Monday, February 15, 2010

Yummy Lunches!

My plan was to post a video explaining cloth diapering. Well, I had technical difficulties and after trying 8-10 times I threw in the towel. My hope is to try again when we get back from our upcoming trip. Keep an eye out in the upcoming weeks. It will work, I know it will. haha

I ran across this blog and fell in love. I have been holding back and have yet to go crazy buying everything to make a perfect Bento. There are many wonderful Bento blogs out there. Do you have a favorite Bento blog? If you make Bentos I must hear all about them. My cart is filled with items to start making Bentos. Do I go ahead and push the purchase button? hmm. I will think on that for a while.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Diary of a stay at home mom!

What do stay at home moms do all day? I guess the question is what don't we do. Here goes our schedule. Hang on for the ride.

It all starts the night before. I get ready for the next day. If I wait until the day of I find myself an absolute mess. Here goes.

7:00 pm or earlier ~ I pick out the kids clothes for the next day. I lay out everything...even socks and underwear/diaper

9:00 pm~I take a shower and lay out my clothes for the following day.

7:00 am~Wake up get dressed, make up and hair done. My job is taking care of my children, right? Well then I need to get ready for my job. If I were still teaching I would wake up early and get dressed for my job. I put an importance on getting ready for my job every morning. Some days I put my gym clothes right away. Other days I dress for success. Even if it means getting covered in paint or play dough.

7:30~kids are up and ready to go

8:30~Breakfast is served. I make and freeze egg bakes, waffles, pancakes and other breakfast foods on the weekends. By making and freezing I save a ton of time on the weekdays. During breakfast we do "calendar" we talk about the day of the week, month, weather, and count.

9:00~most days we have classes from 9ish to 12ish. I love our early childhood classes. They are so much fun. We also enjoy going to a mom's group at our church.

9:00-11:30 on the days we are not in class. We play sports in the basement. Work on letter and number puzzles, stack blocks, play with Lego's, sort shapes, paint, play with play dough, bake, sing, dance, play trains, sort and play with animals, and so much more!

11:30 to 12:30 lunch and get ready for naps

12:30 I love naps! ahhh it's time for a mommy break. I normally take it easy during this time. Before I sit down to relax I set the table for dinner and prep any food that may take some extra time to prepare for dinner.

3:00 the troops are up and ready to go. We have snack and get ready to hit the gym

4:30 we are at the gym and ready to work out, swim, or go to swimming lessons. We are normally there for 2 hours.

6:30 I finish making dinner and have the food ready to go by 6:45.

7:30 baths, brush teeth, read books, and hit the hay.

Both kids are normally asleep by 8:00. I pick up the house and get ready for the next day.

Okay followers, what do you do? What does your day look like? What kinds of activities do you do with your kids during the day? I want to hear all about it!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Final Winter ONEderland

I have been waiting to post this week. I wanted to blog about the big day. It turned out great. Little G had a double ear infection but he made it through the day. Here are some pictures from the day. The great part about themed parties is you can normally find decor on sale!


Next week I will post a video explaining the different types of cloth diapers! Eeek I know it's so exciting!
some of the food
Egg plant penguin
Olive Penguins
I used winter themed books to decorate the ledge in the dining room


Favor table
Party favor~build your own snowman kit
Wreath for the front door
Kitchen Table

High chair and smash cake
Living room

Sleeping at the end of the party