This past weekend we experienced something that was long, long overdue: a family vacation. Unlike most of our time away from home, this trip was only a three hour drive, involved no schedules, and was not an attempt to see as many family, friends, sites, restaurants, and playgrounds as possible. It was basically a staycation away from home.
I did a little research to make sure our trip would be relaxing. Mimi helped me pinpoint a spot using her new globe, which we picked up at an antiques fair. She kept pointing to Hawaii. Sorry, not this time, kid.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Regular readers of this blob probably never think about what our morning routine is like. And I'm sure that occasional readers have never given it a second thought. However, I'm going to share it all with you anyway to kick off this blog post because I have some cute pictures.
Every weekday begins at 6:05 when my iPhone alarm goes off. It then begins again at 6:14, and on most days one more time at 6:23 when I finally stop hitting snooze and decide to get myself, and the rest of the family, out of bed. As Sumie steps into the shower, I check my work email and then begin heating up Kuri's morning milk. After a quick shower, I wake up Kuri (who is always happy to see me and raring to go) and wake up Mimi (who is, shall we say, less than enthusiastic to wake up) and get them going.
My job is to dress the kids, feed them, prepare their stuff for school/daycare, etc. while Sumie gets ready for commute into the city and her long day at the hospital. It's a pretty good system. The last step is "KIDS IN CAR!!!", which I generally shout around 7:30. When Kuri jumps in, he needs to have at least one of his Thomas toys and his favorite Thomas book. He's now able to hold it up the right way on his own.