Friday, December 7, 2012

Day 2: What Do I Do All Day?

6:00-- Wake up to Chloe crying. Ugh! It's too early....good thing that girl is cute in the morning!

7:00-- Ryan, Chloe and I are awake. We make a quick run to Mike's favorite breakfast place, Einstein's Bagel. One chocolate chip, one whole wheat, 11 cinnamon and sugar later we are enticing Daddy to wake up and enjoy the goodness with us.

9:15-- Out the door to Hobby Lobby....wasn't I just there yesterday!? I grab some fabric for a photo shoot later in the day.

10:00-- Meet at play group and help wrap boxes up for the church Christmas party tomorrow.

11:30-- Quick put Chloe to bed, eat 4 chicken nuggets, grab my photo shoot stuff and go to take pictures of a little guy.

12:30-- The little guy mentioned above, doesn't want photos right now....he wants to eat, without me there. We make arrangements that mama will feed and then I will come back. (We only live 3 minutes apart!) I come back home and read books with Ryan. Nothing better than him snuggling up to me to read a book. 

1:15-- Chloe wakes up. I am about to get her when I get a call from little guy's mama. Baby is fed and ready for more pictures. So I slip out the door and tell Mike I will only be another 20, maybe 30 minutes. I thin he knows better though.

1:30-- So happy that I can take pictures and make memories last for other people! Sweet little baby boy.

2:45-- Home again. Chloe is happy to see mommy.

3:30-- We are cleaning out our garage and Mike notices our neighbor across the street, who is a cop. He tells him about the car that has been left in front of our house for 3 months. A tow truck and an other cop come and take it away! Ryan thought that was the coolest thing ever!

4:45-- Dishes and dinner. Tonight is simple again....dumplings from Costco. They take 10 minutes and are Ryan's favorite. Pre-dinner is carrots, cucumber and broccoli and frozen blueberries. Chloe didn't touch a vegetable but ate all her blueberries and then didn't stick around for dinner. Ryan didn't like his broccoli tonight but ate everything else up and 5 dumplings. He can pack it down when he likes it.

5:30-- Kids are ready for bed and we are out for a walk to look at Christmas lights! We go to our favorites and then head home because at this point Chloe is crying and won't let me set her down so I am pushing Ryan in the stroller and holding Chloe with the other hand (typical).

6:30-- Kids asleep!

7:00-- Begin more grouting! But there is an end in fact we finished the grouting tonight! Oh Happy Day!

8:00-- Edit photos. Fun, fun fun!

**Side note: If I were to write down all the things my wonderful husband did all day the list would be lengthy! Watch kids while I go do photo shoots, fix kitchen lights by going into the attic, prep all the grouting areas, put up backer board so we can put up back splash in our kitchen, and on and on. I have an amazing husband!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Day 1: What Did We Do All Day?

This post is for my children and grandchildren....someday. Just so they know what the daily life was about. I am not sure if this is typical day or not. I don't think it's untypical so I thought I'd share. Here's a run down of today.

7:00-- We got up a little late. Mike and I didn't want to get up but we do anyway. I turn off the noise maker and hear Chloe already awake. I go out to start nursing her and hear Ryan calling for me. (He always waits for me to open the door.)

7:45-- We finally get daddy to work. Kiddos eat home-made popsicles on the way.

8:30-- We finish eating "mush" with raisins and milk. I am excited that Chloe is actually starting to feed herself better. This is the only meal that Chloe really eats well. Ryan runs around the house looking for Mr. Peeps (our Christmas Elf). He was hiding above the toilet because Mr. Peeps is making sure that Ryan is going pee in the potty. (Yes...we are still working on that with Ryan!)

9:00-- I take Ryan to preschool. I have to coax him in just like every other time by telling him a surprise will be waiting after it's all over. He still hangs on my neck like I am leaving him forever or somewhere terrible.

9:10-- Chloe and I are finally leaving the Ryan's preschool.

9:15-- Chloe and I are running a million places. I feel guilty for hauling her all over the place but it's so much easier with just one! She hates the car but finds some jingle bells and is pacified.

11:00-- Done with the million places....All a Dollar, Hobby Lobby, Wal-Mart. Now, we pick up Ryan, who doesn't want to leave preschool because he's having such a grand time! (This happens every time!)

11:20-- Eating lunch. Neither of the kiddos touch theirs really. Ryan eats some raspberries and Chloe smashes her's up and then gets them all over her pants. Ryan is too excited about his new "surprise"--Legos that build a fire truck.

