Tuesday's are usually a little less stressful because the only thing we have to do is get to dance class, and that does start until 10:00. Today however, was picture day at dance so that added more stress than usual. I had to get and keep London beautiful and picture ready!

I woke up to London playing the iPad in my bed. She usually will ask Tony to get her a snack and this morning it was cheese and crackers. Tony was just getting out of the shower and I decided to jump in real quick while I had the chance.

After I got out of the shower and put a bit of make-up on, it was time for London to take a bath and get ready for dance. I knew I was going to be making her pigtails curly today, so I left us plenty of time to do that.

I was pretty stressed about the whole picture situation, but London looked absolutely adorable. Plus she was a super good girl, and did exactly what was asked of her. Super grateful for that!

After dance class we usually will stop in to visit Tony at work. It's just a good day to do it. London usually has one goal in mind and that is to check out what goodies they have back in the pharmacy for her to snack on. Today's selection wasn't that great, and Tony took her to the front to pick out a treat. It's almost always strawberry ice-cream bars.

When we got home, London wanted one of her ice-creams first thing! Of course I said yes!

Mornings are a little hectic around here no matter how much time we give ourselves. So while London ate her ice-cream and watched some cartoons, I straightened up the house and emptied the dishwasher. 

London had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, oranges, and almonds for lunch, while I had blueberries, a hard boiled egg, and some almonds. I wasn't feeling my typical cottage cheese and tomatoes today.

The mail man was a little late today. I must have popped my head out the door a dozen times to check and see if the little red flags were down. Of course Felix took the multiple opportunities to sneak out the front door. He LOVES to be outside.

Most Tuesday's look the same around here. London picks a movie to watch on Netflix while she plays, and I scrapbook. Today she got a little restless of the normal routine, and asked if she could get her melty beads out. She always sits at the dining room table to do that activity, and she always wants me to sit with her. I'm ok with that.

When snack time rolled around she asked for M&M's again, but this time she didn't want the nuts and cherries with it. I let her win today.

This little girl of mine is at a really fun age, and I love to just sit and watch her play. Especially if she will have a conversation with me. I know my time with her is limited and I soak up these little moments. Today she did a lot more tickling than talking. I loved how funny she thought it was.

We have a camping trip planned for the weekend (first camping trip of the season) so Tony picked up the trailer on his way home from work. London was so excited to see that trailer hooked on to Tony's truck.

I think it's pretty cute that she loves the trailer so much, but I know the next couple days will be a struggle. If London is not in the trailer, she is pestering me about being in the trailer. 

We spent the next couple of hours getting our trailer ready for our trip, and talking about different things we will need to pick up before we go. I eventually head inside to start cooking dinner. I turn on a Scrap Gals podcast to keep me company.

By the time we get done with dinner it is London's bedtime. I do the dishes and wipe down the kitchen while Tony and London turn on Curious George. Most nights she gets to watch a couple episodes before going to bed. Sometimes she gets lucky, and Tony falls asleep. She is good about being extra quiet when that happens so she can sneak in another episode or two.

After George is over, Tony and London head upstairs to start the night time routine. 

Most nights I head to my scrap desk to work on a layout or browse the internet. Usually a little of both. Tonight I got distracted by a new cuticle treatment that was sitting on my desk, so I decided to test that out instead. I am always on the hunt for the perfect manicure products. 

Tony's plan was to go back out and work on the trailer some more after London went to bed, but he got distracted too, (by his phone) and never made it back out.

It was past midnight when we finally sat down to sit down and make a grocery list for our camping trip. Tony's plan was to run by the grocery story on his way home from work the next day. I am lucky that he takes on that chore most of the time.

Once our list was complete, we made sure everything was locked up and headed to bed. Tony fell asleep right away, but I watched the Golden Girls for a bit before I ended up falling asleep. That is very much a typical routine for us.

Week In The Life™ 2016 | Monday

When I woke up this morning the first thing that popped into my head was take a picture. I was totally ready for this full week of documenting our lives. Ask me if I am that excited come Sunday!

