Tuesday, October 15, 2013

If you came over

The first thing you would probably be thinking is...
This house smells amazing {ok, maybe that is just me} and you'd probably wonder how it's so clean with 4 kiddos and 4 daycare kids. 
{remember...I am an OCD clean freak}

You'd probably notice that we are quite crazy in the morning, trying to get everyone dressed and 4 kids off to the bus stop for school.
 {Often times my daughter takes her time getting out of her PJ's in the morning}

Once the 4 oldest are at school, things quite down a bit.
{that is until the phone rings, then everyone practices their screeching and singing} 

 I finally brew a cup of coffee, since I actually have a few minutes to drink it.
 {any sooner and I just end up heating it up over and over}

We hang out in our 'basement' playroom and play till we get 'bored.' 
{I lite a candle, because I love them, and turn on some background music}

Then we are off to do art or play-dough. If it is nice outside, we hit up the park in the morning before lunch too. Who can resist a park in their backyard?!

If you stayed for lunch, you might be lucky enough to get my homemade mac n' cheese, pizza balls or quesadillas.
{That is..if you catch me on a good day}

Then the time most of us wait for....nap time! Thankfully all four kiddo's still take a nap...and at the same time. {which makes it that much better!}


If I am caught up on my to-do list, I'll plop down on the couch and put my feet up for a few minutes. Blog a little, work on my website or catch up on my shows. If my do to list is getting lengthy...I catch up on some cleaning and laundry.

2:30-3:00 hits and boom...all four kiddos are ready for 'round two.' 
They are hungry for a snack and ready to get playing again.

They'll grab a quick snack and off they go. Coloring, playing Barbies, dress-up and whatever else their little hearts desire.
{We have lot of fun!}

It's 4:15 and my alarm on my phone is ringing. The big kids are getting off the bus and the house is about to double in noise volume. 
In they come hungry and full or stories from school.

They get about 30 minutes to play until pick up and they are very busy for those short 30 minutes. 
{Running here and there, playing everything they can}

After daycare, it quiets down again {a little} and I will start making dinner, if I wasn't smart enough to put it in the crock pot.
This is a tough time for my littlest. He is hungry {again} and wants me to hold him too. I usually try and distract him with some cooking utensils or a ball.

After dinner, it's homework time and reading time. We'll fit in some more play time too.
{Doing our part to help educate our kids} 

Bedtime rounds the corner fast and it's time for PJ's on...teeth brushed...and rooms clean and bath-time. Then it's show time {if they haven't lost it from bad behavior} and then off to count some sheep.

{Mommy and daddy get a few quiet hours before they get to go to bed too} 

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My motto for our home...It's crazy and chaotic, but it's our life and we love it!
What does your day look like?! 


Carrie said...

Isn't it amazing how busy the days are. So many times I wonder what I did with my time before I had kids. But like you, I wouldn't have it any other way.

Kathryn said...

I love this!! I have been thinking I want to do a "day in the life" post soon! I love seeing what other Mommas days look like :) you are one busy Momma!!

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