11:45-- Chloe is down for a nap! I help Ryan with his new Legos. These are his first experience with them. We (by we, I mean I) build the fire truck and Ryan does quite time with it.

12:15-- I quickly prep dinner. Hmm......something simple, quick, easy. We are going to have tuna melts with carrot sticks and raspberries.

1:00-- Chloe is crying but I just want to sit. I go get her after 5 minutes. She is almost always a happy girl, except when she wakes up from a nap too early! Grumpy!!! I can't set her down. Brother Bear (Ryan) finally cheers her up.

1:30-- We are listening to a book on CD about animals while heading to the Botanical Gardens. Quick detour to pick up some night stands off of I love that site!

2:00-- We play at the gardens. It is so fun to be out with my kids. I feel like when I take them out I can just enjoy them. No distractions from the house. I can just give them my full and undivided attention. We play monster (I attack Ryan), practice climbing, throw Chloe in the air, feed the ducks, and watch the mini trains. We have to leave earlier than planned....Chloe pooped and I left the diaper in the car.

The kiddos! Dirty faces and all!

3:45-- Diaper changed. Back in the car with little grumps thankfully and surprisingly. We eat 5 clementines and 3 string cheeses on the way home. I think I just ruined dinner. At least the clementines were healthy!

4:15-- Home again, home again. I have the kids get ready for bed early. I make dinner but none of us really eat. We are all still full from the car. Ryan wants to watch a movie--Bob the Builder. I pick up the house while holding Chloe because by this time. She is a mess and just wants to go to bed.

5:15-- Pick up Mike! When we get home, we give him a little gift of 11 science experiments for him and Ryan to do together. He eats dinner while I put Chloe to bed.

6:30-- One down and one to go. We read scriptures and say family prayer. I read Ryan his 3 books, of course, he chose 2 long ones so I skip some pages and make up my own story. Then 2 songs and a story later and little boy is in bed.

6:57-- Mike and I talk for 3 minutes before I head off to a girls night out. I am heading to a Favorite-Things Party.

9:00-- Home from the party. It is so nice to just leave everything else behind and enjoy some ladies sometime! I am so blessed and lucky to have some really great people to be around in Albuquerque.

9:30-- Take Mahana (my dog) for her nightly walk. I call my sister but she doesn't answer. So I walk in peace.

10:00-- In bed with Mike, at last. We talk for 30 minutes, say our prayers and then I do my typical roll over that signals I am ready for bed. He tells me what he loves about me and then gets up to go do computer stuff.

10:45-- I can't sleep so I come listen to a conference talk. They always seem to help. Now it's 11:30. I think sleep will come easier. Good Night.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

This little boy....

I love this little boy. He is so full of energy and mischief. What a good big brother he is!
I am so happy that they get along well.

Some of Ryan's favorite things right now. 
~Tools (of course)
~Fire trucks
~Looking at Christmas lights
~Going to the library
~Cutting and gluing everything
~Walking our dog

Friday, November 2, 2012

Chloe week by week pictures

I have been taking Chloe's picture every week. Here are a few of them!I love to see how she's changed!

This first is probably my very favorite! Sweet little baby.

I love those little teeth!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I have such great memories of Halloween! 
 I love trick-or-treating! 
So fun to dress up! Be something totally different!
I have to say, Ryan got my love for Halloween! 

But first, a few random other shots of the day.....
Ryan and Chloe wrestling!
The kids love our "new" dog, Mahana. This was my dog from high school.

Ryan was a fire fighter.
 Ryan was so excited to go trick-or-treating! When he got home, "I got hundreds and hundreds of candies!"
Out trick-or-treating!

Baby Chloe was a bumble bee and she wasn't really happy about it. Overly tired.

Ryan loves to push Chloe on this and Chloe loves it too!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

At the Park

We love going to the park! I love my kids.

Down the slide!
And the tongue comes out!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Chloe's Birthday

Chloe's birthday was great! We had a lot of fun. Birthday cake, presents, and balloons!

At first, Chloe didn't know what to do with her birthday cake, but she soon ate the whole thing gone!

Licking the plate clean.
 A few days ago we also went to a pizza making class with our home school co-op. Super fun. Plus, I actually got a picture with both my kiddos! That pretty much never happens.

Thank you Papa Murphey's for letting us come make some yummy pizza!

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