A sweet reader requested I do a post on “a day in the life”. Our daily routine is not really interesting enough to even mention…but hopefully the pictures make it a little more fun. :)
Big Brother typically wakes up between 7 and 7:30. Little Brother soon follows. I wake up when the boys wake up…I am SO not a morning person!!!
Good morning, Sunshine!
A Little TV Time while I get Little Brother’s bottle ready (I had to stop nursing at 7 months). Veggie Tales is Big Brother’s favorite!
Oh, and somebody put Big Brother in a Pull-Up last night instead of a diaper…so I have to throw the sheets and mattress pad in the washer.
First fit of the day–Veggie Tales is over and he is upset.
Good morning, sweet pea!
More laundry to fold…
Both boys (and myself) are dressed and ready for the day–now it’s time for breakfast. Yogurt, a clementine, and a microwave scrambled egg are on the menu today.
I’m just not fast enough with the baby food for Little Brother!
We try to get out of the house for a little while before 10:00 (Little Brother’s naptime). Some days we go on a walk, to the park, Bible Study on Tuesdays. Mondays we go to our library for “Baby and Me” Storytime.
And, sadly enough, we also usually stop here to get my Dr. Pepper fix for the day.
Back home…Little Brother heads to bed for his nap (usually 10:00-12:00).
Once Little Brother goes down, I try to get my Bible Study for the day in…
…while Big Brother plays by himself.
After that, Big Brother and I spend some intentional time together. This is typically the time of day when we do most of our learning activities and projects. We also read books a lot during this time.
Little Brother wakes up around noon (sorry for the blurry picture) and gets his bottle.
A little play time for the boys together…
And reading time
Then lunch around 12:30. I was really creative today with lunch–Natural Hot Dog, cheese, and fruit salad (yummy, yummy). And Little Brother eats baby food.
Next, we typically sing some sings and read books together. Or at least we used to, but Little Brother now doesn’t like to sit still to be read to *sigh*.
Both of the boys go down for a nap around 2:00 and typically wake up around 4:00.
This is where I: do more laundry, empty the dishwasher, reload the dishwasher, pick up toys, start dinner, and work on my blog!
Dinner Tonight: Stromboli. Yummy!
I also frequently make my meals ahead of time and put them in the freezer just prior to cooking.
The boys wake up around 4:00. Big Brother ALWAYS wakes up gru-mpy, so some days he watches a little TV just after his nap.
Daddy comes home around 5:45 and we eat dinner.
Next we spend some family time together–go on a walk, play in the yard, or just play together in the house. Prince Charming and I have an understanding that the TV will not be on when the kids are awake, unless it is a show they are watching. We don’t have cable, so this is pretty easy to do.
Bath Time around 7:30
And we try to have both boys in bed at 8:00.
And that’s the end of our day (with the children, anyway).