I am a summer girl and I always have been.  It is my goal to be outside as much as I can from 8am to 8pm.

As a family we make it a priority to be active all day every day, and so far this summer I am doing a heck of a job.  I am going to take you on a quick tour of what a typical day at our house looks like.  ENJOY…

Three days a week my days start off like this…

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BOOT CAMP.

Monday, Wednesday and Fridays are my favorite days of the summer.  We get up early and head to my school and have our workout done for the day.  It has been wonderful.  The showing has been great.  We’ve had a ton of friends and coworkers attend.   We just mixed it up a bit naming Wednesdays as our “video day.” We try out a new video.  This morning we did  Les Mills Pump.  My legs are still shaking…and I’m pretty sure most of the campers’ legs are dying right now too.

After boot camp we usually head home and I chug some Shakeology and head out to the pool.

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Ella just got into “laying out” aka “sunbathing.”  She loves it because that’s what mommy and daddy do when they are out there taking a break from throwing the kids back and forth.

If we don’t head straight home after boot camp it may be because we headed to the water park…

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This is also another favorite of ours.  My kids are really learning how to swim this summer.  Ella can get all the way to the bottom of the deep end in our pool. Tyler is just learning how to swim without “floaties.”  He is doing great.  I know by the end of the summer he will pass the test at the water park to go down the BIG SLIDES…fingers crossed.

After some serious play time in the pool we usually head up to the new clubhouse for some down time…or educational play.  Ella will read a book, or they may play their Leap Pads for a while.  Sometimes they head up there while I’m making lunch.  Their grandpa just put this together for their birthdays and it has gotten SO much use it’s ridiculous!!!

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Sometimes we don’t even make it inside for lunch…

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After lunch it’s back at it…usually some sidewalk chalk…

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Or some backyard ball…

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Softball is kind of a big deal in our family.  Ella had her first experience at softball camp this summer.  It was awesome.

After I have efficiently worn the kids out it’s inside for nap/quiet time.  Tyler naps EVERY day…and Ella naps most.  If she doesn’t nap she stays in her room for the duration of Tyler’s nap.  Ella stays up so much later than she normally does during the school year so she is usually tired…even as a 6 year old.  Plus, this is mommy time.  If I haven’t already gotten my workout in this is when I do it.  It’s important to make this a huge priority.  It comes before dishes and laundry in my world…which doesn’t make my husband very happy…but he gets it.

After nap it’s a quick small snack for the kiddos and back at some activity.  If it’s crazy hot we may spend this time playing inside.  This usually means we play “gymnastics” on the couch in the play room.  ha ha ha. If not then hitting golf balls in the yard is always a favorite…

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Summers are meant for grilling and we do that probably 5 nights a week.  On the slight chance that we don’t we may head up to the bar to eat dinner.  We own a bar…and we love to go up there and eat.  The kids also like to ride around on the two wheeler that is normally used for moving kegs around.  Don’t be jealous.

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After dinner its just hang out time again…or on a really lucky night the kid’s absolute favorite…

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I would say summer is the best.  I am the luckiest girl in the world to be able to stay home and enjoy every moment with these two kiddos all summer long.  It is the  #1 reason I chose to be a teacher.  And I wouldn’t change a thing.

Thanks for touring our typical day.  I hope your days are as blessed as mine :) Happy Summer!!!!

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2 comments on “A day in the life of Haley…

  1. Michelle Boyce

    Your pictures are so awesome. I’m so happy that you share your summer days with me. And best of all is your marvelous idea of Boot Camp. It’s been super amazing to see everyone and keep in touch over the summer. To see the kiddos being so fit (hopping of their bikes to race the Moms around the track) and playing with their friends. What a fantastic SUMMER!!!

    1. fourfitsisters@gmail.com Post author

      Michelle,

      Thank YOU for your continued support. You have helped so much with boot camp this summer and I can’t thank you enough. It is so rewarding to get kids and adult healthy and active. :)

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