We kind of have a Sunday routine around here. I don't know about you but Sunday is sometimes a "catch all" day. A day for the things I've put off during the week or perhaps a day of play. We have a few rituals we partake in, then the day is up for grabs.
Today? Today was a pretty good Sunday in my book.
Mike starts the day ushering at our church at the 7:30am Mass. He leaves by 7 and for sure on a GOOD Sunday I might still be lying in bed ... but on a normal Sunday, I'm already up and someone has likely eaten breakfast already. Today, was the sleep in version (sort of. We have company in town and we shuttled Noah off with Uncle George and A Bugs Life for Mommy to sleep in!).
And the day starts rolling. Sunday mornings have become our "cleaning morning." Although I still love to follow Motivated Moms schedule for keeping the house (link on the left), if I have willing hands to help then we work together on Sunday. I tackle the upstairs, Mike the downstairs and we meet in the middle. We give the kids little jobs and Noah runs from the vacuum. Apparently our "sunday ritual" is so ingrained that Bella said today "Isn't it Sunday? But we didn't clean!" We had, she was still at a friend's house from her FIRST SLEEPOVER (gasp!).
Soon it was time to go get Bella from her sleepover (gasp!) and then we all headed to the Y for a workout and shower. Sunday is fun because Mike and I usually get to workout together and that is a nice change of pace. :)
And after those things? It just depends! A family activity? Hanging out at home? Playing? Sledding? Baking? Crafting? Any and all of the above. Sunday is kind of the day for anything here ... and the day for doing things we WANT to do, not the things we have to do. Today was that kind of day.
Mike headed to the basement to watch the Daytona 500 with Uncle George, I got the kids focused on a project then prepped dinner into the crock pot (there is nothing better on a Sunday then having dinner already made and ready to go ... or ordering pizza!) then headed to my craft room. :)
And got all caught up on Project Life.
I have a stash of toys in there and the kids run in and out playing at my feet or begging for some craft supplies or climbing up on my desk (if you are Noah!). I got week 7 done and week 8 laid out to finish up tomorrow I hope. That felt good. It always feels good when I get time to craft. I just wish I could hole up in there and stay for hours ... but alas ... motherhood beckons!
And then somewhere in there kids are fed and the blissful time of NAP arrives. :) Today after the boys were down, Bella and I treated ourselves to a mani/pedi! That was a surprise for her and a good chance for me to hear good details about her sleepover (gasp!) last night. I picked up a couple really cool new colors from Essie at Walgreens. FUN.
When the boys woke up, Bella and Luke went outside to play in the snow with Daddy while Noah snuggled in my bed and watched Finding Nemo. He seemed a little "out-of-sorts" today and just needed some down time ... oh, and "nacks mama." I set to the kitchen to whip up some cookies for Uncle George. His favorite, Oatmeal Raisin. I split the batch for raisin and scotchies. NUM. I also made them Gluten/Dairy Free and they were/are fabulous!
Dinner came and went with it's normal chaos and pleeing with children to stay in their seats and bribes for cookies. Is dinner like this at YOUR house? Aye aye aye.
After dinner (super yummy roast beef and fixings) I cleaned up the kitchen and announced "mom is closed." I was done for the day, the Oscars were coming on and I was ready to settle in for the night ... take in some over he top fashion and watch awards for movies I haven't seen (yet).
Of course, I really wasn't closed for business. I still doled out medicine, tucked and kissed babies and had a few snuggles too. I was able to sneak into my room, cozy under the covers and be alone for a bit though, and it was/is the perfect ending to a typical Sunday.
I wanted to write this for posterity. To remember what today is like. I know it will change many more times over the coming years with kids entering sports and more school commitments. I'm grateful for the time we do have now and know that time is fleeting. What is Sunday like at your house?