Hey mates! How are ya? Anybody within the temper for a day-in-the -life weblog submit at the moment? I hope so as a result of I’m coming at you with a glimpse into our Tuesday via images this morning. It was a reasonably typical Tuesday, if not a bit wet, and since I managed to seize lots of it on digicam, I figured I’d take you alongside for the experience at the moment. Let’s do that!

Image an Hour: April 2024

6:15 a.m. Espresso + Devotional + Work

My alarm went off at 6 a.m. in the course of a critically bizarre dream involving a shark assault that occurred the place I used to be swimming within the ocean and a number of other individuals swimming close to me had been bitten however nobody was critically injured and even all that scared. It was like probably the most apathetic shark assault within the historical past of the world. It was a weird dream (my desires are often far more reasonable and simply on a regular basis life form of desires) and a wierd begin to the day.

Issues began to really feel a bit extra regular by 6:15 a.m. after I let Pepper out, made myself a complete milk latte and spent a while studying my devotional earlier than engaged on my laptop computer till the boys had been awake. Additionally, I’ve to offer one other shout out to my Ember mug, aka the Christmas present I obtained from Ryan that knocked it out of the park. I nonetheless want the mug was a tad greater (solely as a result of I exploit lots of complete milk in my lattes) nevertheless it’s critically the most effective little invention for individuals who like their espresso H-O-T. It’s additionally tremendous useful as a result of too usually I’ll make my espresso after which get sidetracked or the boys will want me or one thing however after I come again to my espresso, it’s nonetheless splendidly heat. I adore it a lot.

7:30 a.m. Waffles for Breakfast 

Ryan had an early begin to his work day yesterday and was out the door simply earlier than 7 a.m. About quarter-hour after I stated goodbye to Ryan, I heard noise from upstairs and headed as much as get Rhett dressed for the day and say good morning to the large children who had been already beginning in on one other magnetic tile creation. Finally everybody headed downstairs after I informed them breakfast was prepared. We had buttered waffles and sliced strawberries and I can not let you know how good it’s been to make a complete field of Easy Mills waffles on the weekends to freeze after which have them available to pop into the toaster on busy weekday mornings. I additionally lastly bit the bullet and ordered a waffle maker that can permit me to make 4 waffles at a time versus standing over our single Christmas tree waffle maker for 30+ minutes as I make the entire field of waffles. It ought to arrive tomorrow and I’m excited to place it to make use of!

8:05 a.m. Faculty Drop Off

Quickly after breakfast, we piled into my automobile to take Chase to highschool. Nobody was extra excited for college drop off than Pepper! She dashes to the door when she is aware of it’s time for us to go away and at all times likes to be within the combine. I’ve stated it earlier than however I’ll say it once more: This tiny hamster canine has been the proper match for our household. She’s critically the supply of a lot pleasure, humor and love in our lives each single day and the way in which she is with our boys will eternally be one in every of my very favourite issues about her. Canine are simply the most effective.

9:25 a.m. Burn Boot Camp

After the entire faculty drop off routine when all three boys had been settled in school/preschool, I made my technique to Burn Boot Camp for a complete physique exercise. It was a great one with lots of stable power workouts that challenged my complete physique. I stayed after to speak with a good friend for a bit earlier than making my means again dwelling.

10:30 a.m. Work

I spent the subsequent couple of hours on the pc working so I don’t have any enjoyable photos to share until you wish to see a number of angles of my laptop computer.

12:30 p.m. Bathe + Get Dressed

(Cardigan: Goal however outdated / Tank: Previous Navy however outdated / Denims: Free Individuals / Sneakers: Reebok / Colourful Beaded Necklace: Amazon / Tiny Coronary heart Gold Necklace: Gorjana

I took a speedy bathe and obtained dressed on the final minute earlier than I needed to run out the door to choose up Rhett and Ryder from preschool pickup. I misplaced monitor of time whereas I used to be working and didn’t plan sufficient time for a sit down lunch so lunch regarded like consuming dinner leftovers out of a Tupperware container in my automobile.

