It’s time for another semi-annual “Day in the Life” post! Whoop!
I picked this day, January 30th, several months ago when I was scheduling some post ideas, and up until that morning I had no idea how the day would play out. Jamie is away training right now, so this post is all about the girls and me. 🙂
Our Monday morning kicked off when I woke up for good around 6:30. Unfortunately, our day didn’t start off on a happy note. I found out while scrolling Facebook the night before that my neighbor growing up who was also a friend I graduated high school with (who I hadn’t talked to since college unfortunately) died suddenly and tragically on Saturday. I tossed and turned with thoughts about his death all night just feeling a little down about it. As soon as I woke up I called my best friend to talk about the news with. As soon as we hung up, I took this snapshot of my phone. Time to pull myself together and start the day!
Both of the girls were still asleep, so I took a super fast shower to feel refreshed physically (I don’t usually shower first thing in the morning, but the girls were asleep and I did today because I knew it would pick me up a bit.) When I got out, I shared my blog post on Facebook.
I threw some sweats and a comfy top on and went to get the girls, who I heard were both awake in their beds.
Hadley “helped” me change Sadie’s diaper, like she often likes to do.
We let Teddy outside and then fed him breakfast (Hadley’s job). Sadie has become increasingly interested in his water bowl, but she hadn’t successful dumped it until today (I’d turned my back to pour Hadley some milk).
She’d been trying to dump it for a month, so she was happy that she succeeded even though her jammies were now soaked.
This girl is into e v e r y t h i n g.
While I fixed breakfast for the three of us, Hadley watched a few minutes of Elena of Avalor.
She ate at the counter, her new favorite spot to hang.
Sadie dug into some leftover breakfast casserole and enjoyed it immensely!
Hadley finished quickly and went back to watching TV, so I sat down at the kitchen table next to Sadie to eat my own breakfast and get started on my daily reading of The One Year Bible. My dad has been recommending it for years, and I finally ordered it a couple weeks ago after Shay strongly recommended it. My goal is to finish my daily reading by the end of the day, not necessarily first thing in the morning. I don’t want to put expectations on myself that I would struggle to meet realistically!
After Sadie finished, I cleaned her up and shut off the TV so that they would go play in the playroom.
Once I finished my reading, I worked through my inbox, responded to blog comments, and read a few blogs that I enjoy.
Around 9 this girl was ready for a nap. I nursed her in her room and put her down while she was still awake.
Hadley moved on from toys to coloring.
She brought this over to me and said “I colored a picture of you, Mommy!” 🙂
Then she decided that sitting next to me while she colored was a great idea. I didn’t mind.
Sadie fussed hard for 15 minutes, which is always hard on my heart to listen to. She finally gave up and fell asleep.
Hadley continued coloring and ate a snack, but at this point I’d put the rest of her Elena episode on.
Once I finished some blog work, Hadley and I worked together to make my bed, something we do together most mornings.
We then made her bed and picked out her clothes.
She’s been working really hard on fully dressing herself, and I found her like this when I went to see why she needed my help. So funny!
I ran a straightener through my hair, put on some mascara and highlighter, and threw on some athleisure clothes. I definitely was not going to work out though. 😉 I’m for sure on the struggle bus with work out motivation this month! Oh well!
Hadley was following me around ruthlessly while I got ready and did a little bit of tidying up around the house, and I tried my best to bite my tongue and have some patience. Love her so much, but she was driving me a bit bonkers. 😉 She finally settled down with a book and let me finish up.
We started our daily load(s) of laundry and then got ready to get Sadie, who we heard was awake in her crib.
It was now around 10:45, so I fed Sadie one of these pouches. She gets one every three days or so since she’s not supposed to have a ton of yogurt yet (or so I’ve heard/read). We get these via Amazon’s Subscribe and Save program and save 15% that way.
I brushed Hadley’s hair and teeth and we got ready to take Teddy for a WAY overdue “paw-dicure” at Pet Smart.
I grabbed a snack to hold me over, and we hit the road.
As we were leaving, I noticed my load in the wash was done, so I quickly transfered it to the dryer. Now we were out the door!
We dropped off Teddy and then cruised around the store for a while. Hadley loves the pet store!
