a day in the life

I'm kicking myself for not doing this earlier. Like a year or two ago. Life changes so much so quickly; I've already forgotten my "routine" with just one child. eesh. so, after many failed attempts, I've finally done it. here's our day. Monday, August 12.

7:40 Els wakes up just as I'm getting out of the shower. I nurse her while I answer a few emails and check insta, then change and dress her. Lots of cuddle time. I throw a load of towels in the wash. Mondays are for towel washing, always.

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8:50 Luke's awake. He "holps" me make his eggs. While he eats, I make the beds and vacuum the bedrooms. Load and start the dishwasher. Dress Luke. He watches a show about firetrucks while I write up my grocery list. Mondays are also for grocery shopping. I pause to build him a train track.

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10:20 toss the towels in the dryer, load the kids in the car. We head to publix. No lobsters to watch today, but he gets a free cookie. Elsie naps in the wrap.

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11:00 The kids are so good, so we run to target too. We're out of dishwashing soap. And sidewalk chalk.

11:30 home for lunch. Luke eats "cheesy sketti" (mac&cheese, or cheesy spaghetti, duh) and peas. While the noodles cook, we read stories. While he eats, I nurse e to sleep.I put the groceries away.

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12:15 Luke "in bed" for his nap. I make my lunch (tilapia) and clean up the kitchen.

1:00 Luke's finally asleep. I sweep, mop the floors, fold the towels. This is "my" time. Time to read or blog or sew. Today I sew; I'm working on e's christmas stocking. Progress!

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4:00 e's up from her nap. 4.5 hours, not bad girlie. While I'm nursing her, I hear dinosaur noises coming from Luke's room. He's up too. We play blocks together. Tummy time for e.

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4:30 It's been raining all day, so we're inside for the afternoon too. we read our library books, again, and trains, again. and cars.

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5:30 I start dinner, and fold the two loads of clean clothes that I washed and dried on saturday, and never put away (I was sick, so, at least they got washed).

6:00 Travis is a little late tonight, so we start without him.

6:30 baths for both babies. also dad's home! He washes dishes and I wash babies. I get the better end of that deal. more tummy time, and more stories.

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6:50 e's asleep for the night. I LOVE that she sleeps all night.

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7:00 we read stories about jesus and have family time with Luke. Prayers, and bed by 8.

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The rest of the night is grownup time. We talk about life decisions, watch an episode or two of something on netflix (tonight was the office). I'm an early to bed-er (by ten or die!), and Trav usually likes to stay up later. Tonight we're both exhausted (Travis suggests bed by 8:30, and we're in bed before 9... we're practicing to be grandparents). We watch some funny youtube videos and I cover my eyes with a pillow while Trav does some researching on the internets. sometimes he keeps watching those youtube videos and I fall asleep on a bed shaking from his laughter.

it's a pretty good life.


  1. Okay, so I hope this is a new thing you're doing because I love it! I might just have to use it as inspiration after Greyson comes --to keep our families feeling included.

  2. You are amazing! I'm seriously impressed with all that you get done. Also, you inspired me to write my own "Day in the Life" (You and Meredith and Preethi and others). I wrote it, but need to put in the pictures!


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