Y'all - I'm obsessed with day in the life posts. I'm not sure why - but I LOVE them! Shay and Erika both did one recently and so I decided that yesterday would be the day!
I woke up around 5:30 a.m. - I check my email, consult my planner and have some quiet time for about 25 minutes. Yesterday I made a cup of tea and grabbed some pumpkin and zucchini bread to snack on while I got ready.
I showered on Monday night, threw my hair up in a bun on Tuesday morning and wore it damp all day. Wednesday morning decided to run the flat iron over it... it was a hot mess! The side on the left was almost done - the side on the right I had already done the bottom two layers. Crazy.
I typically pick out my outfits the night before (one less thing to think about in the morning!) and yesterday was no exception. I paired a crazy old sweater tunic (like.... I wore this before I had Luke old) with a Matilda Jane crochet cardi and leggings with TOMS ballet flats.
While I'm getting ready, Dave will usually wake Luke up, grab some breakfast for him and make sure he gets dressed :) Some mornings the littles get up, sometimes they're still asleep when we leave. We try to walk out the door at 7 a.m. so it just depends. This pic is actually from a couple weeks ago (my pic from today ended up blurry), but gives you the idea :) We do kisses and they usually walk Luke and I out to the van with Dave.
This particular morning Luke and I swung through the donut shop to pick up donuts for my small group (and a chocolate twist for Luke!) and then we popped in to Starbucks (duh!).
We got to school around 7:25 and I started getting everything ready for my first period (which starts at 7:45).
We ate donuts, did our devotion and prayed for each other and then I taught two 8th Grade Pre-Algebra classes and an 8th Grade Algebra 1 class. Lunch is 25 minutes and some days I'll head to the Student Life Center to eat with my co-workers, but yesterday I was trying to get a review packet prepped and drawn out so I opted to hang out in my classroom. I snacked on some chips and ate an apple - entered some tardies and got ready for my 7th Grade Pre-Algebra class that meets after lunch.
Once that class is over, I have two back to back planning periods. This is typically when I choose to eat my lunch because I don't have to rush. Today was a quesadilla with guacamole (perk of having a hubby in the food/bev industry. hahahaha).
I spend my planning periods answering emails, grading papers, entering grades, prepping tomorrow's lessons - and today, I spent most of it working on Homecoming details. I'm the Middle School student government sponsor so I'm working on LOTS of fun stuff for our Homecoming Week. I drafted emails, finalized t-shirt designs, called DJs and worked on planing out Middle School Homecoming Court, spirit days and our involvement in Tailgate. Fun stuff.
Before I left, I made sure that my table boxes were stocked and ready for my classes tomorrow... this way I'm not rushing around in the morning looking for supplies.
One last assessment of what I need to bring home and I'm off to grab Luke from Extended School Supervision (ESS) around 3:50.
We pick them up around 4:10 and I get everyone loaded and buckled. GG is still rear facing, but she likes to check out the movie as best as she can :)
We do the EASIEST after school snack ever.... we swing through the country club and pick up iced tea, water and peanut butter crackers. :)
We're home around 4:35 and out of the car around 4:40 (if everyone is being quiet and snacking, I'll answer emails and just "have a minute"). I was SUPER excited to get this invitation in the mail! We can't wait to welcome Baby Griffin!!!
It was an exciting mail day.... my Matilda Jane promo order arrived early and some super cheap Boden baggies I found for Mason came as well! (Mason LOVES Boden baggies and he wears them almost year round. When they go on mega sale I pick them up for this season and next).
Griffin immediately starts filling up her new MJ bag with magnets and then settles in to drink a bottle. She drinks out of a cup (with a straw) pretty much all day, but after school she still loves a warm bottle.
The boys were playing Legos, GG was watching Sofia the First and drinking a bottle and I was changing my clothes as fast as I can. hahaha. Mama is in her sweats and Mama is happy!!!
Yesterday afternoon was really busy... we got home, got changed and the boys played for a few minutes...
Dave got home a little after 5 and he and Luke sat down to read the new book he made, go over his box of sight words and finish up homework. Luke made himself a sandwich and he and Dave were out the door by 5:40 to head back to MCA for soccer practice.
At 5:00 on days where GG goes to Miss Lisa's house, I typically put her down for a nap. She takes shorter naps at Lisa's and has a hard time "making it" to bedtime without a short rest. I got her out of her crib right after the boys left for practice and every time we walk down the hall we have to stop at at least one of the canvases and point at everyone :)
On soccer practice night dinner is typically leftovers. Griffin had pasta with meatballs and Mason wanted pizza.
On a typical night we would all sit at the table together, but Mason was coloring and I was prepping dinner for Dave and Luke so I didn't end up sitting with the kids.
While the kiddos ate, I prepped a double batch of baked spaghetti. One to bake that night and one to freeze. I also wiped down my counters and vacuumed the kitchen. #multitaskingatitsfinest
Once dinner was wrapped up I popped Griffin in the sink (easiest bath ever!) and I was able to put the baked spaghetti in the oven and get some things ready for lunches on Thursday.
Griffin got her jammies on and then we tamed the mane :)
I laid out her clothes for tomorrow (shoutout to Hillary for the AMAZING shirt made out of lots of MJ fabrics!!! LURVE!)
... and pulled out clothes for a great friend who's doing family pics this weekend :) Can't wait to see her baby girl in one (or more!) of these outfits.
After soccer Luke and Dave ran by the grocery store to pick up a few things and when they got home it was straight in the shower for Luke Man. Seriously... when did he get big enough to shower?!?!
While Luke was showering (Mason was STILL coloring!) I took a few minutes to put away some jewelry and stuff that had been accumulating in my typical "drop spots" (do y'all have those??) while drinking a blackberry lemonade my awesome hubby picked up for me while at the grocery store.
Around 7:45 DAve and I sat down with the boys for "dinner". CHEEERS!!! :)
The boys were in bed by 8:20 and we all read a story and said prayers. I hopped on the computer around 8:45 after moving the clothes to the dryer. I answered student emails ("Mrs. McAnally - how do you do #12 again!?!?!) and wrapped up a couple Slightly Askew projects. I checked things off in my planner, answered personal emails and created a "Versatiles" activity as my exit ticket for some of my classes tomorrow. Oh, and I worked on this post :)
It's currently 10:48 p.m. and I'm about to go wash my face, jump in bed and watch the Big Brother Finale with Dave while I grade a couple sets of papers (and probably eat a bowl of Special K - hahaha). I'm hoping to be asleep by 11:45 or so.
So - there you have it! A day in the life of me :) Wednesdays are hectic and busy and a little out of our "norm", but they're usually great days.
Hope y'all have a GREAT Thursday and don't forget to come back tomorrow and link up to Friday Favorites!