I missed the spring Day in the Life but I'm back for summer 2015. This is the day of June 14, 2015 for our family of five. I am 33 years old, E is 34, Miss A is 5, Little J is 3.5 (don't forget that extra half!) and Baby C is 11 months.
6:10am: I wake up with E. He gets ready for work and I iron a shirt for him. After I finish the shirt for today I iron a few more shirts for later in the week. I also get some laundry started. (As I'm writing this I think the Danielle of 10 years ago would be so confused. Up at 6:10am on a July morning? Why?!)
7:25am: Miss A calls from her room that she is awake. She gets up and joins Baby C for breakfast. Baby C is very happy that one of her big sisters is up now. I fold the mountain of laundry covering the table while they eat. Next I empty the dishwasher so we can start loading it up again. Miss A follows me around whining most of this time. She's doesn't wake up very happy (she totally takes after me in this regard, and so many others).
|Found this Miss A selfie while going through the camera roll for the day :)|
7:50am: I wash my face and get changed in to my gym clothes. I'm much better at actually getting to the gym if I get dressed for it early in the day. Baby C comes with me to get ready because she must be by me at all times or she gets very cranky.
9:20am: I start getting things ready to leave for the Y. I change Baby C's diaper and get her dressed. There is a window next to the changing table and she if I don't open it when she's laying there she pulls on the blinds until I get it open. She loves to look out that window. I put sunscreen on Miss A and Little J because they will be outside at the Y. I notice that Little J's shoes are two different sizes so we head back inside to look for two shoes of the same size. I grab water bottles, 'nacks and we're on our way!
9:52am: We arrive at the Y. The big girls are really excited to be there. We check in with Miss M at the front desk. She goes to our church and is so sweet to my girls every single time she sees them. She was on vacation last week and they really missed her. Next we head upstairs to the Kid Stuff area. I check in Baby C in the baby room, then bring Miss A and Little J to the big kid room. Some of their favorite teachers are working today which makes all of us very happy.
11:15am: I give the big girls a snack in the car and write down a few notes about the day before we leave. On our way home we see a lemonade stand so I quick go home, grab some money and head back to the lemonade stand. When E started at his firm, one of the main partners, Ted, would say it's un-American not to stop at a lemonade stand. He died a few years ago, but I still think of him every time I stop. Miss A and Little J love lemonade, so they're very happy with my decision. Baby C fell asleep as soon as we left the gym, so this is giving her a nice little rest too.
11:50am: Finally home. Miss A and Little J play with the neighbors while I nurse Baby C, then make lunch. We have PB&J, carrots and peas. We're running some errands later so I tell the girls I'll bring a snack along.
12:30pm: I take a shower and get ready while the girls watch a cartoon (I believe Sofia the First) and Baby C plays with some toys. Note: this is the point in the day where my notes get very short, and I take far fewer photos. This seems to happen every time I do a DITL. Oh well, at least I have some record.
4:45pm: Baby C is up so I nurse her and steal a few more baby snuggles.
6:15pm: We're done with dinner, which is really early for us. The big girls run back outside with their friends, E feeds Baby C her nigh time bottle and I eat a mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwich. Yum! E and I play with Baby C, try tummy time and chat a bit. Baby C doesn't scream on her tummy which is awesome.
6:45pm: I clean up the rest of the dinner stuff.
7:00pm: E, Baby C and I join the big girls outside. The kids play, E plays with the kids and we talk to the neighbors. Little J tries to get a drink from the hose, but when she turns it on it sprays right in her face. So funny! All the kids get more veggies from the garden (win!). They play crocodile and the nerf guns come out.
9:00pm: E goes to bed. I have some other stuff to work on so I stay up. I do a little laundry, clean up a bit and get the invitations to Baby C's party ready. I watch Drop Dead Diva on Netflix while I work. Not a great show, but perfect to watch while working.
11:00pm: I get ready for bed. Goodnight!