6:20 am- My alarm goes off and I turn it off and check the weather while laying in bed before I get up. It's actually warmer than the forecast showed last night so I switch out some of the clothes I laid out the night before. Once I'm dressed I take Tesla out to potty before getting on my shoes and leashing her up. She is super excited about running and won't stop jumping all over me. I'm a bit surprised because this will be the first time I've run with her 2 days in a row and she's certainly acting like she didn't run with me yesterday! We take off for an easy 5 miles and enjoy the beautiful sunrise. I keep thinking it's like we're running toward cotton candy clouds as we finish running toward the rising sun and the beautifully colored clouds.
|The name on my morning alarm gets me excited each time I see it!|
|Beautiful sunrise this morning!|
|Tesla was even impressed, haha!|
|Carter laying on the bed with Tesla while I got ready.|
|Hands free reading, I just use a brush or my phone or something semi-heavy to hold the pages down.|
|Carter ready to go to school.|
|Elise walking to the car in her jammies with bed head.|
|Elise playing with Tesla while I did my strength training.|
10:00 am- We make play snow and play with it for a while. I thought it might be something that would last so we made it in a sensory bin. I was hoping Carter could play with it when he gets home but it dissolves away just like shaving foam. I guess I shouldn't be surprised since it's just shaving foam and baking soda, so I just made it harder to clean up. After we clean up Elise wants to read books so we sit and end up reading all the library books in our library bag. Once we've read all the books Elise lays on me and pulls the blanket over her head. I can tell she's still tired! While we are sitting there Tesla starts growling and we figure she hears the post officer. Elise wants to go check on our mail so we go out and it turns out a friend dropped off a special display shelf for my race medals and trophies as a surprise. I'm super excited so I start running around collecting my random medals and trophies I have stuffed different places and arrange them on it to send her a picture of what it looks like. It needs stained and hung up still so it's just for fun. Elise yells out, "Mommy I love you so much and you have so many medals! You won so many races!" It was a sweet moment.
|Playing in the snow. Elise was disappointed it didn't make better snowballs but we ran out of baking soda.|
|Elise laying under the blanket.|
|Tesla and Elise inspecting the medal display.|
|Playing around with it, Elise thought it was pretty awesome!|
|Tesla likes to rest with us too.|
We get home a little bit before 4:00 pm. Carter carries in his backpack and brings his lunchbox into the kitchen. I get the containers out and wash them. Then I pack his lunchbox with the food I packed into containers earlier in the day. The kids play in the backyard for a little bit while I do these chores. Then I unload the dishwasher and reload it with dishes from lunch. When I'm done the kids come in ready for snacks. Carter wants to have one of the mini bananas they picked out at the grocery store this weekend with Ty and he cracks me up pretending it's a tiny phone. After snacks we start right in on Carter's homework. Normally we do that after dinner but he has a Boy Scout meeting tonight so we are getting it done early. We practice his sight words and vocabulary and then he picks two of his books he brings home from school to read. He wants to read some library books before we do his Raz Kids reading on the computer so we read some books. Then he's ready to play so we decide we'll do Raz Kids later. He and Elise are playing nicely together so I work on our weekly budget while they play, taking a break to put together their My Little Pony castle for them. I was planning on a crock pot meal for dinner but at lunch time realized I forgot to get the chicken out to thaw the night before so I preheat the oven for a pizza from Aldi we picked up since they were on special this week. Then I have the kids pick up toys while I start their bath which we're doing early due to Boy Scouts.
|Practicing his vocabulary words for the week.|
6:15 pm- Ty gets home. He finishes up baths while I set the table and get out our fruits and vegetables to go with the pizza. We eat and Elise tells Carter and Ty all about how her friends were sick so we didn't get to do our playdate this morning. Then Ty makes pinwheels for my potluck at work tomorrow while I do Raz Kids with Carter.
|Supreme pizza, carrots, pineapple, and cottage cheese for dinner.|
|Carter reading on Raz Kids.|
|Elise drew an awesome dog!|
|Carter ready to talk in front of everyone at his meeting.|