Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Day in the Life-Fall 2012

I am linking up with Laura at Navigating The Mothership. I have been following her blog for a while and have wanted to do a Day in the Life post, but just never got around to doing it. I started and gave up a couple times. Ha

October 22, 2012- Lily 3 Years and 3 Months, Avery 18 Months

6:35- Lily wakes me up to let me know she needs to use the potty. She doesn't like to go back to bed when she wakes up like that so we went off to the couch to watch some toons. 

7:15ish- I decide I need to take a shower before Avery wakes up for the day. I hear Ave chatting when I get out so I grab the camera so I can get a pic. 

Pretty huh? She takes after her Momma in the morning. 

So after I got Ave, I couldn't find Lily. She was watching a cartoon when I hopped in the shower which I do quite a bit. I heard her run in the bathroom while I was in there but had heard any noises for a minute or two. So Ave and I go looking around the house (it is small) yelling her name. Finally she says she is in her room. This is what I find. Hiding in the closet. Good grief. I was really nervous for a minute. 

Then the girls decide it's time to feed "ishy" as Avery says. He really goes by his name Sir Swims A lot. The only survivor from our fish escapades in the spring. Avery is a little obsessed with feeding this thing. 

8:00- Breakfast time. Avery has grapes, banana, milk and a little cereal. Lily decides she wants cereal with milk and I throw a banana in and she actually eats it!

I pick out the girls clothes while they eat. 

And feed the dog. 

8:09- Avery is DONE. That is what she yells after about 5 minutes of eating now a days. She used to be a really good eater. She is still better than Lily though. 

Lily decides to do a little artwork while I try to convince her to let me fix her hair and get her shoes on. It's a battle daily. 

8:40- We head out to get in the car for Preschool. Lily goes 4 mornings a week. It's way colder than I expected. Brrrrrr

Finally finagle them into the car. Lily decides to be on the look out for bears, deer, squirrels, lions and polar bears on our drive to school. She also sees ghosts. 

It later gets up to 75 degrees or more. What he heck?

Drop off was a little dramatic. Lily fell in the playroom and bumped her head as soon as we got there and was pretty upset and it took me a while to get out of there. 

9:20- We are home. Avery decides she needs to work on figuring out her car seat and doesn't want to get out of the car. 

I make my breakfast and work on a little laundry. 

This is what Avery does while I eat. She is a wild woman. 

After I eat, I decided to finally clean up the piles of clothes that Avery has outgrown. They were sort of taking over her room. 

10:00- Avery has a snack while I fold some laundry. 

Then she decides to help with house work. How thoughtful of her! 

I try to download some pictures for a different blog post but blogger kind of sucks at picture downloading. Oh well. 

11:30ish- We head outside to play a bit then hop in the car to go get Lily. 

11:48- Arrive at Lily's school but she doesn't get done until noon so we wait. I read some blogs on my phone and talk to a friend whose son goes to school with Lil. 
The teacher says Lily had a bit of a rough time at school. She fell on the playground and was upset for a bit. I think my kid is clumsy. She falls all the time!

12:20- Home and the girls play out on the porch while I make them some lunch. 

Avery has pasta salad, grapes, and hot dog. 

Lily plays with the IPad for a minute then eats her lunch. Grilled cheese and grapes. (Avery won't eat bread, so won't eat grilled cheese)

1:00- Avery is done eating and I clean her up and get her ready for nap. 

Lily watches Little Einsteins while I eat lunch which is a peanut butter sandwich and some pasta salad. 

1:30- I drink an energy drink to pep up and Lily and I go out to play in the yard. Lily digs in her worm hole as she calls it, and I spray paint some letters for a wreath I am making. 

We read the mail and look at the catalogs. Lily tells me "its a pleasure to meet you" haha and rides her bike a little bit. 

2:33- I get a message that Nathan is on his way home. Yay! 

3ish- I hear Avery stirring from her nap. She is not impressed that I am taking her picture when I go in there. 

3:25- Daddy's Home! He takes over the playing outside and I decide to run to the store and pick up some necessities. $70 bucks later I am home. 

The girls are in the garage doing things like this. 

4:45- Feed Avery dinner since we are going to go on a walk later. Ave has shredded bbq chicken, pasta salad and corn. All leftovers. Lily decides she isn't hungry yet so she just has some milk. I eat some leftover spaghetti. 

5:12- Wrestlemania is happening in the living room right now. I'm not fast enough to get a picture but Daddy is super fun. 

5:20- Head out for our walk with Mike and Sarah. I usually go to kickboxing on Monday night, but it's super nice out so we skipped to enjoy the warm weather. 

The girls ride in style. 

On our way home I stop and get a chocolate milkshake. Avery proceeds to drink more than half of it. She was obsessed and got upset if I took it back. 

We play for a minute in the tent that Uncle Mike set up for Lily's last slumber party at their house. Of course Lily doesn't want to leave and gets super upset. But everyone is tired and it's almost bed time for Ave. 

6:50- Finally home and get Avery in the bath really quick. She is super hyper. Sugar rush anyone? She is super cute though. 
Lily decides she is ready to eat something and she wants yogurt and cheese bread. At least she eats it all. 

I was trying to get her jammies on and she ran off and thought she was hiding from me. 

Finally ready for bed at 7:30. She usually goes at 7 so it's not horribly late.

Lily gets in the tub at this point and then is out around 7:45. She gets dressed and watches a cartoon. Daddy gets her in bed at 8 which is her normal bedtime!  

I catch up on my DVR shows and Nathan studies for a while. We are in bed by 10:30

It was a pretty good day!


  1. Lovely pictures I'm a new follower from the blog hop. I have a little daddy blog going on if you'd stop by I'd appreciate it if you comment and follow it I'd love it ;-P  http://charliesandharrysdaddy.blogspot.co.uk/

  2. hi, i'm following the GFC blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you it.


    new follower bev

  3. Thanks for stopping by! I will check out your spaces.

  4. Love these pictures!! So cute!!
    New follower from the GFC Hop!
    Leslie @ Sincerely, Leslie

  5. We have some similar 3-year-old situations over here - like ONLY Bella can do the chest clip on her car seat. If I do it, she will unclasp it and redo it. Sigh :)

  6. I see now it was your 18-month-old trying to do her chest clip. How advanced! :)

    1. Yea she is a mess that's for sure!

  7. I was going to say the same thing as Laura...my daughter always wants to do the chest clip. I love watching them do things alone, but sometimes it just takes SO long! :)

    1. I agree! But they are super cute when they try.

  8. New reader from over at Navigating the Mothership's DITL series! Your girls are adorable and very similar in age to my girls (mine are 3 years 2 months and 19 months). It's funny, my younger daughter is a WAY better eater than her sister too AND she isn't a fan of breads either.

    1. I have been following your blog for a little while!! Maybe from another day in the life post. Your girls are adorable.

  9. My just turned two year old has been doing her chest clip for quite a while which was fine with me... until she figured out how to UNDO it while we were driving down the road!

    1. Yea I'm not looking forward to that!