Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Week in the Life: Day 2

So far, so good.
I'm not getting every picture that I've hoped for, but happy with being able to capture and record those moments that I have.
It is ok.

My creation
Originally uploaded by emmayrand

Notes from today:
Ryan made the kids waffles for breakfast while I was getting ready upstairs.
Aidan got dressed, then undressed, and then had to get redressed before leaving for school. Left the house without a jacket or sweatshirt and was cold on the way to school.
It's definitely feeling like fall, cool breeze today and only a little sunshine.
Olivia went to play at Coco's house this morning while I did my training for the Fire Safety House at Roosevelt. Had a pumpkin muffin at the Romant's house when I was picking Olivia up.
Came home around 10:30am and was still really hungry, so I had some leftover pasta from last night. Olivia had PB&J, some yogurt and a fruit snack. She also broke a pink Fiestaware plate too. Oh well.
She watched Wallace & Grommit this morning. I spent a lot of time on the computer trying to update the blog with yesterday's happenings. Finally got the whole photo mosaic thing figured out again.
Quiet time this afternoon while Olivia napped upstairs in her "nest". She didn't want to sleep in her bed, and instead made up an area on the floor with a bunch of blankets and stuffed animals. After hearing her play upstairs for a while, I told her she needed to quiet down and go to sleep. Checked the Studio Calico MB for a while. People were listing their favorite adhesives, so that lead me on a chase to figure out why my ATG adhesive gun doesn't work. Finally got to another site, where they mentioned that some were defective. Contacted 3M, hoping that they will be able to replace it for me....really, really hoping for this!
Picked up Aidan from school and played on the playground for a bit before going home. Kids are watching cartoons from the PBS afternoon line-up. Next up, homework, then dinner...
Apparently, Barack Obama has the first grade vote. According to Aidan, everyone in his class is voting for Obama, except him and Elliott, who are McCain supporters, HA!
Homework went well, no opposition today.
I took a quick shower before dinner. As I was finishing up in the bathroom, I could here the kids out in the kitchen. I figured out that they were setting the table together. When I walked into the kitchen, they had it finished and it looked really great. Love that they didn't need to be asked to do this and that they did it without fighting!
The kids helped me make Chicken Alfredo pizza for dinner. Really it was just looking through my fridge and finding things that could be cut up and put on a Pillsbury pizza crust. I think they enjoyed being involved in the process. Aidan spread the alfredo sauce, Olivia added the chicken, Aidan & I finished with tomatoes, zucchini, and a little chopped broccoli. It was quite tasty, even though Aidan didn't want any of the zucchini.
After dinner, Olivia summoned us for family time reading books. I think that we are beginning to establish an evening routine that doesn't involve the TV. After reading Dora, Knuffle Bunny & Three Billy Goats Gruff (one of my childhood favorites) it was time to get ready for bed. Ryan got the kids to bed for me so that I could drive over to the Wolf's house for a Silpada party. Spent about an hour there and had a brownie too. Came home to a quiet house. Ryan was working on the laptop as usual, and watching Battlestar Galactica, season 2. T-minus 2 days of having the laptop at home. Looking forward to less working from home with the new job.
Finished up the evening by sorting out 2 huge baskets of laundry, watching this People magazine weight loss show, and the news. I also had a glass of Bohemian Highway cabernet that the Breitzmann's brought over last Friday night. I opted out of a second glass, although I was very tempted.
Lights out at 10:30.

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