Welcome to the first Week in My Life link-up! Here my run down of my Monday. Be sure to check the linky at the bottom for a chance to win a camera bag courtesy of ThisLife!
Little Roo woke up around 6:30 am coughing and pretty cranky. Oh yes and he wet his pajamas I discovered… which rarely happens anymore. Happy Monday!
I changed him into a “play” outfit until Big Roo woke up so we could do baths. Usually baths are every other evening but we didn’t get around to it last night since my brother-in-law and sister-in-law passed through town on their way back home to VA.
Big Roo got up sometime after 7 am and then crawled in bed for a second. Not that he was resting.
And he brings his entourage with him downstairs every morning. If you aren’t familiar with that pink bear back there, his name is Burt and we almost lost him at Toys R Us one holiday season. That bear is Big Roo’s favorite thing in the world.
Little Roo will lay in our bed for about five seconds before he squirms to get down. Today he stayed maybe 10 seconds… but only because he had milk.
You see this kid pointing. Want to know what he’s pointing at???? Joe-Joes. Yes, Trader Joe’s version of Oreos. EVERY morning we go to the pantry, he points at them and says, “Joe Joes.” No son, not for breakfast.
Children running with, crawling under and hiding behind large pieces of fabric was a real theme today. Who knew? It started with Little Roo taking off with a blanket wrapped around him.
I managed to get the kids in the bath before preschool, which is usually reserved for evenings when Daddy Roo can help me with the kids post-bath FRENZY. During bathtime though, Little Roo thought it would be funny to drink the water. Yuck.
After their bath, they ran like crazy little people into Big Roo’s room and hid under a towel.
And THEN when I shooed them out of Big Roo’s room because they were jumping on the bed (don’t need an accident, kids), they proceeded to hide behind the curtains in Little Roo’s room. See what I mean about fabric?
This kid doesn’t even care when I leave. He’s been going here since the summer and has cried for me just once! I can barely get a kiss from him before I leave!
So, in between preschool and the next shot I headed to Whole Foods because we were completely out of milk. I hate doing errands during work time but sometimes you gotta. I used my Living Social voucher and got $20 worth of groceries for $10. Too bad I spent a tad more than that. We typically shop at Trader Joes and Target so I got too excited about all the yummy stuff at Whole Foods.
When I got home, I FINALLY ate my breakfast. Usually I get a chance to eat in the morning but this morning was extra crazy with the bath thrown in there. I decided to work at the coffee table for a while.
I tried a self-portrait by laying the camera on my couch. You couldn’t see much of me but I sorta like how it turned out!
On Mondays the kids are in preschool from 9 am to 2:30. Preschool ends at noon but they have lunch til 1 and then go to their Aftercare program from 1-2:30. We do this twice a week so I can get my marketing consulting work done. The kids ADORE it and Big Roo pretty much begs to go there everyday.
While they were in school, I worked on my Momcomm post, talked with people on Facebook and Twitter, worked on a blog critique and worked on a website copywriting project for a client. Here are a few screenshots of my morning.
The time flew though and before I knew it I was picking the kids up. Unfortunately, this became Cranky Toddler Afternoon starting with Little Roo sitting in the laundry room searching through his preschool bag for milk… until I brought him some FRESH milk (fresh from Whole Foods, mind you).
Oh and there was room for one more “playing with fabric” episode.
Make that two.
During naptime, Big Roo insisted on watching Cars 2 videos on YouTube. This is a daily routine now during Big Roo’s nap. He watches it for a while on Daddy’s computer while I work a bit. Then we do something together and I clean up the house a bit.
Once Little Roo woke up, we headed outside for a while. Honestly from 4:45 – 6:00, the half hour outside was the only time he wasn’t crying. The kid has a cold and was miserable.
Skipping to after dinner before you get bored to tears. Big Roo and I “raced” to pick up the Legos in three minutes. Nothing like a challenge to get him to clean up.
Notes about the Process
- I didn’t get pictures of all our routines today and that’s okay. I’ll capture bedtimes and late evenings on other nights. That’s why I like having an entire week!
- I wanted to time-lapse our morning routine but decided I couldn’t do that AND take pictures. Will try it later this week.
- Didn’t write down as many “Big Roo-isms” as I wanted to. Will be sure to capture them throughout the week.
- I really want to get some videos of the kids (and me playing with them) sometime this week.
- I documented WAY more than this but kept the blog post to the highlights.
- I kept a pretty good journal today throughout the day.
- I’d like to get pictures of me playing with Little Roo tomorrow. He had a rough afternoon so we didn’t get to play.
- This is a lot of work but really, really fun. Already have some shots that I just adore and moments I’m glad I captured.
ThisLife Linky Giveaway!
ThisLife has generously donated a BEAUTIFUL camera bag from Cheeky Lime for me to give away this week! You can pick either this green or a nice red too.
If you don’t have a DSLR camera, you can: store your point-and-shoot, video camera and other electronics in here OR use this as a perfect way to convince your significant other that now is the time to upgrade, baby!
To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is link up your post to any day during the Week in My Life Project. If you do all seven days? You get seven entries! Just a few more things to know:
- You’ve gotta link your post using the linky below
- Your post must be a true Week in My Life post (so a one-picture Wordless Wednesday post won’t fly)
- Your post should have a link back to Adventuroo
- Giveaway is open to U.S. residents