DITL: Day in the Life. Carry around a camera all day and record the mundane, because someday it will be significant. A history of our DITL’s can be found here.
My very favorite part of this day didn’t get a picture. Usually on the weekends, the kids trickle into our bed one by one, until we have 5 (6 with my belly) people snuggled into a queen sized bed (with a fair amount of elbowing, tickling and shushing). On this day, as soon as we were all settled in, Ella started singing “Happy birthday” to Becky, and we all joined in, while she laid in the middle of us all, grinning.
We all eventually got out of bed, and Becky immediately swiped a pear off the kitchen counter and went to hide in the living room to eat it. It is rainy and gross out.
Tom makes oatmeal for the kids, and they tell me all about the crazy dreams they had.
Morning school, with kids in various stages of undress.
Oh, and look, now it’s snowing. :/
Becky swipes tomatoes off the counter. She is a scavenger.
It’s Sunday, so we are swimming!
Home for lunch, and then Becky has a breakdown as we put off naptime for Grandpa to come over.
I pacify her by asking her to sing to the baby.
Yay, Papa’s here, and he brought presents!
And when no one is looking, Becky decides to see what these matches are all about…
Papa leaves, so I try to get Becky down for a nap. She is having none of it, and takes the opportunity to show me that she can climb out of her crib. Great.
We head outside instead, where Tom and the big girls are working on finishing the garden fence and chick brooder.
Becky blows bubbles,
and holds her first worm. She is NOT impressed.
Becky is exhausted (but still refusing to nap) so I set her up with an episode of Diego on the couch.
We order pizza for dinner, because we know she will enjoy it (and we need to get her in bed early). We go around and list the things we love about her as we eat.
Then there are donuts,
A quick sister bath,
snuggles on the couch,
and then finally sleep.
Happy birthday Beckster!