A Day in the Life: Winter 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

My last Day in the Life post was back in November; I like being able to look back and see how things change.
This was our day on Wednesday, January 27, 2016--Wyatt 33 months, Stella 15 months.

6:09||First alarm goes off.

6:14||Second alarm goes off. Decide it's a perfect time to catch up on some blog reading.

6:28||Wyatt comes in holding some Chipmunk movie and asking to watch it. I have him go pee-pee and bring him some underwear. We snuggle into bed...for a second, then he starts asking for milk. I grab him some milk, and a protein bar for myself, and we get back into bed. 

We're able to make that last for a good 30 minutes before he's off bringing toys into the room and playing.

7:15||He asks for a pull-up and runs to his room for a poop session.

7:42||I finally convince myself that we're officially up for the day and get out of bed...again. I join Wyatt in his room for some block building. 

I hear Stella stirring.

7:53||Greet Stella with some smiles and a song. She hands me blanket and some babies before allowing me to pick her up. I get her changed and she's ready for some breakfast. 

8:01||I get Stella in her seat and get her some breakfast. Looks like Wyatt found the vacuum...still out from the day before. 

8:17||Wyatt's finished vacuuming and I hear water running. Take the opportunity to get Stella cleaned up and out of her chair. 

8:22||Both kids seem entertained so I try and make some coffee. 

8:27||Them somehow this happens. Meltdown...over some milk. And wanting to be held. 

8:29||Finally finish getting my coffee fixed. Kids are entertaining themselves for a second so I take a couple minutes to tidy up a bit around the house.

8:40||Head to Wyatt's room to play. That lasts all of about 2 minutes and then we're off to something new.

8:43||Wyatt turns on some music and Stella finds some toys. I sit down on the couch and drink my coffee.

8:55||Decide it's time to get myself dressed and around, and maybe convince the kids to go outside. 

9:26||We're finally all dress and we get outside where it's a chilly 33*. We make it last as long as we can.

9:45||Impromptu trip to try and see the train. Sometimes we just have to get out of the house.

10:03||Make it back home where a tantrum ensues over mommy's new makeup from the previous day. "No Wyatt, you can not carry my makeup remover around the house. Or give it to your sister." Decide that this is probably because he has yet to slow down and eat, so we head to the kitchen.

10:19||Waffles are made and everyone's happy again. Turn on some Paw Patrol.

10:34||Get the kids cleaned up and attempt to ask Wyatt these questions that I've seen floating around on FaceBook. He pretty much ignores me so I stop.

10:41||Kids are back to music and dancing.

10:42||Decide that Stella is the smell that I keep smelling and change her. We have a little playtime in her room.

10:55||Wyatt agrees to do some painting and Stella wants to color. Plus we need to finish up a craft we started over a week ago.

11:23||Decide that I'm starving so I keep Wyatt occupied with some Silly Putty. Stella, thankfully, can entertain herself pretty easily. 

11:28||Sit down to eat.

11:46||The kids decide that they're hungry, again. Apples and chips it is. With a side of Mickey Mouse.

12:07|| Get Stella down for a nap. (They don't usually go down until about 1 but she didn't have a morning nap and Wyatt was up pretty early.)

Wyatt and I cuddle and finish the rest of Mickey Mouse.

12:39||Both kids are down and it's "me" time! Fixer Upper, my stationary bike, and laptop.

2:06||Stella is really ready to get up, apparently. Usually she sleeps a little later but we'll roll with it.

2:09||Mama's bed and Chipmunks it is. We use this time to cuddle, play, and eat junk food.

3:27||I've contained her as long as possible. We head to the kitchen for another snack and I start on some dinner prep.

4:08||We almost didn't survive. Casserole is ready for the oven at dinnertime.

4:30||Wyatt graces us with his presence but needs some alone time.

4:30|| While Wyatt is entertaining himself and Stella is busy in her room, I take a minute on the computer.

4:55||Head to Stella's room to check on her and play with her for a few minutes.

5:15||Dinner goes in the oven.

5:25||Wyatt decides he'd like to go for a walk. (He always waits until it's almost dark, even though I've asked him about 5x in the last hour.)

5:49||We're back inside. Stella and I sit down to eat.

6:26||After arguing with Wyatt about eating I finally give up and put them in the bath. Daddy's home, drink is made, and I watch them take a bath.

6:51||Everyone's clean and (mostly) dressed so it's playtime.

7:11||Wyatt finally decides that he'd like to eat so we head to the kitchen to pester daddy (who is replacing our broken garbage disposal!!). Wyatt eats some noodles and a PB&J while I put Stella to bed.

8:07||We brushed Wyatt's teeth, put his pull-up on, and he went to bed. Sean took a quick shower and I scrolled around on my phone.

8:27||Sean and I got comfy on the couch and watched American Idol, a clip from Ellen, and the rest of SNL from Saturday. 

9:53||We headed to the room and got ready for bed.

10:07||Lights out.