We've seemed to have finally fallen into a pretty good routine around here. It's taken a little while to get back into the groove after what seemed like the sickness season from hell this past winter. The temperature has warmed up here, the days are bright and long and we're enjoying a lot of time outside.
I always love reading Day in the Life posts and honestly our days are a little different each day because Brody goes to school two days a week, but I love looking back on the general basis of our days in each stage of life. So here goes...
6:30am | The current wake-up time for both rascals to be waking up these days. Brody comes running into our room and snuggles in bed. I grab Madelyn out of her crib, change diaper and feed her the bottle in our bed. This is when we relish snuggle time all in the bed together.
7am | Matt and I take turns grabbing our morning showers and getting dress. The kids try to entertain themselves in our room while we do so.
7:30ish | Coffee time and breakfast. I throw Paw Patrol on for Brody and Madelyn is playing or whining around the house. She's started crawling a little and moseys her way around the house to a few toys. I attempt to unload this dishwasher because yes, it seems like this is definitely a daily event these days.
8:30am | Our sitter comes to watch Madelyn (we just hired her a month ago to come on the two days Brody is at school) while I bring Brody to school. It's just about Madelyn's morning nap time, so the sitter brings Madelyn up to take her nap. I wrangle Brody to put some clothes on which is always a fight these days and pack his lunch to get out the door for school.
9am | Drop Brody off at school and I head to workout. I usually run by the grocery store to grab something for dinner and then head back to the house. Being able to get this workout in has done so many good things to my mental health!!
11am | I let the babysitter go and put the groceries away. I feed Madelyn some lunch now that she's started solid foods and we play for a little bit until it's time to go pick Brody up from school.
12:30pm | Leave to go get Brody and I try to do whatever I can to keep Madelyn awake. Sometimes I will keep the babysitter until after I pick Brody up from school just so I don't have to worry about Madelyn falling asleep in the car on the way to get brother and ruining her afternoon nap.
1:15pm | Return home with both kids and things are always a bit crazy. I try to give Brody his snack quickly and I will put a little TV on for him while I go and get Madelyn down for her nap. Then it's Brody's turn which is definitely a battle most days at this point. He's 2 years and 10 months old right now and I'm trying to get to 3 years old before we lose naps completely! He always sleeps well once he falls asleep, but it can take a good 20 or so minutes of me laying with him to get him to sleep.
145pm | I frantically try to get as many things done as possible and usually look like I'm holding a ticking time bomb. I throw in some laundry. Eat lunch. Go through the mail. Write a thank you note. Pay a bill. Clean my desk. Play an episode of Southern Charm in the background. Prep a little dinner if possible.
3pm | Madelyn wakes. Time for her afternoon bottle. We snuggle in the playroom while I feed her the bottle and watch Ina Garten on the cooking channel!
3:30pm | We bounce around to whatever activity keeps her attention. She just started crawling this week, so we mostly just hang around on the floor with lots of toys.
4:15ish | Brody wakes up and always wants another snack. We grab something to take on the go and I stick both kids in the stroller to go for a ride. We have lots of fun places to stroll to right around our neighborhood which is really nice.
5pm | We're back home and attempting to play cool until Dad gets home. I feed the dog. Madelyn is usually ready for dinner too. Brody sometime plays well by himself and other times wants my undivided attention. We sometimes go back outside to play since the weather has been nice and really just try to keep occupied as
we I watch the clock!
6pm | Daddy's home and we're all jumping for joy. Brody pretty much attaches to his leg and I may get a minute with Madelyn to prep a little dinner. This nice weather doesn't last long here because it will get too hot in no time, so we sometimes just all sit on the back deck with a beer and catch up.
6:30pm | Time for Madelyn's bath. Most of the time Brody comes and bathes with her too, but sometimes he stays to play with Daddy and he bathes him later.
6:45pm | Bottle and bedtime for Madelyn
7:15pm | Back downstairs and get our dinner ready.
7:45 | Eat dinner and then head upstairs to put Brody to bed.
815pm | Matt puts Brody to bed and this is when I try to get some blogging done, but more often then not my brain is already fried. So I turn on some Real Housewives...
9pm | Tuck in bed and try to find something good on TV. We rent a lot of movies and wish we could watch more Netflix but we're having trouble with our internet upstairs, so we haven't been able to watch :( I'm dying to get through the newest released season of House of Cards. It's killing me that our internet sucks!!!
10pm | Asleep! Sometimes it's 11 though if we rent a movie :-/
Morning snuggles in Mom & Dad's bed
post-gym selfie :)
Madelyn and Mama floor time
Late afternoon walks
You can find more of our day in the life posts here. Of course I just had to read through all of them again! I love looking back on them so much to see how quickly things change.
Do you have a day in the life post you've written?? Leave a link to it in the comments section for me! I would love to read it and I think others would too!!
Link up with Natalie and I today for Thoughts for Thursday too!! Don't forget, it can be about absolutely anything.