Showing posts with label A Day in the Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label A Day in the Life. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

a typical day

A typical day for us starts at 7 am when Kayla wakes up. She usually watches a show or colors. Eats breakfast and gets dressed for school. Then Kinsley wakes up between 8 am and 8:20 am. I change her and wake Kyleigh up. I warm the car up and 15 minutes later we are out the door for the bus stop. The bus comes at 8:55 am.

Kyleigh, Kinsley and I come back home and eat breakfast. We play for a little while then Kinsley goes down for a nap at 11 am. Kyleigh usually eats a snack and then plays on her own while I wash the dishes or do laundry. Then when I'm done I usually find her passed out somewhere.

Around 2 pm Kinsley wakes up. I change her and she eats lunch. We play until Kyleigh wakes up. Then I feed Kyleigh lunch and if we need to that's usually when we run to the store. Then it's time for daddy and Kayla to come home. They get home around 4:15 pm and everyone eats a snack. They play. Run. And scream, lol. And then it's usually time for daddy to leave for school or his pt job and for me to help Kayla with her homework. I try to start dinner in between helping her and then we eat. Read books. Brush teeth and Kayla is the first in bed at 7:30 pm. Kinsley follows at 8 pm and then Kyleigh around 9 pm.

Thursday and Friday nights the girls and I go to my dads for dinner. There always seems to be some kind of appointment to go to. (We've been to 4 in February already and still have 6 left this month!) Saturdays are pretty lazy. The girls and I stay at home, watching movies, playing...while Anthony is usually gone doing whatever he needs to get done (ex. the dump) And now that football is over our Sundays have been spent with all of us doing something together (other than watching the Redskins.) This Sunday we all made crafts and colored. And that's how we spend our days. :)

Maybe one day I'll do a photo a hour post of our days. I love seeing other peoples lives and how they spend their days and would love to see how you spend yours. :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A day in the Life.

Someone the other day asked me how it was having three girls. My immediate thought? Wonderful and scary. Wonderful because I love my girls. And I love that they have each other. Scary because my 5 year old already talks about boys and boyfriends and make-up. And she just recently learned the "I'm sexy and I know it" song from her classmate, and everytime she sings it I secretly clinched in the thought of her as a teenager. And boys. But for right now I'm enjoying my house of all girls. The high pitched screams. The make-up. The baby dolls. There is never a dull moment...

5 am - Wake up and feed Kinsley.

6 am - I finally fall back to sleep.

7 am - I hear Kayla's bedroom door open; I secretly hope that I'm just hearing things. But nope, she comes in my room asking for breakfast.

7:30 - 8:00 - She watches tv, I check facebook.

8 - 9 - I wake up Kyleigh; get her and Kayla dressed; get them breakfast; get Kinsley up and change her and get Kayla's lunch packed.

9:10 - We head out the door to drop Kayla off at school.

9:45 - We're back home; Kinsley usually naps till 12.

10 - 12:30 - Play with Kyleigh, eat a snack and lunch. Sometimes Kyleigh will nap at 11:30.

12:30 - Wake Kinsley up to change her and feed her.

1:10 - We head out to pick up Kayla.

1:50 - Home. Kayla usually wants a snack and to color. And Kyleigh usually fell asleep in the car so I bring her in to finish her nap.

2 - 5 - They usually play, fight, make a big mess and ask to eat a million times. Daddy usually comes home for about a hour and a half at 4 before going back to work or school.

5:30 - Daddy is gone and I try to clean up and then decide to just give up and wait.

6 - 7 - I make dinner, they eat and I usually threaten Kayla a million times that if she doesn't stop whatever she is doing she will be going to bed RIGHT NOW. I count down the minutes till 7:30.

7 - We "calm down" and watch a movie/show.

Promptly at 7:30 - Kayla goes to bed. I take one sigh of relief.

Anywhere between 8 and 9 Kyleigh will go to bed. I take another sigh of relief.

I try to watch one of my shows, or eat dinner...or get on facebook and Kinsley usually needs to be fed or bathed or wants to snuggle.

Around 11 I feed Kinsley then she goes to bed.

And somewhere in there I change about 4 poopy diapers along with regular diaper changes, I bath them, I do the dishes, laundry, pick up toys about 5 times before giving up, I brush my teeth, maybe I get dressed and if it's a really good day I shower.

And then I wake up at 5 am and do it all over again. Atleast Kinsley is sleeping at night now. :) But every night when I lay down and the house is quiet and everyone is sleeping I thank God for those three beautiful blessings in my life. They make it all worth it.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Day in the Life 8.

