Saturdays at our house are full of routine and tradition and are definitely my favorite day of the week. This is our regular Saturday schedule, as well as what we did this Saturday.
Sometime before 8:00 am: Robby gets up. As a six year old, he is biologically unable to sleep in. I don't know for sure what time he gets up, but he has learned that he can go downstairs and do pretty much whatever he wants, as long as he is quiet and doesn't wake up mom and dad.
Sometime between 8:00 and 10:00 am: Kirk and I wake up. This used to be closer to ten, but now Zoe typically gets us up earlier. This week it was about 8:30 when she started making noise and insisting that it was time to eat.
10:00-11:00 am: We eat a "homemade breakfast" as Robby calls it. This consists of anything that involves more work than dumping into a bowl or throwing into the toaster. This week it was pancakes with raspberries and whipped cream, yum!
11:00-4:00 pm: This is the time to be productive. We usually have a list of things we want to accomplish and this is the time to do it. Unfortunately, productivity rarely happens for us on a Saturday, but at least we have good intentions. Yesterday, instead of being productive, we decided to go see Madagascar 2. It was a good movie and we had a lot of fun. When we got home, since it was such a nice day, Kirk did manage to get the Christmas lights put on the house, Robby played outside, practiced basketball, and took some pictures for a school project, and I, well I managed to accomplish absolutely nothing.
Sometime between 3:00 and 4:00 pm: We go out somewhere to eat "linner," a combination of lunch and dinner. We are creatures of habit and usually go to the same place, although sometimes we break tradition and eat somewhere else.
4:00-6:00 pm: Since we are already out of the house for dinner, this is when we run any errands that need to get done. Yesterday we went to Walmart to get Robby's pictures developed and pick up a baby shower present.
6:00-8:00 pm: Movie Night. We try, once a week, usually on Saturday night, to have movie night. We let Robby choose a movie to watch and we all watch together. We also have some fun treat; usually I try to somehow tie the treat into the movie, although it doesn't always happen. It is something that we all look forward to. Over the last few weeks we have been working our way through the Star Wars movies, so this week Robby chose Star Wars Episode III.
Here are some pictures from this week's movie night.
Our treats were brownies with Darth Vader on them. They were very yummy.
Here is Robby, enjoying his brownie and very engrossed in the movie.
Watching the movie. Even Zoe gets into it for a minute, although she usually sleeps through most of it.
And just for fun, here is a cute picture of Kirk and Zoe.
I really do love Saturdays. I love just spending the day hanging out with my family, without having to worry much about anything else. I am sure that if we did things differently we could get a lot more things accomplished on Saturday, and we definitely need to get more done, but I like it this way. Our kids are only going to be young for a short time, and it is so great to have one day a week that we just spend together. I am always sad when Saturday is over and can't wait until next week.