Skip to main content

Making Wednesdays Work

Wednesday's are hands down the craziest day of the week for us, but I kinda enjoy it since it shakes up the monotony of the daily routine a little.  Until this past January, I had gone to church alone on Wednesday nights because I go to the woman's ministry and Eric didn't want to do the couple's thing alone.  This meant that he and Eli always had a boys night while I was gone

Well, this past winter the meeting time changed for my class, so I was able to take Eli along to play with Griffin in the nursery.  It really didn't take a lot of pre-planning with just one kid.  Then Ellie came along. HA!

 Initially, I was going to leave her with Eric and let Eli tag along with me.  However, everyone wanted to know where the newest baby was, so I started bringing her too.  As a result Wednesdays have become Eric's night to mow, garden or work on one of the billion projects we always have going on. 

All of that to say that this is a super boring post about our weekly routine.  I want to document for myself how we make it all work because one day things will be different, and I won't remember any of this. 

 Initally, Wednesdays start off like any other day.  I pick up Eli and Ellie, we play for a little while, I pick up the house and do a load of laundry.  Typically, I would start dinner at this point, but on Wednesdays, I give baths instead.  Then I dress the kids for church and let them play while I pack the bag.

I have to get bottles ready for both church and daycare the next day.  I have to layout diapers and pjs to take to church, and I have to make sure everything is ready for the next morning because getting in late throws everyone off a little. 

After a few quick minutes with daddy (once he gets home) we all load up and go church.  

We eat dinner with Griffin every week.  Then the boys run off to play in the nursery.  Ha!  Basically we kinda hang out until time for our classes to start. Normally, I would head to the woman's study, but we haven't met this summer.  Instead, I've been blessed to teach the kiddos you see below. 

After class is out, I head to the nursery where our wonderful volunteers usually have my kids dressed and ready for bed.  Sometimes Eli sorta mellows out on the way home, and we can go straight to bed.  Other nights, we have to watch a 30 tv show to wind down before we attempt bedtime.  You just never know.

Either way, it's about this time that Ellie gets her last bottle and we crawl into bed exhausted, but blessed! 


Popular posts from this blog

A New Decade

Happy 2020, everyone!  I know I'm a month and a half behind, but ya'll, January was brutal!  Not brutal in a tragic kind of way but in a "life will wear you out" kind of way. It started off with the flu...times three!  Eric, Ellie and I had Flu B and missed the first week back to school and work.  Then Eli was diagnosed with Flu A two weeks later.  Thankfully, my in-laws stepped in to help so that we didn't have to miss any more time at work. On top of the sickness, we listed our house for sale. The work it takes getting ready for market is just crazy. But we also have people coming in and out of our home at all hours and it's just kinda overwhelming. Plus, we are finalizing everything with the builder. In full transparency, working with the builder has been the easiest part! Maybe I'll do a little update on the whole building process later this week.  Now that the dust has settled on 2020, I'm going to try my very hardest to keep this litt

Mother's Day Memories

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day.  I want to start by saying that my heart and prayers go out to the "Mommies in Waiting" and to those who are missing their Momma on this special day.  You are not forgotten. We started Mother's Day at church with our crew, and we were lucky enough to be in the nursery.  We let Eli tag along, and he helped facility "Derby Races" around the table while the kids were on riding toys.  It was a hoot!  We also made cards for the mommies. We had some leftovers at home for lunch and then I spent some time laying out while Eric worked on the pool.  It was almost 90 degrees and the perfect way to relax on my special day! Eric made me a shrimp boil for dinner, and we took a family trip to Dairy Queen.  They also have presents coming later this week for me.  Basically, they are awesome!

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Have I ever told you that Eli loves sports?  Ha!  I look back at him with baseballs and basketballs at 18 months old ,and it blows my mind that he's still so interested.   The thing is, he doesn't discriminate.  Baseball, basketball, football, name it, we play it! Not only do we play sports all day, we also have to watch certain videos on Youtube.   We watch "Boys of Fall," while wearing a football helmet. We watch Alabama's "Cheap Seats,"  John Fogerty's"Centerfield," and Kenny Rogers,  "The Greatest" while holding a bat, carrying a ball, and wearing a batting helmet. And now, thanks to Space Jam, we have to listen to the movie sound track while shooting hoops!  That's a blast from the past! He hasn't found a song about soccer or golf...YET! And with all that playing, who has time to run inside for a potty break?  Not this boy! I never thought