Sunday, 17 February 2013

List 5 - A day in the life

For list 5 Deb asked us to take a photo every hour and document a day in our life. I nearly didn't do it as I kept forgetting to take photos - so today I set reminders in my calendar to take a photo! Today was Sunday and definitely not a normal day for me!


8am - I had just done my daily challenge exercises - 50 sit ups, 15 push ups, 15 sit ups, 40 second plank



 9am - morning coffee - yum! Love my coffee machine



10am - spent a little time reading my kindle (and I had The Reading Bug out as I have a few friends with kids who are struggling to read so thought I could see if there were any tips - but I didn't get to reading it).



11am - dishes - needed to wash the cupcake wrappers we had used the day before



12 noon - we went to the Outdoor pool family fun day - swimming in the toddler pool

1pm - still at the pool - having lunch - Kim (my sister), Leila (niece), Blake (nephew), Hunter and Savannah



2pm - still at pool - Veggie Man came for a visit and raced the Mayor in the brocollli and spoon race (Veggie Man just won!). Then the kids got to have a brocolli and spoon race. Savannah and Blake decided to join in.

 

3pm - yep still at the pool - swimming again in the little pool.
 4pm - You guessed it - we are still at the pool. We were at the pool today from 11.30am-4.30pm. It was a long, HOT day. We had been on the water slides, the big pool, the middle pool and were now back in the toddler pool.

5pm - I had to duck to the supermarket to pick up some meat.




 6pm- My dinner - leftover stir fry. The kids had melted cheese and sauce sandwiches so Blake and Leila could eat before they went home. Hubby and I had leftovers. This is unusual for us in that we normally eat together and the same meal. It confused the kids a little who at about 7pm were saying what was for dinner, I haven't had dinner yet etc.


7pm (well about 7.15pm) - reading to Savannah - we read a book about a rocket which had noises, and Rob the Robot red planet




8pm - Still reading but this time to Hunter. He read me his reader, then I read 3 chapters of the Magic Faraway Tree. We only have 30 pages until we have finished this book!



It was a hot (38 degrees), long tiring day!


Linking up with Deb at Listmania.

23 comments:

  1. Looks like a really fun day! That pool looks so inviting :)

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    1. Thanks Samantha - it was a great day!

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  2. What a lovely way to spend the weekend - coffee, reading and the pool! (Let's forget about the exercise, eh? heh heh)

    I came here from the comment you left on my post - I can't recommend taekwon-do enough! If you can find an ITF school instead of a WTF school the emphasis will be more on character than just hitting each other Olympic style, but get your son enrolled either way! It's the best thing I've ever done, and I'm slightly evangelical about it ;)

    Thanks for this glimpse into your life, and good luck to your friends' kids with the reading!

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    1. Thanks Zoe. I'm definitely going to get him to try.

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  3. Looks like a great day! The pool would have been perfect for that ikky heat! :)

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    1. Yep the pool was awesome! Such a hot day.

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  4. You certainly picked the best place to spend a stinking hot day. I love seeing you all reading together at the end of the day.

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    1. Thanks Claire - my kids are addicted to reading (as am I - I've often sad on the floor in my daughter's room reading my kindle whilst she goes to sleep).

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  5. great photos and what a fun, balanced day - seemed heavenly to me

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    1. Thanks Deb - it was great, just tiring at the end.

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  6. That looks like the perfect Sunday Bec! Loved seeing your day, thanks x

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  7. sounds like my kind of day particularly when it's hat hot I LOVE the water. Thanks for sharing it looked so fun :)

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    1. Thanks. The pool is very refreshing (but was very busy due to the open day)

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  8. Sigh, you have me longing for summertime (I live in Canada)!! Looks like a great day!!

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    1. Oh yes I couldn't imagine the cold in Canada.

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  9. Looks like you had some quality family time together, and it's always nice to catch up with your sister :)

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    1. Yep it's great to catch up with my sister - and the kids love playing together.

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  10. What a great idea.
    One of my boys is struggling with reading - i will look up the reading bug.
    I am about to start chapter book reading with them . I hope I can find my copy of Magic Faraway tree.

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    1. I ended up buying a new copy of the Magic Faraway tree. We are onto the last now - The folk of the faraway tree!

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  11. What a great way to spend a Sunday! And what a great idea the pool putting on the Family Fun Day. I thought for a minute that Vegie Man was a nickname for your husband but then I realised the photo had an actual Vegie Man!

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    1. Haha yep Vegie man - the day was about being healthy. Unfortunatly hubby had to work so couldn't come with us.

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  12. I remember those days hanging out at the pool with the kids, it's exhausting, 1: for being in the heat all day, 2: you can't take your eyes of them, by the time you get home you're shattered. I love that you read. We always read to our kids at night to. xxx Rae

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    1. Yep 1 adult with 2 kids is hard work at the pool - but 2 adults with 4 kids a little easier. My kids love reading - Hunter often reads on his own now but still enjoys me reading to him each night.

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