Monday, November 21, 2011

A day in the life.. Monday 21st November, 2011

7 am - Kids are up from 6.30 am, and we have brekky around 7 am (after I've had my cup of tea).. breakfast is rice bubbles for Lola (at her 'love heart table' while watching morning cartoons), and weetbix for Andrew in his highchair in the kitchen (too messy for the loungeroom)

8 am - Get dressed and organised for the day. The only thing we have on all day today is art class at 9.15am.

8.30 am - hang out washing, take out meat for dinner, and everyone gets in the car and off to Art class

9 am - Art class (at Art 4 Ages, Wishart Rd) with Maria (Andrew's not old enough to participate). Today the kids paint a christmas tree shaped box.

10 am - arrive home, Andrew goes down for a sleep, Lola watches a movie (Bambi) and we do some baking (chocolate cake then soda bread)

12.30 pm - Andrew wakes up, so we head out into the backyard for some lunch, and a swim

1.30 pm - we head inside for some quiet time

2.30 pm - the longest hour of my day.. Both kids are tired, but neither will go to sleep. We ice the cake we made this morning and watch the clock until Simon gets home...

3.30 pm - Simon arrives home from work and breathes new energy into our day

4 pm - we head back outside and have some afternoon tea

5.30 pm - the kids are happy playing outside and are joined by Oscar and Eliza (from next door)

6 pm - we head inside and get dinner organised (satay beef stir fry). The kids are exhausted and there are many tears and tantrums over the next half hour

6.30 pm - bath and bed time (finally...)

Today was a fairly 'typical' day at home for us. I must say we don't 'always' bake, and it's actually quite rare for us to spend the majority of the day at home. But it was a beautiful hot, sunny day today, and the plastic pool in the backyard definitely cools things down.

It's almost the end of the year and it's back to work (albeit part time) for me next year. The kids will go to  day care 2 days a week from mid January 2012 - so I'm sure I'll look back on days like today and wish I had treasured them more.  Which makes me glad I had the opportunity to create this 'record of our day' today - both for me and for the kids.


  1. Julie that was beautiful - i love the pictures and love you and your family - just so precious!

  2. loved it! it looked like a lovely day x

  3. Just beautiful. I loved your "typical day." Love Nana xxx

  4. Great pics jules. What a great blog. Sarah U

  5. Beautiful Jules. Photos intermingled with the description were really great. Thanks for sharing. Becca Boo and Lucy

  6. Wow Julie, What a great memory. You should do more of these.

  7. :) we all need a stay at home day.... fabulous photos.. always look forward to what you put on here!
    love michelle and the boys xxx