Monday, March 07, 2011

All in one day....

I've been working on my Day in the Life album and have really enjoyed the process of getting down the words and photos of our day. I've been pouring through so many photos that I thought you might like a peek into what our day looked like on Friday. Enjoy! The day begins when Chloe wakes up at about 6:20 am. I get her juice and a breakfast bar and make a pot of coffee. Chloe watches tv and rolls around on the floor with Bodhi.
Lowell wakes up about 7:15 am and isn't camera ready right away:) I thought it was funny how this photo captured his fast hand motions waving for me not to take his photo.
This shows how quickly Lowell changes out of his pj's and into t-shirt and shorts, his morning clothes. He then changes again before school.
Bodhi gets his bathroom break.
Lowell's brain starts buzzing early. He works on a project counting the number of weeks in each month, just for fun.
His results.
Bodhi is going to have to wait a bit for his walk. He brings over the leash and puts it on the floor right next to him to give us a hint!
I start cooking the various breakfasts that each family member wants.
We all eat together.
Clean plates all around!
The kids started to enjoy my picture taking.
Then it's time for the bus.
Looks so dirty and ugly this time of year.
Lowell wanted to bring his camera with him to document his day. He brought it to the bus stop, then I take it back in the house.

Joe and I talk as we wait for the bus to come around again so we can wave at the kids. Here we are in the front door glass.
Bodhi and I take a VERY dirty walk.
I plan out my out clothes and since it's Friday, I pick an estate sale to go to!
Off I go!
First stop.
Cute old quilt, but high priced.
Some neat old cameras.
The small stash of things that I found. The prayer is an old Norwegian prayer that I learned as a child and have said all my life during family gatherings. Now I have can have a copy on our wall. Neat find!
I love this old measuring tape scroll and bought it for the kids to use.
Drink up my protein shake and it's off to the gym.

I rush home in time to catch Chloe's bus and here's who I see waiting for me.

Bodhi is always thrilled to see Chloe! Lunch time.
Then it's play time in Chloe's room.
We had fun with these photos. She loved making faces and I love this series!

Then suddenly she looked totally different and all grown up.
Relaxing and playing with her Littlest Pet Shop sets.
We got out for a bit and hit another estate sale.
This old album was cool, but way too much $$.Chloe found a few animal friends to take home.Then we hit the grocery store.Amazing how we can fit $58 worth of groceries in her tiny cart!Back home to put things away and start thinking about dinner.Start watching out the window for Lowell's bus.Lowell comes home and immediately grabs his camera again to document his day.He shows me some of his school work. Apparently this is a computer phone he made up.Snack time.Lowell makes a video of himself reading this book.Chloe gets in on the action with her camera.Then they start looking through my scrapbooks and photographing them.Lowell seems to make a good foot rest.Pizza for dinner!Then some coloring.Then the kids decide to go outside in the cold and dark. They didn't last out there very long.Bath time.I took this pic (above) to compare it with the one I took 5 years ago when I did this project.Some more playing with Littest Pet Shop stuff.

Bedtime stories.
Then completing my documentation and a glass of wine to end the day.

Lowell ended up being up another hour and then Joe and I finally had some time alone to watch some tv. What an exhausting day getting it all down, but totally worth it. Hope you enjoyed it!!


snowbear said...

Oh my how the children have grown! It looks like you had a busy but good day. Thanks for sharing a day in your life with us! I loved seeing how much the kids are following in your photography footsteps!

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

I love this idea! I will definitely have to give it a go someday!

Vintage is for Lovers said...

What a great post! Super cute kids, and we both share a love for estate sales! Looks like you have some great ones in your area . . . love the measuring banner for the kids! xo Samantha

Suz said...

Absolutely charming! That is the biggest Little Pet Shoppe I have ever seen!

Anonymous said...

Pretty cool!

Karin said...

I LOVED reading this Kari...I fell like I was a part of your day....

sand said...

I enjoyed very much your documenting your day. I ha ve been following your blog for a while. I like your Norwegian prayr. IM Norwegian and you can follow my blog http:/

Dianne said...

Whew! I forgot how hectic days with kiddos can be. Fun to go to estate sales too. Totally fun photos!

Jane said...

What a wonderful record of a day in your life! Hard to believe how much your children have grown - so precious!

Millie said...

Love the cool computer phone and sure remember those days. Mine are all grown and living away from home. However, Mom is always just a phone call away!

Chrissy said...

I love your Day in the Life album idea. Such a cool way to keep a diary documenting what you and your family do every day. Your son also seems to really like taking pictures. I recently read this interesting article about how to teach your kids basic photography skills. Might be worth sharing some tips with your son!