I decided to follow along with the week in the life with Ali Edwards (at the last minute). I’m glad I did. It was fun to get down random bits and pieces of our life over the course of the week. I knew I wouldn’t be able to blog everyday so I am doing it all in one post!
I used my iPhone mostly but I tried to pick up my big camera about midway through. I also started on Monday instead of Sunday.
Here we go.
A lot of my mornings start on the trail
It’s my place to go and think and plan and de-stress. I am thankful it is so close to my house.
School had not started yet so this dude was still sleeping late. This was noonish bagel run in the Jeep, soaking up some sun and listening to some Foo Fighters
I had some library books that I had reserved so I picked them up. I am doing a reading challenge on Good Reads. Are you on there? If so find me!
Cole and I sat on the porch and watched it pour rain
Eva was having a meds free day so I could get her to eat. It was up and down.
Later when her body calmed down she came to me for snuggles. That’s the fave part of my day
The last day before school started. I was up while the kids slept, reading blogs drinking coffee. Loved this post on Becky Higgins blog about doing these books for Heidi Swapps son. So heartbreaking and so heartwarming at the same time. Depression is real. A reminder of why we take pictures, why we get stories down. It’s so important.
Hit the gym after that and then picked up Blake at Drivers Ed. I was 30 minutes late. Oops.
Next up grocery store for lunches. Cole tagged along to make sure I bought good (bad) stuff.
The girly was nervous about her first day of school. A long bath and snuggles from Dad helped
First day of school!
These two were the first out the door- the older boys had a late start. Kindergarten and 6th grade.
Next up older boys- Senior and Sophmore
They are such goofballs. Hudson tried to follow them to school.
But then came in and crashed while I worked.
Austin has a break in the middle of the day when he will be taking some classes at Ohio State but since they have not started yet he came home and read on the porch.
When I looked in Austin room and saw it was a huge mess I was frustrated but then I realized that this time next year he won’t be in it
I’m not going to miss the stinky running shoes and clothes that are ALWAYS on his bathroom floor.
We snuggled up that night and talked about her day. She had a great time
Eva did not have school (they did a staggered start) so we went to the zoo.
When Austin was little he always had to ride one particular horse and if he didn’t get it he would pitch a HUGE fit. Thankfully she is not so picky!
Cole and friends played lacrosse with the dogs in the backyard- this was a win-win.
Tired dog. Messy kitchen
She was hungry
Austin doesn’t like to wear shirts. And more messy kitchen
Snapchatting Blake’s friends. I don’t get it.
Back on the trail
Came home to this
I lectured him about being a bad dog. His response
Eva and I worked on Project Life
Didn’t take many pics on Friday during the day- we busy running errands. After school Cole had a swim party but played with Hudson for a while first
I love this pic
That night we went to a double birthday party for some friends but stopped in to see these little babies. 11 little Golden pups.
SATURDAYNot many pics on this day either. It was a lazy day for me reading on the porch while Andy did yard work.
At one point I looked out and Hudson was on the trampoline. Not sure why.
He ripped the net
I am going to add Sunday in here as well. Cole had a paintball birthday party to go to and Andy and I did yard work. Eva started her first day of gymnastics.
That evening we had the back to school bash at school
And then walked back home to get ready to start another week