Do you realize we’re over half-way done now? Sweet! If you’re getting tired, slow down tomorrow and just capture the moments about Friday that may differ from the rest of the week. And feel free to do your weekend as one post if that works for you. You can do it!
Ya know? Compared to Tuesday and Wednesday, today felt really good. I wasn’t as stressed and just went with the flow and enjoyed the day. Except for the morning. Big Roo told me, “You’re cranky.” Then he laughed. I couldn’t really argue with them on that one.
So this morning, I hosted a Twitter chat with ThisLife. It was my first time as a host and it was so dang fun! Here’s my spot on the couch (with Big Roo’s pink lovely hanging with me too).
While I don’t have much of a Southern drawl, I do love my sweet tea. I’m not the type who likes it sickly sweet but tea needs sugar. We were out so I boiled some tea tags to make tea to go with my lunch.
On Thursdays, the kids are in preschool until 1 pm. Our preschool offers carpool pick-up for the kids. I typically don’t do it because this is what happens. Today I gave it another shot… and this is what happens. Repeat. Repeat. They are supposed to stay in their seats until I drive five seconds into the lot to buckle them up. But that doesn’t happen. Won’t be doing THAT again until Little Roo is a bit older. It felt so nice today that Big Roo rolled down his window for the drive home. I stopped on our street to get this sweet picture of his hand hanging out the window. Doesn’t it just capture the carefree life of a child?
We live about one mile from preschool but Little Roo often falls asleep on the drive home. He was so tired today we went straight up to bed instead of our usual snack and short playtime. I put him in his crib and he didn’t even budge.
I go empty the lunch bags too (okay I’m lying. It was a good half-hour after we got home before I did this. LOL). Looks like they actually ate decent! Big Roo almost always does. Little Roo— not so much.
Little Roo woke up just in time to get to Big Roo’s soccer game. Big Roo was SO stoked it wasn’t rained out, especially since it had rained a couple of hours earlier.
They play twice a week for one month with this league. Daddy Roo comes to one of the games and today was the one. Lucky for me since he did most of the chasing of Little Roo. Sucker.
I was the snack mom today and Little Roo would NOT leave the Goldfish alone. Once we determined there were enough for all the players, he got to eat ’em. That kid was PATIENT about it. Patience like I’ve never seen from him. Got lucky I guess.
I keep forgetting my zoom lens but not today, baby! Takes close-up shots like a mo-fo.
After the game, Daddy Roo cooked din din while I played with the kids. They were pretty civil. Beats the crazy that was going on yesterday, that’s for sure. We try to eat as a family every night though sometimes I question why because it’s chaos half the time. Last night, Little Roo went to bed early (we fed him early) but tonight he ate with us like usual. We had Spinach and Cheese Raviolis from Costco and the kids eat them up. Big Roo even ate homemade balsamic vinaigrette on his salad. Damn, son.
He said grace before dinner and it’s so cute. Little Roo even says “Amen.”
After dinner was bath time to which Little Roo chants “Baff, baff” and crawls upstairs. The love their hooded towels but a couple of months ago they switched because Big Roo decided he didn’t like his shark anymore. Luckily our little Land Shark didn’t care.
After bathtime, Daddy Roo put the kids to bed and I did something DUMB. I went to the gym to practice for Saturday’s class. Usually I do this at home, but I’m doing some new moves and don’t have a step at home (I sold my step a few years ago thinking I wouldn’t teach step again- DOH).
Before you peeps think I’m some crazy person, I only teach once a month and I get a free gym membership. Pretty slick but with the cost of renewing my certification, I may actually give up on teaching come February. I’ve been doing it almost 11 years so I need to noodle it over.
After working out, what better thing to do than pick up ice cream? PUMPKIN PIE SWIRL. What was the swirl you ask? Marshmallow. It was a little heavy on the spices but still quite tasty.
Big Roo Highlight of the Day: Watching him run so hard at soccer. He missed the goal this week but he’s FAST.
Little Roo Highlight of the Day: New words “All aboard. Choo! Choo!” Hearing the first part was new to me! It sounded more like “Aaa Baaaad.” Total cuteness on stick. Well maybe not a stick.
The Weekend is Approaching!
I’ll be the first one to tell you documenting your life for one week out of the year is TOUGH. But hopefully you’ll love documenting your weekend. Are your weekends lazy or hectic? Are there any special things you do, like order pizza on Fridays or have church on Sunday? How do you wind down after a hectic week? Capture those big and little moments but remember to enjoy your weekend too!
ThisLife Linky Giveaway!
Week in My Life is sponsored by ThisLife, a new app that gathers your scattered “moments” from your online world (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Picasa, Shutterfly, Smugmug and more) and organizes them in one place. The ThisLife app is in beta right now but if you just head to their website and enter your email, you’ll be added to the invite list.
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!
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