This project is already pretty tiring (and gets plenty of weird looks at Target) but I truly believe it is going to be so worth it in the end. It’s so intensive I can’t help but think Holly and Marie will be really grateful for this detailed glimpse into their lives someday. I really didn’t intend to do it this time around, having failed at it so many times before, but this post really resonated with me. My intent, with my journaling, is to make it almost a letter to my girls. I think it really will turn out quite cool. *I hope*
The morning started pretty late for Baby Marie. She didn’t stir when I got up around 7, so I finally woke her up around 7:40am so her day wouldn’t be totally off. Every morning around 5am or so she wakes up…and most mornings can’t seem to get back to sleep on her own. So I scoop her up and bring her into bed with me, where she promptly snuggles against my chest and sleeps for 2-3 more hours. I know I should stop doing this, but I just can’t seem to. She is so sweet and in all honesty my last baby. It’s so hard for things to be “the last time” when your talking about the baby in the family. I now completely understand why the youngest in a family always seems to get away with everything. Would you be able to day no to this face?
Once we were all up and ready for breakfast I heated up our oatmeal. Love our steel cut oat freezer pucks! (Did you try out my make-it ahead trick yet readers? We are positively addicted over here!)
After breakfast I jumped in the shower while the girls watched cartoons and made forts in their bedroom. (Holly made them, of course. Marie just watched her with a look of serious contemplation on her face.)
It was time for the baby’s nap so I gave Holly the camera to capture this moment with Marie. (Who needs the self-timer when you have a budding photographer?)
While the baby slept we created a grocery list–
and Holly played games/watched cartoons
while I worked on the computer.
I seriously feel like to doing a work layout a la Cathy Z. I can think of all sorts of funny captions for this picture–first and foremost look at my screen. (Checking out Airtran flight prices on an email that had just came in…dreaming about being way far away on a beach…NOT looking at the concrete block walls that are my basement office!)
When the baby woke up, it was time for errands.
After shopping we dined alfresco–
and then headed inside for naps. Today was a great day, even Holly took a nap! (Of course it was in my bed, which means I couldn’t take a nap, but these days I will take what I can get.)
After nap we headed to the park and enjoyed the swing–
and time with friends. (Friend face blurred for privacy.)
We came home, had a wonderful dinner of sloppy joes and chips (I can’t find time to cook when I am taking this many photos and notes!) We ended the evening with sports outside…soccer, t-ball…you name it. I have lots of great pictures of this, but will only share one here for now.
Because she took a nap, Holly got to stay up late and have time with dad.
It was a great day!