Another Day in Paradise

I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this but once every 6 months or once a year I like to write down every single thing I do every day (kinda like my day-in-the-life posts but without pictures). I save them and absolutely love to look back on them.
I have one from when Payson was a newborn and had severe colic and we were selling our house and having it shown many times a week and I included what I was feeling while I was doing the things I was doing and I just TREASURE that little list!

So today I did the same thing. I didn’t write down my feelings because they were pretty darn simple and would look like this:
“I feel nauseated but happy that I’m getting stuff done. I wish it was 5 weeks from now.” Repeat

Start washing machine
Make breakfast
Feed girls
Change Payson’s diaper
Feed Payson
Sweep all tile (holy crap there’s a lot)
Wash 1 load of dishes
Empty garbage
Payson bottle
Payson to bed
Move laundry to dryer
Start new load of laundry
Organize the day’s school work, make needed copies
Start kids on school work. Specifically handwriting (Brooklyn is doing handwriting without tears for the second time)
Eat a small handful of tropical trail mix
Start kids on math
Fold three loads of laundry
Eat slice of bread
Feed the girls a snack
Talk about the priviledge of using crayons with the girls, let them color (we had yet another coloring on furniture incident last week)
Fold another load of laundry
Refill girls’ water
Move laundry to the dryer
Start another load in the washing machine
Help Sierra with rhyming (even though she previously rocked at rhyming, she kept doing alliteration today instead!)
Put away dry dishes
Wash another load of dishes
Iron Allan’s work shirts
Help Brooklyn with telling time
Make lunch
Payson’s up from nap
Eat lunch with kids
Check voicemail. 5 new messages, think to myself that I should check it more often
Clean up from lunch
Finish ironing (hallelujah)
Switch laundry from washer to dryer
Start washing machine again (final load!)
Spend a good hour helping the girls with school (total of the day probably 3 hours with the girls on school work, they spent a good 5 hours on school work)
Give kids a bath
Make bed while kids are in bath
Talk to the pest control guy on the phone (give him driving directions)
Get the kids dressed
Talk to the pest control guy at the door, Payson screams hysterically.
Take 5 minute shower
Get dressed, do makeup, don’t do hair
Pack the diaper bag with snacks and diapers
Talk to Allan on the phone
Meet Allan and drive together to the OBGYN
Change Payson’s poopy diaper in the back of the car.
See baby and baby’s heartbeat, hear baby’s heartbeat. Feel very emotional.
Quick trip to Sprouts for gluten-free crackers and citra-solv
Trip to Costco for rice milk and cream of mushroom soup. End up stocking up on stuff and spending $120.
Stop at the dollar store on the way home so the girls can pick out a toy because they did well with their chores this week.
Drive home, feeding Payson crackers on the way.
Allan unloads car while I start dinner.
Feed kids.
Allan talks with kids at table while I blog. (I usually talk with them but let Allan have alone time today)
Feel completely and utterly exhausted at 6:30pm!

And last but not least, today’s picture of the day.
Blog world, meet baby at 7 weeks 2 days along.
We saw his/her little heart beating and heard it (150 bpm) and that’s about it, just a white blob for now. But he/she is my sweet little white blob. lol

10 thoughts on “Another Day in Paradise

  • I did a very similar post today! You had way cuter colors than I did though! Oh, and are your baby name choices Rainer and Ember? I took a class in college with a guy named Rainer and I've always LOVED that name!

  • This is such a cool idea! There are so many days where I know I got stuff done but feel like I did nothing. I bet this would help me see how much I do accomplish in a day! I will say though that your day seems WAY busier than most of mine! You rock!

  • I do this too… I think it's cute! And that day sounded so busy! I haven't done one in a while. I especially love to do these on road trips and vacations! Fun stuff! And look at the little blob! Adorable!

  • I love your list! I should do that then show my husband!! Maybe some more appreciation would be in order šŸ™‚ You had a really busy day, I'm exhausted just readig it!

  • wow, I'm exhausted just reading your list šŸ™‚ I love the pic of your new little one.

    Wanted to pass along this info, if you are interested. We have to use a lot of rice milk for our sons formula. He was going through two gallons a week. That worked to almost $14. I found a recipe on the web that works well and it only costs me 30 cents for each half gallon (the size they come in). Huge savings. the basic recipe: rinse 1 cup of rice. Place rice in a pot with 8 cups of water. Bring to a boil and the turn down the heat to simmer, also make sure to put a lid on. Let simmer for three hours. Pour enough rice mixture to fill half of your blender, fill the other half with water. Blend. You'll need to do several batches. This makes 5 quarts of rice milk. you can then put honey, maple syrup or some sweetener in it, plus a small dash of salt…small! You can also add a bit of vanilla. Thats it. It will be thicker than store bought, but you can thin it with more water. It will not be fortified like store bought, so take that into consideration. I just add some liquid vitamins to my sons formula.


  • ohhhh, so excited. people say they are expectiong and that's so cool BUT when you get to the “blob” forming….it is really gonna be a baby we can all “kiss and coo” to.

    are you still coming in march even though kelly & brian will be gone and i am watching the grandkids?! it will be okay with me if i do both. you could spend two days with sullivan's if you like and two here? we are soooo looking forward to it. (or three here because i am selfish)

    jeena & i are beyond excited and we talk about it all the time!! what are the exact times and days and do you need a ride from the airport?

  • Awww little baby! It's so exciting!

    I love your idea of making a list of what you did, it's just something I would do! I'm stealing the idea!

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