Yesterday I documented an ordinary day in our life by taking a picture every hour, from 8 a.m to 10 p.m. Here’s how it unfolded.
At 8 Scott took a quick 5 minute break from work (he works from home on Wednesdays) to help me get the kids lunches together while I got both of them dressed.
9 a.m. we pulled into the parking lot at Mothers Day Out. Kendall was finishing up a cup of strawberries and dancing to One Direction’s “That’s What Makes You Beautiful”
I finished up a Level 2 workout of the 30 Day Shred right at 10, and sat down with some water to watch a little Kathie Lee & Hoda before getting to work.
11 a.m. conference call with the Red Jeweled Media team. Had to keep my end on mute most of the time so I could eat my lunch.
The dogs hang out in the office with us most of the day, soaking up the sun. Taken at noon.
1 p.m. Scott’s workspace… a touch cluttered, but who am I to judge?
2:15 p.m. Home from school, eating what’s left of his lunch and watching a little PBS Kids while I put Leyna down for a nap. She was extra cranky at school today, I’m told.
Well, that was fast. Leyna’s up from her nap at 3.
4 p.m. Yup, still cranky. I haven’t been able to put her down since she got up from her nap. I suspect either teething or a growth spurt are to blame.
5 p.m. and it’s a *little* cooler in the backyard, so we all head out for some play time. Kendall loves climbing and hanging from the new play set.
6 p.m. Early bedtime for this one. She’s not herself. I nurse her, which involves a lot of wrangling on my part. She’s used to twirling my hair, but since it’s put up today, she has to settle for my bangs and the teeny tiny wisps at the back of my neck. That feels as awesome as it sounds. Ouch!
7 p.m. Bedtime for Kendall. He’s wiped out from the day and doesn’t put up too much of a fight.
8 p.m. Both the kids are asleep and Scott’s out for a run. I should be doing dishes.
9 p.m. Here we go. She’s been up every 15 minutes for the last 45 minutes. I send Scott in to put her back down. She’s clearly not happy about that.
10 p.m. Look who won! She raids the kitchen, proud of her victory, gloating, digging in the junk drawer. Spoiled. Rotten.
We were all in bed by 11, including Leyna who was kind enough to sleep in stretches longer than 15 minutes throughout the night. I love looking back and comparing this to the day I documented last year! So much has changed, even though most of it still feels the same.
I took all of these with my 30 mm 1.4 lens on my Canon T2i, and processed them with Clickin Moms Paparazzi presets in Lifestyle and Classifieds (for the black & whites).
Have you documented an ordinary day in your life recently? I just wrote a post with some tips on how to prepare for it. You can read it here. Then be sure to come back and link up so we can all peek into each other’s days. You know, if you’re cool with that kind of stalking.
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