Throw in some apple, some cinnamon, a few tablespoons of flax meal...
My sister crashed on our couch last night and had to leave early; before any of us woke up.
We found a message on our chalk board pantry door.
Squeals coming from the boy's room...
There's the charmer.
Here we are...in all our morning glory.
"Where are we goin', mom?" is her first question most mornings.
And most mornings I say, "Nowhere, baby."
Not this morning, though. We're headed out.
Such a good helper.
We step outside and I can barely make it down the front steps, so amazed am I at the weather.
Look at that temp!
Look at it! I haven't seen anything below 84 degrees in the past three months.
My breakfast on the go:
It's a good one.
Bananas and I don't have a great relationship.
I'm very choosy when it comes to them.
They have to be very yellow; green at the tops; no bruises.
Almost every one I've been to has been beyond lame. The story time at the library is in a boring, windowless room led by a grumpy, fat librarian who can't do voices. Barf.
I don't have high hopes for Borders...
Here we are. Tucked all the way in the back of the store in the children's section.
First impression: Good. The StoryLady is welcoming (she knows many of the kids by name) and she has the makings of what looks like a craft set up on a plastic mat. I'm feeling positive.
Just when the good vibes are flowing, the littlest piggy does...well...he does what piggies do. We hurry to the bathroom.
Pleased as punch with himself.
Back to Story Time. The kids are making rain sticks out of cardboard tubes and rice.
This is a good Story Time.
We go quickly for a stop at Daddy Man's work. He's been wanting to show the babies off to his colleagues and clients for awhile now. The kids are a hit - why wouldn't they be?!
The next portion of the day is conspicuously absent because it was very grumpy. We had an unusually busy morning (considering we normally don't get out of our jammies until 10 am) so lunch and nap prep was a hurried, emotional mess.
We made it through and I got to sit for a quiet two hours (this is a lifetime in mommy minutes) and eat a peaceful lunch and surf my favorite areas on the 'net.
Quick product recommendation: Cilantro Lime Hummus from TJ's.
Get some. You'll be happy.
The Brawny Man got home for a little break around 2 o'clock and I grabbed my purse and headed for the door. I was on a Mama Mission to stock up my Fall wellness arsenal; my kids were terribly sick last Autumn/Winter, I am going to do everything I can to keep the sickness at bay this year.
I got stuck behind one of these bad boys:
"I stop at all RR crossings." Obnoxious.
Because it's ultra cool to take pictures when you go to the grocery store.
The flowers are my favorite spot at WF.
Oh, the hydrangeas.
But here is my destination:
The children's supplement aisle. I loaded up on some goodies: multivitamins, zinc, wellness tinctures, fish oils and even a goodness-packed green drink powder that I'm going to sneak into a daily smoothie. Give the old flu a one-two punch.
(Spent a small fortune that had better keep us out of the Dr's office.)
Hurrying back home so I can relieve Mr. B. of his baby-duty and let him get back to work and so we can get ready for church tonight.
But first, the little one's badges need to be "sewn" onto their vests. I'm a fabulous seamstress.
Little Blue-Eyes gets his fill of rice cereal and bananas for dinner.
I totally love his little face. Kiss kiss kiss.
Sister to the rescue again.
She plays while I pack up for our church outing
Britt gets canoodled by some sweet friends of mine at church.
He's very canoodle-able (?)
And I had to snap a quick pic of the biggest piggies in their Rainbows attire.
Look at all those badges.
Such accomplished little babies.
And this is where the photo portion of my Day in August ends. We were exhausted after this day. The drive home was quiet - Sara Groves played soothingly in the car - and bedtime was quick and hushed with tooth brushing and prayers done hurriedly.
This is not my favorite kind of day. It was too busy; too scattered and unfocused. I feel like we just hauled ourselves from one task to the next in effort to get it all done. Unfortunately, life calls for these days and my life has been increasingly filled with them in the past months. I'm going to start making a more conscious effort to slow down and pick and choose those things which are important to my family. Things that are life-giving, not draining.
We spent the day after this in recovery mode. A slow start and a morning stroll in the park and then...home all day. Slow dinner, slow baths, slow stories before bed, slow prayers and slow lullabies.
And now, it's your turn. Post your A Day in August post to your blog and then leave us a link of the actual post (not just your blog url) so we can hop over and enjoy your day with you.
Happy hopping and see you next month for A Day in September!