It's been awhile since I put out a day in the life post, so I figured I'd give it a shot today. It was such a beautiful day, and the daffodils are blooming.
The lilacs, still my favorite, are budding. I'm up to five lilac trees now with the three shoots I planted having really taken off. One of them is taller than me already. Fingers crossed that they bloom well this season.
I'm a little slow this year - but finally got my first loads of the season on the line. Three in all. I did another three with the dryer. Hard to keep up.
Mark - still the first one up each day. He wakes up, gets dressed, eats - and then clonks around sighing heavily - hoping to wake someone else up because he's bored.
At 9:45am I finally pushed Brian out of bed so he would have time to eat and get ready for soccer. He crammed the last of his bagel into his mouth a split second before this photo.
Before we headed out to soccer, I woke up the girls and gave them very stern behave instructions.
They still managed to break the garage light and let the dog run away while I was gone - so it's a good thing I was stern.
I had gone to the depths of the dungeon last night and dug out the soccer bucket. They both found something that worked for the day. Brian is going to look again before next time. He's a little trickier given his orthotics.
I was so tickled to see the new walking path around the fields. I'll bring my Garmin next time - but I did figure out that one lap was 727 steps. I did five laps. It sure took the edge of sitting through three hours of soccer.
We all packed snacks and lunches to nibble on. The half hour between their practices worked well. Mark's practice complete - he decided rolling his socks down would be a good.
A Mark gem from the day:
Mark: I drank some of my Gatorade so I'd get my stalactites.
Mark: Oh. Well I was close. They both end in ites.
His Saturday night tub required more scrubbing than usual.
We stopped at Meijer on the way home and picked up the things I forgot yesterday.
Did I mention it was beautiful out? We were outdoors all.day.long.
Brian and I both have sunburns. What we don't have is a completed science fair project.
Rocket. He looks better now that his hair is growing back a little bit.
I took an exhausted fiver between switching loads of laundry. Wendy paid of the rest of her spring break debt and massaged my aching feet.
When I woke up, Wendy was reading stories story hour style. I rubbed my eyes and looked again. Yep.
The Fed Ex guy stopped by. Wendy and I are SO ready for next week's Glow Run 5K. I might have to hire a babysitter for the boys - but we're ready.
Outside. All day. Next week is supposed to be miserable. We absorbed.
Rocket got into a discussion with the dog next door. They're not friends.
Greg is out of town again (Chicago). I dinner cheated. Thanks Schwan's.
The ball went over the neighbor's fence.
The neighbor girl went home to see if she could find it. Brian was trying to help her spot it.
I'm crossing my fingers for rhubarb this year. I'm going to have to get a fence up soon.
The first bonfire of the year. If Greg starts a fire - he uses boy scout juice. I use the slower sticks and newspaper way. It satisfies me.
Roasted marshmallows aren't something I crave, but I enjoy the challenge of roasting one to the perfect brown. We used the branches that I had just trimmed from the lilac tree.
Man, it was a gorgeous day.
Showered - it was finally time to crack the whip on the science fair project.
Tomorrow he'll assemble his poster board. Tomorrow is supposed to be cold and rainy.
Bed time stories (a Spirit Animal book - Book 1)
It was a good day.