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Favorite Party Idea: Kids Easter Party. Most of these ideas you can incorporate into another party which I so plan on doing.

Photos found via Project Nursery. Visit the site, she gives all the details of this party and even gives you free printables for those adorable cupcake toppers!

Favorite Children's Tables: I've been looking at children's tables. We have gone through 2 at our house. I want to find one that matches our room, but doesn't stick out like a sore thumb. I found these from I won't pay the high dollar price, but maybe my dad can make something similar.

Favorite Mommy Product: Kyleigh is standing! This morning I went out and bought a cover for our fireplace. I don't want that precious face of hers getting hurt. So, that makes this my favorite mommy product right now:

It was on sale too, which I didn't know until I checked out! I paid $25. 


I can't stop thinking about Florida. About the time I spent with my girls. With my mom. The memories we made. The moments only we shared. Kayla thanking me for taking her to the beach, for bulding a sand castle with her. Kyleigh laughing her sweet laugh, smiling, then passing out in the car because she hadn't napped all day because we were too busy having fun.

I can't stop thinking about the sand inbetween my toes. Kyleigh's chubby little feet in the sand. Watching Kayla run and splash around in the calm water. About Kyleigh being mesmerized by the sand.

How Kyleigh napped on the beach, in a tent. Because when you're at the beach that's what babies do. They fall asleep under a bright blue tent, listening to the sound of the ocean and the children playing.

About being able to sit on a beach, in a bathing suit...and being MARCH. And it not being a one time thing, it being an everyday everyday thing for us if we lived in Florida.

I can't stop thinking about the beautiful water, the clear bright blue sky. Then when the sun would set the blue sky would turn a beautufil pink and orange. I just want to breathe it all in and soak it all up.

PS: Kyleigh is 11 months today! Which means ONLY one month until her big birthday. I'm super excited, and super sad.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Day in a Life 7.

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I always love to try new receipes. It's kinda funny though, because I'm a very picky eater. Actually, the word very probably doesn't even begin to describe it. I can actually name everything I eat off the top of my head, but I'll spare you that and move onto my receipe for this week.

Chicken Cassoulet

You need:

4 slices of bacon
1/4 cup of all purpose flour
1 3/4 pounds of chicken pieces
2 cooked chicken sausages, cut into pieces
1 chopped onion
Diced red and green peppers
2 cloves of finely chopped garlic
2 cans of Great Northern beans (or any other type of white beans)

Preheat your oven to 350. Cook the bacon and cut into 1 inch pieces.

Pour flour into shallow bowl and season with salt and pepper. Dip your chicken into the flour. Brown your chicken in a skillet and set aside. Lightly brown your sasuage in the same skillet. Set aside.

Add your onion, peppers, garlic, salt and pepper to skillet. Cover and stir for about 5 minutes, adding olive oil to prevent sticking.

Then, put the onion/pepper mixture into a baking dish. Add your beans. Then add your chicken, sasuage and bacon.

Cover, and cook for 40 minutes. Uncover and cook for 15 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked.

Serve, eat and enjoy.

And because I don't have a picture, here is a picture I took of a picture in my "Simple Winter Meals" cooking book. Their chicken looks alot better than mine anyway. :)


Tomorrow the girls and I leave for Florida.

Image found through google.

So, there will not be any new posts until next Wednesday. While we are away, my husband is painting. I can't wait to see how it comes out and post some pictures! I hope everyone has an amazing week. :)

PS: Please make sure to check out my latest blog post. I was a bully Once. And take the pledge with me to STOP bullying.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Day in the Life 6.

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I have done a few crafts this week. :) I'm very excited, I am becoming quite the crafty mom. So, onto my new diy project. I made a silhouette of my girls. It was really simple, and really, really cheap. First, I took a profile picture I had of each of them.

Then, you can either do one of two things. You can either:

A. Print out the picture the size you want your silhouette. For example, if you want an 8x10 silhouette, print out an 8x10 picture. It doesn't matter if it gets distorted because you are just going to cut out the outline and use it to trace onto black card stock paper. Once you trace it onto black card stock paper, cut it out and you will have a silhouette of your child.

OR you can do this. (Which is what I did)

B. I took the picture and edited in photoshop. I then cut out their heads and shoulders and copied it to a new, transparent "Document." Then, I adjusted the brightness and the hue & saturation until I got a completely black silhouette. I then printed it, and this is what I was left with:

Now, as you can see I am NOT good at the whole cutting out thing on photoshop, but I didn't worry about that too much because I knew I would be cutting it out and could make the outline smooth.

And there it is. But I wasn't happy. You can see lines from where my printer is running out of ink. So, I used that and traced it onto black card stock paper I had left over.

