I wrote my first ever Day in the Life post in March. I had chosen a March date at the beginning of the year not knowing that March would be when the world flipped upside down. After that post, I decided to look on my calendar for a summer date and settled on Thursday, July 2nd. When I chose that date, I had a feeling life wouldn’t be back to “normal,” and that definitely turned out to be true.
Honestly though, this could be a pretty typical summer day except in years past, we probably would have spent a huge chunk on time at the pool.
Here’s what last Thursday looked like:
In the summer, I usually wake up between 7-8, and that held true on this day too.
While waiting for the coffee to be ready, I scrolled Facebook and Instagram.
I saw this and “shared” it on Facebook. The night before, Hadley went to bed in tears worried about the upcoming school year. While we still don’t have answers, last week, there was major talk about options, a survey for parents and teachers to fill out, and lots of opinions from everyone and their neighbor.
Hadley is like me…holds sad feelings in until we can’t anymore. She felt overwhelmed with everything she had been hearing and just wants to have “the best 5th grade year ever.”
So, when I saw this post, it just really hit home.
The kids were actually up by 8:30 which is very unlike them…haha. BUT…they were up and excited because it was the first morning they were feeding the neighbor’s cat while they were out of town.
I spent a little time reading my favorite blogs and drinking my coffee before…
going with the kids to meet Smokie. Since it was the first morning feeding Smokie, I just wanted to make sure the kids knew what to do. Otherwise, they went on their own. They are at the perfect age to cat sit!
Then, around 9:45, it was time to make my bed (which I do every single day!)
Then, I got dressed, washed my face, answered some emails, and checked on the kids for breakfast.
After that, I drank my Slim and got my workout in. Hayden even joined me for a bit 😉
Around 11:15, I helped the kids with whatever assignments they had questions about in their daily workbooks. Real Talk: Hayden hates me for making them do this. They do about two days of pages M-F which takes them about 20 minutes. So, he can hate me as much as he wants as long as he remembers how to do long division when school starts back!
Then, I headed to Kroger for a few things that I’d forgotten in my weekly Clicklist order.
Around 12:30, I ate lunch and then worked on my Friday blog post from 12:45-1:30.
After that, I actually had time to chill in the pool. I sat in the cool water and read a book for almost two hours! Hadley joined me for a bit.
Hayden hung out inside because he said he had a headache. After the pool, I checked my emails and then watched tv with Hayden for a bit. Then, it was time for him to get ready for his first baseball game of the season. I filled up his water bottle while he got dressed.
Y’all, those 5:30 games are hot ones!
Hayden was the starting pitcher, and it was such a close game. He ended up hitting a walk off double to drive in a runner and win the game! They were so excited to get their first W.
I love watching him play baseball. When he pitches, I’m a pretty nervous mama, but what I’ve learned over the past couple of years is my nerves are for nothing! For being pretty quiet and introverted, he feels confident on the mound. During the first inning, his coach gave him a few pointers on when to release the ball, and with those adjustments, I could see his confidence grow while pitching in the following innings.
We tell Hayden all the time that being a great teammate, being coachable, and always trying your best is what matters. Kids learn so many life skills through athletics and extra-curricular activities, which is why I put up with these crazy schedules we have 😉
Look at that sweet smile!
I love that Travis helps coach Hayden’s team. It’s good for the both of them!
Game ball for Boo!
He may now be referring to his left arm as his “money maker” and requesting Icy Hot after every game 😂…but we will keep him humble.
The game wasn’t over until after 7:30, so we made a quick stop at Drakes for dinner. I had never tried their teriyaki chicken rice bowl, and it was so good.
Then, we all came home, showered and relaxed. I read a bit on my Kindle.
Then, Hadley asked to watch one episode of Alexa and Katie, so we watched that together.
And…I could barely keep my eyes open, so by 10:00, it was lights out for all of us.
These posts are always fun to do…but it’s so hard for me to remember to take pics! I hope to do one of these posts again in the fall.
Thanks for reading!