Thoughts for Thursday | Our Day in Pictures

I've done a couple of these posts in the past and they are always fun to look back on.  Our daily routine post when Brody was only two months old ranks in the top 10 of most viewed blog posts for Home of Malone's I'm pretty sure.   I also did one when Brody was twelve months old which was a couple months before he started Mom's Day Out.  I'm long over due for one since Brody will be turning TWO next week.  I can hardly believe it.  Here is a look at a fairly typical day.  I documented last Thursday through pictures the best I could!

Brody wakes up.  Matt gets him from crib and brings him into our room to play and watch Mickey Mouse while we shower and get dressed. 

We kiss Daddy goodbye and Brody gets in highchair for breakfast.  I had made blueberry muffins this week and the kid devours them.  He enjoyed a muffin, yogurt and some strawberries for breakfast. 

I made myself some oatmeal with blueberries, strawberries, bananas, chia seeds and a scoop of my favorite cinnamon raisin swirl peanut butter.  

I barely finish my coffee and oatmeal and Brody is already at the back door saying "outside, outside."    Thankfully this happens to be a cloudy and rainy day which makes the morning a little cooler outside.  It has been so hot already this summer.  I sit and sip on some more coffee while he plays on his water table and then he drags me out to the yard to swing.  

I can tell it is about to storm like crazy and we're already going stir crazy in the house, so we get dressed and head to the gym for an hour before lunch.  Usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays since he has been out of school, we go to a 9:45am Pure Barre class (yes our PB is awesome and we have a kids care next door); but I forget why we didn't go on this day.  So off we go to the elliptical.  

I drop Brody off in the child care and he tries every maneuver to keep me from leaving him there alone.  Cries hysterical for two minutes and then is absolutely fine.  These are new antics he's been working for the last month or so.  It's like a two year old regression of some sort...

We eat lunch.  I just started using cookie cutters for Brody's PB & Honey sandwiches and I swear it makes it a difference.  He actually seems to eat more.  Today's lunch is string cheese, watermelon and PB & honey sandwich. 

I made an onion, mushroom and sausage frittata this week and had a slice of that for lunch with a half of grapefruit.  I absolutely love it when I have a quiche or frittata in the fridge because it is truly a meal that I can eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner!!!

Brody goes down for his nap in the crib.

Brody wakes up from nap and we try to kill some time before Dad gets home.  I usually give him a little snack in the highchair, but I think on this day I just put some Cheerios in his snack cup and off he went.  The rain has cleared and we head back outside to watch the construction next door.  This is his favorite thing to do!

Daddy usually doesn't get home until around 615 or 630 most nights, but this evening we are very lucky for his early arrival because he wants to take us out to dinner!!  The weather cleared up and we head to the beach for an early dinner at Crab's Restaurant.  It's red snapper season right now (it's a really short season) and so I enjoyed some fresh snapper for dinner that was dynamite.

I didn't snap a photo of Brody's dinner because I'm pretty sure it consisted of the free rolls that came with dinner, some sweet potato fries and apple slices.  Have I mentioned that I have the world's most picky eater as a son???  There is not one item on the kids menu here that he will eat! Blah...

The good news is that they have a playground for the kids.  So after dinner, we let him burn some energy on the playground before we left.  He was in heaven.

We got home just in time for bath and bed time! I threw him in the tub with me, handed him off to Daddy to put PJs on, read, and go night night!! 

Lights out in Brody's room and Matt and I crawl in bed to finish our final episodes of the Netflix series Bloodline!

I would say that's a pretty good idea of what our days are looking like this summer.  Typically we eat dinner at home though and not out, but it sure is fun to change it up every now and then!

What do your days look like?  This is probably the last day in the life post I'll do before the second baby arrives.  That's when things will really get interesting!!

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  1. I don't know why I don't make more quiches. You are so right, they are perfect for any meal and SO easy! Love these day in the life posts. I haven't done one in a while but now you've got me planning one!

  2. You know I love these posts! I love the playground picture and you can spot B down there trying to get that kid out of his way so he can get up on the play ground! Also, you eat so much less than me while you're pregnant?! And working out?! Get it mama!

  3. I love quiches because you really can eat them anytime! What a smart idea using cookie cutters for Brody's sandwiches. I'll have to keep that in mind for when I have a little one!

  4. These are my favorite posts! I love to see what everyone is doing everyday. Your dinner looked so delicious, I wish we could fresh red snapper up here!!

  5. I love reading these posts! Your day sounds a lot like mine, except there isn't always a nap. Hope you're feeling great!!

  6. Dinner on the beach with a playground sounds amazing!!!!!!! I love these posts too, so fun to see what other people do during the day!!

  7. I love these types of posts so much! Mark and I have GOT to start watching Bloodline this weekend! xx

  8. Love these posts! I actually did a vlog about our day for my post today that I linked up :) That playground by the restaurant is perfect! And we do the same thing at our house, take a bath with the kids, saves on time later.

  9. Love these posts! And I love that you get an hour at the gym to yourself while you know Brody is being taken care of. I'm really hoping that my gym works out as well for us come the New Year. I'm already feeling like those hours will be most cherished ;)

  10. What a fun post! That place you went to for dinner looks so nice, so cool that they have a place for kids to play!