Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Day in My Life

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.


  1. Those lil guys are just the cutest! And I redouble my claims that you are Wonder Woman!

  2. 12 hour days! I get crazy at about 5 every day, so I feel for you with Ryan not getting home until after 7. It must be hard for him, too, to not get to spend much time with the boys all day. You make really great use of your time - I will probably be checking back at this post once I have two boys to figure out how to manage my time!

    Also, any tips on temper tantrums, or any books you would suggest reading? Soren's just entered this phase and I have NO idea what to do.

  3. I love this post! Oh, your boys are so darling. I just love them.
    I dearly miss the days when Olivia would nap, they were so glorious. (But her decision to sleep until 10 most days certainly can't be complained about.)
    It's so fun to hear what other moms do with their days; we all live for fun, time-consuming activities to keep our kids happy and occupied, don't we? So that WE can be happy and a little less occupied, right?

  4. Sounds very similar to my day, except that you get out more! I would like to go to Boston Market with you guys sometime. Thanks for this post!

  5. I love this! What a good documentation. I second Natalie - Wonder Woman! I like to think that I'll keep a schedule of sorts, like your workout after nap #1 is a great idea. I'm sure I'll pick your brain in the future. Love you!

  6. I love everything about this post. You are amazing!

  7. Love it! I may change my style a little- I love how you include so much without it being a mile long. Your boys are just way too cute!!