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.
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!!