Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Daily Dime {August 2017}

I started sharing day in the life post in the Summer of 2015. I've been doing these post quarterly as a way to document how quickly things change in our lives and how fast Connor grows and matures in a simple 3 months. Not to mention get 10-12 photos off my phone. When I read of a new monthly link-up titled Daily Dime shared by Sarah from Seeing All Sides, I knew I would be adding it to my blogging rotation. The Daily Dime has just 3 rules - snap 10 photos of a single day, put together a post and share. Easy peasy, right?
What makes this month's post awesome is that I'm the guest host for the link-up. Daily Dime ladies, thank you for having me. Now... here is our day, which just so happens to be the laziest Sunday we've had in forever. I'm not one bit upset with that thought. Our family was in desperate need of a "chilling day" as Connor calls them. 


Before I move onto the photo dump, I am hoping these monthly photos will give me a chance to share the behind the scenes of our lives. I am horrible at doing weekend recaps (the last published one was over a year ago!) so this new Daily Dime link-up came at the perfect time. I'm sharing this past weekend with you, Sunday to be exact.


 WAKE UP
Connor has been getting up between 7:30 - 8AM and while I would love to sleep in more on the weekends, that's not really on his agenda. This particular morning was rough because we went to a concert the evening before and I didn't get to bed till 1AM.


BREAKFAST
I don't eat first thing in the morning. I usually wait about an hour or so before eating. This morning I had oatmeal and a banana (3SP for those wondering). Connor has a breakfast grain bar with milk and strawberries. James was still sleeping when CJ and I had breakfast.


RELAXING
From 9-1 we did very little. We read, we cat napped, we watched cartoons. I told you it was a pretty lazy Sunday. But after our busy Summer, we needed a day to just relax. I am still working through Where'd You Go, Bernadette and hope to finish it this week.


 LUNCH
If this post has a theme, it's books and food. You'll see why in a bit. Lunch was pretty basic and point friendly because we were having pasta for dinner and I needed to use my points wisely. James made lunch for me and I love that he takes WW into consideration when making meals for us.


BLOG WORK
I jump online for a bit to get caught up on some blog business. I was able to get completely caught up and even a bit ahead of the game in less than 60 minutes. I try not to be on my computer a ton on the weekends, focusing more on my guys and spending time together, not on electronics.  


SNACKS & COFFEE
I've been having my protein coffee for my afternoon snack. My coffee is 30 grams of protein and paired with my Premier Protein bar, I have a snack that has 25 grams of fulfilling protein. I've discovered this helps keep me full till dinner.


AMAZON DELIVERY
I've been finding new to us (and brand new books) on Amazon for crazy cheap lately. I realize that this are both seasonally off but we will read them in time. Connor has already flipped through both and asked me to read the Pete the Cat book.


GROCERY TIME
We've all showered and changed out of pajamas so we can run to the grocery. I much prefer to go to the grocery on the weekends. Not only can James go with us and help me keep Connor entertained but he is able to get things he likes, too, and then help put the groceries away.  


TOYS! TOYS! TOYS!
Connor asked for a toy before we went to the store, begging to go to Target instead of Kroger. James told him no toy but from the photo above, it's clear that wasn't the case. So again, Connor gets a toy. That he doesn't really need. 


DINNER
Connor's favorite dinner is spaghetti and meatballs. I'm on board with that because I wanted to try a new to us ravioli, stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese. James said they were okay, he isn't a ricotta fan. I liked them but they are high in points (8SP for a cup). I realize asparagus is a strange side dish for pasta and meatballs but I needed to use it before it went bad. 

After dinner I did dishes and cleaned up the kitchen while Connor and James spent some time together. James put C to bed at 8:30 and I read for a bit. We've been trying to get to bed earlier so we turned in around 10. 

So there you have. Our lazy day Sunday. I would love for you to join this month's Daily Dime (and any other month for that matter, too! Next month's date is September 13th). Link-up up with us below so you can get monthly reminders of this link-up! Be sure to stop by the hosts as well, each is listed below in the link-up widget. 

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