Tuesday, October 07, 2008

A Week In the Life: Monday Photos + Words

I started this project last week, but ended up falling off the bandwagon in the middle of the week. I have wanted to record a week in our life for a long time, so I'm going to try again. I'm going to be posting photos from each day this week. Hopefully, you won't mind seeing how extremely ordinary & yet totally crazy our life can be....

Rough night. Grant is teething again & woke up screaming several times during the night. It didn't help that it had already been a late night due to it being the last night of our revival. Ughhh! I just want to SLEEP! Thankfully, Ryleigh sleeps through it all & actually ends up waking up much later than normal (around 9 a.m.).

It takes us awhile to get up & around.

Jeff is sorting & washing his hunting stuff. Archery season began on Saturday, so he's hoping to go out for a while this afternoon/evening.

Ryleigh finds one of Daddy's calls & has fun making lots of noise with it!

Daddy made "biksits" for Ryleigh.

Morning routine - reading blogs & doing online stuff.

Ryleigh loves to drag her blanket & pillow into the middle of the kitchen floor.

Grant enjoys freshly pureed pears from the tree in our backyard.

A much-needed jolt of caffeine to help me get through the day!

Grant loves his talking Eeyore!

Yay for naptime!

Grant is trying to push up onto all fours. He'll be crawling soon!

Another engagement session!

Ryleigh helps me by entertaining Grant for a little while. She's such a big helper!

A little scrapping while the house is quiet is so good for the soul!

Evening routines....


Anonymous said...

It makes me tired just remembering the routines of being at home with little ones. I am so thankful to have been blessed to be at home when my girls were little. What sweet memories you are making. You and Jeff are wonderful parents. Praying for you all daily. We love you.
Aunt Barb

Melissa said...

I loved seeing the photos about your day. Your kids are so cute, Grant looks like he will be taking off pretty soon. Don't they grow up so fast.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I can't believe that you can get all that done and document it too. I am surprised that you have any creative juices flowing and are articulate enough to share it. Young mothers are so hard on themselves and expect to do it all with energy to spare. It isn't realistic.

You are doing an awesome job. The most important thing you are doing is being a godly, supportive wife and a raisng godly children. Way too soon you will look back on these days and long for those sleepless nights. If we were there we would give you a break.
Aunt D.

Kara Plank said...

Good idea with the pears! I have a couple pear trees in our yard, and didn't think about using them for Clayton.