London was already downstairs eating her breakfast, and I could hear that she was watching Shrek. I decided to lay in bed for a few more minutes and chat withTony while he finished getting ready for work. After he left I went downstairs to help London finish eating her breakfast. Today was a bath day so she didn't have too much time to linger.

London was a good listener this morning and we got ready with a few minutes to spare. I asked  if I could take her picture before heading out the door. 

She always wants to open the gate by herself, always. She also always runs down the sidewalk and yells "beat you" when we get to her door. Everything is always a race these days.

London's teacher is always so exited to see her and London is so happy to be there. It makes dropping her off so much easier.

I drop off our payment at the office before heading home.

I have breakfast first thing when I get home. I usually have the same breakfast everyday, berries with plain greek yogurt. I usually will sweeten the berries with a bit of sugar, but I am in a weight loss competition with Tony and my brother, so I have been skipping the sugar.

Most days I eat my breakfast at the computer so I can check out YouTube, but today I decided to eat in the living room and watch an episode of Matlock.

On Monday's, the house is always a little more messy. I don't do much cleaning on the weekends besides dishes, and maybe a nightly tidy up. I have created the routine of doing my daily chores before anything else, especially on the days that London is in school. Sometimes I stick to that routine, and sometimes I don't. Today I did!

I still have a little under and hour before I have to get London from school, so I sit down at my scrap desk to either check out YouTube, or work on a layout that is on my desk. I check Facebook first and read that a one of my fellow Felicity Jane design team members lost her sweet baby over the weekend. My heart broke for her, and I found it hard to work or watch anything after that.

I am always excited to pick up London from school. Even though she only goes for a half a day, I still miss her! Can you guess what she learned about today?

This girl is all about comfort and will strip down to her undies the second she walks through the door if I let her. Today she ditched the jeans and the shoes, but kept that dress on.

I was ready for lunch, and just like I have the same breakfast, I usually have the same lunch too. Cottage cheese, and tomatoes for the win. I added the almonds today because they sounded good. This is the time of day I also take my vitamins.

After watching Aladdin and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (at the same time) for a bit, London was done relaxing and off to find something better to do. She decided she wanted to play with some stickers, and had a certain set in mind. I was grateful that she was able to find them on her own. That is usually not the case

Soon after she was off to sorting her beads. She loves to organize her beads by size, shape, and color in anything thing she can get her hands on. Today she chose her kitchen.

Most days London will ask for a snack in the afternoon. Today she wanted some M&M's. I told her I would let her have the candy as long as she ate nuts and cherries with it too. She thought that would be fine, and I counted that as a win!

London had her snack while she watched a movie (one she picked on Netflix) while I did some scrapbooking. It is our usual afternoon activity.

London no longer takes regular naps. She only really takes one on days that she really needs one. Most days she needs just a little snuggle in the afternoon, and I always have time for a snuggle.

Tony got home around 6:00 and decided he wanted to go out to Cabela's to look for some new camping shoes. He went up to change his clothes, and London was close behind him. It is pretty normal for London to keep him company after work.

No luck with the shoes, but London loved looking at all the animals, so it wasn't a complete loss.

As soon as we got home it was time for dinner, past time actually. Most meals are a struggle for London. Often times Tony and I are still sitting at the table well beyond our meal waiting for London to eat even half of hers. I remind myself to take deep breaths and think of the progress she has made. This is part of our story.

Soon after dinner Shea came over to get a haircut. He brought Nora and Rosey over with him, and London was happy to play fetch with them while I cut hair. 

If Tony is home at night, he usually puts London to bed. The boys wanted to clean the guns so I did night time routine. That includes changing into PJ's, brushing teeth, reading a book or two, and saying prayers before getting tucked into bed. 

After getting London to bed, I browsed the internet and uploaded all my photos from the day to the computer. Shea got called home around midnight and I decided to give Tony a quick haircut before going to bed. Super glad to have that chore done!