By request, a day-in-the-life post! I started this post about 5 times with breakfast photos and got so distracted with the day that it was hard to capture an entire one in one take. Thus, I’ve piecemealed our day together with a variety of photos.
7am – Rise + Shine! Mazen has been sleeping later these days and it is wonderful! He is my alarm clock. Apple appetizer.
I blend together dough boy smoothies for breakfast. I prepare them the night before with oats, milk, yogurt, strawberries and chia seeds and blend in the morning.
Mazen loves it!
Photo shoot for blog:
Actual setting of breakfast table:
After breakfast Mazen has play time while I clean up the kitchen, vacuum the floors, pack our gym bag and diaper bags and get dressed. He plays so well by himself now, and that has made life insanely easier!
Then it’s time to brush all of our teeth! This involves a game of chase.
Next up a diaper change and a fresh outfit for the day. Unplugged sound machine for distraction! Buttons are the best.
Play time continues before we head out the door around 8:45. He sure loves his trucks!
We head to the gym where I have an open day without any classes, so I head for the stairmaster with my HGTV magazine and Cottages & Bungalows. Love both of these!
After the ‘master, I do an upper body workout from my archives with Erin and end with a steam shower before collecting my little.
Cute Mazen is playing hard with more trucks at the gym when I come back from my workout at 10:45. I love sneaking in and watching him play before he notices me.
We head to the bakery for lunch with a few friends. We have a kids area now, so it’s a hot spot for moms who want to enjoy a nice lunch while their kiddos play!
I have a buttery slice of Cinnamon Swirl bread – hot from the oven! Amazing!
And a while later, a half pimento cheese sandwich.
Mazen has yogurt!! Gah!! Hopefully it’ll sooth those rosy cheeks.
We read a pile of books (The Complete Adventures of Curious George is the current fav) before naptime at 12:45.
After cleaning up the lunch dishes, I head down to my computer. I need to make the most of this time to work! After sorting through some emails, I follow up on a few to-dos – finishing up my P&L for my taxes, researching an ad network that came through email, and working on an upcoming post. The business side of things often sucks me in when I really just need time to create : ) Needless to say, 2 hours goes by fast but I accomplish a lot.
Look who is happy in his crib when he wakes up. He’s reading a book about Yellowstone Karen brought him.
We have an hour until we have to be at the doctor’s office for M’s 18 month checkup. Sad shots and all. Quick snack before we depart – M LOVES app sauce!
After the doctors we have a few hours to play. Normally we might go out with friends or to the Discovery Museum or park, but the yucky weather is keeping us inside, so we head down to the basement for the train. He asks for it by name “Toot toot choo choo!” I sneak in a little email/comment checking while he plays and tend to a small crisis involving a sponsored post on BERF.
Back upstairs I get started on dinner – split pea soup! A soup-er easy recipe. M plays on the couch while I get things in the pot and let it simmer for a while. Dada arrives!
6pm: Dinnertime! The split pea soup is served with plain yogurt and another test batch of our Gluten Exclusion bread that Matt brought home. (It’s not officially gluten-free but it is made without gluten.) I love the texture!
Bedtime routine commences: bath, jammies, stories, teeth brushing.
M runs around after his bath and oops – tinkle on the floor! Guess he drank too much from the tap during his bath.
Matt reads stories (more Curious George!) while I finish cleaning up the kitchen. After 30 minutes, M is drowsy and rubbing his eyes.
Once he is settled in his crib I organize a kitchen cabinet that is overflowing and then head down to the computer for an hour of catching up (including typing up this post!) before getting ready for bed and settling down for the night with my book – Light Between The Oceans. So good!!!
Lights out at 945!