The Mommy

The Mommy

about us...

I'm The Mommy, a SAHM to Maggie & Ellie. I'm married to Big Daddy, an engineer, grad student and our hard-working provider.
I blog instead of scrapbooking in hopes of preserving a part of our life for the future.
We enjoy beach trips, going to Church and spending time together...all as a family...because that's what we are.

our VP miracle, Maggie

our VP miracle, Maggie
loves homeschooling, sign language, Jesus, reading, church, writing songs and dancing

our sweet Ellie

our sweet Ellie
loves her sister, going to church and the library, singing, babies, chocolate and being naked

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I Should Be Folding Laundry

I should be folding the three loads of laundry that are waiting for me in the laundry room, but I decided to make a list of the things that I've done today. Maggie and Ellie are "hunting for trash"with some cardboard boxes. I'm not sure what gave them the idea, but I think they are really trying to look for treasures, more than trash.

  • 6:45-I woke up when Big Daddy woke up, but sort of dozed back off until Maggie came and got in bed with me at 7:00. Just as Big Daddy was coming out of the bathroom after his shower, Ellie woke up. He brought her in and we cuddled for 15 seconds before she told me to "gup", a.k.a. get up.
  • 7:20- I fixed Ellie oatmeal and Maggie asked for cereal. While they were eating I put the dishes from last night away.
  • Fixed the coffee pot and prayed that the coffee grinder wouldn't die because I'm pretty sure that it's on it's last leg.
  • Helped the girls get a blanket, coloring books and crayons set up in the living room floor.
  • "Worked" on the computer while the girls were coloring and I was waiting on the coffee.
  • I ate breakfast in the living room so that I could watch Maggie and Ellie play.
  • Brushed teeth, washed faces, dressed the girls.
  • I made up the beds and Maggie fixed the pillows on them.
  • Put in a "Signing Time" movie in per Maggie & Ellie's request.
  • Cleaned all of the mirrors in the house, the front of the stove, front door, french doors and fireplace-basically everywhere that little hands like to leave prints.
  • Cleaned the toilets.
  • Started a load of laundry only to realize that there was a load still in the laundry basket and another one in the dryer. Uggh.
  • Wiped off the counters in both bathrooms.
  • Cleaned up Olivia's mess from last night.
  • Put the movie up and told Maggie & Ellie to have a little play time.
  • Wiped down (dusted) everything in the living room, dining room and all of the bedrooms with a micro fiber cloth. Declared the house as clean as it was going to get for today.
  • Fixed homemade trail mix for Maggie & Ellie's snack.
  • Sat down in the living room with Maggie and Ellie for about 15 minutes until Nana came to get Maggie for a "Nana Day" at 9:30.
  • Walked outside to wave goodbye to Nana, Maggie & Callie. Told Ellie that she had free reign of the dollhouse in Maggie's room!
  • Went straight to the kitchen and cleaned out the set of cabinets where Maggie puts all of her preschool, church and library art.
  • Checked under Maggie's bed for more art and found a few pieces of construction paper.
  • I needed to make a phone call so I let Ellie watch a Barney movie.
  • Turned movie off and played with Ellie.
  • Took Ellie out to the garage and we wiped down all of the surfaces in the van.
  • It was SO hot outside, so we came in and played until about 11:20.
  • Went to Nana's to have lunch and pick up Maggie.
  • Came home around 1:20, put Ellie down for a nap, set Maggie up with a computer game.
  • Mowed the little bit of the yard that needed mowing and did a little bit of weed eating.
  • Came in and did a math lesson with Maggie and then set her up on another computer game.
  • Did more weed eating and told the yard not to grow until after Daddy 's trip next week.
  • Taught Maggie another math lesson and gave her beads and made up word problems using subtraction.
  • Ellie woke up-2:30.
  • Fixed snack, finished math and discussed our new curriculum that arrived today!!
  • Ellie requested another "Signing Time" movie. Normally two movies per day is the max, but I let them watch it again.
  • While they were occupied, I went over the curriculum and made out our revised lesson plan for the week. I also got all of my materials together so that I can prepare a few things for tomorrows lessons.
  • Turned movie off.
  • Washed collard greens and started cooking them for dinner tonight. Sniffed of cantaloupe and decided that I would cut it while preparing dinner.
  • Maggie & Ellie found their cardboard boxes from the delivery and decided to get a blanket and crayons out so that they could decorate them.
And that brings us to right now!!

Today was a high tv day which is rare. We also had much less school time than usual. Since I needed to get the yard taken care of and it's so hot (like 100) today, we'll do a little more school work tonight. Maggie did double some of her work yesterday so that she could have less work and enjoy a "Nana Day". We usually read several books in the morning, but since Maggie was away I tried to let Ellie have a little time to do what she wanted to do: Barney movie and dollhouse play in Maggie's room...without a big sister to bother her.

Of course, I still have lots of stuff to do!
  • Finish dinner: chicken in mushroom sauce, steamed broccoli, wild rice and collard greens. Cantaloupe for Maggie, fresh strawberries for Ellie.
  • Clean up kitchen and wash dishes (I only use the dishwasher a couple of times a month-max) while girls play with Play Doh at the table.
  • Clean up Play Doh, do school work, read and play.
  • Big Daddy comes home (7-ish) and has dinner then we'll play outside and go for a walk,
  • Bring kids in for bath, pajamas and brushing teeth. (7:30-8:00)
  • Read and play until bedtime.
  • 8:30-Put girls to bed, fold laundry, plan for tomorrow, check email and spend time with Big Daddy watching tv or playing on our separate laptops.
  • 10-10:30- shower, watch tv with Big Daddy until 11ish and then go to bed.


Christina said...

Sounds like a very productive AND fun day:) Good Job MOM!!!!! ((being in childcare I find myself really appreciative of moms who let laundry *or whatever* go to spend time with their kids. In today's society Moms busy themselves with too much stuff instead of spending time making memories with ther precious kids.))

Anonymous said...

Busy day!!!! Those days are enough to make you just FALL into bed!

Tara said...

You were very productive and hope you got to rest yesterday. "Rest" is relative as a mom, right?

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