Lately I’ve been asking for her help with letting Teddy out to go to the bathroom and then scooping his breakfast. She has to earn her keep around here somehow! 😉 She loves helping out and having a morning routine.
After she finished her milk, she asked for a “nana”, so I cut up one for her and she took a seat.
Of course we had to grab a hair bow before we left the house because without the Pebbles-style ponytail and hair bow she will be called a boy everywhere we go and that just kind of drives me bananas. It baffles me. People are odd sometimes. 🙂
I also fixed this water infused with limes on the way out. I got this water bottle/small pitcher at the BlogHer conference and I’m obsessed!
After the sing-along she munched on a chocolate chip granola bar while we drove to a nearby park to get a little more energy out with her buddy Jack.
We had a field day watching Hadley chase Jack for a solid 10 minutes up and down the playground equipment five times in a row. Jack is a speed demon, but Hadley can hold her own! I love watching these two develop their social skills and learn to play together.
After a quick Walmart run after the park, we were back home by 11:30. When I went to get her out of her carseat I found her passed out! There’s something about a sleeping toddler in a carseat that I find so sweet. I could just stare at her all day (but I won’t because it’s HOT and we gotta get inside!).
She didn’t move a muscle when I got her out of her carseat, so I laid her straight down in bed for her afternoon nap. By this time I was getting pretty hungry, so I heated up some leftover Blue Apron summer corn chowder soup for lunch. It doesn’t look that yummy because it really wasn’t. 😉
She ate a few bites and seemed to enjoy it. A few bites is good enough for me!
Once I noticed her slowing down I brought out some strawberries, and she devoured the whole container (there were only about eight sliced-up strawberries in there though).
Another “job” – time to check the mail with mom! She loves it!
While she colored I went into her room to change out her sheets because she’d leaked through during her nap (since I didn’t change her diaper before her nap), and I found an apple behind her crib! What in the world?! I asked Jamie about it, and neither of us would ever let her have an apple (or any food) in her crib. Kids do crazy things! So gross.
Since it was still raining we had about an hour of quiet time. I laid on the couch and watched TV while she sat next to me and watched more Frozen.
Then we got silly and roughhoused a bit. 🙂
Once the rain stopped we took Teddy for a short walk.
When we came back in I realized that my house already looked like a bomb went off, and it was only around 4.
Snack time! She will eat all of three bites of this apple and then move right along. I love that cute face though!
Time to flip through books while I started prepping dinner.
We squeezed in some FaceTime with my sister and my mom.
Around 5:15 she started getting a little antsy like she usually does because she’s bored with everything we’ve already done up until that point. Notice the ketchup she already grabbed out of the refrigerator. Sigh.
Dinner time! I cut her up a few pieces of our grilled chicken and tossed some ketchup on them. Instead of eating the chicken she just licked the ketchup right off because using the chicken as a vehicle for the ketchup is what I’m supposed to do, right Mom? She also didn’t touch her grilled cheese (I gave her two options). Just can’t win with this girl in the food department. Guess who went to bed without dinner?
By 6:30 she was in full-blown diva mode all crying for no reason and wanting no part in joining us for dinner.
We gave in and let her sit and watch an episode of Mickey because there’s no reasoning with a one year old and sometimes you just have to pick your battles. We were also tired by this point and knew it was her bath time as soon as we finished eating.
He has a routine of always bringing her into the living room to do her lotion and put on her jammies.
After he got her some milk they snuggled for a bit while he caught up on the sports world.
She quickly started going a little cray cray when she was done with her milk, so instead of sitting in the living room and reading books we went straight to her bathroom to brush her teeth. Obviously she can’t brush her teeth on her own yet, but we usually give her a minute to try before helping her out. 😉
She’s such a creature of routine. When we went in her room she went straight to her fan to (try to) turn it on.
We said goodnight prayers as a fam and then Jamie put her down.
You’d think the post would stop here, but even though she was exhausted she fussed for the next 15 minutes… loudly. She does this once every week or two, and we usually make the call to get her out of her crib or let her cry it out based on what type of cry it is. It really is amazing as parents that you can tell the difference in cries. This was a VERY upset cry, so Jamie got her up to play with her a bit and read a couple books.
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