I am so excited to be participating once again in Week in the Life™ a week long documentary project created by Ali Edwards. Check out tons more information here. Basically, I will be heavily documenting the next seven days with photos and stories about what our life looks like right now.
This will be my 5th time participating in this project and though it is a commitment, has always been so worth it. I love the albums I have created and the photos are some of my most treasured. And time goes by, one way or another and looking at the differences year after year is my favourite.
So here goes Monday.
6:30 am \\ Today is a holiday for us (Easter Monday) so Stella wakes me up when she crawls in bed with me for a few minutes of snuggling. Her internal clock seems to wake her up at this time each morning. I am in no rush to get up and try to doze off for a few more minutes.
7:26 am \\ Today Jason does have to work so he lets Suka out, but he still came up to check out when we were planning to get up and to give us a nudge. I had to drive Jason to the mechanic for him to leave my car to get my summer tires put on, so we had to get up.
7:35 am \\ Today we all pile into the car for the short drive to the mechanic shop.
7:40 am \\ Today I take a quick car selfie. Jason looks surprised here, but was actually just talking as I took the shot. Stella, at least, is a morning person.
7:45 am \\ Today I take Suka out when we return home and I do a little yard clean up. Hello, real life. I also wish it wasn’t so chilly out.
7:56 am \\ Today I clean up more of the dishes left over from the busy Easter dinner we had yesterday with Jason’s family.
8:11 am \\ Today (and everyday) this guy loves to be where we are. He is never far from our side. So love having him in our family.
8:27 am \\ Today after breakfast Stella has some playtime while I have some computer time. Since it’s a holiday I let her hang out in pj’s for a while.
9:02 am \\ Today she asks to get out her new playdoh from the Easter bunny and play with all those toys on the table. She has fun with this for a little while.
9:25 am \\ Today is definitely time to catch up on laundry. There are so may piles to do. I will be working on this all day.
9:30 am \\ Today Stella asks to watch a movie. I let her and Suka joins her on his mat.
11:05 am \\ Today after some more chores I take a break on the couch with a book. Currently finishing up ‘We will know you’ by Megan Abbott.
11:06 am \\ Today Suka wants to join me on the couch, but he is not allowed on this couch. Eventually he lays down on the floor beside me.
12:13 pm \\ Today after a quick lunch of leftovers I finish up the last of the dishes and get Stella to help by putting away the “good” silverware. She takes this very seriously and asks me afterwards if she can have this set when she gets bigger, I say yes.
12:28 pm \\ Today she decides to spend some time at her table colouring. This continues to be a favourite pass time for her and I just love that.
1:33 pm \\ Today we get a facetime call from Nanny and Grampie (they are off for Easter Monday too). Stella shows them what she got from the Easter bunny (a baby chick that hatches when you put it in water) and she sings them a couple songs she has recently learned (5 little ducks and Mary had a little lamb). They love watching her.
2:05 pm \\ Today we head outside to play. I forget to make Stella wear her helmet (mom fail) but she has fun in the driveway. I walk around the yard checking out the garden and playing with Suka.
2:09 pm \\ Today I ask if Stella will take a selfie with me in front of my favourite tree- a huge Weeping Willow in our front yard. She gladly agrees.
2:27 pm \\ Today she gets out the sidewalk chalk. She wishes her little friend who lives next door was home to play, but she has fun nonetheless.
3:22 pm \\ Today we come back in the house and I agree to a second movie. She chooses The Stork movie and I read a little then doze off on the couch beside her.
Eventually the little boy from next door comes home and we go back outside to play until it gets too cold and is time for supper. Jason works late, so Stella and I have supper before he gets home.
6:58 pm \\ Today I do laundry and more laundry.
7:43 pm \\ Today after Jason gets home Stella begs for some music so she can dance a little (another favourite ) before bed. Suka is always nearby. Jason lounges on the couch on his phone for a few minutes until he takes Stella to bed.
7:57 pm \\ Today I finish up a couple scrapbooking pages I am working on. I love time in the evening to sit at my desk and create.
8:28 pm \\ Today I head downstairs to sit with Jason while he watches the hockey game we both enjoy a piece of apple pie left from Easter dinner. I read while he watches the game.
10:05 pm \\ Today I head to bed and this guy is happy to join me.
And that wraps up our Monday. I definitely always are way more motivated early in the week and did manage to get a lot of shots through the day today. Being home on holiday also helped. We are back to work and school and routine tomorrow so hopefully I can keep the momentum going.
Enjoy and good luck to those of you participating this week!