Here is a look at the end of April. Since the 30th was on a Tuesday, I only had two days for the first part of week 18 along with my Day in the Life photos.
The full spread.
I found these Bob Books at Costco and decided to get them for Holden (and Oliver) so he could practice his reading this summer. He was excited about them and was able to read the entire first book all on his own the first day! I’m so happy I got these books.
We got a new refrigerator! I love this fridge. At what point in your life do you fascinate about having the perfect kitchen appliances? The extra refrigerated pull out drawer is perfect to keep lunch stuff and kid snacks in. Love it!
I also had the perfect spot to insert this Document Life Workshop challenge print in.
The right side of the spread consisted of my Day in the Life photos and journalling.
You can see my other day in the life posts here. As you can see, I decided to do things a little differently this month. When I saw this collaboration between Paislee Press and One Little Bird, I just had to get it. And now, I’m so glad I did. I love the way it turned out. I rarely purchase digital kits, but loved this one too much to pass up.
Don’t you love the clouds!
Our day in numbers |
- miles driven 59
- dollars spent 71
- high temp 66
- low temp 36
- photos 66
- steps 20,286
The journalling |
6:12am Good morning Coda. He’s so good about just getting dressed first thing in the morning. I think he forgot it was “late start Tuesday”, he could have slept in. 6:23am Last week of my DietBet. Only 0.4lbs to go, can I keep it up? 6:33am Back to bed to snuggle with my Hold-ee who always comes in for a snuggle in the morning. 6:47am Little TV time. 7:08am Gorgeous day for a run. 7:54am Coda loves his desk. 8:10am Not bad, 5 miles. Love my new shoes! 8:27am Coffee time. 8:38am Holden and Ollie have a little yogurt snack. The boys seem to be obsessed with peach yogurt right now. 8:41am Zach heads out for the first ride of the season. 8:50am Holden has a timeout for hitting. 8:52am Laundry time. 8:58am Holden and Ollie “plant” their seed balls from the Children’s Museum. 9:05am Holden plays with worms.9:27am Time for school. Oliver cried the entire way, “I want Baby Red-ee!” Once he has something set in his mind, he doesn’t give in. Finally, on our way home he calmed down a little and says, “Mommy, I love you.” He really is a sweet boy. 9:41am Ollie and baby red. 9:52am In a much better mood, hiding in the closet. 10:08am Zach gets home from his ride (20 miles) and Holden wants to read his BOB books to him. I love that he wants to learn to read. 10:17am Seriously precious. Holden reading to Oliver. 10:43am Zach gets to work. 11:32am Walk the track at the gym before Body Pump with Andrea.3:00 pm Driving to pick up Coda from school. 3:04pm ATM deposit on the way. 3:19pm Holden and Oliver play until Coda gets released. 3:27pm Coda look so cute in his little uniform. 4:18pm Car wash day! 4:22 pm Why do I have this horrible addiction to Pepsi again. I felt like I was doing so well not drinking it so much. 5:04 pm I really need to get back into meal planning, but for tonight, the boys get spoiled. I’m having a girls night so they get McDonalds. Cheeseburger happy meal for Holden, nugget happy meal for Oliver, and two cheeseburger value meal for Coda. 5:19pm Chipotle for Zach. 5:45pm Pick up Andrea and head to Louisville. 5:51pm Boys enjoy their McD’s. 6:11pm I’ve been needing a manicure. Going bright and crazy with YELLOW! I’m sure the boys will at least like it. 7:14pm After our manicures we went downtown for some tacos, chips and salsa and girl talk. So much fun! 7:43pm Boys watched Rise of the Guardians before bed. I love that movie, seriously such a great story. 11:22pm I work on my blog while Zach looks at Ragbrai stuff.
Have you seen Craftsy? They offer a lot of reasonably priced classes and even FREE mini-courses. Let me know if you have taken a Craftsy class and loved it! I want to sign up for one of their sewing classes (you know, and use the sewing machine for something other then paper., but not sure which one. I’m a total newbie when it comes to sewing. TOTAL newbie. Or maybe I should learn to knit for Knit in Public Week. Really?!? There is a week dedicated to knitting in public????!!!
Here are a few of the mini-courses they offer.
- Know Your Wool: Do you wonder where your yarn comes from? Learn about different types of wool and the individual characteristics of each.
- The Hand-Painted Cake: Elevate your cake with Erin Schaefgen’s freehand painting techniques. Create beautiful and edible works of art with Erin’s tips and tricks.
- Creative Quilt Backs: Make the back of your quilt just as interesting as the front! Oh, Fransson! blog author Elizabeth Hartman walks you through everything you need to know to make beautiful quilt backs.
- Modern Buttercream: Learn to use buttercream like a pro! Discover the tricks and tips to construct and create a beautifully finished buttercream cake.
- Micro Torch Basics: Go ahead, play with fire. Using a butane micro-torch, learn the basics of creating beautiful and unique metal jewelry in your own house.