a day in the life, september edition.

Hour by hour iPhone photos coming at you of a day in our life. This particular day was our Friday....

6:45 a.m. David blessed us by sleeping in! Waking up after 5 am is a celebratory occasion. A quiet breakfast at my own pace? Rare. And greatly appreciated and enjoyed.

7:45 a.m. I alternate between running and doing the elliptical. I'm a slower runner this time around the pregnancy... so the elliptical has been my pal.

8:45 a.m. Beds are made. Hair is done. Teeth are brushed. Kids are dressed. We head out the door to drop Letty off at school. I always make sure to get my goodbye kiss. Even if she accidentally gets my eyeball.

9:45 a.m. David enjoys his Letty-free time with a little uninterrupted YouTube action. I read and we cuddle together on the couch. Every now and then he'll look up at me and go mama look! about something like a red train or whatever.

10:45 a.m. There has been some excavating work behind our house lately and it's David's favorite thing to do. Stare at the diggers and dumb frucks. And then stare some more. Point a few times. So on and so forth. 

11:45 a.m. After we have Letty safely back to us we head home for a super nutritious lunch of carbs and butter. 

12:45 p.m. It's a gorgeous day and I feel the urge to go somewhere and do something. So we ventured up to Middle Creek Wildlife Preserve. It was pretty but otherwise not what I was thinking. We came. We saw. We conquered. 

1:45 p.m. I liked the drive home too. I would like it better had the leaves been a slightly different shade.

2:45 p.m. David is napping and Letty is enjoying her own special kind of quiet time so I turn back to Jamie and Claire with my afternoon coffee. 

3:45 p.m. I dare not let David sleep long in the afternoon for fear of an early wake up time the next day. I hate waking him when he's so peaceful.... He's not a good waker. Oh the humanity!

4:45 p.m. We head to my parents for dinner and I promptly bogart my niece. Who wouldn't when she is just that cute and cuddly? 

5:45 p.m. More carbs. Carbs for all. 

6:45 p.m. The kids take their balls (bouncy balls of course) outside and run off steam while we watch the sun set. 

7:45 p.m. They have earned their tubby once and then some with all the dirt and grass they have encountered today. They both love their towel ponchos from Nonna. 

8:45 p.m. The kids are in bed by 8 and Matt and I turn on Shark Tank for a little. I play on my phone and he has wine. And it is our happy time. 

9:45 p.m. Because of the potential for an impending wake up call in the morning I turn to bed early. But not without a quick Jamie and Claire visit. Because I just can't help myself.
And there it is! A very exciting but oh so typical day in our life!

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  1. How fun! I have been wanting to do a post like this! Maybe one day soon! PS I love carbs! And Shark Tank!

  2. i really need to do one of these. cept it'll be 10 hours of work. which is no bueno. i love the carbs of course. and kiddos. :)

  3. this post makes me miss you guys :) and it makes me want to do my own day in the life of....baby edition. ha

  4. yesssss LOVE this! okay ugh. let me gather my thoughts. too many!
    1. love your goodbye kiss from letty!! sooo cute!
    2. carb lunch is maddo's favorite. babes and their pastas. oh man.
    3. david's words kill meeeee. dumb fruck!! i'm sure he is so obsessed! that's how my little brother was, too! he loved "worker men" that were building all the houses around us when we were little and our hood was new.
    4. JAMIE AND CLAIRE. you are cruising. and i love it. and i love how it's just necessary to be with them, it's just NECESSARY!
    5. those towel ponchos are genius!!

  5. Can I come hang out with you guys sometime? I'll bring carbs.

  6. The more carbs the merrier! Or at least that is how I see things, Chris is the only 100% Italian man on earth that doesn't see it our way! Damn him! haha

  7. looove these! omg carbs and butter - my two fave things. My paleo resolve sucked this past week. So whatever, bring on October! I'm making cookies tomorrow. And, what the heck leaves...wrong color. Hop to it foliage.

  8. I love these! I have such a stalker-ish personality that these totally fulfill that! =)

    What a great day - and you got time in for some reading AND Shark Tank? Best.day.ever.

  9. Oh carbs how I have missed you. Sounds like a great day. You have me totally curious about Jamie and Claire. I'll have look into these two after I finish with Jace and Clary. Haha.

  10. This is a great reading post. Thank for share with us


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