I have loved FULL HOUSE (the blog) for quite some time now. I love how Christina’s head works. Her designs are inspiring and inventive yet attainable and most times really budget friendly. She just exudes effortless style. Not only that, but Christina is also very sweet, drop dead gorgeous and a mom to 5 kids! Can you believe she gets all of those projects done with 2 sets of multiples! Her kids are too cute for words so you will enjoy seeing them sprinkled throughout the post below. I constantly email her and tell her to send some to me in NY. 🙂
6:15 – The sun is shining brightly..where are the black out shades, Holiday Cameron Diaz style. The night didn’t treat me too badly because I only had to get up once with kids. Tempted to sleep one more hour but if I don’t there will be no morning jog..think bathing suit in three weeks..oh alright I’m up. Almost ready to go but don’t forget to put in that first load of laundry (laundry is almost always the first thing I do..curses).
6:25 – Look at that chocolate bar on top of the fridge. It says no sugar added so I go for it..what a champion I will be.
6:30 – Out the door. Hopefully the music will help get me through. I usually don’t like to go by myself so perhaps I can recruit somebody along the way. I suddenly smell a smokey barbecue scent coming from my neighbors backyard. Hey I wonder if one of those neighbors who just cooked and feasted on a whole pig last night want to go on a jog with me (I make myself chuckle inside at the thought of knocking on their door and asking one of them just to see the look on their face…after they spent most of the night chowing down…seriously who thinks those kinds of odd thoughts. Anyway, carrying on.
7:10 – Phew I made it. Walk in the door, “Oh crum, early bird Maile is already awake which means all of the rest are on their way. I am not ready for this yet. I wish they had black out shades too. A quicky shower for me.
7:30 – Open the boys door to find that I forgot to lock their closet door the night before (yes we rigged up some very special locks for their closet door). Oh well just add the mess to the list.
Everyone get semi-dressed.
8:00 – Breakfast is served. Come an get your nice warm bowl of buckwheat, my little buckwheats. Everyone eats pretty well. Breakfast is always my favorite.
8:30 – Watch Curious George while Momma checks in with email and a post that she worked on the night before.
9:00 – Take the kids on a walk. Only one major disgruntle over who gets to ride the trike. Maile points out that the bees are “pollinating”. I smile at her usage of such big words. We come home with lots of treasures. Again Maile titles one of her finds, “the good luck dangler” and likens it to something like a dream catcher. I seriously want to get into my kids little brains.
10:30 – Come home, have baths, everyone dressed again (we change clothes A LOT around this joint), finish homework with kids, make lunch, eat lunch, switch laundry and look at the messy house. It will have to wait.
11:45 – Take girls to kindergarten.
12:00 – Run all of the errands with the boys in tow. I’m hoping they will treat me well today. They had some major chemical imbalances the last few days (or was that me;-).
12:30 – Hit Neiman Marcus Last Call. Hoping to find something to finish up a home project. No cigar. Notice my little boys very hip shoes..one orange, one green.
Walk down to the mineral store to look at all of the beautiful rocks. I’m thinking about making my own knobs after see LindsB’s (that girl and her crafts).
Boys kept running out of the store. I’m sweatin (again). Why did they have to put the silly trains right outside of the shop I needed to be in. Impossible, I’m out of here.
1:30 – Run to JoAnn’s, Fabric store, Target and the grocery store. Target for the third pair of sunglasses in 2 weeks. NICE! I am just glad the ones that I like are only $7.99. Also I am hoping there is a good fabric to back my other fabric so that I can finally make them into pillows.
2:45 – Time to pick up the girls. The boys fell asleep. Go home for a snack and change again.
3:30 – I had the brilliant idea to fly some kites with the kids on a semi breezy day. Good thing my brother came along because we may have not been able to get one in the air. We play for a while and then head home
5:30 – I swore I was going to make something great but I am too tired. Dinner not so much one of my strong points. My husband will not be too excited to see the veggie dogs with broccoli on the side. I tell him he better find his way down to the nearest In & Out for a burger animal style..just teasing. I will make it up to him with my turkey meatballs with homemade sauce from scratch tomorrow.
6:30 – Clean up and get ready for our weekly house guest to arrive.
7:00 – Read stories and say prayers.
7:30 – Get the kids in bed.
Wow, I suddenly have more energy. My second wind always seems to kick in after the kids go to bed.
8:00 – Finally I sit in our office and put in my dues on the computer so it doesn’t get all lonely.
10:00 – BED, BED, BED…
A big thanks to Christina for taking the time to participate in IN HER SHOES. I’m exhausted just reading about her day. She is wonder woman!