Since Teddy has lost a good amount of weight, we needed to buy him a new harness that fit better. Hadley was excited to pick it out.
Happy Ted with nice nails and a comfortable harness. 🙂
Hadley ate a leftover slice of homemade pizza and drank some milk. She’d be down for her nap soon.
Sadie took advantage of the having the playroom to herself and had a ball.
I unloaded and loader the dishwasher while Hadley ate, and then this peanut made her way over to try and grab some silverware. No ma’am! This was her face when I made her stop grabbing stuff. She was annoyed with me. 😉
I devoured a quick lunch of chipotle chicken salad from Aldi and some leftover veggie blend from the night prior.
I put a pull-up on Hadley and got in bed to read her a book. Sadie always enjoys playing with the books while I read to Hadley.
Once Hadley was down, I put Sadie in her crib to play so that I could hang up some spring clothes I’d dug out and washed the day before. She was not happy, so I let her out to crawl around.
I was glad I got out her hand-me-down spring/summer clothes early because I was able to identify what she has and what she needs. I was able to put away about half of this before Sadie became too big of a handful and I called it a day on this project.
I nursed her in the living room and put on a DVRed episode of Live with Kelly.
I only watched about five minutes because then Sadie got playful and was being super sweet. I really enjoy quiet time that I get with each of the girls.
I set her on the floor to play independently and put on an episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. She was super engaged for about five minutes and then crawled right back to me.
During her five minutes of solo play, I put finishing touches on Tuesday’s blog post (I’d written it on Saturday/Sunday).
I laid Sadie down for a nap and she thankfully passed right out. I grabbed the laundry from the dryer and folded clothes for about 20 minutes.
I never nap because they don’t refresh me (quite the opposite actually), but on this day I could feel my body say “NAP NOW!” I attempted to snooze for a while, but Sadie decided that a 50 minute nap was all she needed. Arg. Mama’s up.
Around 3 I went in to wake up Hadley so that we could meet my friend and her kids at the park. It was a gorgeous day and we wanted to get out!
We ended up seeing a half dozen of my friends and their kids at the park, so we had a really great time! Everybody was enjoying the rare 60 degree day in January.
I threw an apple to Hadley in the car since she didn’t have time to eat an afternoon snack. She ran around the park and ate it the whole time.
When we got home, Hadley and I hopped on the computer and picked out her dress for her father/daughter Valentines dance in a few weeks. She loves clothes and loves browsing with me online. And just for the record, she didn’t end up picking the one she is pointing to. 🙂
I had no idea what to make for dinner, so I plopped Sadie in her jumper so that she was contained and I could figure it out.
A girlfriend called who was quite upset about our friend that passed, so I put on Superbook for Hadley and made sure she was occupied to so that I could talk with my girlfriend.
Sadie quickly wanted out of her jumper, so I set her up with some avocado slices in her high chair.
I ended up making Hadley a PB&J and yogurt and Sadie half of a peanut butter sandwich.
I made myself a turkey and cheese sandwich served with steamed buffalo cauliflower on the side. SO good. We have gotten really into steam-in-a-bag veggies lately. I bought a variety of 10 bags last week. Ha! We go through them fast.
I got the girls in the tub around 6:30, and while I was bathing them I realized I’d forgotten to take Hadley to dance. Fail. You can read more about my thoughts on this here. Losing my mind, people!
I got the girls in their jammies and read each of them a book.
I nursed Sadie and she crashed around 7:10. Hadley “read” in her bed until around 8. Once they were both in bed I poured a small glass of wine and grabbed my current favorite snack to enjoy while watching The Bachelor.
Around 8 I went in to take Hadley to the bathroom one more time and brush her teeth (we wait to brush her teeth to see if she’ll “beg” for a snack before bed.) We recorded this message to send to Jamie. She’s a nut, and I love her so much. We said prayers and goodnight!
I rocked Sadie back to sleep when she woke up around 10:30 and then went to bed myself. Just another day in the life. 🙂
Want to see more “Day in the Life” posts? I started doing them when Hadley was just eight months old. Click here to view them all!
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to two little girls (ages 5 and 2) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo