Photos | 19 total – 8 canon 5d mark III, 1 iPad mini, 10 iPhone 5 – Zach 1, Michelle 14, Oliver 4
7:30am | so sleepy
I hate waking up when it’s dark. Penny woke me up to go out twice last night. The boys and Zach were all up early eating breakfast and getting ready for school. I heard them early, and the next thing you know, it’s 7:30. Oops.
7:38am | crunchy leaves
I love the walk to school. It’s so fun to see all the neighbor kids running and playing together. The sound of crunchy leaves as they run, skip, and jump down the block. (and yes, I quick brushed my teeth and threw on shoes and a coat to walk with them)
8:07am | work day
Zach headed out this morning. He has some video/photo work today and tomorrow.
8:23am | coffee + my bible
I wanted to go through my notes from yesterdays church service and add a little to the journalling bible Zach and I just started. One of my One Little Word intentions is to focus on my relationship with God. This bible allows me to use a little of the creativity time I crave while connecting with Him. So far, I love it. I just hope I can stick with it.
8:50am | building forts
This boy missed his best friend so much while she was on vacation. They don’t have school on Monday’s, so they usually spend the day together playing at our house or her house. This morning they built forts, had snacks, jumped on the trampoline, and just giggled and played together. Ali also informed her mom while they were on vacation that she was going to marry Ollie when she grows up.
9:37am | work
Working for a bit on the Homes of Living Hope fundraiser I am launching tomorrow. I’m nervous! Bart put me in charge of putting together the fundraiser plan. I decided to put a project page together on the Colorado Gives website with an ask to sponsor a short part of the 1,800 mile trip. My hope is that we can get several people to sponsor 5-10 miles and share with their friends who will also sponsor 5-10 miles. A lot of people doing a little to make a big impact. It’s been really awesome to see this project up close. The high school students have done such an amazing job gathering both financial and in-kind donations to turn a recycled shipping container into a usable dental and medical clinic.
Lets join together to transport the container from the parking lot to a usable clinic that Connexion Mosaico will receive and staff. The trip to Mexico City costs about $3.00 per mile. Can we count on you to sponsor a short part of the 1,800 mile trip?
10:55am | eat
Oliver and Ali snack on some apple slices with honey outside on the play set. I still can’t believe what gorgeous weather we have at the end of October. And today, is chillier, only a high of 55, then it has been the last week. I’m just now eating breakfast: strawberry rhubarb Noosa with banana Bear Naked granola and a whole wheat english muffin with Melt. It’s my go to breakfast. I’m obsessed with Noosa + Bear Naked. And of course, I’m still drinking coffee. I really need to focus on drinking more water.
11:26am | eat (again)
Zach’s home from his shoot. He eats a quick PB sandwich and heads down to his office to work.
Just finished up lunch. Yes, I just ate breakfast, but I’m heading to the gym, so I needed to eat lunch. Oliver had a Nutella + peanut butter english muffin, it’s his go to sandwich, with some “ants on a log” celery + Nutella + Craisens. I had leftover ginger curry corn soup and snow peas.
11:51am | lumosity
A few brain exercises while Oliver finishes up lunch.
12:08pm | art by Oliver
I leave my phone unattended for a few minutes and I come back to a whole lot of this.
12:12pm | ready for a run
I really don’t want to go for a run. I’m having a hard time getting motivated to work out. But, since I already schedule Oliver in the kids room at the gym, I’m going to make myself go. I just have to remember it’s always better after I finish. Right?!?!!
1:46pm | run over
My Garmin said 5.68 miles. My Nike plus said 6.40 miles. I guess either way, I ran for an hour on the track. Maybe split the difference and call it 6 miles. Meh, who am I kidding. I’ll take the 6.40 miles.I’m excited for the Pumpkin Pie 10k race in a couple weeks. Andrea and Laura are both running it, so it should be fun. Laura’s kicking my butt on her mileage, I need to get moving.
2:12pm | crazy weather
I guess I spoke too soon about the nice weather. Yesterday was shorts weather. When we left the gym, it was raining, well, more like an ice-rain. And cold! Brrr…
2:26pm | T25
Home to shower and then work a little more on the Homes of Living Hope fundraiser. Zach runs to the post office and then does a T25 Focus workout. Oliver plays on the iPad. Oliver loves to play on the iPad. He started playing this new game Subway Surfers.
3:31pm | bye bye rain
And now the rain is gone. Sunshine and it feels like fall.
4:17pm | neighbor kids
Max and Ali came over to get Holden & Oliver. Holden’s still at Dragon School, but Oliver went over to play. I love that we have neighbors the same age as our kids.
4:40pm | pick up
Coda and Holden do Dragon School (an after school program) every Monday. Coda is in Battle of the Books and Guys Group. Emerald was lucky enough to be one of the schools that got a new group that, parenting educator and author, Rosalind Wisemen put together. Battle of the Books is a fun book club for 3rd – 5th graders. If they read at least 7 of the 10 books on the list by the spring, they will be able to take a test. The highest scores get to compete at a district level. Holden is in Fitness for Kids and Math. Holden of course loves the fitness one, it sounds like they go outside and play lots of games that involve running around. He doesn’t tell me much about the math one, but he says he likes it. I think it’s just fun math, nothing too serious. Both of his groups are for K – 2nd graders.
4:58pm | homework
Holden is reading level D books. Pretty proud of how hard he is working in kindergarten this year. Coda has math homework every day and then writes in his journal a few times a week. He’s really good at just sitting down and getting his homework done, most of the time. Tonight is going to be a long homework night. He has quite a bit, and he got out of school so late because of Dragon School. This is going to cause some mood meltdowns I’m sure. He’s probably not going to have time to play Minecraft.
5:04pm | what’s for dinner?
We’re scrambling for dinner. I really need to get organized and have menus and shopping lists, or just food in the house would be good with a plan. Zach was going to go to the store, but we scrounged up a pretty good dinner. Grilled chicken with pasta and spinach. And of course, bread with some of those yummy dipping oils we got in Seattle. Also fed the doggies. Penny is now up to 3 cups, twice a day. Poor Finn only gets 1 1/2 cups, twice a day.
6:36pm | after dinner
Every one finished eating and we’re already all cleaned up! That’s impressive. We didn’t have many issues with getting anyone to eat either. Guess these crazy cook-whatever-you-can-find-in-the-fridge-or-pantry meals work out pretty good.
6:48pm | sleepy pups
Penny girl would not know what to do without her Finn.
6:50pm | storytime + bathtime
Zach read stories to Oliver while Holden takes a nice relaxing bath. After Holden got out, they read some more. They read for about 45 minutes tonight. Now, we should be able to get those library books returned.
7:16pm | more homework + Awana
Coda finishes up his homework and works a little on his Awana. This was the verse he was working on: Psalm 145:17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works. Finished with 30 minutes to play Minecraft. It’s a happy day! I guess he’s moved on from Minecraft (I’m sure not entirely, but for tonight), he played Clash of Clans instead.
7:46pm | goodnight, sleep tight, don’t let the bed dino’s bite
Tuck the little boys in, kisses, hugs, and prayers. Coda gets to stay up till 8, and then read until 8:30pm.
8:04pm | spaceheadz
Coda’s iPod time is up. Now, he can read for 30 minutes. He’s reading Spaceheadz for Battle of the Books.
8:34pm | just a few more pages…
Tuck Coda in and pray with him. Of course, he wants to stay up and read all night. He loves the book. He loves to read. We physically have to take books from him so he doesn’t stay up all night.
10:36pm | goodnight.
LIKE Table for Five on Facebook to stay up to date on blog posts.