Monday, October 15, 2012

A day in the life

Today I decided to do something a bit different.  A while ago I saw a post from Jill of Baby Rabies, where she took a picture every hour to document an "ordinary day".  I thought it'd be interesting to see what a day actually looks like for us, it usually goes by so fast without having any idea what we actually did.  I took a picture every hour from 8am to 8pm.  I'm nowhere near the photographer she is, but it still gives a pretty good picture of our lives.
8am - the boys are playing in their playroom.  Formerly the adult gameroom that used to house a pool table, kegerator, and arcade, now houses legos, a batcave and a jumperoo.  Z is STILL in his jammies, G is dressed.  Z up since 6, G since 630, both have had breakfast.  It's morning chill time.
 
9am - G is getting angsty, getting ready to feed him and put him down for morning nap.  Z took our pic, he is going to play spiderman game on the computer.  G falls asleep nursing covering his face with the blanket.
 10am - Just finished steam mopping the floors.  Z is hanging on the couch playing with some duplos. G is napping.
 11am - Headed to the park to burn off some energy in hopes for good afternoon naps from both boys.
 12pm - lunch time, Z is feasting on mickey nuggets and apples, G is having peas, squash, pears, and puffs.  G just had an epic ear-splitting meltdown
1pm - Z is napping.  G is having the time of his life emptying the laundry basket full of clean diapers.
2pm - G is napping. Z's turn for a meltdown.  He woke up with a cramp in his calf.
3pm - Everybody's awake! Snack time :).  Z is watching Phineas and Ferb on the ipad, G is apparently looking on as well.
4pm - Decided to spend time in the backyard since Z's calf still hurts.  G is not in favor of this, he really should have napped longer this afternoon. Zach is showing me "acorns" he brought home from the playground at school, yay?
5pm - Making dinner, I was going to make a brown rice stir-fry type thing, but I forgot to start brown rice earlier, so rice noodles it is!  Z loves to help in the kitchen.
6pm - Winding down in the playroom before bedtime.  Z got a new magazine in the mail. G is obsessed with all sports balls.
 7pm - Getting ready for bath time, G is soooo tired and cranky from teething.
8pm - Kids are asleep, settling down for some picture editing at the computer.

So, I learned we're not very exciting.  But that wasn't the point of this exercise.  This is an ordinary day in our lives.  The good, the bad, the ugly.  Sometimes we are having fun and sometimes we... are not.  

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