30 June 2015

A Typical Summer Day For Us!

With Summer in full swing, our schedule has changed quite a bit. No more school schedule to follow for Bennett, and Easton's gymnastics class has come to a close. We literally have nothing regular on our every day calendar. Well, I lied. I'm teaching Rizzmic Tuesday's & Thursday's at the gym. But nothing as far as the kids go! I actually quite like it because it opens up our days and weeks to do pretty much whatever we want. I'm easy breezy like that. ;-)

So as far as Summer goes, here is what an average day might look like for us:

Rise & Shine is usually around 6-6:30. It seems like one or both of the kids get up early. If it's before seven o'clock, I send them back to their rooms with their iPods (don't judge me!) and they are allowed to watch a cartoon or play one of their games until 7:30am. I quite like this time in the morning, it gives me a chance to wake up a little more before we go downstairs and start the day.

Next is breakfast! Bennett often requests oatmeal or eggs. And Easton will usually eat a bagel & cream cheese or a yogurt with grape-nuts. Lately since it's been so warm out, I've been letting the boys eat breakfast outside on the porch, and who says I can't join them?
Here is a typical breakfast for me...

I especially love eating yogurt on the days I teach at the gym. It's absolutely essential for me to eat something before class, something that will fill me up and give me energy. But it also can't be too much food, otherwise I feel heavy and bloated. I have found that yogurt is perfect!! Yoplait has reinvented their yogurt, and I present to you Plenti! It's more delicious, and definitely more substantial. I absolutely love greek yogurt, so this was right up my alley. And it tastes delicious!

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Then we're off to the gym! I drop the kids in the daycare to play with their friends there, and I go and teach my class. And even on the days I'm not teaching, I still go and attend other fitness classes or use the equipment.

This is my Wednesday morning class, they pretty much rock!! Love them so much.

After class these days, I take a quick shower and then the kids and I hit up a park. Or just play in the backyard. Flip on the sprinkler, fill up the pool, have water fights... whatever sounds good!

We can usually spend hours out back. And generally, we'll have dinner outside, too! Sometimes I'll make something at home, other times I'll get takeout. Because, I think by now we all know that I don't really like to cook. Especially in the Summers when it's hot. But I do foresee a lot of BBQing going on in the next few months!

We've also been taking a lot of little trips out to the coast, and we are currently in Idaho, which I will hopefully get a chance to write about later! But this is what our typical day looks like!

What about you?! What are your Summer plans? And what do you and your family like to do on warm Summer days?


Kate Unger said...

Sounds like a pretty great summer routine! I work all day year round, so my son is at daycare still. But they do take field trips and have camp days, so he's enjoying it. Don't feel bad about the iPods. My son is allowed to watch for an hour every morning to allow me to sleep in on the weekends or workout on weekdays. We moms need our sanity! How did our mothers do it without technology?

Kylie Rose said...

These are my favorite types of posts! Is it so weird I love looking into the day-to-day life of other bloggers? #stalker ;) Easy-Breezy summer schedules are the best!


Lauren said...

You look like you are having the best summer! I wish I had a mini pool for my backyard :)

Valerie Earnest said...

Summer for me is early rising, morning chores with the kids, some screen time, "something fun"- a movie or museum or something, and then back home to chill for the rest of the day. I'm not too into summer cooking either!