Here is the Fall Edition!
Once again I have been inspired by Laura over at Navigating the Mothership!
0735: Noah gets up to take a shower. Lincoln climbs in our bed to claim Noah's now empty spot. It is our morning routine- a few minutes just hanging out with my "early risers". We hear Everyn thumping around in her crib, and Noah brings her in to be nursed. She and Linc are happy to see each other.
Within a few minutes I hear Deacon and Roman turn their "Ramona Quimby" audio book on downstairs. They don't come up, and I know they are sorting Pokemon cards or playing legos.
A sleepy Berean wanders in soon to see what is going on.
0800: I set the baby down for play time, the other kids wander off. I check email, facebook and schedule a couple of well child checkups online. Ever and I head downstairs. I haul the kitchen garbage out- Noah has already brought the can to the curb. As I start hunting around for the camera and battery charger I answer Deacon's numerous questions about the habits of earthworms and whether or not you can ever drown an earthworm. I finally find the camera battery, it seems that Noah had already placed it on the charger and it is ready to go.
The boys start on their art projects, they have been really into sketching lately.
0845: Breakfast is in process. Lincoln and Berean like to try their hand at making their own toast. Roman eats cereal. Ever eats a banana and some baby food. Deacon and I also eat toast. I have four pieces of toast (with butter, peanut butter and sugar- we are out of jelly!) and some hot chocolate.
Somewhere in there I talk to my mom about borrowing one of their cars for the night. It is a long and complicated situation, and not very interesting. School work continues.
1145: The kids have a prelunch snack. The baby wants attention and I give her a bowl of cheerios on the floor. She immediately dumps them out and they fly everywhere. I knew that was going to happen, but I also knew it would give me enough time to get lunch ready.
I took a picture of the peanut butter while I was putting it away. Roman balanced his latest Lego ship on top. The peanut butter is a very important staple of our diet.
I called Noah to see what he thought I should do about the pumpkin patch. Taking 5 kids to the pumpkin patch all by myself is one thing, taking 5 kids anywhere when one of them doesn't want to go is quite another.
In the end I decided to go. I unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher, cleaned up the kitchen and we finished up the boy's schoolwork.
1400: we leave for the pumpkin patch. Roman is still upset, he thinks he is going to have to do a lot of walking, and he doesn't care much for walking.
1425: We arrive at the Farm. I had gotten a Crowd Cut deal, and it turned out to be a really good deal for our family. There were very few people around, and the kids all had a great time. The first thing we did was stand in the pirate ship and watch a pumpkin get shot out of a cannon.
The boys love photo op booths.
I liked the "How Tall This Fall sign". Good idea.
There was a Criminal HQ and lots of chase scenes, that's all I know.
Since I was off the hook for supper I wrote up a list for Noah for the weekly Tuesday shopping trip and tried looking at some recipe/menu plans. I got distracted by the allure of emeals and looked into the details of that plan. I may sign up, and it may be soon. I also packed up the boys swimming bag for the next day.
Noah arrives home around 6 and we throw the pizza in. He gave me a package. I had been looking at this book online, and must have left the page up. He ordered it for me. We talked about emeals and menu planning. It is a lot of work to homeschool the kids all day, then do all the cleaning/other stuff and then come up with suppers. Next to the book is Fels-napha laundry soap. Time to grate some more up for laundry detergent. sigh.
Everyn is always very excited to see Noah.
2200: Noah woke me up and I got dressed for work. No time to do my Monday night pushups (we usually do pushups together on Monday nights- we use a deck of playing cards and keep flipping and pushing until we are through the deck). Also, although I have kept up with the laundry all day, I have not put it away. Oh well.
2225: I leave for work. Noah stays home and does pushups.
2300: my night begins!