Have you heard of 10 on 10? The idea is to take ten photos on the tenth day of the month to document your day. In the past, I’ve thought it would be fun to do, but never actually remembered to do it when it was actually the 10th day of the month. But I finally remembered.
So this is what our day looked like…
(Don’t count the pictures, I think there is actually more than 10!)
I like to sneak out of bed, early before the kids get up, grab a cup of coffee and head down to the basement for some quiet time alone with God. I’ve gone through seasons as a mom where this early morning quiet time didn’t happen on a regular basis, but it’s really one of my favorite times of the day, so it’s a priority to me. Lately, the mornings have stayed darker longer, so my kids have been sleeping in a little later, which helps a lot to fit this time in.
After everyone and the dogs are up, I take Max out. Pudge is so simple. I just open the back door and he runs out to relieve himself and then comes back inside. Max won’t do that. He would rather pee or poo on my floor than walk through wet, dewey grass. So I have to leash him up and make him go outside. House-breaking this dog has been a nightmare. I need the dog whisperer.
On this particular day, it was raining so all the kids wanted to go with us to stomp through puddles.
(It’s a blurry picture, but I still like it.)
The day before, Tyson had fallen and hit his head on the floor and gotten a concussion. Under doctors orders, he wasn’t supposed to watch t.v., play video games, or do reading/school work for a few days. So since we weren’t homeschooling that morning, we had a more relaxed morning than usual and the kids played (a.k.a. made giant piles of pillows and blankets and toys) while I attempted to clean up the rest of the house.
(On a side note – Tyson is doing really well and hasn’t even had so much as a headache in the days following his concussion. We are so thankful!)
A new church friend who also homeschools invited us to come over to their part of town and play, so we did. Getting everyone out of the house was chaotic. One kid had gum stuck to his face and another had a nose bleed, but once everyone was cleaned up and strapped in the van, we turned up the music, relaxed, and enjoyed the drive.
We got home and had some lunch.
Peyton’s favorite : Velveeta shells and cheese!
And then it was afternoon quiet time at our house. I usually grab another cup of coffee and curl up with my ipad to catch up on the blogs I like to follow or read a book on the kindle app. This picture portrays my life as very serene and quiet during this time. But it’s usually not. I get interrupted all through quiet time.
That afternoon, we had a doctor visit. The kids were cracking themselves up playing in this mirror.
We were having a nice cool, rainy snap of weather come through and I had my first craving for chili this year, we were also dangerously low on groceries, so after the doctor, we headed to Target for chili ingredients and to re-stock the kitchen.
The kids favorite thing about this Target is that it has escalators. They like to help load the buggy to go down and then catch it at the bottom.
On the way home, we stopped to pick Tim up from the Metro. Rainy, rainy day…
And then we got home unloaded groceries, made chili, ate chili, read bedtime stories, tucked kids into bed, and collapsed on the couch exhausted. It was a good day.