Time for another Daily! I’m going to give you the day off to let this one soak in, b/c whoa. Today we’re following the day of Rubyellen of My Cakies fame (blog / etsy)! Such a sweet gal with an even sweeter family. Take it away, Rubyellen!
7:20am :: Sit down and eat some oatmeal. I hated eating oatmeal when I was pregnant, but since I gave birth, oatmeal for breakfast is all I want. Well, maybe along with some chocolate chip cookies.
7:30am :: Get ready to make Ben’s lunch, so I go outside to our garden to get some swiss chard, which I put in Ben’s sandwich. I then put together Ben’s sandwich, wrap up his fruits and vegetables and pack up his lunch for the day. I have to make sure he has a nice balanced meal, he is a dietitian after all.
8:00am :: Say goodbye to Ben as he leaves for another day at work. Then, I get the girls dressed and ready for their day.
9:00am :: Hear Soul crying, so I go upstairs and she is wide awake. True, Brave, and I talk to her a bit and Soul smiles back at her big sisters.
9:15am :: Change Brave’s wet diaper. Then, let the girls lay down together and laugh a bit as I take pictures.
9:40am :: Brave comes marching in as I am feeding Soul and exclaims that True is not sharing, so I tell her to stay and hang out with me and Soul. She proceeds to jump and spin on the bed as Soul is feeding.
9:58am :: Soul is put to nap and us girls go downstairs as I am ready to pop in my video and do a workout. I have been going strong for one month, but we will see how long this lasts. It is hard to find time with three little ones. True and Brave sit on the couch and read while I do the first portion of my workout.
10:30am :: I pause my workout video as I see the girls are done (bored) reading as they have now joined me in my workout, so I take out the play dough for them to play with as I finish up exercising.
11:30am :: True and Brave say they want to continue working on their painting that we started the day before, so I get out their canvases and paints and we all continue to work on their paintings.
1:00pm :: We take a break from painting and we all eat lunch together. Lunch for today is some tacos with ground turkey, mixed with corn on a hard shell tortilla, and for greens, I use the swiss chard grown in our garden. They also have carrots on the side to munch on.
1:30pm :: The girls go back to painting another color on their canvas as I clean up the kitchen. It is amazing how such little girls can make such a big mess!
2:00pm :: I am beat and glad that it is their nap time. We all go upstairs and I put them in their own rooms for a nap.
2:15pm :: Time to feed Soul again, so we lay down together and I check emails and do some blog reading.
2:35pm :: Alas! Time for myself. I finally take a shower and get dressed up for the day (or what’s left of it anyways).
3:00pm :: I sit near Soul as she sleeps. This is when I have my quiet time and work on my various projects, or things for the shop. On this particular day, I was crocheting some bows for the shop.
3:45pm :: I go downstairs to have a little snack and sketch as I enjoy eating my Japanese mochi. After which, I go back to crocheting. My quiet times are such a treasure as it helps clear my head.
5:30pm :: Ben finally comes home from work. He tells me all about his stressful day and I try my best be a good listener because sometimes I am a very bad listener. After work talk, we are both too exhausted and don’t know what we should make for dinner.
6:30pm :: We all sit down together to eat dinner. We pray, the girls insist on clanging our glasses to do “cheers,” and we all indulge in our yummy, simple made food.
10:26pm :: We finally say goodnight (with a kiss) and get rest to do it all over again the next day. Goodnight!
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