Saturday, April 18, 2009

any given day ...

a day in the life ... of me ...

(heads up ... picture filled post ...)

encouraged by this mama ... and this post which included this request ...
(which i know was so not directly targeted at me ... but i took the challenge and ran with it ... i'm a few days late in posting ... but i did photograph that particular day.)

and here it is ...
5:30 BEEP BEEP BEEP
5:30:01 ... smack the snooze button
5:39 BEEP BEEP BEEP

... get out of bed and stumble to the closet ...



... hop in the shower, get out, dry off, attempt to make myself presentable ...



... give up, a snap and a clap against my thigh to call dog to get out of bed (such a smart dog ... she knows sign language) ...



... gather kids clothing while they continue to sleep, laying it out for them ... sometimes feeling really lucky when the pants and shirts actually MATCH ... (meaning we did laundry recently) ...



... realized i didn't have enough time for the coffee to brew (or maybe that was just a lame-o excuse so that i could grab coffee) ...

... walk past the girls rooms clicking the lights on ...



... fed jazz ...

... realize i need to get the girls up. like ... now ...



... go to wake up stella to remind her that she wanted to call her boppa this morning ...

... realize that she's not in her bed and has already snuck out into the living room ...

... and called boppa without the reminder ...



... threw the girly-girls into their clothes ...

... let skye dog in and out ... again ... (i guess that would be out AND in ... not the opposite.)

... ushered children out the door and into the car ...



... stopped at caribou ...

... listened to MY radio station (no more - "baby blowing bubbles" and "mr. sun")...



... threw down my stuff and ran to a meeting ...

... came back to my room to drink my coffee ...



...and sort through emails and phone calls while listening to the radio ...



... turned off the radio ...

... ran walked down the hall to get run over by herds of children perform hall duty ... aka performed 29.3 outbursts of "PLEASE WALK" ... and "thank you for walking!" ...

... worked with 11 kiddos on speech and language stuff ...

... paperwork ...



... more paperwork ...



... ate lunch ... (and no i didn't take a picture of the school lunch ... ugh) ...



... probably more paperwork ... no kiddos since this was a testing afternoon ...

... jumped (eagerly) in the car to pick up the girly-girls from daycare ... ready for the 4 day weekend! ...

... came home and started an art project ...



... talked with boppa and lulu about plans for the evening ...



... finished eating ...

... quick pickup ... and got outside before night was settling in ...



... called stella over to help with some photo stuff ...



... saw lulu being silly with cora ...



... laughed ...

... stella didn't like that lulu was on HER trike ... um ... outburst from the girl that DOESN'T even fit on the trike anymore? ...



... watched a complete one-eighty take place within my oldest daughter ...



... moved everyone over to the swings ...



... time to go inside ... followed by screams of protest ...

... lulu and boppa left ...



... gathered up the girly-girls and headed upstairs for ...



... read books ... snuggled stella ... nursed cora ...

... everyone in bed and sleeping ...

... cleaned up the house before crashing onto my mattress ...

... overall ... a good day ... not necessarily one worth documenting in history ... but quite honestly ... those are probably the best ones ... and usually the ones most easily forgotten.

so i'm glad that i did this. to remember these little days.

(wanna try it too? let me know here if you play along! i'd love to see all of your day in the life challenges!)

10 comments:

Kelly said...

What a day! I'm exhausted just looking at it, but it looks like you take time and really spend quality time with your special girls!!

Now, I think I need a nap!!

How did you do the sun flare ?

Great pictures!!

jen said...

@kelly ... i try. to enjoy the girls and have fun ...
sun flare ... as i understand it ... is taking a picture with sun in the frame or just outside of it ... i actually asked kelle to take a look at an edited version of sun flare on (the other blog) the ones on here weren't edited and therefore look weird to me... i have no idea if i'm doing it right! but it's a neat thing to play with ... i like the sunny dots across the picture ... i think it's one of those mistakes that can look cool ... if you get it right!

anymommy said...

This is a really cool idea. It's so hard to hang onto how the days feel, their rhythm, the good, bad and ordinary. I love it.

Casey said...

What a very cool way to remember your day! Your girls are adorable and it was nice to spend the day with you.

Lora said...

I love this. Stories told with pictures are the best ones, and your pictures are amazing! I find little mini-autobiographies like this day in the life story to be the best kind of memory capture.

mindfulmama said...

awww. thanks for sahring. I can only imagine how much time it took for you to put all that together!!!

my little sis is a speech therapist too, so it was fun to see how you make it work with two kids.

thanks for inviting us along on your day :-)

Shangrila said...

I LOVE THIS! So glad that I chose today to plug back in-lol! What on earth do you use to edit your pictures? You are an amazing photographer (but we knew that)! The breakfast that you made for your girls looks VERY LIKE the to-go breakfast that I make for my babes most mornings-and I think that both your before and after pics are darling (because being a real woman is more important than being an airbrushed one.) Thanks for sharing more of your world and your beautiful girls. :)

OHmommy said...

what an ADORABLE idea for a post. So stinking cute Jen.

Keely said...

I love this post! I may have to do this soon!

bessieviola said...

This is an adorable entry... a "day in the life." Your girls will LOVE this when they're older!