Today I’m taking part in a photo challenge hosted by Andrea at a peek inside the fishbowl. The idea is to take one photo every hour — just snap a shot of whatever you happen to be looking at in that minute when the hour turns.
I’ll be updating this post throughout the day with my hourly pictures (although I’ll probably post the pics in bunches every couple of hours — poopy diapers cannot wait for blogging!).
Here we are at 6:45ish. This is my kitchen window — the first thing I do in the morning is come down to the kitchen to do the dishes from last night (my mother would be horrified) and make lunches. The kitchen window ledge is right over the sink and is the place where I collect broken toys (notice the ring and mixmaster pieces have returned to the toy hospital after their visit there just last week), rocks, acorns, and hair clips for Little Miss Sunshine.
7:45. Coats, shoes, and backpacks waiting for the Captain and Gal Smiley to fill them and go to school. We were super late this morning — usually by this time I would be waving goodbye to them as they go out the front door.
8:45ish. Toooootally forgot to put out the garbage for 7 a.m. this morning. Luckily the truck hasn’t come yet. It’s a foggy day today, grey and cold. The reason there are no cars or bikes in this picture is because I had to wait for traffic to clear — I was too embarrassed to have my neighbours see me taking a photo of my garbage!
9:44. I was actually doing puzzles with Little Miss Sunshine in the playroom. But when I reached for the camera to take her picture, she got very, very angry with me. Luckily the timer went on the banana mini-muffins and I had to go take them out of the oven, saving the Little Miss from having her SOUL STOLEN BY THE CAMERA.
10:45. We were home from picking up Gal Smiley at school and having a quick swing in the backyard. When Gal Smiley saw me with the camera, she ran and got hers, too.
11:45. The remnants of lunch. Gal Smiley likes to have her milk in this mug, which features a picture of her at 9 months old.
12:45. Just spent the last 45 minutes playing Polly Pocket Pool Party with Gal Smiley. Somewhere, my university professors are crying.
1:45. Little Miss Sunshine was just up from her nap and in a happy mood. She asked to be read this library book before we had to run out to pick up the Captain from school.
2:45. Walking home from school. The Captain is on the left in the red jacket, carrying a small stone which is a “grenade.” His friend Indiana Jones, who lives on our street, is on the right, carrying a large stick which is a “rifle.” Welcome to the world of six-year-old boys.
3:45. Polly pockets revisited, this time with Barbie in the role of Polly Pocket Mommy. I played with the Little Miss while the Captain played video games upstairs with Indiana Jones and Gal Smiley played in the backyard with Princess Charming.
4:45. Making alphabet soup for dinner.
5:45. Just wrapping up dinner. Anyone want those last two biscuits?
6:45. Reading Gal Smiley a bedtime story.
7:45. We just put the Captain down and are now kid-free — whoo hoo! I’m catching up on blogs and eating jellybeans (brought by Sir Monkeypants…he’s so sweet).
8:45. Catching up on this week’s Glee (Kristen Chenoweth was a guest star — LOVE the Chenoweth).
9:38. Time for bed. Whew, we made it!