It’s that time again! I’m linking up to Laura’s Day in the Life post. I just realized I didn’t get any pictures of me throughout the day. Maybe the winter edition will include me!
I chose Wednesday, October 17, but then halfway through the day I forgot to take pictures. So we tried again for Thursday, October 18th.
5:58- Buddy’s up. He was only up once last night, and he slept in his crib all night. This was the best night of the 5 that my man was away.
6:25- And he’s done cuddling with Mama. We head downstairs where he wants milk and a video. He watches 5 minutes of the video.
6:35- Buddy starts screaming, just a loud screech, really. I warned him that we can’t scream, especially with Baby Girl still asleep. He screamed again. Time out. Really? at 6:35? What does this mean for the rest of the day?
“Why is Mama taking a picture of me while I’m in time out?”
6:42- Time out #2. Oh boy! After time out, he plays, we hang out, I check email.
7:00- I hear Baby Girl playing in her room. She usually comes right down. She must want some alone time today.
7:10- Buddy goes up to check on her
Yogurt, granola, chocolate chips
7:45- Clean up, Baby Girl homework. We really try to get it done earlier than this, but we were slackers this week.
8:00- Trash Day! We bought some new furniture this week so lots of recycling to take out.
8:15- Start getting everyone ready for the day, pack Baby Girl’s snack
8:45- Off to school
9:15- Home, Buddy to bed. I sat and read a book. Usually I try to get things done or shower, but with my man gone I’m using every nap for some downtime. I feel a little guilty, but I also know that I need this time if I’m going to be the best mom I can be for the rest of the day.
10:15- Buddy awake. We play for a few minutes, then have a snack.
10:45- Head out to run some errands.
Aldi–groceries. Random: As I was leaving I saw a lady that reminded me of a good family friend in South Carolina. Then I realized that her sister lives here in my town. It was her! I didn’t realize it until she was in her car and driving away. Small world. Now I need to have her and her family over so that I can officially meet her.
Target–Christmas shopping, nail polish (finally bought the Essie color I’ve been wanting for a year), watermelon and strawberries for lunch
11:40- At Baby Girl’s school a little early, so Buddy and I play on the playground for a little bit.
12:00- Pick up Baby Girl. She decorated her pumpkin today! (sidenote: I totally forgot that she wore a sweatshirt to school. I’m hoping her teacher has it when we get there Tuesday!) **It was there!
12:15- Home. Baby Girl is so excited to do homework, so she works on that while I make lunch.
12:50- Quiet time Baby Girl plays, Buddy sleeps. We had company over the weekend and had some A&W root beer left. What did I do? Make a float, of course! Quiet time for me meant blogging, reading, emailing, and enjoying a float!
3:00- I see the UPS man pull up and race down to meet him. He CANNOT ring the doorbell! I got the shoes I had ordered for Buddy for next summer.
3:15- Thank you notes for packages from Grandma and Aunt Dee.
3:30- Check on Buddy because I don’t think he’s ever slept this long! As I get to his room I hear him start to cry. Imagine all I could get done if he slept that long every day!
3:45- Outside to play
4:30- Inside, start supper. While making supper (Annie’s mac & cheese with peppers and broccoli) a friend texts to see if we want to meet them for ice cream. Something to break up the evening? I’m game!
5:25- Clean up
5:45- Leave for ice cream (frozen yogurt, but what Baby Girl doesn’t know won’t hurt her)
In the car I tell her where we’re going. She loves the friends we’re meeting and ice cream…win-win!
She seems pretty happy about our plans.
6:00- Ice cream time!
7:00- Home just in time for bed for Buddy
7:15- My man calls. I talk to him, but Baby Girl doesn’t want to. After I hang up, I ask her why. She said she’s upset that Daddy left us for a week. I explain that he’ll be home soon. She agrees to talk to him. (I thinks she still remembers being apart for 5 weeks when he moved down here ahead of us.)
After talking to Daddy, we color until bedtime.
7:45- Baby Girl to bed–a Bible story, chat, and pray
8:00- Computer, channel surf. Absolutely nothing on tv!
8:35- Finally up to bed to read and do my nails
9:30- Lights out, ready to sleep
10:40- Buddy awake, and in bed with me. I couldn’t settle him quickly and by the last night without my man I am exhausted! He spent several hours kicking me. This was one of the longest nights of the week. So glad to see my man on Friday!!!