Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November 10 on 10: Lisa

9:00 - breakfast. Today's menu mini banana/oatmeal/yogurt muffins and sliced fruit. Clancy was excited about it. 

Zachary on the other hand...

10:00 - the flooring installers came and started tearing out the floor we put in right after we moved. It had started to delaminate in several places around our house so after a hard fought battle they are replacing it at no cost to us. 

Needless to say, the rest of the day was very noisy - as will be the rest of the week. Ugh!

11:00 - Clancy likes to wrestle with Colin and in this case he may actually be winning. 

12:00 - Colin using his tools to help the flooring guys. 

1:00 - lunch, leftover taco soup. I'm avoiding dirtying any unnecessary dishes. 

2:00 - Clancy finally became too exhausted to fight sleep any longer. The banging didn't even bother him as I moved him upstairs to his own bed. 

2:30 - Fort building aka throwing to couch cushions around the family room. 

3:00 - in some fluke, all three boys fell asleep at the same time. I took the chance to get a bit of Gospel study in. 

3:10 - fluke only lasted about 10 minutes until Zachary woke up and needed to be with me. He then proceeded to burrow into the blanket and fall asleep briefly at the edge of my bed. This also was short lived. 

4:00 - Sissy's home from school!!!

6:00 - dinner. On the menu is grilled cheese. Clancy was also a big fan. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

November 10 on 10: Stephanie

8am: working out. My little laptop with the workout video on my huge fireplace, my children as my audience. We moms do what we can!

9am: I finally got around to eating breakfast, but by this time June decided she was ready for second breakfast and demanded some of my oatmeal with blueberries. I've come to expect this, though, so I don't mind sharing.

10am: Hanging out with my girl while Henry is at preschool. At this age she plays independently (unlike her brother who asks me to play all day long) so she's easily ignored. I make myself use some of this time while he's at school to spend time with her and, of course, it always ends up being a contender for my favorite part of the day.

11am: Some hugs while waiting for a long while in Costco's return line.

noon: I watch her eat it and can't figure out why yogurt on the menu always ends up looking like this. (she's saying "eeee" aka "cheese")

1pm: I'm enjoying watching June try to put her socks on.

2pm: cleaning time while June is napping and Henry is in his daily "quiet time." What do you think about my cool shot of spraying the mirror? By the way, a mirror makes a horrible black splash. 

3pm: Monday is one of the days he gets computer time after his quiet time. I haven't admitted to him that I like his computer time even more than he does.

4pm: the kids were excited to get cards in the mail from their cousins!

6pm: Rob playing the guitar for our Family Night opening song.

Friday, October 10, 2014

October 10 on 10//MONICA

9am//waking up after a morning "nap" aka after waking with jachen, making his food and taking him to the bus i went back to bed and woke again at 9. Seems glamorous, but I would much rather not be tired and stay awake and get things done.

10am//headed to the gym a little before 10 and stayed there til almost 11. Read from the Ensign and watched some huluplus on my phone.

11amish//after body showering, I got some things done on the computer while eating a Babybel and orange slices

also 11ish//wearing my new boots around the house again today to make sure I like how they fit, oh man, they are like butter

12ish//made a smoothie lunch and headed out to run lots of errands--post office, target, bank, trader joe's

2ish//picked up my many packages from the office, yay!

3ish//watching Practical Magic, a movie I save for October every year.

5ish//after picking up Jachen from the bus stop, we looked at a book on the couch together before I started dinner.

7ish//eating dinner while watching The Sixth Sense, Jachen's first time..though he knew the outcome. Here he is pretending to be scared...though he really was getting nervous during the movie. Steph, it's your favorite movie! ;)

7ish//just a picture of our dinner...orange chicken from Trader Joes with sautéed veggies I made. MMM.

8ish til bed time//watching Project Runway(why the heck is Char still on the show?!?!!) while editing photos of this cute family in our ward I photographed a couple Saturdays ago.

October 10 on 10: Stephanie

My in-laws are in town for this month's 10 on 10!

8am: While Grandpa reads to Henry in the next room I'm able to read my scriptures and eat breakfast. It's awesome having two extra adults in the house!

9am: Zumba!

11am: a walk to BYU's duck pond.

noon: fried food for lunch! Chimichanga at Mountain West Burrito (on our walk home from the duck pond)

1pm: Put baby down for her nap.

2-4pm: decorating for Halloween! Linda, my mother-in-law and decorator extraordinaire, did most of it.
(ps. if you come to my house before Halloween, look for the bats, not the house numbers)

5pm: working on our primary lesson

6pm: picnic in Provo Canyon. I couldn't decide which picture of June and Linda I liked the most!

7pm: dessert

October 10 on 10: Lisa

8:25 - Fall has come to Ohio. So mornings are colder and it's not unusual to have some fog. Today is also Stow's homecoming so Alyssa was supposed to wear the high school colors of burgundy and gold. Not common colors in our closet but we did find yellow socks. I had to sneak this picture as before she left she "wasn't in the mood" for a photo. 

9:00 - Before the twins woke up, I managed to get in a quick workout. This is our typical setup with Colin watching cartoons while I watch the Biggest Loser Bootcamp workout video. Sometimes he helps me out and other times he just tries to tackle and "chase" me. 

9:30 - Sometimes I bribe Colin with cartoons in my bed so I can take a shower. He was really excited about it this morning. 

9:45 - Clancy woke up VERY happy. Both he and Zach create obstacle courses out of most things in the house. Most of the time it is fun. Sometimes getting trapped in weird places and positions isn't quite as fun as getting there. 

10:30 - Breakfast!

11:00 - Wrestlemania! 

1:30 - Colin working at Jacob's office. We went down to meet with Jacob and a financial advisor. Here Colin is explaining how we might retire in 5 years. 

2:45 - As I mentioned before, fall is here. These two pictures are just around the corner from our house. 

5:00 - First dinner. On the menu: pumpkin with cinnamon. I sometimes wonder if their taste for cinnamon is related to being born the week after Thanksgiving. I did have pumpkin pie for breakfast everyday that week. 

6:45 - Second dinner. Jacob brought this home for me. I love gyros and this one is HUGE! Definitely not on the Biggest Loser plan but a little treat once in a while  is well worth it. Yum!

A quick brag about my husband - featured in this quarter's Medill magazine.