1:30 p.m. Preschool Pickup + Goal Run

Throughout preschool pickup it was pouring exterior which scrapped our plans to satisfy up with mates for a park playdate between faculty pickups. Plan B took us to Goal to do a return which naturally resulted in us purchasing at Goal and leaving with some random groceries to assist get us via the remainder of the week.

2:40 p.m. Faculty Pickup

Subsequent up on the agenda was Chase’s faculty pickup. It was nonetheless raining — yesterday was actually fairly dreary from begin to end — however fortunately the downpour lessened to a drizzle and ultimately light because the afternoon went on.

3:15 p.m. House for Snack Time + Lunch Prep + Strawberry Planting

Once we arrived dwelling, the boys dug into an enormous snack plate I threw collectively whereas I ready their lunches for the next day. (Making their lunches for the subsequent day the minute we get dwelling has been a recreation changer for me. I’ve not obtained one grievance from the boys about stale meals or soggy sandwiches so I’m going to maintain rockin’ with this one so long as doable.)

After snack time, the rain was dying down and we had been all itching to get exterior so we made our means into the yard the place Ryder obtained the concept to plant the tops of the strawberries from his afternoon snack. Gardening mates, any possibilities his method will yield some berries? Whereas we don’t have big hopes for the strawberries, our complete household is getting excited for spherical two of our backyard this spring! We’re planning to plant some new-to-us fruits and veggies and hope we’ll have half the success we did with our zucchini crops final summer time. The boys and I additionally planted some zinnias and wildflowers within the yard yesterday and hope they’ll take off like they did final summer time, too!

4:30 p.m. Extra Outdoors Playtime

The boys performed exterior for a stable two hours and had a good time shifting from the yard to the driveway to the little seashore in our yard. Outdoors for our youngsters is the freaking greatest as a result of I swear they’re all happier and brother fights are minimal. They usually provide you with video games or “tasks” to work on collectively and yesterday’s creativeness undertaking made me smile. They created a “fish hatchery” within the sand for child fish to hatch and develop till they’re able to make their means into the lake and swim with the larger fish. I like their imaginations a lot.

6:20 p.m. Boys’ Dinner + Board Sport

The 5 o’clock hour handed by in a blur of wrapping up exterior playtime, tub time, pajamas and making dinner. As soon as all of that was accomplished, the boys ate dinner after which we performed a pair rounds of a new-to-us recreation my mother despatched to the boys for Easter. They’re loving Comfortable as a Bug in a Rug as a result of there are directions that assist you to make it simpler for youthful children (Rhett) or more difficult for older children (Chase and Ryder) so all three boys suppose it’s enjoyable! I swear Peaceful Kingdom makes the BEST video games as a result of they’re collaborative so all the boys are working collectively to win which eliminates intense sibling fights that may associate with board video games after they’re youthful. Hallelujah. (Hoot Owl Hoot is one other collaborative recreation our boys love!)

7:15 p.m. Mattress Time + Dinner

Ryan arrived dwelling proper earlier than 7 p.m., simply in time to say goodnight to Rhetty Roo! I put Rhett to mattress whereas Ryan frolicked with the large children after which we dug into our dinners whereas enjoying one other spherical of Comfortable as a Bug in a Rug with Chase and Ryder. Then Ryan put the large children to mattress simply earlier than 8 p.m. whereas I did a cleansing sweep within the kitchen earlier than we each let Pepper out one final time.

8:20 p.m. Studying with Chase + Extra Studying

As soon as Ryder fell asleep, Chase slipped out of their room and met us in our room to learn one other couple of chapters from The Misplaced Hero, the newest ebook we’re studying which a continuation of the Percy Jackson sequence we not too long ago completed and beloved. At this level, my cellphone was plugged in throughout our room so I didn’t snap any extra photos however after we had been accomplished studying with Chase a bit after 9 p.m., we stated goodnight to him after which Ryan and I learn our respective books earlier than falling asleep. I ended up ending Apply Makes Good, the sequel to When In Rome (one of many greatest books I’ve learn to this point this yr), and thought it was one other beautiful lighthearted gem!

As for at the moment, it must be a reasonably typical Wednesday with faculty, piano and our traditional weekday routine. I hope you all have a incredible day!