A Day in the Life

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Back at the end of March I thought it would be fun to do a little "day in the life" post. I used to use my full frame DSLR to capture daily life so much more than I do now. I love my iphone and the ease of taking pictures and sharing them on social media, but this year I'd like to make an effort to use my camera a bit more. So, I kept my camera out all day to capture the daily moments of a run-of-the-mill day at home. Finally--almost a month and a half later--I'm sharing them with all of you.

First breakfast. Usually oatmeal or yogurt with fruit and granola. Ava hangs out in her bouncer while we eat and I read a chapter from Thoughts to Make Your Heart Singone of my favorite devotional books for children, ever.

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After breakfast it's time for school. Reading, writing, math, grammarspelling and memory work fill our mornings. The school room is bright and cheerful and one of my favorite rooms in the house.

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Sophia plays or hangs with us in the school room doing her own "school work" while we do ours. She draws, plays with her wiki stix alphabet, plays with her kitchen set, or practices writing numbers in her notebook. She joins in with memory work (songs to memorize history and science facts, among other things) and practices each weeks' presentation for our weekly class time at Classical Conversations.

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I can't get over how much bigger Ava has gotten since I've taken these pictures! In just a month and a half she looks so different already!

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I also can't get over how GREEN it's gotten over the month of April. Wow, what a difference a month makes. Winter hats and jackets are definitely packed away now! After a morning doing lessons we usually have lunch and head outside on days we're home. Time for fresh air and some exercise! Then after an hour or so it's back inside. That's when I read aloud to the kids. We read chapter books and picture books on all sorts of subjects: history, science, and fun stories.

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Then it's time for some quiet down. The kids go to their rooms for one hour of quiet play while the baby naps and I do my work. This is the time I write, blog, edit photos, and the like. The day I took these pictures it was very unexciting. I worked on backing up all the pictures from 2014 both onto my external hard drive and on cds and cleaned off the hard drive of my laptop. Necessary maintenance that just needed to get done.

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Before I know it everyone is up and the hustle of dinner time is upon me. Cheesy Tex-Mex Roll-Ups was on the menu, yum!

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So this is pretty much a normal school day when we're home for the whole day, which is actually only a couple of days a week. We have Classical Conversations once a week during the school year, and for two years we also had a science co-op once a week as well. Not to mention errands, playdates, field trips, and sports in different seasons.

But these unassuming days at home are some of my favorite times. I soak them up and they are just as worthy of documentation as the more exciting days.