A Day in the life of....

9:16 AM
Every once in a while I will take my camera with me and document "a day in the life of my kids". It's so fun to look back and remember what a normal day looked like at that time in my life. I was planning on doing one yesterday but to be honest, I was tired and uncomfortable and the thought of capturing a typical day seemed too over whelming!

So here is "a day in the life of Maddie and Lyndon from back in May of 2011: click here

And here are a couple more fun examples of "a day in the life" of Maddie taken from our family blog:

This is when she decided to have an impromptu lemonade stand...
Maddie is quite the entrepreneur. She devised a plan to sell some lemonade. She made the poster, enlisted me to make the lemonade, set up the stand and waited for customers. She waited and waited.


Of course Lyndon was her first and most faithful customer of the night. He will pretty much do anything to make her dreams come true so he rounded up money to buy at least 8 glasses of lemonade all on his own.

Maddie had a few obstacles that night...the first being the weather. There was a threatening storm on the horizon. So even though it was hot, there wasn't too many people out and about. The second obstacle was that we live on a cul-de-sac which doesn't drive hardly any traffic by our house. But neither the weather nor the lack of customers was going to derail her. She just moved the stand under our porch to get out of the rain. And as for the customers...you'll see.




Again, Lyndon waiting for yet another glass of lemonade. Strawberry lemonade, in fact.







Ahh yes, customer #2...Dad.



She put all her earnings in her Aurora bank. She's saving up to go the Bippity Boppity Boutique in Disney World.




Lyndon shouting out to all the neighbors, "Lemonade!!! FREE Lemonade!" Maddie quickly corrected him, "Lyndon, it's not free!!!"


The weather let up so she brought her stand back out...and waited.
and waited
and waited some more.



Until she finally couldn't take it anymore! She took matters into her own hands...She went and knocked on the neighbors doors to politely let them know she was selling lemonade. :)


It worked like a charm. She sold 9 glasses!! Success.


And it all ended when a huge flash of lightening and crash of thunder scared the kids back into the house.




And here is her first day of school...ever...

The night before school started as Maddie and I were laying out her new school clothes for the next day she looked up at me and said in an excited little 5 year old voice, "I must be dreaming!" Yeah, Maddie, I must be dreaming too because I could have sworn that we JUST brought you home from the hospital. I can't even believe she is old enough to go to school. But she is and today was her first day!
The countdown is over...


She put her backpack and shoes by the front door the night before...


We packed her lunch (also the night before)...


We set our alarms for 7am so we could leave the house at 7:40am... 

but wait...

we woke up at 7:36am!!

Unbeknownst to me, I set the alarm for 7PM not 7AM! And because I'm such a crazy picture person my first thought was DARN, I won't be able to take any "first day of school" pictures! 

I was a little worried that poor Maddie would be the very last kid rolling in at 8:30 on her first day of school. But it all actually worked out just fine. I didn't want Maddie to feel rushed and nervous her first day so I didn't even let on that we were late. We all got dressed, brushed teeth, grabbed a nutra-grain bar and were out the door by 7:50am!! (yeah, I was impressed too.)


Here's Maddie having a contemplative moment in the car...


It's a good thing she has such a fun brother, he made her laugh for the rest of the car ride...


We miraculously pulled up to the school at 7:59am!
(what a dusty car)


We were definitely not the last ones to arrive. We had a long line if front and behind us.


Headed into the building with owl, her Dad and Lyndon...




waiting in yet another line to enter the building starting to feel a little nervous...


and now feeling really nervous...




my little cutie pie...



waiting by her classroom...




Her teacher, Miss Kim, showing them where to hang their backpacks...


And that's it...we left her. It was just the 3 of us and we felt a little empty...




I'm happy to report that there were no tears. None from Maddie and none from me.
Just excitement.
So go on...get your camera's out and snap away, document life as it is. You will be so happy to have those pictures to look back on and remember. 
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1 comment:

Palak said...

"he'll do anything to make her dreams come true..."

awww... aren't brothers the greatest!

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