I normally wake up before 6 a.m before the kids awake up (without an alarm.) I need a slow and quiet start to the morning since loud noises and bright lights get me off to a bad start. These flowers are from my friend Airi who I haven't seen in 4 years. Last week, this shelf was adorned by roses from my good husband.
In the morning, I watch the news and enjoy some coffee. I check Instagram, Facebook, and read either my Bible or an other Christian book. Often, I plan Sunday school lessons at this time or my mother's group that I lead.
A coffee cup my kids bought me from the Norman Rockwell Museum. His paintings are my favorite!
Reading Amy Carmichael's "Learning of God."
Since my kids were old enough to watch Baby Einstein or Praise Baby, I would have them watch a cartoon to ensure my quiet morning and start to my day. The tradition continues 12 years later! Kaythony is watching Paw Patrol.
Time to unload the dishwasher while I cook an easy breakfast.
That morning, I left love notes in my kids' bedrooms. Here Lilly is Lilly reading hers.
Rachel often can't put her book down. Normally at breakfast time, I teach the kids some type of Bible lesson.
I sweep down the stairs (which I have no idea how soooo many dust bunnies accumulate on in one day) since I always vacuum the whole house right after breakfast while the kids start their chores and/ or take showers.
Making the bed
Brushing their teeth
Showers every other day for the little ones
Cassia feeds our beloved Guinea pig
Girls practice piano
Walk up the stairs to start morning work
Time for my shower and getting ready
Not dressing nicely because I wanted to spray off my filthy windows
Brush the girl's hair
Put some laundry away
Lunch time at 11:30
More jet fuel
Kids twenty minute break time after lunch
This rubix cube seemed to follow us all day long!
Back to school until 2 today. On Wednesdays we finish early since most days, we are done at 3 and have afterschool activities.
I sneak in some food shopping planning while I teach the little kids.
Can't pass up an ice coffee for a nice, sunny day!
Our sixth kid, the rubix cube!
Ice cream at Smolak Farms in North Andover! One of our favorites!
No ice cream for Kaythony! Punished again!
Off to a nearby playground. Dry air=staticky hair
Dinner savior Harrow Pie; when I don't have time or the motivation to cook. Tonight, I am attending a cooking class at my good friend Fionams indoor playground Lochness Playcenter in Chelmsford.
Daddy's home! Time to pray...