccer game that is a pretty standard day in the life for us! Usually we cook dinner at home and the boys go wild from the hours of 5-7!

*linking up with Andrea and Beth


  1. I love love love these posts!! You go girl getting that barre class in! I need to find a way to start getting back in the gym ughhh

  2. I love these posts! It's so fun to see inside someone else's day. :) Busy day for you guys!

  3. I love DITL posts! I *so* need to get back to working out consistently, so I'm going to check out Barre when Knox starts school in January! Also, I LOVE that Patrick comes home for lunch. My dad used to do that a lot and I always thought that was so neat. Small town living at its finest -- and I adore it!

  4. These are my favorite posts, too! I would love to go to Barre but the closest one to me is like 30 minutes away--too far for an every day thing.
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  5. These posts are too fun! I really need to do one; I just tend to forget. Thanks for sharing! That's great your kids will actually nap - I know a ton of kids that fight it so much.


    here from #tuesdaytalk

  6. love these post and my babies being that small:(

  7. I love these posts, too! It's just so interesting to see how people live their day to day!

  8. Your little fellas wake up early! Connor is a 7:30-8AM kind of kid. Which makes me love him a bit more :)

  9. I love these posts so much. Love getting a glimpse into your daily life.


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