One of my favorite type of blogs to read is a play by play of someone’s typical day. Just blame it on me being nosey. I’ve written one myself almost a year ago and I love being able to look back and see what life looked like then. So I figured it was time to do another one because obviously our little guy changes quickly and everyone says to cherish these days. So here I am cherishing. 🙂
Just like last year, I chose to document a Friday since I work part time and want to show kinda both parts of my life and I only work half the day on Fridays. So I documented Friday, March 10th because it was just a super normal day in the Jones home. Here we go.. a day in the life of me!
Rise and shine at 5 am. (And yes, I’m a bit of a snooze-a-holic.) Since I am so far from being considered a ‘morning person’, I figured out that I’m a better mom and just a better human all around if I am able to wake up before everyone and get some alone time. Believe me, my family benefits from this.
So I immediately hop into the shower so I can get to this spot as fast as I can.
Since it is Lent, I am currently doing a bible study that focuses on this season and encourages having seven candles to symbolize the seven weeks until Easter weekend. And every week, you blow out a candle until they are all blown out on Good Friday to show the darkness that our world felt when Jesus Christ died on the cross. Then on Easter Sunday, you light all of them again because Christ has risen and our world is full of His light! So I absolutely love the idea of this but I also absolutely feel like I’m lighting a seance every morning since it feels like such a large amount of candles.
With my new favorite mug that my boys gave me for Christmas. It has a little ‘pocket’ to rest your hand in. Straight genius. I finish my study for the day and read some of my favorite blogs and finish just in time…
Then it’s breakfast time. He enjoys his cereal bar and milk on the couch with his show while I cook mine. Eggs and Raisin Bran are what’s for breakfast. I have recently become obsessed with Raisin Bran. I have never been a cereal person in my life but now I can’t get enough of this.
I work until noon on Fridays and then it’s time to head home..
Caleb is napping and Nick is in the basement working out so I make my lunch. Leftover BBQ chicken and cucumbers & hummus is what I choose. I actually work on my ‘Friday Favorites’ blog while I eat and enjoy the silence.
When Nick comes upstairs, we start watching his new favorite obsession. Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. When we met, Nick didn’t watch cooking shows. But I may or may not have converted him and now he probably watches them more than me. (And likes to impersonate them in the kitchen.)
And immediately distracted by ‘Daddy’s show.’ I think he loves it almost as much as Nick. He always points to the tv and asks ”This guy called?’ (which is how he asks for someone’s name) but the host’s name is Guy. So the convo goes a little like this:
Caleb: This guy called?
Caleb: No, daddy. This guy CALLED?
(AKA tell me his NAME.)
Nick: His name is Guy.
Caleb: No, daddy. This guy CALLED?
Nick (gives up and tells the guy’s last name): Fiere.
Caleb: Ohhhhhhh. Thank you Daddy.
And we are off! We are headed to JoJo’s school to go visit her classroom and of course her too. She’s an elementary music teacher which means she has LOTS of fun instruments for Caleb to play with. Needless to say, the guy in the backseat is pretty excited!
So much fun in JoJo’s classroom! Talk about this kid’s heaven. He LOVES music and JoJo LOVES that he loves music. So it was safe to say they both had a blast. And Nick too.. he was the main reason we had to shut the door because he played all the noisy instruments.
Then it was time for dinner with JoJo at her favorite restaurant, On The Border! Him getting to sit next to his best friend at dinner pretty much made his life. And I was too busy eating all the chips and salsa to document any of the food. We played at JoJo’s house for a little while after dinner and then headed back home…
Our bedtime routine now consists of playing with our shadows on the wall. Once he discovered shadows, there was no going back. We play, dance, and laugh with our shadows every night. Obviously we know how to have a good time. 😉
After the little man goes to bed, I immediately put on my own pajamas to get comfy. I have never been a pajama set girl but my mom bought these for Christmas and I’m pretty confident I would live in them if I could. Including the house shoes.
Then it’s time to catch up on my DVR. Am I the only one in the land that is still watching this show? It’s so not what it used to be but I just can’t quit a show when I’m in this deep. (I’m looking at you too, Pretty Little Liars.)
After that, it was bedtime for me since I really know how to party on a Friday night. My view of my nightstand now includes my new best friend, my humidifier since we live in dry Colorado. Although I didn’t take a pic of the time, I can pretty much guarantee it was no later than 10:00 pm. Because that’s just how I roll.
And that my friends is a simple day in the life of our family of three! I’m sure the days are coming where Caleb will have no interest in spending his Friday nights with his parents so for now, we are most certainly loving every moment. 🙂