Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August 2nd

Tuesday!  There was some serious juju going on last night: all three kids slept ALL NIGHT LONG.  9:30-7:00! I feel alive!

7:00-8:00 Made a smoothie for breakfast: 2 cups kale, 1 cup yogurt, 1 frozen peach, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup frozen cherries, 2 cups ice, and water.  Mimi and I loved it, but it nearly made Ernie cry.  Fed Wonder Boy, practiced piano a bit, and got dressed.

Cuddle time

8:00-10:00 School time!  Taught Ernie's lessons, made jum jills, and started a batch of wheat bread.  Mimi was excited about that- she told me this morning she doesn't like white bread.  Umm...OK!  Got the kids' laundry started too, Wonder Boy is wearing his last clean shirt, and dirtied his last pair of pants this morning.  Oops :)  Ernie did her chores- fed and papered the worms, emptied the kitchen scrap bucket, and swept up the crumbs under the table.

wheat bread and jum jills

10:00-11:00  Got the bread shaped and in the oven, folded 4 loads of laundry (while the girls played a computer game) and put them away, and fed the girls a snack (half a banana each, and some jum jills.)  Fed Wonder Boy again, and got the girls started on cleaning their play room.

11:00-12:00  Helped the girls clean their playroom, and fed them lunch.  Bread with peanut butter and ice water.

12:00  All the kids are down for naps...the good juju continues!  Let's hope at least the two littles sleep well, they need it.  I putter around on Pinterest and e-mail, and wonder "If I go outside and transplant basil, how long till Wonder Boy wakes up?  And will he wake up the girls before I can save him?"  It's a tricky thing, which is why I rarely get much done during nap time.  More shame to me.

12:30  Never mind.  Mimi is awake and LOUD.  Pretending something.  Maybe her shoe is a bear, and it's going to eat the cup?  "No no!" squeaks the cup!  I have no idea what she's talking about, but that's as good a guess as any.  At least the baby is asleep!  I remember that I'm teaching the lesson to our girls at church on Sunday, I'd best prepare that lesson, eh?  Lesson 29, "A Change of Heart."  Hmm.

12:45 ....and Wonder Boy is up.  Well, that was fun!  I badly want a cookie.  He and I went downstairs to begin watching a DVD course on nutrition my dad lent me.  Super interesting!  I get more laundry folded for the kids, and feed him.

she's a witch!

2:00 The girls join Wonder Boy and I downstairs.  (No, Mimi didn't stay in her room that whole time, but YES I kept sending her back!)  The girls dress up, dance, listen to cassette tapes of Disney songs, and play picnic.  Wonder Boy chills and eats and naps in my lap while I read a book.  The girls eat more jum jills for a snack in the afternoon, and I see Mimi fetching otter pops from the freezer.


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4:30 Time to make dinner!  I throw everything I can find into a blender to make gazpacho, slice up a melon, and slice some thick pieces of bread for the girls....who I KNOW will not appreciate my soup.  Wonder Daddy won't be joining us for dinner tonight, but I know he won't find it funny either.  A man needs something to chew!  There's bread, eggs, and chicken in the fridge for him.

6:15 I've eaten my dinner (YUM!) and the girls are still eating theirs....they're on round three of bread.  Mimi has yet to last 3 minutes without crying during this meal.  As we say, "She's epically two."  They end up having four slices of bread each.  Yikes.  Carbo fiends.  At least it's whole grains...I ground the wheat this morning!  (Ernie enjoyed the melon quite a bit, but didn't think the soup was very good.  It ended up pretty garlicky.)

6:30-7:30 The girls play, sing songs, and bash away on our musical instruments (drum and piano mostly, while singing from a Coldplay book.)  Wonder Boy and I cuddle.

7:30-8:00 Girls get ready for bed, Daddy is home and he mows the lawn, we read scriptures, and Wonder Boy and I cuddle.

8:00 Daddy tucks the girls into bed

8:30 Daddy finishes tucking the girls into bed, since they are NOW done putting away the laundry and magazines and toys they spread all over their room during the afternoon.  I feed Wonder Boy.

9:00 Wonder Boy goes to bed.  I stay up for a little bit, watching more of the nutrition course, finishing my book, folding ANOTHER load of laundry, and tidying the kitchen a bit.

10:00 Day is done!  Looking back, I can see why I don't get anything done: I hold the baby all day long!  Can't say that I mind, but there must be a way to get more done during the day.  I should put him in a backpack or baby carrier.  It's time to plant my fall garden.  We got through the laundry today...tomorrow, the garden chores!  


Aunt LoLo said...

Hooray for great juju. ;-) Have a great night!

What I Did Today said...

Wow! You really don't waste a moment, do you? So, which cookbook do you want. ;)

Anonymous said...

I love your daily journal posts. Are you going to do it for the whole week? I think I'll try something like this soon. It's been awhile since I've done a daily recap type of journal post and they are so fun to look back on.

Alexandra said...

"papered the worms" Giggle. They are like pets, aren't they.

Elizabeth said...

I wish you would do this meme all the time. I love reading about your life. It inspires me! Again, I am so admiring of all you do. YOu also have adorable childre. :)

Elizabeth said...

I wish you would do this meme all of the time because it is so much fun to read about your daily life. It inspires me! Again, I am admiring of all that you do. :)