Seems like every day is a bit of a shuffling act around here.
But yesterday required more shuffling than usual.
Our regular morning routine...
Me, up at 4:30am working on emails (I don't usually get up that early, but Josh was snoring really loud and I was ticked off about it).
Josh, up at 5:30am making coffee and unloading the dishwasher.
Ross up and showering at 6am (he always takes an early-bird class).
Lights on in the kids bedrooms a little after 6:00am (except yesterday, Coley quickly pulled the blankets over his head, hollering/reminding us that he didn't have school).
I laid out clothes for Courtney while Josh made cereal with diced-up bananas for the kids.
Annie up at 6:30am with a banana in her hand by 6:31.
After breakfast, Josh & I grabbed the hair-boxes for the girls (Annie & Courtney each have a pink box for all their hair stuff).
Courtney got one ponytail. Annie got two.
Josh grabbed Courtney's lunch box and backpack while I grabbed her sweater and shoes.
Josh took Ross & Courtney to school.
I took Annie to daycare and then Coley and I stopped to get a coffee & a not-so-hot from Dutch Brothers for breakfast.
Went over to a friends house to borrow her Canon 5D for the day (just to see if it shoots/focuses any differently than my 5D). Talked camera talk for awhile.
Came home and worked for a couple of hours while Coley played.
Started craving sweet potato fries and a ceasar salad, so Coley and I went to the G-Street Grill for lunch.
Swang by Josh's work to give him my leftovers before we went to pick up Annie.
Played in the front yard with Annie before her nap.
Went back to work while Coley put in a movie.
My Mom came by to watch the kids while I ran over to Medford to try to find 400 yards of cream fabric trim that I need for classes (thanks goodness for my Mother).
Went to JoAnn's fabrics and the Craft Warehouse. No luck.
Called Josh and asked him to Google fabric stores in Medford.
Went to three more stores listed on Google. Still no luck.
I did find a cute new pair of shoes on sale for 40 bucks though.
Picked up Courtney from school.
We decided on Starbucks for an early dinner (we shared a couple of slices of banana nut bread, a fruit cup, a juice and a chai-iced latte)...which means that I successfully managed to eat all three meals yesterday, breakfast, lunch and dinner, at either a restaurant or a coffee joint.
We had some time to kill, so we hung out at the book store for awhile.
Meanwhile...Josh got home around 4pm. Coley had wrestling practice at 6:30, so my Mom came back over to watch Annie again because Coley's practice doesn't get over until 8pm and Annie is a nightmare if she's not in bed at 7:00pm (thanks Mom).
Courtney and I headed over to Ross's wrestling meet at Crater High School.
The meet started at 5:45pm.
Courtney befriended a 4 year old little girl at the meet, so they played while I dug into my new Photoshop CS3 book by Scott Kelby and waited for Ross to wrestle.
Ross didn't actually wrestle until 8:15pm.
The match lasted about 2 minutes (Ross got pinned).
Funny, it doesn't bother me to watch Coley wrestle because that kid's got an over-abundance of self-confidence.
It's hard for me to watch Ross wrestle though. It actually makes me sick at my stomach (my Mom, who feels the same way I do about watching Ross wrestle, literally peed her pants at his first meet...true story...sorry Mom).
Courtney and I were back in the car by 8:30.
I think she was asleep by 8:35.
Drove back to Grants Pass (about 30 miles) and then out to my friends house to take her camera back to her (another 15 miles).
Almost home when Ross called and said that the bus was just pulling up at the High School.
Turned around and headed back to the High School.
Waited a good 20 minutes.
Dillan (Ross's best friend) needed a ride home.
Pulled into our driveway a few minutes before 10pm.
Thankfully, Josh didn't snore last night and was quiet when he left for work early this morning, so I slept in until 6am and had all four kids ready to go and out the door by 7am.
And another busy one today.
So busy in fact, that as I type, Coley (who doesn't have school again today) is doing his own laundry for the very first time.