You can find my first day in the life when Miller was an infant here, and a glimpse into two under two here.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Kyle- Works in Finance
Miller- 33 months old
Matthew- 17 months old
6:30am I am awake for the day, I usually try to get up at 6am but I was up late last night. I hop in the shower and start to get ready for the day.
Kyle leaves about five minutes after I wake up.
6:45am Miller wakes up. I bring him into our room and set him up with the ipad while I continue getting ready for the day.
7:05am Take Layla out for a mini walk because our yard was just aerated and seeded so she can't play on it. It will be an inconvenice for awhile but we'll all survive ;)
7:10am Turn on coffee maker and then head back up stairs to get Miller up and make bed.
7:15am Matthew wakes up, I take the ipad from Miller (mini meltdown ensures). Matthew still gets a bottle for his milk every morning. He's pretty much off of bottles but loves his morning bottle, we call it his coffee because he's grumpy until he's finished that milk bottle.
I set the kids up with toys and I start breakfast for them.
7:40am- Breakfast for the kids. I sit and drink my coffee with them while they eat. I usually turn on the Today's show and browse some blogs at this time too.
Eggs, whole grain waffle with almond butter, and fruit (typical breakfast around here)
8:15am- Matthew is down and playing while Miller is still eating breakfast. It's partially his slow eating and the fact that he's so distracted telling stories and not wanting to eat. Since he has school today I'm making him finish his breakfast since he rarely eats the snack at school.
I run around cleaning up the kitchen and getting ready to leave for the day. I also change a load of laundry. We head back upstairs to change for the day after breakfast.
8:45am- We are out the door for school. I am always running late and I hate it. We only have a few weeks left so I keep promising myself we'll get there on time everyday until the school year ends.
9:00am- We drop Miller off at school. It was the day to pick up school pictures, Miller looks too cute in his. I love his little smile. I hope he's always so happy and smiley as he is these days. Matthew and I head back home. Change laundry, put some clothes away and do some last minute cleaning before our cleaning lady comes at 10am.
10:00am- We head out as the cleaning crew arrives. We take Layla with us since it isn't too cold out she can hang in the car while we run errands.
10:20am- Miller is in desperate need of new pajamas so I head to Kohl's to see if they have any good deals on Carter's today. They have some dinosaur and dog ones that I know he will love and they're 50% off. Yay!! I usually go to the Carter's store but I don't have time to drive to Annapolis today, thankfully Kohl's has the same sales.
I also find some cute home decor stuff at only 50% off. I always forget that you can find good stuff at Kohl's.
When Miller's at school sometimes Matthew gets to ride in his car seat since his is still facing backwards
11:30am- Pick Miller up from school. He loves school so much and is so excited that Layla is the car waiting for him. Since the cleaners are still at our house we head to Chick fil-a for an after school treat. We end up going through the drive through because Miller doesn't want to go in. Sometimes he's so exhausted after school and I don't feel like dealing with a meltdown today so we sit in the parking lot and eat and chat about school.
12:30pm- We are back home to a clean house! I let the kids play together before we head up for nap time. We play in the basement until about 1:30pm. I try to play with them with consists of taking turns and breaking up a lot of little fights. Some days they play great together other days the spend the whole day fighting over the same toy.
1:30pm- Upstairs for books and naps. Matthew is great about going down for a nap but Miller fights it many days. He's probably close to giving up his nap but he has to do an hour of rest time no matter what. Rest time usually consists of playing quietly in his room with the toys and books we keep in there. Thankfully today he falls asleep. He usually always does on school days.
While the boys nap I usually blog, read blogs, do laundry, try to organize something. It varies depending on the day. Some days I just sit and watch tv and relax. Today I read blogs, opened up some fun packages, and put away lots and lots of laundry. I take Layla back outside for another mini walk (just to a little patch of grass by our house where she can go to the bathroom).
3:30pm- Both the boys are waking up from naps. I bring them in our room for a few minutes and turn on the tv so I can finish putting away some laundry.
3:45pm- My sister arrives to hang out for a little bit with my nephew. The kids and I head down stairs for snacks and a little more tv time. Both my kids need some time to wake up after naps so we usually do snacks and tv after a nap for 30 minutes or so. We then just play with the boys and hang out and chat. I love that my sister is home now and has a baby so we can do these random hangouts that we couldn't do before. It's also fun to play with my five month old nephew and get my baby fix in :)
*This is about the time of day when I stop taking detailed notes and pictures.
5:30pm- I start dinner for myself and the boys. Kyle won't be home until late tonight so I don't have to make dinner for him. The boys are having turkey tacos and I'm having a taco salad.
I pour myself a glass of wine while I cook.
6:00pm- We sit down to eat and thankfully since it's tacos my kids will actually eat it without having to be bribed!
6:30pm- We head upstairs for bath time and bedtime.
7:30pm- The kids are both in bed. Matthew will go right to sleep but Miller usually needs about 10 things before he can fall asleep. A water, a snack, another stuffed animal. He's become a pro at stalling bedtime.
I head downstairs to clean up from the day and I work on a blog post for a few minutes before deciding I'm just going to go upstairs to read. Kyle won't be home until 10pm or after anyways.
8:45pm- I head upstairs to get ready for bed. I usually don't go to bed until 11-11:30pm but I'm really trying to change that because some mornings I wake up so tired and cranky. I'm aiming to be in bed by 9:30pm lately.
I just bought these and I'm really hoping they work since my hair and skin has been awful post babies. Has anyone else tried these?
9:15pm- I'm in bed reading magazines, I turn the lights off around 9:45pm. Kyle comes home around 10:15pm and I wake briefly to say hi before going back to bed.
That's my day in a nutshell! Nothing too crazy or exciting happens and because of Kyle's work schedule I do 90% of the parenting alone and it isn't that bad anymore. The boys and I have a great routine and they're really good about listening and staying on schedule when it's just me. I think they know that mommy needs them to cooperate. I would definitely say this day was a lucky happy day. No major meltdowns or tantrums. We didn't have any crazy errands to run so it was a pretty typical day.
What does a typical day look like for you all? If you have kids is it similar ?