Tuesday, July 19, 2011

a day in the life...

a peek into a day in the kehrli home...if i am lucky i might turn this into a week in the life of the kehrli's, but we will see :)

we wake up around 7am.  james leaves for work (1 out of every 3 days) and parker and i eat half a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  yesterday i decided to give parks milk in a big boy glass since our sippy cups were all in the dishwasher.
i stepped out of the room to change happy lil' paxton
when i came back in the room, this is what i found.  guilty.
thankfully my neighbor gretchen watches parker 1 day a week (and some other neighborhood kids) so i can spend quality time with pax and get some stuff done around the house while james is at work.  today was his day to go over there :).

i checked my email, printed off a few recently purchased living social/nwa deal piggy coupon's and our training schedule for the St. Louis Rock 'n' Roll half marathon in October!  to be clear--i am by no means an avid runner.  i am hoping to finish the half, whether i walk or run it.  5 of my neighbors and i are going to train for it together to help lose our post-pregnancy weight.`
after pax woke up from his nap, i nursed him and spent a good hour of quality time just staring at him.  he is so beautiful i couldn't help but get out my camera and snap a few pictures.  it was one of the most peaceful days i have had in a long time--nothing to do but just spend time bonding with my little guy.
how can you not loving looking at this sweet face?  i am so thankful to have healthy lil' boys and be a mother.
at 5:30, several of the neighbors and their kids came over for make your own pizza night.  i bought crusts, sauce and cheese and everyone brought over their favorite toppings.  all of our husbands were either at work or out of town for the night so it was nice fellowship, albeit a little crazy with so many kids. 
it is a blessing to be part of a neighborhood where everyone is friends.  i am so thankful to have these moms in my life.  whenever we are done hanging out, they always help clean the kitchen and pick up toys so the host does not have to do it--so helpful.
that was our monday.  we'll see what today brings :)


Brittany Nolan said...

that picture of Parker with spilt milk is hilarious ;)

I plan on running the half Rock 'n Roll in October too! Good luck with training!

Erin said...

What a lovely, peaceful day!

I can't believe it, but Paxton looks bigger already! I really enjoyed visiting with you and the boys - it was soooo relaxing.

OK, now back to finishing that dissertation. BAAAAHHHRRGG.