I LOVE these posts!!! They're a pain to put together, but I always enjoy getting a peek into other peoples days and looking back at my own day in the life posts and remembering how my daily routine used to be.
I wish I was an early riser - but I'm just not. hahaha I've tried - but sleep ALWAYS wins out. ALWAYS. Yesterday morning I had my alarm set for 5:15 so I could get a few Slightly Askew things done before I had to start our normal routine and I hit the snooze button at least 10 times. I am a super heavy sleeper and a lot of mornings I don't even hear the alarm.
I ended up getting out of bed around 6 a.m. and at the time I was the only one up. And yes... my hair looks that big almost every morning :)
I brushed my teeth and washed my face, made a cup of tea and an English muffin and then got a few emails answered and grades entered.
I checked the weather and was less than thrilled with the humidity. Ick. ;)
About 6:20 this girl made her way into our bed and requested Sofia the First. Dave usually gets up when I do (or a few minutes after) and he does lunches. PRAISE JESUS!!!
Griffin is our earliest riser and she likes to lounge and munch on Kix while taking in either Sofia or Bubble Guppies.
Makeup on and time for clothes. Typically I'll pick something out the night before, but I wasn't feeling it on Sunday night (plus, I was up until about 1:30 am doing cards... so the last thing I wanted to do was pick out that day's outfit.) so I debated for a minute or two and settled on comfy layers. Duh.
I turned around and look who was up! He NEVER puts his uniform on in his room. He runs into our room in his underwear, climbs into our bed and takes at least 10 minutes to mentally prepare for starting his day. :)
Every morning, this thank you note that Luke wrote to a husband-wife author team last year puts a smile on my face :) It's tacked up on a bulletin board in my closet and I giggle almost daily.
Half dressed and time to tackle the mop. I washed and flat ironed my hair Sunday morning and so I was working with second day mess.
After snapping the above pic I realized it was time to break out the steamer. hahaha
Monogram and oversized chambray for the win!
This kid is pretty much ALWAYS happy and compliant in the mornings. He's ready fast and is usually working on Legos or some other project while the rest of us are dragging our hineys :)
Dave ran to Kroger to get juice boxes for the boys lunches (poor planning on my part. OOOPS!) and so I got Griffin dressed and we all headed out to the van.
I typically pull out of the driveway by about 7:10 and Griffin usually pouts for dramatic effect and then goes about her business after the boys and I leave :)
Yes ma'am! There's a Starbucks in our Kroger - which is about 90 seconds drive time from our house.
When we get to school and park Luke JETS off to the Lower School multi-purpose room to trade Lego mini figures with his buddies.
Since we were at school prior to 7:30, Mason hung out in my room for a bit and worked on some art.
Around 7:35 he made his way through the big kids and headed all the way down the deck to his classroom.
My classes start at 7:45 and I teach 5 classes back-to-back before lunch. I snuck in a mid-morning snack during passing period...
And then Dave sent me these pics of Griffin taking in the fog at the club. Usually Mondays are Dave's day off, but he had a golf tournament yesterday, so he and Griffin went and checked in on his employees before heading to Miss Lisa's.
I led my girls small group in a great discussion about temptation and I managed to resist the temptation of the donuts I brought for them. hahaha
I spent a TON of time in between classes scanning in answer keys to reviews my kids have been working on...
... and as I was heading to the lunch room for my lunch duty I spotted Mason's class!
Sweet boy ;)
And then I got a glimpse of Luke in Music! I grabbed a hug from him and made my way to the teacher table ;)
Nothing like enjoying your lunch in a gym with 180 twelve to fourteen year olds ;) hahaha
After lunch I taught one more section of Seventh grade and then I got this text from my mom (who's been in Canada for two weeks) that made we want to scream with jealousy.
I tried to put myself in a happy place again as I made an Algebra test with the help of a Reeses :)
My classes are over at 1:15 and then my planning periods are 1:15 - 3:15. I try to be CRAZY productive during that time so I don't have to bring lots of grading and prep home. 3:15 - 4:00 I tutor after school.
I'm a BIG list maker - I like to be able to see exactly what I need to do and nothing feels better than checking it at the end of the day and being able to put a big check mark over the entire list. #victory
On my way out to my car I spotted Dave starting 1st Grade soccer practice in the center circle since the fields were still pretty wet from the weekend.
Luke was at practice with Dave, Mason wanted to stay at extended care until Dave was done with practice and so I went and picked up Griffin from Miss Lisa's house around 4:15.
She chatted my ear off the entire way home and we made a quick detour...
She was a little sad that her brothers weren't there to play with when we got home, so she got her pillow and laid on the kitchen floor while I prepped dinner. Dramatic much?
When the boys got home it was folder time and Mason is always super excited to tell me all about his work.
It's at this point that I feel like our world explodes as piles of junk pop up all over our kitchen :)
How sweet is Luke's Family portrait?!?!?!
Dinner was in the oven and these three spent about 30 minutes looking through the Christmas catalog and putting their initials by things that they liked.
We all sat down for smoked sausage penne and I took zero pictures because it was family dinner time :)
After dinner these three did the dishes...
... and the boys got their 30 minutes of electronics time...
While I had my favorite 20 minutes of the day :)
I've been doing this for a long time, after dinner I like to wash my face, put my moisturizer on and soak my feet in REALLY hot water. I sound like a total old lady :) I sit on the counter and have a few minutes to myself - sometimes I'll read a chapter or two in a book, sometimes I'll play a couple rounds of Candy Crush and other days I'll lay my head on my knees and just kind of collect my thoughts. So do y'all think I'm crazy?!!?!?! :) hahaha I can' tbe the only one who does this!
Dishes are done and this little girl is ready for story and bed!
We played kitchen for a bit, danced to the train song and then headed to Griffin's room for a story. Dave read and I picked out her clothes for tomorrow. She was in bed by about 7:20.
After Griffin went to bed, the boys laid out their clothes for tomorrow, showered, etc. and I took a few minutes to cross a few things off my personal calendar and go through their folders and pull out any important parent info before I forgot. I also threw in a load of laundry and started the dish washer.
Next up was a clothes-optional game of UNO followed by stories and bedtime for these two (around 8:00)
After the boys are in bed, I hopped on the computer to wrap up this post and work on Christmas cards. Our office connects to our bedroom and so Dave and I will watch the same show (currently we're working through episodes of The Voice) and discuss it during commercials :) I have so many amazing clients this season and I am BUSTING it every night to get proofs out. I'm wrapping this post up around 10:00 p.m., but I'll probably be up for at least a couple more hours. It's crazy - but I get in creative mode and have some cereal and I deal :) I also managed to throw on a some Bogota Blackberry by OPI while I was at it.
So there you have it! A typical Monday in the McAnally house! I can't wait to look through y'alls posts and see what your days look like! Happy Tuesday, Friends!!!