I got the idea for a Day in the Life post from Clickinmoms.com (link here). I loved the idea of taking photos and writing about my day in detail so I decided to give it a try. I took some photos with my dslr and others with my phone (just because I always had it handy and it made it a little easier to stick with the task).
The day I chose to do it was a Saturday packed full of baseball, which pretty much sums up our life right now so it was very fitting. I had fun doing this, and I think I will do it again soon. I might go with a work day the next time to really grasp the chaos that is involved with a weekday as well.
So here goes. A day in my life
I woke up around 8:30 a.m. I know, I know. I'm spoiled. My husband usually gets up with the kids on the weekend. No particular reason other than he is more of a morning person than me. It takes me forever to wake up. And because he is a pretty great guy.
We had a busy baseball day ahead. Cameron was playing 3 games in a baseball tournament. Jackson had his last fall ball game with the Mud Hens. I was going to catch 2 of Cam's games and then head over to Jack's game at 2pm. Cameron was going to stay with Pop Pop for the last game and meet us at home.
Josh had already left with Cameron. He has to be there about an hour earlier to warm up. The first game was at 10:00.
Jackson asked if he could have cereal while I was getting ready. So, of course, Bella asked for cereal, too. I asked Jackson to make Bella a bowl. Then came downstairs a few minutes later to get my clothes out of the dryer and saw this. These boys could not be better with this little girl. She was making a huge mess, and he was worried he gave her too much milk.
I gave Bella a bath. Jackson got dressed and helped me load the car with the essentials. People always tease us that we are camping out at the ball field. I show up with a wagon and several 31 bags packed full of snacks, drinks, my camera, toys, diapers, blankets, etc. When you're a baseball mom of 3 and you have to spend most of your day at the ball field, this is how you survive.
It was a beautiful fall day. The temperature was in the mid-50s and sunny. The ride to the ball field was nice. Bella & I rocked out to country music while Jackson played his ipod. (And I mean this literally because she rocks out).
My breakfast for the day - coffee and a Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuit. Yes, they sell these at the concession stand. Very smart.
Cameron's first game was painful. The second was just as bad. My mother-in-law was a huge help and offered to take Bella with her to Nate's soccer game, so I could watch the other game without having to chase her around. I got to keep "the book" for the first time. With help from Josh's grandfather. And even though I somehow added an extra inning to the game, I think I did pretty good. I actually liked it.
One of the baseball moms captured this of me trying to keep the book and take pictures. Impossible.
Cameron was having a hard time. He said his belly hurt after the first half of the first game. We figured out he was just upset that he wasn't hitting as well as he can. After a little pep talk from Mom (I told him he wasn't allowed to quit on his team just because he didn't like the way he was hitting and that he was going to stay and finish even if that meant sitting on the bench to support his team), he was fine and played the rest of the games without any attitude. Of course, it helped that he hit a base clearing triple.
After the two losses, I left and had a nice quiet drive by myself over to another field where Jackson was playing.
The game was fun. The rest of the family was there, including my mom, sister, niece, and Cathy arrived with Bella at the start of the game. Jackson's old taekwondo master, Master Mun, had come out to watch him play for the first time, too.
Jackson did a great job pitching. Bella kept everyone entertained. Kaleb had a great diving catch in the last inning. It was getting colder towards the end of the day.
We were home by 4:30. Josh watched the Michigan football game with Gabe. I made a quick dinner for the kids. I had stopped at the store on the way home and picked up a rotisserie chicken. Cameron and Bella ate that with some rice. Jackson had gone to dinner with my mom and sister. My mom brought him home shortly after, and also gave me my birthday present. (My birthday is not for another 2 days but my mom has never been able to wait).
Cameron always has to wear his new Michigan basketball jersey whenever the game is on. I think he likes to impress Gabe. It makes Josh so proud. The game, however, did not end in our favor. The guys were a little upset.
I played for a little with Bella. Rather she made me lots of "wunch" (lunch) that I pretended to eat. I snacked on some edamame, a favorite of mine. And I had a glass (or two) of wine.
We put Bella to bed at 8:00. At this point, I am completely wiped out. Josh came up with this great idea that we play Call of Duty with the boys. I took one for the team, even though I am terrible and have no idea what I am doing. But it was worth it. The boys were in heaven. They were so happy and excited and laughing out loud. I stuck it out for about 45 minutes and then called it quits.
I'm not sure what time we actually went to bed. I stayed up and watched a little t.v. until one by one the boys came downstairs. Cameron fell asleep on the couch, and I walked Jackson (my night owl) to bed when I went to bed. Josh had gone to bed shortly before us.
I slept like a rock. Until it was time to get up and do it all over again. Except this time it was only one baseball game for Cameron. Now, baseball is officially over for the season. As always it is bittersweet. I'm glad to have our weekends back, but I miss our baseball families during the off season. And the break doesn't last for long. Basketball starts next month.
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, middle school, wine, video games, and schedules. I started this blog because I love taking pictures, and I needed a place to document our life. I wanted a place to write it all down, to remember little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.