The day to day adventures of turning a 22 year old house into something updated, fun, and fresh for this family of five.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Day in the Life - Saturday

First I'd like to just post a little reminder that the Plate Wall Party is still going on, if you'd like to link up HERE.  A big Thank You to those that did!

I spent most of the day painting and didn't really take any good mental notes on what we did, so this might not make much sense.

Liam and I (notice how we always wake up at the same time?  lol) woke up at around 7 this morning.  I was SO tired because he did NOT sleep well at all last night, and I really wanted to stay in bed but he just wasn't having it.   I finally took him out of the room so that Brandon could sleep in, and I let him play on the floor in the living room while I attempted to lay back down on the couch.  That was short lived because soon the other boys were up looking for their breakfast. 

After that, the morning is a blur because I started painting our ginormous two story wall above the staircase.

  I was thinking I'd have to hire a painter to come in with a big extension ladder, but then I was watching a staging show on HGTV that showed the host using an extension pole with a rectangular pad on it (I forget what these things are called) to cut in high up.  Genius I tell you.   Unless you have weird angles on your walls like we do.  Yeah, I probably shouldn't have been cheap and just paid someone with a ladder.  LOL! 

 I mean, it looks okay... unless you look closely.  BUT, it is painted, which is more than we can say for the past year of us living here. 

Lunch time was here before I knew it and I fixed soup and sandwiches for the four of us that eat real food.  I fed Liam, cleaned the kitchen, and then did some school work with the boys.  Brodie has a long list of words he needs to learn before school starts in August and I'm trying to get Rylan ahead of the curve, so he's learning the words Brodie was tasked with in the first few weeks of Kinder.  We also did some addition problems, which they both did amazing at.  It actually really impressed me because we haven't been focusing on math much. 

I can't really tell you what they did after that because I went upstairs and continued painting in the hallway. 
I did snap this one photo of Liam and Brandon in the playroom.. I meant to get a photo of everyone playing in there, but the older boys ran off while I was getting my camera.

 I love weekends because I feel like I can actually get stuff done without having to stop every 5 seconds to tend to a child.  I know how horrible that sounds, but I'm sure you other mothers can relate.  It's nice to have an extra set of hands there so that you can finish up a task. 

Before I knew it (again) it was dinner time and I fixed wheat spaghetti and green beans.

If you're a detail oriented person and are wondering about the tons of beer bottles on the counter, my husband has gotten into home brewing and is saving bottles to reuse, lol.

I actually cut up a few noodles and let Liam self feed himself a bit.  He LOVED it.  He made quite the mess, but he thought it was quite tasty.  :)

After dinner, Brandon took the boys out to swim and Liam to swing while I cleaned the kitchen. 

 I finished up and they were still outside enjoying themselves so I went ahead and fluffed the pillows on the couch, picked up toys, swept the 1st floor and then dusted the front room.  About that time Brandon came in asking me to bring my camera out. 

 Liam had fallen asleep in his swing.  He never would take an afternoon nap, and he finally gave in.   Brandon brought him in to lay him in his crib and he woke up, so I couldn't clean anymore after that.

We needed diapers, and a friend and cousin of mine had passed along codes to get free movies at a Blockbuster kiosk.  So, we loaded in the car and went to our local Randall's, which has a kiosk in the store.  The boys picked out a movie and Brandon picked out Battle Los Angeles, and I picked up diapers.  LOL.  Does that seem fair?

We came home, cleaned up the boys and started homework for ourselves.

Currently the boys are in their playroom watching their movie and Brandon just put in his, I have a feeling I'll be sleeping through half of it because I am TIRED!



  1. You are Sucha Bright & Beautiful Person!! I just love reading your post!! What a Fun & Exciting Mom you are! Looks like you accomplished alot today! Good Job! Yes it is so nice to have an extra set of hands on the wknd! Hope your Sunday Is as Peaceful & Productive as Saturday! =)

  2. You got a lot accomplished! It is hard when your kids are little to get anything done. I used to do the same thing - when hubby was home on the weekend, I would do as much as possible.
    You're house is so beautiful! I absolutely love your kitchen!!
    I love that you're sharing what you do each day. It's fun to read!

    Have a great Sunday!

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

  3. Christina MonclovaSunday, July 10, 2011

    What a fun and BUSY day! And I so know what you mean about getting stuff done! It's not easy.
    Your kitchen is just amazing! Love it! :)

  4. CourtneyAndThenThereWasHomeSunday, July 10, 2011

    Thank you so much Lori! You have a great day, too! :)

  5. CourtneyAndThenThereWasHomeSunday, July 10, 2011

    Thank you so much, and I'm glad you can relate! :)

  6. CourtneyAndThenThereWasHomeSunday, July 10, 2011

    Thank you Sharell! Happy Birthday to your girls!!


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