Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A day in the life

Just for you readers who crave details...here is what a day for the Hartman family looks like, today was a little special, because it was the first day of school, but it was rather typical otherwise. 
5:30 I wake up, wake up Elliot. yes, he is sleeping all night (8:30-6:30), I have to wake him up to feed him if I am going to exercise. 
6:00 I go for a run with a buddy, end up on a trail above a canyon, through the aspens, and around town. Back right at 7am.
7-8:00 I shower. Christian showers. I braid hair, wipe faces, make breakfast, snap bike helmets and head towards school.
8:00 We ride to school. Christian rides the townie. Silas and Priya ride their own bikes. I ride the mountain bike with a bike seat for Levi and Elliot in the bike trailer. 
8-8:20 We get the kids settled in school, take photos, talk to other parents, kiss cheeks, etc.
8:30 I feed Elliot again and eat breakfast myself. 
Morning...rock Elliot to sleep, play jungle animals with Levi, change Elliot's pants, laundry, dishes, water plants, feed Elliot at 10:30 go get coffee, go to the bank, walk back to the school to get Priya by 11:50.
12:00 Make lunch for kids, Christian and his business partner, and myself.
1:30 Walk down to the Soda Fountain and get ice cream for the kids. Feed Elliot again.
2:00 Put Levi down to nap (he doesn't). Have "girl time" with Priya, which consists of painting fingernails (hers, not mine), reading a story, and making cowboy cookies. Fold, put away laundry. Weave a rug for a customer. Get dinner started....BBQ chicken, homemade french fries, broccoli, homemade bread, and....cookies.
4:00 Silas comes home, plays with the hose in the yard and tells me about school. 
5:23 BLOG

I expect we'll eat soon, read, wash, read, clean, listen to a parenting seminar, and go to bed....all starts again at 5:30 tomorrow. Hopefully, I will read this years from now and remember all the sweet moments...and not the wild, crazy times!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

8 weeks!!!

Elliot is now 8 weeks old. I just learned a possible reason he was born so late....God likes overlapping pregnancies in our family. Amy found out she's expecting number 3 the day Elliot was born. I remember finding out that I was pregnant with Priya the day Titus (Amy's oldest) was born. So, going back to the beginning....we had three boys in 10 months, then Priya nine months later, then a break, then three boys in 8 months, then another break, then two boys this spring and one mystery baby due in Feb. We're all cheering for another girl in the family, but we sure love all these little boys!!! 

Elliot is getting fat; his eyes look pretty blue at this point; he loves his siblings and is very patient with little momma Priya. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Recent photos

So, our first of the month photos are beginning to be mid-month photos. 

I have lots to say, but not much time to blog. Today was an interesting day, I took a pointless 40 minute drive before 6:30 am; went for a run; heard of a friend's engagement; saw someone at the town park that I had met one time in West Virginia; made bread, kolachis, cinnamon rolls, and a quiche; watched it pour rain and hail; and um, blogged.

Silas and Priya now make their own beds and get dressed every morning. Silas rode his bike to the Post Office basically by himself today. (I was walking waaaay behind). When I got there, he told me that three people had spoken to him and asked about his baby brother and....he ANSWERED them all. For those of you who don't know him, this is a BIG step. We're getting ready for school to start next week. I am a little apprehensive, but the kids are nothing but excited. Next up....first day of school photos.

Thursday, August 4, 2011