An Ordinary Day, As Told by 16 Photos

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

8:30 am

Up late for school. A Z Bar for breakfast. A wrinkly (but clean!) shirt on, and we’re out the door.

9:15 am

We ran out of coffee beans, so that meant an urgent trip to Starbucks after school drop off was in order.

10 am

Working from the couch, half naked baby on the floor in front of me. Kathy Lee and Hoda on TV.

11 am

Leyna’s been down for a nap for about 30 minutes now. Scott’s quietly working away in the office. Yes, that is an air compressor on his desk. I don’t know why. I’m done asking questions and dealing with any of his clutter. This is why we don’t share a desk.

12 pm

Leyna is still napping. I think she’s growing. I take advantage of the time by getting some laundry done, answering emails, and screwing around on Twitter and Facebook. Here’s my “desk.” See how nice and uncluttered?
(Sidenote- I’ve had this table since college. It looks like hell, but it’s a solid table that I believe was made by Amish people. I think I might try to refinish it this fall.)

1:15 pm

She wakes.

2 pm

Time to pick Kendall up from school. His teacher told me he had a really good day, and that he rushed to hug his friend and help her up after a kid pushed her over on the playground. We went to Sonic for slushes after that as a reward.

3 pm

Time to tackle the mounds of laundry piling up on the couch and stuff Β diapers while the kids watch some Nick Jr.

4 pm

I’ve taken control of the TV for a little DVRd Nate Berkus, so Kendall occupies himself by lining up every ball he can find and “bowling” in the playroom.

5 pm

Leyna’s napping again, and Scott’s done with work. He and Kendall head outside to hit some baseballs. No, that’s not a coffin in our backyard… just a homemade compost bin.

6 pm

Leyna’s up again, so she joins everyone outside. She loves rolling and crawling around the “bounce-aline,” as Kendall calls it. I head inside and make Kendall’s dinner.

7 pm

Bath time.

8 pm

Story Time.

9 pm

Grrrrr… I am so mad. I somehow deleted this picture and couldn’t recover it. Just picture beers and Chipotle burrito bowls on a tray at the couch with a baby, STILL AWAKE, in her jumperoo in the background.

10 pm

A crazy poop-splosion just minutes before made for a tag-team diaper change situation and called for a change of jammies (into some good ol’ hand-me-downs). Then daddy rocked her to sleep.

11 pm

Everyone’s asleep, so it’s time for me to get back to work.

12:30 am

I hate that I’m most productive this time of night. If I could stay up until 2 every night, I’d get so much more done. Oh well, at least I finished one task on my mile-long to-do list. Time for bed so I can get up and start it all over again tomorrow.

There you have an ordinary day in the life of us. Kendall is 3 years 4 months and Leyna is 8.5 months old.

Did you participate? Link up your ordinary day in the life blog post below, or come back and link up after you’re done. Can’t wait to see them all! You can read more about my inspiration behind this post here.

Since I blogged this post, a lot has changed in our life, and a lot has stayed the same. I just posted a new Day In Our Life In Pictures post. Click here to check it out.

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  1. This was great, what a fun challenge!

    This sounds/looks SO much like my ‘work’ day too! I’ve been really struggling to get my rear into bed before 3am. I made it into bed by 130 last night but then just laid there thinking about how productive I could be if I wasn’t *trying* to sleep. Oh, the life of a work-at-home-mom!

  2. Ha! Love this post!! My 3YO son calls our tramp a bounce-I-leen too! I thought he coined the word. It makes total sense & I chuckle every time he says it πŸ™‚

  3. Oh my goodness the chubby baby thighs kill me! Sorry about the poopsplosion – I know how those go, unfortunately.

    This was such a great idea and I had so much fun doing it!

  4. I’d so love to do this but feel like I need to clean up my sty of a house first. And then I’d feel like it was a lie. But my house is clean sometimes I guess. Great pics!

  5. cute! i’ll have to try and do this one of these days. Do I see some alva diapers in that big ole pile? I recognize the orange with rainbow snaps and the red with white stars

  6. What a great day! I love the baseball shot. And the bouncing pic. And the pic of your desk makes me want a glass of milk RIGHT NOW. Your kids are just too cute πŸ™‚

  7. I linked up my most recent Day in the Life post, but it wasn’t specifically for this hop, so feel free to take it down if it doesn’t fit…

    Mommy is so, so, SO jealous of your Drive Thru Starbucks – not only is our closest local ‘bux 20 minutes away, there is no drive thru. Also, I think Kendall has the same train table as I do – I think I see the corner of it in his bowling pic… sounds like such a nice, typical day!

  8. Got my photos, just need to organize/edit them. I’ll have mine up sometime tomorrow. What a great idea. One day is so much easier than a week, which was the first photography project I tackled. Plus, using my dslr is much more fun!!

    Cute pics, by the way. Leyna’s thighs remind me of my daughters. My boys have little bird legs. Do all baby girls have chubby, adorable legs? πŸ™‚

  9. I LOVED this idea and did the ordinary day challenge yesterday. I had so much fun doing it. I will be updating my post and pictures sometime in the next 24 hours. Thanks so much for the idea!

  10. Jill this was so much fun! I plan on doing it a couple times a year now as a great way to document our lives and our growing boys. Thanks so much for creating a link up for this and sharing a day in your life as well.


  11. Thanks for motivating me. It is funny how similar yet different our days are. One thing we will always have in common is beautiful fat bay girls : ) God bless them both they are beautiful.

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  13. I love the face she made when she woke up and when she’s on her trampoline, so cute! Looks like you guys have so much fun during storytime, need to start doing that with the little one, the older one already gets us to read like 3 books a night haha.

    I def need to get on this project! How long is the linky open for?

    • Thanks! LL enjoys story time, but she mainly wants to eat the books :). I don’t anticipate closing the linky anytime soon. Hope you can participate soon!

  14. I’m not kidding – every time I see a picture of Leyna, I laugh out loud. She’s scrumptious and hilariously rolly polly. I sparkly heart her.

    Second – WTF? Kendall’s in school HOW LONG?!? My kids are only in school for 2.5 hours. You know how much I can get done in 2.5 hours? Drop them off, get coffee, pick them up. That’s it. Soooo jealous.

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  16. I just posted a link to mine. What a great idea. And how awesome to be able to look back a few months (years) from now and see how much things have changed. Thanks for the inspiration!

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