Friday, March 30, 2012

Where to start?

It's funny how life can be both crazy busy and monotonously boring at the same time.  That is my life.  Each day feels like the same as the one before, but at the same time we are always so busy.  So, where do I start with all that has been going on lately?

I'll start here: Monday, March 19.

I went to bed the night before, thinking that I hadn't updated my blog in a long time, but there wasn't much to say--life was pretty routine.  So I decided that I would wake up and try to document with my camera all we did that day.  We were a little rushed in the morning, so I didn't pull out my point and shoot until just after Tyler left for school.

It snowed! When the twins saw Tyler getting on his snow gear, they had to as well.  As soon as Tyler left,  we put on our pants, coats, hats, and gloves, but still had on our jammies underneath.  (We used this gear exactly twice for this mild winter.)

At first they were a bit hesitant to venture off the back steps,

but it didn't take long to head for the trampoline.

They didn't want to come in, so I had to find Dan's boots, tuck in my pajama pants, and head out to round them up.

And here's the aftermath.

I was finally able to sit down for my own breakfast.  My favorite cereal: Wheat Chex with fresh strawberries.  I almost always read blogs while I eat breakfast.

And there is almost always a child who hangs on my leg and/or wants a bite.

Start laundry! Every Monday and Thursday, 4-6 loads.  Ugh.

I don't even remember why Brady was throwing this tantrum, but he is 2 and we see these every day.  Also, notice the pile of clothes behind him?  All clean and all pulled out of the dresser the day before instead of napping.

And another mischief maker.  They like to use these 5 gallon buckets as step stools.

We then headed into my room to feed Jackson.  He is still sleeping in there, but should be in his own room very soon.  And of course, let's pester him first.

Time to eat! 6-7 times a day.

I don't know why Carter is sad, but it seems like they always need me when I am in the middle of a feeding.

Sweet, sweet boy!

And about 20 pictures that look like this.

So by now it is about 10 am in our day.  And my point and shoot is broken.  I guess having it out so much was way too much temptation for the boys, and somehow Carter broke it.  I was in fact very lucky that I got it to turn on long enough to get the pics off the camera, but I wasn't ever able to get it working again.  (And totally off topic, I am giving a big thumbs down to Nikon point and shoots.  I had a Canon that lasted about 5 years, then two different Nikons that each lasted less than 4 months.)

I was going to give up on my documentation, but went ahead and got out the big camera to finish. However, my documentation really slowed down.

Leftover pizza for me for lunch.

Hot dogs and grapes for the boys.

Jackson, the best baby ever, chillin in his swing.

Tyler gets home!  While the twins were still napping, we played a game of Battleship.  I won.

Monday is a karate day.

And we rounded out our day with baths.

There you go.  Living my life one long day at a time.


Stephanie said...

This was fun! I miss seeing you.

Shelly Cunningham said...

I understand exactly what you mean about feeling very busy, but life also being pretty boring/ordinary. Also, Jackson is so precious!!!

Michelle said...

I loved that. It looks like Carter's hair is getting that true?