Photo By the Hour

I thought it’d be fun to document my birthday hour-by-hour, but then later I realized my birthday was a lot of me just being lazy.  ha!  It probably wouldn’t be that great to read.  I’ll share the highlights tomorrow on my Friday Favorites.  🙂  So I switched the hour-by-hour post to yesterday!

Here’s my day by the hour…

6 a.m.-My day started with this goodness.

7 a.m.-I’m spreading a little pixie dust on some magical vacations.

8 a.m.-The last day to turn in Bowen’s preschool paperwork.  First stop-pick up immunization records and second stop-preschool.

9 a.m.-We picked up Kensington to hang with us for the day.

10 a.m.-The kiddos were playing so well upstairs.  My parents left and I grabbed a few more minutes to work on blog stuff.

11 a.m.-We all loaded up to head to the pool!  (We were unbuckling-we didn’t ride without seat belts.)

 12 p.m.-We met the Dreffs at the pool and had lunch poolside.

1 p.m.-Narci and I documented the “mom table”.  I was laughing so hard because when we posed for the picture-somehow Narci had her hand ON MY NECK.  hahaha!  I’m sure you had to see it to understand, but we both died laughing.  #whatdoyoudowithyourhand 

 1:30 p.m.-Mrs. Narci brought cupcakes so we celebrated my birthday.  You know I didn’t mind.  😉  Tab jokes that I like to celebrate my birthday for the entire month of August.  ha!

2 p.m.-I tucked this little guy into my bed for a nice long nap.  He woke up three and a half hours later!  When grandparents are in town, you skip naps, and you’re only three…you can get really tired.

3 p.m.-The dishwasher guys showed up and was super suspicious about this whole selfie thing.  Who can blame him?  This guy, Mike, and I are practically BFF now.  This was his fifth time to visit our house and more importantly our dishwasher in the last two months.  If something else happens, we’re getting a new one!  And I must add that Mike insisted I fill out the online survey about his visit.  I mean…I have to give him great reviews-who else would pose for a picture?  Right?

4 p.m.-These cuties took a little break from playing and watched a movie while enjoying popcorn.  (I was working and Bowen was napping.)

5 p.m.-Tab called to say he would be home around ten so all thoughts of cooking a real dinner went right out the window.  We loaded up to grab something to eat.

6 p.m.-My plan was to eat somewhere so I didn’t have a mess to clean up.  However, I took a look in the rearview mirror and remembered I was STILL in my swimsuit from earlier in the day.  So we headed to the DRIVE-THRU at Rosa’s.  🙂

7 p.m.-I locked myself in the bathroom, took a bath, and read a couple chapters of this book.

8 p.m.-After overseeing bath time and putting the kiddos to bed, I grabbed a little ice cream (#keepinitreal) and watched Big Brother!

8:30 p.m.-My doorbell rang and this package arrived!!!  Some sweet friends from college sent me this barbecue sauce and Cavender’s seasoning that you can only get in the Missouri/Arkansas area.  I was NOT expecting it, so it was such a fun little surprise.  I’m not even kidding…in my pajamas at 8:30 p.m.-if Tab had been home I would have headed straight to the grocery story for ground beef.  hahaha!  

Then I finished this blog post and headed straight to bed by 9:00.  It was GLORIOUS!  

Hope you enjoyed my day by the hour. 🙂

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  1. 8.4.16
    Brantlee said:

    You crack me up! The selfie with the dishwasher repair man made me laugh out loud! Hope you gave him 5 stars on the survey. Thanks for giving me a peak into your day.

  2. 8.4.16
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Thank you so much for letting Kensington spend the day with you! She had the BEST time! Annnnd…the picture of you and Mike CRACKED ME UP!

  3. 8.4.16
    Dustie Day said:

    I always celebrate my birthday all month long too! So glad to hear I'm not alone ;). Happy belated!

  4. 8.4.16
    Kimm said:

    What a fun post !

  5. 8.4.16
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Awwwww! Mike was such a good sport! SO jealous of Bowen's nap. I LOVE A GOOD NAP. 🙂 And there's nothing wrong with Rosa's tortillas.

  6. 8.4.16
    Anonymous said:

    Super fun day! And, I love that we are reading the same book!! It is so cute!!!

  7. 8.4.16
    Erika Slaughter said:

    The dishwasher guy did not disappoint! :). And I'm loving the book right now.

  8. 8.4.16
    Ramona said:

    That looks like a great day…pool, cupcakes and takeout! You win. And, I love the idea of an hour by hour post. I'm so going to try it. The photo with repair man is hands down the best thing I have seen in a long time. You rock!!

  9. 8.4.16
    susan said:

    What a good post, I enjoy seeing what people do throughout the day.

  10. 8.4.16
    Lindsay Wagner said:

    Absolutely LOVE this post! Not sure why, but these kinds are my favorite! And I love long summer days with all the kiddos home…even more so when I can crash early! 😉

  11. 8.4.16
    Unknown said:

    OH GIRL. my birthday is the 18th and I celebrate all month also! So get it girl! 🙂

  12. 8.4.16
    Amanda said:

    Cavendars is the best… hands down. I'll have to try the BBQ sauce!

  13. 8.4.16
    Charity said:

    The photo with Mike is SOOOOO Something I would do!!!!!!! Love it!!!! I'm glad I'm not the only one!! 🙂

  14. 8.4.16
    Erika Powell said:

    This looks like such a great day! I love Big Brother! So entertaining.

  15. 8.4.16
    Kristin Tate said:

    Great day!! I live in the Delta in Mississippi and Cavender's and Wicker's are staple items in our home!!

  16. 8.4.16
    Jen said:

    Can't wait to read that new Emily giffin book!

  17. 8.4.16
    misty said:

    I live in West Tennessee and didn't realize that Wicker's and Cavender's wasn't available all over the US!! Girl, if you ever need some-I'll be happy to ship it to ya! BBQ pork is not BBQ pork with out Wicker's and Sweet Baby Ray's!!! YUMM-O

  18. 8.4.16
    Megan said:

    What a fun day! And sooo fun that your friends sent a treat! Love those unexpected surprises!! And DUHHH!!! Everyone should get a birthday-month!!

  19. 8.4.16
    Unknown said:

    I love Cavender's seasoning, we use it on almost anything! They sell it in all of our stores here in SC.

  20. 8.5.16
    Olivia at Joyfully Prudent said:

    9:00?!?! Holy cow! 🙂 I do the same thing with dinner if Ryan is gone unexpectedly. Happy late birthday!

  21. 8.5.16
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Hahaha!!! I'm laughing so hard. You'd have gone to bed at 2:00 am! 🙂

  22. 8.5.16
    brookerichardson said:

    Celebrating the whole month is the only way to go!!! Lol. I'm bummed I missed out on the pool!!!

  23. 8.7.16
    The Young's said:

    If your actual birthday was Aug 1, we share the same birthday. Happy belated birthday to you. I celebrate for a month also. I'm always little sad when Aug is over.

  24. 8.8.16
    Erika Slaughter said:

    My birthday was the 2nd, but I definitely think we can still celebrate together. 🙂