Saturday, August 20, 2011
My alarm clock goes off at 6am. I get up, shower, and by that time Kassidy is up. Her alarm goes off at 6:15. She gets dressed and fixes herself breakfast and then I do her hair. She gathers her stuff and is out the door by 7am. She and her friend from next door walk to school, which starts at 7:30.
If Kameron is not awake yet, I wake him up (I've only had to do that twice this week) at 7:00.. While he's getting ready I wake Kennedy and Keeghan up. The three of them eat breakfast and then get dressed. While they are eating and dressing, I wake Kellsey up and get her changed and dressed and get her breakfast. While she is eating I do Kennedy's hair, then comb Keeghan and Kellsey's hair, teeth are brushed and we are out the door at 8:00.
I drop Kameron and Kennedy off in the car circle, Kam walks Kennedy to class, and this past week Keeghan, Kellsey and I have headed home or off to do whatever we needed to get done. Next week I will head to Kellsey's school and then Keeghan's. Then the middle of the day just varies... housecleaning, grocery shopping, and cat napping if I can squeeze it in. ;)
Once Keeghan and Kellsey are in school, I will have school pick ups at 11:20, 1:00 and 3:30. (Neither Keeghan or Kellsey have school on Fridays.) Once all the kids are home, it's time for homework. I help Kennedy with hers and if Kass and Kam need help (which they usually don't), I help them with theirs too. We have a strict "no tv" policy on weeknights (at least until after the kids are in bed! haha). Then after homework, Kass, Kam and Kenn each pick out a snack for the next day for school and gets it into their backpack (or sets aside in the fridge if it's something like grapes) and backpacks are placed back on the hooks with homework safely inside!
Next we get ready to eat dinner, which is usually right around 6:00. After that is bath/shower time for those who need it and then Kennedy, Keeghan and Kellsey go to bed around 7:30 (or that's at least when we start the process) and Kass and Kam pick out their clothes for the next day and then go to bed around 8:30. Once the kids are in bed, I pick out clothes for the little three down to their shoes, hair pretties, underwear, everything, and set it on the bench in the hallway, so there's no searching for clothes or shoes in the morning, and then I sit down to fill out any paperwork or sign any forms that need to be signed... which has been every night this week so far!
The next day we do it all again! The only variance is Thursday nights when we go straight from Kameron and Kennedy's school to Kennedy's dance studio where she takes dance from 4-5:30. Kass and Kam do homework at the studio while Kenn is dancing. We've only done this one time of course and then I had Kass' Back to School Night immediately after, so it was chaotic. We'll get Thursdays running smoothly soon enough, I imagine.
Just to add more to the mix, Kass and Keeghan just signed up for Fall soccer which starts the middle of September, so hopefully their practices won't be on Thursday nights! I'm anxious for Kellsey to watch Keeghan play soccer this season... they also offer a special needs league complete with shadows (helpers) for the kids, so if she shows interest in what Keeghan is doing, I may sign her up for the Spring season. I just wanted her to get used to the new routine of school and stuff first before I overwhelmed her with more. And then there's Kameron who says he might be interested in Karate. Hmm... we'll have to see about checking that out for him. As long as he promises not to Karate chop Keeghan. HA!
So, that's our week at a glance. If nothing else, I'm learning quickly how to get around my side of Colorado Springs! I made it home from Kennedy's dance studio all by myself on Thursday night, I was so proud! However, I got hopelessly lost on the way to Sam's Club yesterday. I was yelling at my GPS because it kept taking me in circles and telling me I had arrived at my destination when clearly, I hadn't! I love technology until it fails on me, don't you?! :)