Woo Hoo!! I made it through SEVEN days of documenting a Week In The Life™ of our family!
I’m so glad to be done with the documenting part of this project, but I’m super happy I did it! Even if I go no further with putting my photos and words together in an album, I have a treasure of photos I wouldn’t normally have taken and a weeks worth of facts and thoughts about our daily lives written down. That is gold as far as I’m concerned!
If you’re just now joining us and you aren’t sure what Week In The Life™ is, you can find out more on Ali Edwards website. You can also see the rest of my week here: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
I’m looking forward to seeing a weeks worth of photos altogether to see how they tell the story of our family. So far, I’ve only looked at them one day at a time. I curious to see what themes emerge. Will something stand out to me that I haven’t yet noticed? I know I’ve said it before, but, to me, that’s the beauty of this project. It’s an in depth look at our daily lives that I don’t normally take the time to do, even if I do other types of memory keeping like Project Life.
Here’s a look at my Sunday photos and words:
Sundays are days when we usually sleep late and we are mostly around the house. We enjoy lazy Sundays. We read the New York Times, have coffee, and wait for the kids to get up. They are sleeping later and later these days.
Oh the Keurig water container! The little blue light blinks when it needs to be filled. We have a running joke/understanding in our house that whoever gets the blue light has to fill it. This morning Ross said he “didn’t feel like having coffee,” so I got mine…and the blue light. Then I realized that’s why he didn’t feel like coffee.
Sunday is laundry day for me. I don’t mind doing it, but I can’t be bothered by doing it all throughout the week. I want to do it once and be done with it. The story with this photo is that I’m checking Ross’ pockets. 90% of the time I find a tissue in one or both pockets. I learned that lesson the hard way.
Adam was the first kid up this morning. I’m glad I got this photo of him because this is how he sits almost every morning. He lounges and looks at his phone for a while before he gets up and going. I have no idea where he gets that. 😉
Adam eventually decided he wanted to go to Starbucks for a slice of pumpkin loaf and oatmeal. It’s around the corner from us, and he like to ride his bike there. He takes a backpack to carry the food back home.
I love the photo of his hands holding the helmet. I knew I wanted to get a photo of him riding away on his bike, but as I was standing there waiting on him to get his helmet on, I noticed his hands. They are starting to look like the hands of a young man, not a little boy. He’s growing up.
Once Mara came downstairs we sat and talked for a little while. She also grabbed the dog brush and gave Lucy and Maisy a quick brushing. Lucy loves it so much. Mara is such an animal lover. She loves taking care of them.
Later in the day Mara joined me for a trip to the grocery store. I don’t love going to the grocery, so I was thankful for her company. I realize when we get there I should’ve known better than to go on a Sunday afternoon. It was crazy in there!
The last thing we do each night is give the dogs one last chance to be outside, then give Maisy her daily pills. She has hip dysplasia, so she takes a few things to help her along. Sunday night is the night to refill the Maisy pill container. She’s also known to have a bit of a sensitive stomach, hence the sensitive stomach treats sitting there. And, she also has an ear infection right now, so there are drops and ear cleaner sitting out, too. She’s a bit of a hot mess, but we love her so much. She’s pretty much the best dog ever!
I’m so glad to be done with the documenting part of this project! I want to start working with my photos right away so I can be successful at getting this album put together. I know myself well enough to know that if I delay at all, I probably won’t get back to it.
I’ll be sure to share my progress here and on Instagram and Facebook, so be sure you’re following us there. What are you planning to do with all your photos and words from this week? Let us know in the comments!