ten on ten [sort of]: october 11, 2017

I wanted to do ten on ten this month, but the tenth fell on my work day. And as much as I love my job, a series of photos of my office was not what I had in mind. So I went with the 11th instead. Here’s a glimpse of what happened that day.

6am hour /// New audio book while working on an order for my shop.

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7am hour /// Time to diffuse a little peppermint & sweet orange into the air as the kiddos wake up.

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8am hour /// Family breakfast time. My happy egg eater. [Bonus: this week we are also enjoying Trader Joe’s Pumpkin O’s with breakfast].

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9am hour /// Walking to school. This is Luke stopping to listen to the thunder we heard along the way. He’s explaining something to Gracie, but I’m not sure what. He’s holding a kleenex to “dry his tears” after a transition meltdown.

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10am hour /// My little helper(s). She’s gotten really fast at folding washcloths.

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11am hour /// A filling for the little lady. Her second, and they discovered a third cavity while we were there. She loves to brush her teeth, but apparently they are pretty “groovy.” Sigh. This was my childhood as well. Luckily, the place we go is awesome, so she loves going and lays there perfectly for them.

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12pm hour /// After dentist treat is her favorite lunch in the world: the individual mac and cheese cups.

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1pm hour /// It was an early release day. Almost every day, the first thing he does to unwind after school is play with his beanie babies and stuffies. And yes, they are mine from childhood. I had so many that we actually rotate through them – the kids bring some back and pick out new ones when we go to my parents’ house.

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2pm hour /// After Luke gets some alone time, it’s always an intense time of play for these two playmates. It almost always involves rearranging half my house, and it is ever evolving as far as what is actually being imagined. But they play so well together and have so much fun, I just try to take deep breaths and stay out of it.

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3pm hour /// After I finished some chores, I took a few minutes to sit in the sun and do some stitching. It was glorious. It’s amazing what I can do now that the kids are a little older – it feels like not that long ago that I could never leave my projects out without little hands getting into them, let alone actually work on something while caring for them.

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