Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Our Mornings

Our mornings are pretty routine around here.  I usually have daycare girls on Tuesday but due to illness, it's just me with two of my kiddos today!   We have an Out of School Care program that our kids attend so I don't usually have to do the drop off/pick up at school.  Gary, Kai and our two students were out of the house by 7:30am. Koen only goes to school part time which is why he's home today.  Here's our 8 to 9 am....

I take that time to drink my coffee and watch Breakfast Television (and enter every contest they have).  I've won twice in the past year.

I go and get Nya Bear who is often playing with her `babies' or reading in bed. So thankful that Nya and Koen have been sleeping in a bit lately!

Koen and Nya discuss their day over Multigrain Cheerios.

I have my Greek yogurt with 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries (warmed up) and a TBSP of Qi'a superfood from Costco.

The kids get to watch a PVR of Paw Patrol.  It's just 20 minutes long and I'm headed to the basement to run for 30 minutes.  Hoping they will play nicely for those last 10 minutes!!

I get to try out my new workout top.  I got 2 Lululemon yoga tops for $37 off bidding wars.  Happy to report I love them.  And seriously, size 8 fits me?! What?!

My sister in law challenged me to a `Daily Showdown' with Fitbit.  The only way I'm getting some serious steps in with these kiddos is if I get a run in this morning as Gary has basketball tonight so I'll have the 5 kids on my own (2 being the Korean students).

I finish my run and head upstairs...

to the kids playing so nicely together.  Koen was helping Nya do a Search and Find.  

I remember my mom vacuuming and cleaning the kitchen floors while we watched Mr. Dressup.  I wonder what memories my kids will have etched in their minds.

I hope you have a great week, friends!



  1. Denise4:26 PM

    i'm starting to see how blogging could be a great way to recording these little things. i have no idea what levi was doing at the age austin is now, and i kinda wish that i had written it down somewhere. good on you for keeping up the exercise. u're putting that treadmill to great use, and it shows. u look awesome

    1. I know, right Denise? I love looking back. I know that especially when the kids were younger I'd look to see what their siblings were doing at that age because I couldn't remember. I hope one day my kids appreciate having their childhood recorded here :) And thanks for the compliment!

  2. I like this! So great to record simple daily things. When is the 9:00-10:00 installment coming out? :)

  3. You look amazing!!

  4. Love your new lulu top! I have "only" splurged on their pants so far, but getting tops off of a bidding war site sounds intriguing! :) YAY size 8!
    Yummy-looking breakfast too. OUr kids are obsessed with Paw Patrol right now ;)