Thursday, June 11, 2015

A Day In The Life

I decided to do a day in the life of us so I can remember what some of these days are like.  

6:15 (15 min later than normal)  am:  Up, Shower, Get Ready.  
6:45:  Beckett up, change his diaper, get him ready for day
7:00:  Bottle for Beckett and coffee for me;  read a couple of devotionals;   Brian got Hudson up
7:05:  Brian left for work
7:30:  Got Hudson ready for the day.
7:50:  Breakfast for the boys-  Hudson ate 2 waffles, some berries and 1/2 scrambled egg;  Beckett ate some yogurt with berries in it and 1/2 scrambled egg
8:30:  cleaned up mess, folded some laundry, put 1/2 of it away then out to play
8:45-9:10:  squirt guns in the backyard with Hudson and toys for Beckett to sit and play
Hudson and I arguing over who was #1 at squirt guns- I think he won since he got me more wet, he wanted to change his clothes, I knew I'd dry out

9:10:  Nap time for Beckett;  Let Hudson watch an episode of Curious George;  I checked a few blogs and straightened some things around the house and put the rest of the laundry away and started a new load
9:45:  Beckett awake (took him until 9:20 to fall asleep, so he ended up getting a 25 min nap) watered my flowers with Beckett while his bottle warmed up;  fed Beckett his bottle;  read another devotional;  snack for Hudson -triscuits and carrots
10:05:  Loaded boys into stroller to go to the park;  The park is 1/2 mile away and takes me 9 min to walk there with the boys, then I do a 5 min loop around the walking trail and 9 min back, so if I don't get a work out in, at least I've walked 23 min pushing 50 #'s of boys in the stroller.  About this time, I realized I hadn't eaten yet, but I wasn't going to get them back out of the stroller to eat
Terrible picture of both boys
swinging is probably both of the boy's favorite activity
Actually, I think, pottying outside is Hudson's favorite thing to do at the park, it's become a daily thing for the past week or so.  We show up at the park, after a little bit, he tells me he has to go really badly, and is always super excited to go behind the trees.   Thankfully, I've learned to bring hand sanitizer.
Beckett blowing raspberries at me.  Next was Beckett's turn to have a bathroom issue - naturally, he pooped.  Thankfully, I also brought a diaper and wipes.  I laid him on the ground and changed him, then the boys seemed to be done.  
11:00:  Home from park and started working on lunch;  Hudson had a tantrum over something silly and had to go to his room, then had to have a do-over and show good behavior, had him apologize, talked about why he shouldn't act a certain way, then hugged and kissed him;  I started feeling guilty when I was preparing lunch because I didn't realize I had used the last baby food last night and started to worry that I was going to need to make a grocery run, but ended up finding a squeezy pack for Beckett.  Hudson lunch:  peanut butter sandwich, broccoli, watermelon, rosemary pita chips and milk;  Beckett lunch:  sweet potato and apple squeezy pack, watermelon, turkey, and left over yogurt (did not end up eating the apple sauce I had gotten out);  Me:  ham sandwich and spinach and arugula salad with feta cheese and raspberry and walnut vinegarette  -I was still craving something, so I ended up cooking a couple of slices of bacon.
12:00:  Clean up;  Let Hudson play out back for a few minutes by himself while I cleaned up;  folded and put away another load of laundry;  Beckett happily played by himself
12:40:  Brian called - everyone was happy to hear his voice
1:00:  Another fit over something silly -sent to his room again;  had a do-over to show good behavior, had him apologize, talked to him some more, and hugged and kissed him.
1:15:  Beckett started totally losing it, so I took him in his room, changed his diaper; and laid him down, I think he was asleep about a minute later;  Let Hudson play with his leap pad,  Read Hudson a couple of books;  worked on a grocery list;  Let Hudson watch Thomas while I laid on the couch next to him
3:05:  Beckett awake;  fed him another bottle
3:20:  Loaded boys up and went to the grocery story
4:05:  Home, put groceries away and then started dinner
4:30:  Brian home  - immediately started playing with the boys
4:40:  Dinner- Salad with Chipotle Fiesta Chicken
5:15:  Clean up;  got ready for pool
5:25:  Leave for pool
5:30:  Arrive at pool, only to find it's closed until about 6:30 due to swim meet
5:35:  Home and invite Alex over for squirt gun fight
Hudson looking tough, couldn't get Beckett to look at me

7:00:  Wrap up the fun;  say goodbye to Alex
7:05:  Bath time
7:20:  Out of tub;  jammies on, teeth brushed
7:30 Final bottle for Beckett, books for Hudson
7:45:  Lay Beckett down;  Take over for Brian so he can go work on new house for an hour or so;  lay with Hudson
7:55:  Leave Hudson's room;  straighten house up a bit
8:20:  Sit on couch and turn on TV
9:45:  Brian home from other house;  sit and talk with him for a while
10:30:  Bedtime
This day was a bit busier than most, but I really don't mind, we had a lot of fun.


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  2. This is great! That's awesome- I was thinking of doing the same thing! I want to do a schedule of a normal day for us. Both so that I can remember it, and so that I can answer the "what do you do all day" question. :) Are you staying home with the boys?

    1. You should write down what you're doing because you will forget. I can't remember what it was like to just have 1 baby. Yes, I stay home. I'm guessing you do, too?

    2. That's a good point :) And yes- I love being home with little Colton!

  3. It was definitely a busy day.


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