Lucky me, I like to sleep in and Papa Nomad takes the baby downstairs with him around 8 am. I roll out around 9:30 and usually see this first thing as I head downstairs:
Blake and I split making breakfast about half the time (depends on who gets hungriest first...)--today Blake hands me a plate while I hold George over his little potty. Our breakfast always, ALWAYS involves eggs, some sort of pork product, and toast. Mmmmmm, pork....
Before I can even fathom anything in my life, I MUST have a clean kitchen. I call this default kitchen, and once achieved, life can proceed.
so I drink a little black tea....(cup #1)
...and turn the kitchen into this!
This little one hangs out with me while I do the job. (Mayan and Blake run to Costco.)
Sitting and nursing always attracts a crowd...first the cat...then this little lady appears and asks "Mama, will you read me a book?"
Of course I will!
Once freed from the pile, I head to my little office area to check emails, and my to-do list. My mom just stoked me out with this desk so now I feel like a "grown-up"....
Mayan gets going on her homeschooling:
and the babe sleeps in his hammock:
so for the next while, I am back and forth between the desk and helping the girls with their work....what a productive crew!
Lunch time--leftovers. Today--chicken with pomegranate and walnuts.
Baby wakes from nap and is ready for a refill:
You'll never guess what happens next! "Mama....."
I make some cocoa for my sweeties (and cup #3 of tea for me) while they do a puzzle. I do more kitchen puttering....
Back to the computer to do some research. (Same cup as tea, I think..) For those that do not know this is called NAKing (nursing at keyboard):
and he's down again for a late afternon snooze:
Blake gets home around 6 and
After a hearty meal, Mayan and I play a rousing game of Mancala and I have a glass of wine:
Blake bathes and reads to Isadore upstairs, while Mayan and I start a new chapter book--Little Women! George assumes the position, Mayan crochets:
Ah, the kids are put to bed...what shall we do??
Watch Boston Legal on Netflix and drink another glass of wine....why what were YOU thinking?
I check on Georgie, still fast asleep...
and crawl in to bed with a glass of milk, a piece of zucchini bread, and watch an episode of Seinfeld before drifting off...hopefully I'll get an hour or two in of uninteruppted sleep before the baby wakes and I bring him into bed with us.
Did that seem terribly dull?? Believe or not, I love (nearly) every minute of it! It's true....*happy sigh*
FYI--we will be in Seattle for most of next week, so no posts from me...biut I am looking forward to ctching up on all of your blogs when I get home. Cheers!