Largely for my own record, here's my day last Friday. Get ready for photo and info overload!!
Chase wakes up at his very typical 5:58. I give him a bottle and sneak in a little more sleep before getting up for the day at 7.
Boys chatting in their room, so I go in at 7:15. Little cuties.
Breakfast first thing. Oatmeal and bananas. Say goodbye to Daddy.
8:00 Trenton throws a tantrum because he threw a toy at Chase to get my attention, so I put the toy on the fridge. (Tantrums seem to have made a recent resurgence, but luckily, they don't usually last long.)
8:04 Trenton happily watches Curious George while I clean up breakfast and finish feeding Chase. Chase gets into everything he shouldn't, like usual.
8:30 Boys in the bath! I love those buns!
All up in each other's space:
Boys out of bath. I get Trenton dressed while Chase pushes a diaper box over so he can climb on and try to reach the white noise maker. I cannot take my eyes off that little guy!
9:30 Chase takes his morning nap while Trenton and I attempt to sort several kinds of dry pasta. He just wants to thread the spaghetti noodles with penne. Oh well - still good! Then I sic Trenton on PBS and get dressed to head to the YMCA.
10:15 Chase up and we're out the door! Work out pretty hard and love it. Pick up the boys. Home by 11:45.
Make lunch. T throws tantrum over who-knows-what.
We eat lunch, watch some Sesame Street while I clean up lunch, read two books, and put Trenton down for a nap at 1pm. Once I'm sure Trenton is asleep, I put Chase down in the crib (1:30). Then I take a power nap! After all, this is hard work! Then I wake up, do something constructive, and listen for the boys.
3:00 Boys are up. We play in their room before getting dressed and ready to head out again.
Most afternoons, we stay home or maybe go on a walk. But it's Friday and I need a change, so we head to Boston Market. I always feel like a senior citizen when I go there, BUT it's the best place when it's just the boys and me. It's practically empty every time, so I don't have to feel like a spectacle with my crazy boys; plus, Trenton and I really like that chicken carver sandwich, and Chase loves him a side of mashed potatoes! To top it off, give Trenton some low-cal lemonade combined with Sprite, and he is on CLOUD NINE!
5:30 Back home. Play legos. It's difficult because Chase keeps knocking over our towers. :) I'm just happy because we didn't get the kitchen or table dirty for dinner. I love you, Boston Market.
Straighten up the house, vacuum, yada yada. Pajamas, bedtime routines, Chase goes down first, Trenton next. I'm free by 7:15pm!! Ryan joins me shortly after.
Phew, that was a pretty great Friday.