I love reading posts about moms and their daily lives. I find it so inspiring and hopeful. ;) I don't think that I will have that HUGE of an impact in your life, dear reader, but I just wanted to share what happens around our house on any give day.
I would love
to say that I wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready for the
morning with a pep in my step. Fact is, I don't. I love being awake
before the rest of the family. But the odds of that happening is about 1
in 20 million. I love the quiet. I love the smell of coffee brewing
without the smells of dirty diapers and cheerios mixed in.
would also love to say that I start my day in the Word of God. But it
doesn't. My alarm goes off about three times. Then I read emails, text
messages and facebook with sleep in my eyeballs and a kink in my neck
because I am straining to read it laying on my side. Pillows stuffed
under my head and blankets to my chin. Strong says I sleep funny. Hey,
don't hate. Appreciate.
I mosey on upstairs. I can
already hear Sparkle moving around. Using the potty, rubbing her eyes,
playing in Shine's room. (Which she ALWAYS ask me before she barges
into her sister's room.) I get snuggles and kisses from my girls.
Shine freaks out every morning that she sees me walk in to her room for
the first time. Kicking her legs, laughing, screaming, waving her
arms. Occasionally, she gets a little too frisky and I have to kiss a
boo boo that she holds up to me because she smacked it on the side of
her crib. Which I love to do. :)
Its a hustle and
bustle after this point to get breakfast, lunch made and packed, the
girls dressed, teeth brushed and my breakfast shake made. I won't bore
you with the details, but usually the mornings have lots and lots and
lots of "Eat your breakfast." "Please put the toys down, you aren't
ready for school." "Clean the sink when you're done." "Eat your
breakfast." "Eat your breakfast." "Eat your breakfast." "Eat your
I load up the chitlins and head off to
Sparkle's school. She goes to a private Christian school this year. I
usually homeschool, but I needed a break. Part of being a good mom, is
knowing when you need a little time off. This year was my time. We had
MUCH to much going on for me to be any kind of effective teacher. And
her school is wonderful. The principal and her teachers are fabulous.
They have become my friends, which is the wonderful thing about a small
Christian school. I will be teaching art twice a week for the entire
school next year, which I am shocked and blessed to be able to do.
Shine and I get home, we might have her therapy appointment, Baby Signs
class, my nail appointment or I might have a photography session to
shoot. I rarely schedule photo shoots during the week unless it's at
night or for someone who can't fit it in any other time. We play, do a
sensory activity, craft, snuggle, or head to the park for a playdate.
Today we painted. Which was super fun watching her explore finger paint
for the first time!
Its nap time shortly after that. So I get to have a few more snuggles and kisses and then it's off to bed.
never ended up taking a nap this morning. She sang and talked and
kicked the walls of her crib. So we'll say she gleefully rested. I
blogged a bit. Thankfully I cleaned the whole house and did laundry
yesterday. I could have a me day today. And those are always nice. I
got her up after about an hour and we grabbed some lunch and headed out
to my nail appointment. I love nail day. I have the best nail tech on
the planet. She's also one of my best friends.
The second I pulled up in the drive way, the HVAC estimate guy
showed up at the house. We live in a split level beautiful
home...without AC. MUCH too hot to get any rest when it's cooking the
whole day in our HOT Wyoming summers. Hubby and I agreed that we needed
to have air conditioning put in this year. I put Shine down for a nap
again when we got home and again. She never fell asleep. I had to get
some photos to Sparkle's school for their yearbook, so I edited a hand
full of them and burned them to a disc. Got Shine up again from her
no-so-napping-nap. We headed up to the school to pick up Sparkle and
drop off the disc.
Editing some photos...
Picking up my daughter is one of the happiest moments of my day.
Seeing them after they wake up in the morning is the first. They make
me insanely happy. :) I was asked by a mom of another student to read
some poetry that she wrote and asked me to get together with her to do
some photography for her publisher. Then we skittered on down to grab
some burgers before heading off to dance class.
I think the story of my life is Sparkle's clothes all over the
floor. Her clothes and shoes are always all over the place. I think I
ask her to pick up her clothes more than I say "Eat your breakfast."
got Sparkle off to dance class. Starbucks was calling my name so off
we went. Stopping in at Life's Journey Scrapbooking before heading back
to the dance studio to pick up Sparkle.
Once we got home we played a few games of Candy Land. Sparkle
has won every single game that ever been played, for her entire life. I
don't understand it. Its an hour filled with giggles and laughing!
Daddy seriously makes her heart sing. They wrestle and play and giggle
even more. We had a fire going because even though it's spring, its
I headed up to the hospital to visit with my friend's dad. Her
dad had several stokes and is headed to surgery tomorrow to have his
artery cleaned. It gives me the willies just thinking about it. He had
such an amazing attitude about the whole thing.