Sunday was the final day for my Week in the Life photo project – a full week of taking extra notice of all the routine things in life and documenting them (a fun project spearheaded by Ali Edwards. More info on her blog). It was a fun week and I snapped a lot of good photos I might not otherwise have taken, but it’s intense to put that much concentration into something every day all day so it’s been nice to take a step back and get back to my more natural photo taking practices (which still means plenty of photos).
I truly do want to finish up the entire project this year, which for me means pulling together the photos and the journaling here on the blog – getting it all down in black and white while the memories are still fresh – before putting it all together in an album. I have done this photo project 3-4 times in the past and I do well with the photos and note taking during the week and pretty good putting most of it on the blog but I have yet to get an entire Week in the Life fully in an album yet. This week is going to be the year I do that! (Someone remind me of that a week from now when I am still procrastinating on ordering the photo prints!) So to keep myself on track – here is the journaling and photos from my final day of Week In the Life – Sunday:
Bambi was excited to go outside first thing until I opened the door and she realized it was raining.
9:00 AM sorting through the kids’ summer clothes before we go shopping. Tyler has a lot that still fit from last year, Kaitlyn needs an entire new wardrobe
10:15 AM Kaitlyn and I are ready to head out the door for some shopping but there was no hurrying Tyler. I guess I could have let him put off his weekend chores until later but I had already let him out of it on Saturday morning so this is Kaitlyn impatiently waiting for Tyler to finish vacuuming.
Today’s plan: shopping for summer clothes for the kiddos. Easiest thing to find – tank tops for Kaitlyn. Hardest thing: finding Kate shorts…and keeping the little guy from complaining. (caption from Instagram post)
First stop was Justice where we had lots of choices for Kaitlyn with Tshirts and tank tops but didn’t love any of the shorts.
11:30 AM Old Navy resulted in a couple of pairs of shorts for Tyler, this Minecraft Tshirt, and flipflops for both kiddos. Children’s Place yielded a pair of shorts for Tyler and I had to talk him out of a new tie and baseball cap. Still on a quest for denim shorts for Kaitlyn, we struck out at Aeropostle before taking a break for lunch.
12:30PM lunch at Panda Express. Choosing a restaurant always a hard thing when eating out with Tyler (not so much with Kaitlyn anymore – yay) so we over-use Panda Express (and Taco Bell). Oh well – everyone ends up satisfied so it works. PS – his time in the high chair only lasted for a couple of minutes before he switched to a regular chair. Sometimes being a little silly is ok.
When we pulled into the driveway after shopping today Kaitlyn got out then immediately turned back to the car and grabbed my phone so she could get this shot of the robin. #weekinthelife may be teaching them more than how to pose for photos without complaining 😉
2:15 PM Home with all our loot. A stop at TJ Maxx yielded a couple of pairs of shorts for Kate from the Juniors section (not sure how I feel about her transitioning to adult sizes! Right now it’s super hard to find things that fit her but it’s also another sign my little girl is growing up) and a trip to Wal-Mart gave us more cough medicine for Kaitlyn (thank goodness the cold never turned really horrible for her) and a gift for one of Tyler’s classmates for the party next weekend, and Kaitlyn and I treated ourselves to new pens.
5:00 PM Rainy, cold and overcast all day meant it was not a day for the dinner over the fire that Tyler had requested but we went with the hot dogs anyway. The marshmallows will have to wait for another day.
Final sunset for this project. Rainy days make the best sunsets.
I thought it was nice to mirror the first photo from this morning. This is the end table in the family room next to the chair where I usually hang out. I managed to finish that book (one I’ve been reading all week) while drinking hot chocolate after the kids went to bed. Good night.
The day in numbers:
-total photos taken: 26 with my phone and 41 with the DSLR
-5647 steps taken
-48 miles driven
If you’ve missed any of my earlier Week in the Life posts feel free to check them out or follow me on Instagram as I’ve been posting photos as I go along this week.
-2016 – Monday’s Words and Photos
-2016 – Tuesday’s Words and Photos
-2016 – Wednesday’s Words and Photos
-2016 – Thursday’s Words and Photos
-2016 – Friday’s Words and Photos
-2016 – Saturday’s Words and Photos
-2015 – Main Post with links to Words and Photos for each day