What an exception day to end this Week in a Life project! Not because it was Mother’s Day (although it was pretty nice to feel celebrated) but because this truly was a very typical looking Sunday in our lives right now.
Tim and I were both up before the boys today and Tim was able to do his morning stretches uninterrupted for a change. I admire how disciplined he is with taking care of his body and his routine.
When I heard the boys waking up, I had to laugh at this scene from a Berenstain Bears book we’ve been reading…”Get your dopey feet out of my face!”
The boys room gets the best morning light in the house.
They started the morning practicing taking turns.
And they wanted to do the “beep beep beep” (self timer on my camera).
Clayton and I played a few games of Sequence – and he beat me quickly in all but one.
I can’t stand the smell (or taste) of coffee and when Tim and I started dating he was not a coffee drinker. After kids came, he requires a cup or two ever morning and the sound of the Keurig is almost like nails on a chalkboard to me now. I find it so interesting that the sounds, smell and taste of something that gives so many people so much comfort would have such an opposite effect on me.
Ryker was the first one dressed this morning and he was playing the role his teacher Ms. Nancy gave him of “Playground Safety Manager.” Here he is explaining why we need to move the vacuum away from the bathroom because water and electricity don’t mix.
Since it was Mother’s Day – I didn’t have to cook breakfast and instead we stopped for donuts on the way to church. The donut shop happens to be next door to where the boys get their hair cut and Ryker is obsessed with the gum ball dispenser there. Currently the boys favorite donuts are colored frosting with sprinkles. I like the glazed buttermilk and Tim went with a bacon maple bar. We all enjoy the chocolate donut holes.
Tim took some pictures of the boys and me before Church but it is clear that I need to teach him how to use my camera before we go on our Alaska trip this summer because they were all out of focus.
The boys had some fun playing games before getting dropped off at their Sunday school rooms. Clayton wouldn’t leave until he made every single bean bag and fortunately that didn’t even make us late.
The service was soooo good. We had an incredible guest speaker – Sheila Walsh and I might have to pick up her book “It’s Okay Not to Be Okay.” She is an amazing storyteller and the way she weaved her personal stories into a message of faith was so powerful.
After church Tim supervised the boys while I went back to work on finishing up painting my office. But the only thing the boys wanted to do was paint too so Tim found them a couple of places that they could work and let them go at it.
I love the roses that grow on the edge of my porch….I had a rose garden at our home in Brea and am thinking I’d really like to have a flower garden at this house too.
This image right here is 100% Ryker.
I love the details in this image….Clayton wearing two different shoes because one of his Spider Man shoes is broken doing one of his favorite things (I mentioned it earlier this week but he LOVES to play “cleaning lady”).
We tried (but ultimately failed) to get Ryker down for a nap so instead we loaded up in Tim’s truck and headed to Disneyland.
When we arrived home we were super excited to see Uncle Albert. He’s Tim’s best friend since childhood and has been living with us for a few months now. He had been gone on a work trip the whole week and just got home.
Final task before bed was bath time (Ryker gets a sponge bath because of his cast. What a great end to the week – and what a great project this was.
I’m totally looking forward to putting this week in the life into an album which I’m hoping to start on Wednesday. I’m loaded up on supplies from Ali Edwards and am ready to go just need a little time block! My first step is to get prints ordered from all of the pictures I took. I know I might adjust sizing and crops later but at least having them in hand will go a long way in helping me piece the album together.
If you happened to have scrolled through and read my posts over the last week. Thank you. This is my first time doing a project like this and it feels a bit odd to put all of these pieces of my daily life out there. In looking back on the week as a whole I think it’s interesting to note one the pieces I left out. Food – specifically how badly I have been eating and how guilty I feel about it all of the time. Even now as I type this I just put a little Snickers mini into my mouth. #goalsfornextyear