Yesterday was a wonderful fall day. There are so many little parts of our days that I wish I could capture and put in a time capsule. The way Hailey bounds downstairs in the morning rubbing her eyes and telling me about her dinosaur dreams. The way Kaitlyn calls for me the then “hides” in her crib only to jump up and yell BOO when I walk in her room. I love this phase so much, and while I know I can’t capture it all and continue to try to live in the moment instead of bottling it up, I do like to record these days every so often. So, here was yesterday.
My alarm went off at 5:30 am and as usual, I head straight to the office to blog, answer emails, enjoy my morning “quiet time.” Around 7:10 am I started hearing a soft “I yike mommy” which is Kaitlyn’s way of saying I want you to come get me mommy. I ran to get dressed quickly then went to grab her about 15 minutes later.
Morning snuggles are my favorite.
We headed to the kitchen and I stared at the fridge trying to figure out breakfast. I didn’t meal plan last week and this day reflects it. I had the stuff to make avocado toast for me and found yogurt for the girls. Around 7:55 am Hailey walked in the kitchen, sleepy and smiling and full of stories of dreams.
I told the girls to go get dressed and get shoes on while I cleaned up and started some laundry. Like a moth to flame, Kaitlyn immediately is drawn to the washing machine to watch the clothes go round.
She hung on like this for a solid 5 minutes.
Hailey and I dropped Kaitlyn at school then hit up a nearby bakery with our latest library books.
For about 30 minutes we took turns reading. The more advance books I read, while pointing out sight words for her to read along the way. Then we got back in the car and took off to my women’s group.
Ah, this bible study always feels like group therapy. I love connecting with other women over our shared triumphs and struggles. Hailey played with other children in another room then about 2 hours later, we were off to pick up Kaitlyn.
Having neither time nor resources at home to pack lunch, we drove through Chick-fil-A.
I always add extra pickles to whatever I get because… pickles.
The kids ate in the car as we drove to meet friends at a small, local pumpkin patch.
After snagging a few mini pumpkins (which currently are ALL over my house), we went next door to Bruster’s and let the kids get ice cream. My girls chose cotton candy explosion with sprinkles and eyeballs.
Did you know if you are under 40″ tall then they give you free kid cones?? Cool.
We decided to let the kids burn off the sugar energy and took them to one of my favorite local parks (Robbins’ Park for locals).
We spent a while enjoying the fall breeze and chatting mom talk while the kids ran wild. It was a great day to be outside!
We finally packed up around 4:00 pm. We took off to grab Papa Murphy’s take and bake pizzas- our fav. I dropped one off to a good friend, then headed home. I was ready for a glass of wine when we walked in the door around 5:15 pm.
The girls got to work making their pizzas while I scoured the fridge for salad supplies.
The girls and I colored, ate dinner, and then covered David with big hugs when he was able to join us.
David took the girls up for bath while I cleaned the kitchen, then we divided and conquered.
Kaitlyn picked Buzz as her book of the night (finally a switch up from How the Grinch Stole Christmas which she has been enamored with lately) and we sat on the floor with the princesses and mimi (her bunny) to read it. After books, Ariel turned on her noise machine (she lets the princesses take turns every night), then I covered her up with TWO blankets and she asked for TWO wipes (weird rituals I’ve somehow let develop), then with I love yous and good nights, I closed the door.
I peeked in on these two
–always one of my favorite evening scenes.
I popped in our pizza and 15 minutes later sat down to dinner part 2 with this handsome stud.
Both drained from the day, we ate on the couch while watching a History Channel documentary on the history of Disney World (really fascinating!) and talked excitedly about our first trip there with the girls coming up in a few months!
Post documentary, we called it quits and switched to reading.
It’s my FIRST TIME READING HARRY POTTER.
And yes, you could say I’m a little excited.
However, less than a chapter later, I was out like a light by 9:30 pm.
And there is was- a nice little Thursday. This morning I’m heading to the grocery store, thank goodness. See what happens when I don’t meal plan? Eeks.
What is one moment of your current days you wish you could bottle up in a time capsule?