Many of you ask to describe a normal ‘day in the life’ of Katie Bower.
Well, there’s not one.
Each day is all different. And I kinda like it that way. So I thought – why not start a little series. A day in the life series. It won’t start and finish all in one week. It’s might take months…years possibly. who knows. but every once in a while, whenever I feel the urge, I’ll document a bunch of random events in a random day to give you a glimpse.
Today’s glimpse is from this week.
8am – Will wakes. the first time this week that it is after 6am.
9am – Breakfast. This morning it is scrambled eggs with spinach. Will’s working on mastering the whole fork thing.
9:04 am – Will says “HOT” and then blows on the food. I write it in our Will-calendar which documents all his milestones. Then I check to make sure the morning post went up. It did. I respond to six emails and approve 17 comments.
9:08 am – Will starts throwing the food on the floor. Then he laughs. And I have a hard time disciplining when he looks like this:
9:09 am – Will signs “all done” and we throw all the dirty dishes in the sink and try to load up into the car. That means, I put Will in the car and then it takes me twenty minutes to get all my stuff together. He doesn’t mind…the car has air conditioning 🙂
10:00 am – I arrive at my parents house to pick up some grass seed that my dad bought for our patchy grass in the back yard. Then I head to my dad’s office to visit my sister and see if Cole wants to join us at the playground. He does. We go.
The park is empty. Cole has fun anyway.
12:00 noon – the boys are getting tired so we head home. Cole comes with us. Will goes down for a nap.
2:30 pm – Will wakes up from his nap to find us playstationing & answering a few more emails & comments. We decide to eat a little and change to hit the creek.
Will loves the creek. The fact that it is free and it cools me off from the ridiculously hot weather is nice…so I guess I love it too. I’m playing that cool because the internet would explode if I described how I really feel about it.
In certain parts of the creek, the light is perfect…it is a photographers dream with all that lovely bokeh and twinkling reflections.
I got these buckets at Kroger. They came with the shovel for 77 cents on sale…best buck ever spent. except for bacon cheeseburgers. can’t beat that with a shovel.
Cole taught Will how to catch the water in the bucket and then pour it out. He was entertained for forty minutes doing this.
Cole also taught Will how to dig. If I tried to teach Will how to dig, he would just throw the shovel and then sign all done. But since it is Cole, Will does it perfectly. Anything to be like Cole.
Cole decided to build Stone Mountain. There he is putting the finishing touches…which included a hole the size of my thumbprint that was, and I quote, THE LASER SHOW SPECTACULAR. I love that kid.
5:10ish pm – Jeremy wraps up work and comes down to greet us on the four-wheeler. Will immediately starts crying for a ride. Cole rinses off and the boys climb on. I make Jeremy swear up and down that he will literally go no faster than a slow crawl.
5:25 pm – I finally get back home after getting all the boys toys and shoes and that leaf that looks like an arrow that Cole wanted. He even gave me instructions on where to find it – on the stone. Yeah. I snap this photo of the crepe myrtle at the top of the driveway. It reminds me to breathe.
7:00 pm – Nornie shows up to pick up Cole. We say goodbye to Mr. Blue Eyes….Will crys.
And that was our day. Pretty low key…nothing exciting…nothing grand or fancy…just normal life for us Bowers. How bout you? Do you have the same routine day in and day out or is everyday a little different? Do you have a go-to place in the summer to cool down (I don’t know what I would do without that creek!)?
p.s. IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED BY ME OR ANYONE ELSE to ride a fourwheeler like that. It gives me the heebie jeebies just thinking about how dangerous that is…so don’t do it and if you are crazy – at least wear a helmet. Oh and did I mention it’s dangerous…because it is. Very.