Fri-day! Fri-day! Fri-day!
One of my favorite days of the week, even when we have no plans for the weekend and I know that entertaining everyone may be more work than I usually do on a weekday. There’s just something about Fridays that make me happy.
So without further ado…
(for Week in the Life, which I spent last week documenting and am spending this week pulling it together here on the blog. Photos in today’s post were taken Friday, April 14, 2017)
“You put on workout clothes. Are we going for a walk?!!” Actually I’m surprised she sat still long enough for a photo. She can hardly contain her excitement if I come out of my room wearing yoga pants or gym shoes. Most of the time I’m simply headed to the gym but today she is right. We are headed out for a walk as soon as the boy gets on the bus.
Dishes and straightening up the kitchen while the little guy eats breakfast and packs lunch. More to clean up than usual since I didn’t take the time for dishes yesterday and the other adults in the house don’t often do so.
Doesn’t she look happy? Off to pick up my friend for our walk.
Sandhill cranes, horses, cows, and lots of clouds on our walk this morning. Love that I can get out with a friend once in a while and enjoy being outside while also making the dog amazingly happy.
Biggest thing on the list today was Easter prep. As you can see, I had plenty of help.
Eventually she did relax and let me finish the Easter baskets and start working on teacher appreciation.
Friday is early out day, including Sam this time around. Bambi has to greet everyone and get some attention before the rest of us can sit down and talk to each other about our days.
I’m all out of dinner ideas (and supplies) for the week. Surprisingly, Tyler had a dinner suggestion that didn’t involve pizza (he requests pizza at least twice a week) so I took him with me to the grocery store. We picked up tortellini and garlic bread then I let him help select some ice cream for dessert.
Red Button is the BEST ice cream. Tyler chose Cookies and Cream and I grabbed Raspberry Ripple Chocolate Chip (since they were on 2 for ___).
Dinner prep and time to unload the dishwasher. Yes, we typically do eat early, usually around 5:00.
Ice cream and TV time. And how great that the sun is setting later in the day.
Ah, Week in the Life.
I’ve been enjoying the time spent over the last few days pulling all the photos and journaling together. I’ve even managed to order photo prints so I can start putting the album together soon.
Every year is a learning experience. I see the kids growing and changing. I see routines that feel like they have been the same forever actually evolve and change. I see mannerisms and habits that seem so familiar right now that will only be memories in a few years.
Every year I don’t capture everything I could, but I do get plenty of little glimpses.
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Two more days to document! Please check back tomorrow!
Halfway through documenting Week in the Life at this point – taking photos of all kinds of things I don’t spend much time documenting in daily life. I’ve done this project a few times before and usually at this point I’m starting to lose a little enthusiasm and taking fewer photos. This year has been the opposite. It took me a few days to really warm up to the project and the second half of the week I was more prolific with the photos – even while out running errands, which is how I spent a good part of my day Thursday.
*I spent last week taking the photos so this week is dedicated to pulling them together in a series of blog posts. These photos were taken Thursday, April 13 – before Easter, in case you were wondering 😉
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Surprised to find Tyler was up and dressed already. Instant Breakfast is his breakfast of choice lately. Sam skips breakfast but it looks like he did make a cup of coffee to take on the drive to work.
Guess who got promoted! First day with the new stripes (ok 2nd, as he wouldn’t stop for a photo yesterday) since he has to be at the base a few days this week. Pretty sure he is enjoying the break from his regular job.
Sometimes I skip the oatmeal and go for the kids’ cereal.
Everyone off to school/work and I FINALLY have a clear morning where all I have to worry about it my own agenda so I’m off to the city to do my Easter shopping. Usually I’m ready for holidays much further ahead than this and I wasn’t exactly happy about that. I’m feeling pretty upbeat today and I think knowing I can check this off my list has a lot to do with my mood.
Easter candy, random items for baskets, a scooter for Tyler, rollerblades for Kaitlyn. Ordering online probably would have been the better option for the larger items but I didn’t decide on them far enough ahead of time. So I had to do a little extra running around.
Target first (of course!) where I didn’t purchase much but enjoyed looking around. Shopko, then Big 5 where I stopped to call Sam for help making the final decision on scooters. Opted to buy rollerblades for Kate there (in a size that fits me! She’s growing up way too fast) then back-trackted to Target to get the scooter I had spotted earlier.
I grabbed lunch from Chipolte and ate it in the car while listening to the 5 Love Languages before heading back up the canyon.
I completed the rest of my errands in Park City with a trip to Michael’s (where I only purchased weights for the Tyler’s Pinewood Derby car – can you believe that?!) and TJ Maxx.
The last stop was Smith’s for dishwasher soap – and I walked out with all that!
It had been a beautiful day, warmer than any we’ve had so far this spring. Thus the slushie impulse buy.
Made it home, unloaded the car, and had just enough time to add a fun vinyl saying to the water bottle I picked up for the friend I’ve been meeting at the gym. She never remembers to bring her water bottle and they had only ONE left in one of my favorite styles at TJ Maxx. I also gave her a bag of her favorite Easter candy that she mentioned a few days ago that she hadn’t been able to find. She was pretty happy.
I had warned Kaitlyn that I would be taking a few “better” photos during the first part of practice but when I actually showed up to do so I think she was a little embarrassed. I ended up rushing through it and not getting the great shots I had hoped for.
Oh well. She’s at the pool all the time. I’ll try it again another time.
Work out. Home. Homework check for Tyler. Dinner. Sunset. Call it good for the day.
And that’s it for Thursday. Tune in tomorrow for Friday’s Words and Photos for Week in the Life 2017.
Until then, feel free to check out some of my previous Week in the Life Posts
Or take a look at some of my other projects like the Great Kitchen Remodel (half-way through the updates there, I’ll have a new blog post up on that next week), my Spring Tulip Wreath, or Ideas for upcoming Teacher Appreciation (ideas HERE, HERE, and HERE).