Thoughts for Thursday: Day in the Life

Happy Thursday Friends! Sorry I have been the worst blogger lately, but I'm slowly hoping to get back into a good routine.    I decided yesterday to do a day in the life post!  I haven't done one of these in so long and I love reading other peoples.

Date: Wednesday April 26, 2017
Natalie- 35- stay at home mom, Kyle-35- works in finance, Miller-3 years 9 months, and Matthew- 2 years 5 months

6:45am-  My alarm goes off after I had hit snooze twice.  BOTH kids are in bed with me.  Kyle is out of town and they had a new babysitter last night so both of them woke up at different times crying to get in bed with me in the middle of the night.   I'm exhausted because Matthew is the worst to share a bed with. Love the kid but he's impossible to sleep with.   The kids are both still asleep so I stay in bed until Miller wakes up at 7am.

7:10am-  Miller is awake so I turn on a Netflix for him, he's into a new on called Beat Bugs, seems cute and about music so I hop in the shower real fast while Matthew is still asleep.  I beg Miller to be quiet and not wake him up before I'm out.

7:30am- Matthew is still asleep so I head downstairs to make my coffee and breakfast for the kids.  It's going to be another cool rainy day, which is so depressing. Our weather has been so gross lately.

Ignore that lovely piece of broken wood, it's rotted out and Miller thought it would be fun to kick it off ;)

Chairs- Serena & Lily 

8:00am- I drag the kids downstairs to eat their breakfast.  We are running a little behind this morning and I'm trying my best to keep my cool and get them to breakfast without a threat or yelling ;) Miller has school today and I feel like our school mornings either go really well or really bad.  Trying to keep today a good day.

Raspberry chobani and a whole grain waffle with butter for Matthew.  Miller gets one scrambled egg and a whole grain waffle with almond butter.

While the kids eat breakfast this is when I run around getting myself dressed, getting their clothes for the day, finishing up my make up and blow drying my hair.

8:40am-  It's sports day at school so I let Miller pick out a sports team shirt to wear.  Matthew wants to participate too so he picks the other red shirt Miller rejects.  I somehow get them both to sort of smile for me before school- a win!

8:45am-  We are in the car and off to school.

9:15am- Matthew and I drop Miller off at school and then we head to Dunkin Donuts so I can get a coffee before Matthew has playgroup.   Matthew of course gets a donut, the perks of being the second child :)

11:30am-  Matthew and I leave playgroup so we can pick Miller up from school.  Matthew's playgroup is every Wednesday from 9:30-11:30am, it's good social/activity time for both of us.

12:30pm-  We are home from school so I make the kids lunches while they watch a show and have some Cheerios.

I checked the mail on the way in from school and some new swim trucks arrived for the boys. How adorable are these seersucker whale prints! Our trip to Florida can't get here soon enough!

1:30pm- I take the kids upstairs for nap time/rest time.  Miller doesn't really nap anymore but since both of them slept in my bed and are pretty cranky I'm hoping I will get a nap out of both of them today. Especially since we have an event at Miller's school tonight.

2:30pm- Both kids are finally asleep!  They have both reached an age where getting them to sleep for nap or bedtime can be a struggle but I know they both need this nap so I pushed through.   I decided I'm going to try to catch up on The Arrangement (anyone else watching??) and do some blogging.

Around 4pm I decide I need another cup of coffee. I'm not usually an afternoon coffee drinker but after no sleep last night and knowing I have to be "on" this evening I make another one.

4:30pm- The kids are up from their naps and I start making dinner for them.  It's taco night which means Matthew has a taco, Miller eats avocado toast (because he won't eat tacos), and I have a taco salad.  We always do ground turkey or chicken mixed with avocado. It's how I sneak a fruit/veggie to Matthew.

5:15pm- We eat dinner together.  I forgot to take pictures of the kids meals but here is mine lol.

6:00pm- We hop in the car so we can head to Art Night at Miller's school.  This is a yearly fundraiser where the kids show off their art and we can bid on themed baskets to raise money for the school.  Last year we got the one for dog lovers but this year we didn't win anything.  It's such a fun event and the kids have a blast showing off their art work.

7pm- We leave Art Night and have some frozen yogurt with friends.  We leave around 7:30pm since Kyle calls saying he's home from his business trip but locked out of the house.

This is about the point in the night where I stop taking pictures.

8:00pm-  Get the kids upstairs to take a shower and get to bed. They're currently obsessed with taking a shower in our stand up shower. I'm kind of loving it because it just makes the whole event easier and faster.  After showers we get dressed and read stories in Matthew's room.  Since Kyle is home he'll put Miller to bed and I'll put Matt to bed.

8:30pm-  Lights out.  We usually aim for a 7:30-8pm bedtime but this was an exception since we had Art Night at school and the kids took long naps.

After lights out I head downstairs to clean up the kitchen.  Kyle turns on Southern Charm but I'm so exhausted I head up to bed to read at 9pm.  It's very rare I'm in bed this early but I just know I need to sleep.
I fall asleep while reading, Kyle comes up to bed at 10pm. I saw goodnight and fall back asleep.

Looking back on it yesterday was a pretty easy day with the kids!  I'm going to try to do these more often, if I can remember,  because I love looking back for my own sake too.

You can find more day in the life posts I've written here:  February 2014, January 2015,  April 2016,

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  1. I love this day in the life post. Admittedly, I don't often read them but yours was so engaging. I love the pics of the kids and the story of how one picks and the other is happy to wear the reject - definitely how the younger kid is. I don't have children myself but I am remembering my own childhood. I loved the kids artwork and the glimpse into the blogger's reality of catching up on posts when there is a spare moment.
    I really enjoyed this one. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love day in the life posts! Mixing avocado in with the taco meat is a great idea!

  3. I love posts like this! And I'm totally watching The Arrangment and SO INTO IT

  4. These really are the best to look back on! Those swim trunks are so precious! I need to start disguising veggies in our foods because my oldest is not a fan. And amen for showers! So much easier than the dreaded bath night!

  5. Oh my gosh, how cute are those little swimsuits?? They'll be perfect for y'alls beach trip!

  6. These are some of my very favorite posts!! Adorable bathing suits!

  7. I stopped reading after I saw the breakfast your prepared for the kids. Just kidding :). What a fun (but long) day.

  8. I'm so nosy and love these posts! I have those same slippers and excellent choice on the Phillies shirt Miller ;)

  9. I love a day in the life posts! And you are making me excited for the day when my boys are on the same schedule... I feel like that is a game changer! And I'm going to need to know where those adorable swim shorts are from?!!

  10. I'm watching the Arrangement too but a few episodes behind. I have to catch up!


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