I cut it out, framed it and got this:

The cost for this?? $6. I had the paper, the pictures, the ink...all I had to buy was 2 8x10 picture frames from walmart. They were $3 each. I have seen websites that you can order these from, and most are around $50 or more. Plus, you can customize this any way you want. You can put it on scrapbook paper to match your room decor, you can add text...the possibilities are endless.

STYLING TIP: This is my first styling tip on my blog. I never have any style tips, I mean what mother of a 4 year old and 10 month old is "Stylin'?" Unless she's in hollywood...but I'm trying to change that. 

My styling tip?? Buy a nice pair of jeans you can either dress-up or dress down.

3 weeks ago I set off for a great pair of jeans. Ones that fit nicely, that I could bend over and not worry about anything showing (eek!) and were not "mom jeans." And this is what I found:

I found these jeans at The Limited. They are orginally $69.90 but they were having a sale and I got them for around $50. They were a little pricey but I figure for a nice pair of jeans it was worth it.

I tried them on and fell inlove! I loved the way they looked and felt but then I looked down. And they were about 4 inches too long. (I'm 5'2.) So, I asked the woman if they had a petites section. Nope. BUT then she told me they do have a hemming service. For an extra $10 they will hem anything for you. So, instead of buying them and pinning them up myself (as I always do because I am NOT good at sewing) I agreed to pay the $10. So, a week later I picked them up and brought them home. And I got to try them out this past weekend and I LOVE them!

Here I am wearing my new jeans. :)


This is what has been happening at my house lately:

I folded all of Kayla's clothes, put them back in the laundry basket (instead of putting them away, who does that anyway??) go into the kitchen, come back and find Kyleigh pulling out all of the clothes. All I could do was laugh.

Kyleigh is also sleeping on her stomach now. Which I hate because she sleeps with her face in the matress.

She usually has her face COMPETELY face down.


This time next week I will be packing for FLORIDA! The girls and I leave early Thursday morning to visit my mom. It's been 3 months since I've seen her. I've never gone longer than a week, so we both are excited.

I finished Kyleigh's birthday banner. I will do a post with that sometime later this week so be on the look out for it. I think it came out really good.

Happy Wednesday!

**Update: I posted the birthday banner. Click here to see it.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Day in the Life 5.

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In memory of 4 month old Maddie, my girls will be wearing EXTRA big bows today. This story hits home for me. In February of 2007, a co-worker/friend of my mom's granddaughter passed away of SIDS at the babysitter's house. She was perfectly healthy, just like Maddie. Read more about Maddie's story here:


My favorite thing I have recently diy?? Kayla's art wall. I absolutely love it. I wish I would've done it sooner, and I can not wait to expand it and to one day add Kyleigh's art work up there.

I simply went to walmart, bought some scrapbook paper for $5 and some picture frames. The frames were $3-$5, depending on the size.

Simple enough. Not a project that really needs explaining. Just to give you an idea. :) I love looking at her artwork, and she loves it being on the wall. She is very proud.


I have been busy working on Kyleigh's first birthday party. The invitations are almost done. All that is left is gluing the information onto the minnie mouse.

I also found this Walt Disney font on the internet that I downloaded for free! I googled "disney font" and it came up. I installed it onto my computer and opened it in word.

So, all that is left is to glue this information onto minnie mouse's head and mail them out. :)

This would be the perfect time to own a cricut. I have cut out I don't know how many minnie mouse heads WITH SCISSORS! Oh well. It will be so worth it. I also have been getting my supplies ready for the banner. Before I decided to make everything myself, I searched etsy. I found this shop. Can you say AMAZING???

She also some has a really cute lady bug birthday theme.
Go check her out!

I also ordered Kyleigh's birthday outfit today; tutu, shirt and hairbow. I ordered one for Kayla as well, minus the hairbow.

AMAZZZZZZZING stuff! Go check her out. :)
She won't disappoint.

Here is the outfit.

I also ordered her cake. There will be no picture of that until after the party. Sorry! :)


My favorite mommy moment from this week so far? Last night. We had out first tea party last night before bed, with Kyleigh, just us girls.

Excuse the pictures. We have horrible lighting at night in our one living room.

Our three cups of tea :)
Kayla with her apron, preparing food.
Giving Kyleigh her first cup of tea.
She loved playing with the measuring cups and the sound they made.

Mommy's "special cup," as Kayla calls it.


We got a new toy in our house and let's just say....Kyleigh loves it.

And two more pictures of my beatiful blue-eyed baby.

Anyone else have any simple diy projects that just brighten your day when you look at them? Or how about some favorite diy birthday banners?


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