Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Just Tuesday

If you've read my blog for awhile, you probably know that I like to do these posts every once in awhile.  I'm sure 95% of the people that read here are bored to tears by them, but I love having these sweet memories of our "everyday moments" written down.  I've also always thought it was fun to get a glimpse into others' everyday lives...I hope you do too!
Here's what we did on our Tuesday...
8:00 I wake up.  If you know me, you know I'm a total night owl...I usually like to work a little later into the night, just so I don't have to do it when Emma Ramey is awake, and sleep later...luckily, I have a little girl that cooperates with this plan. :)  I had a late work night the night before, so I slept in a little.
I get up, water my plants, clean up a little, and start a Banana Pudding cake...I'm slightly addicted.
8:30  Emma Ramey is up.  She eats - an egg and a banana (her usual breakfast these days), and I try to scarf something down too.  She plays for a few minutes afterwards, and comes to snuggle with Mommy on the couch for a few minutes.
9:30 I get Emma Ramey dressed and I get dressed.  We head to a quick grocery store trip for a few things.

10:30  We're home, and Emma Ramey goes down for a nap...I get to work!  I do a few things on my cleaning list...closets are up for today.  After that, I start a few blog posts for the week and answer emails.  The morning nap is usually really busy for me...I try to get everything I "have" to get done for the day done during this one, because the afternoon one isn't a guarantee these days!

12:45  Emma Ramey is up...this was one of her longer naps recently!  She had a fussy few minutes, but rebounded pretty quickly.  She eats lunch - oven fried chicken, pineapple, and orange (and a few Vanilla Wafers afterwards).  But, she's more interested in Mommy's turkey sandwich for lunch.

1:15 We head outside...it was so nice today!  Emma Ramey plays and I sit in the sun and try not to let it relax me into a coma watch her.
2:00 I decided I needed to do something or I was literally going to fall asleep outside...nothing can put me to sleep better than laying out!  We went for a walk.  She loves riding in her stroller!
2:30 Emma Ramey had some independent play time.  This rarely happens...she's been in a really clingy stage lately. So I take advantage of it - I was able to get a blog proof revised in that time.
3:00 I decided not to put her down for her afternoon nap, since she took such a long morning one.  She's slowly phasing down to 1 big nap...some days I get 2, some days she has 1 longer one. 
We had a little bit of inside play time!  Emma Ramey had her afternoon snack - crackers and milk.
4:00 I get dinner started while my child screamed - she was starting to melt down about this point.  Once I get it in the oven we head back outside, and she's happy.
5:00  Emma Ramey's dinner time!  She has chicken from lunch, corn, and rice.
5:30 Daddy's home!  Noah and I eat on the back porch so Emma Ramey can play.  We've been waiting until she goes to bed, but it's hard...we're both STARVING by 7:30.  This works much better.
We clean up and spend some time outside...Noah and I measure the yard and discuss possibly resodding soon (UGH).  But very necessary - our yard is gross.
6:00  I go to get a shower - I've found this is a great way for me to get a little bit of a break when Noah gets home, and gives her some one-on-one time with her.
6:30  We have a little bit of family time!  Emma Ramey and I read "Goodnight Moon" and "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"...Emma Ramey's favorite.  She starts saying "Ba Ba Ba" when you pull it out.
Aaand the evening unwinds, as it does for a few minutes about this time each night.  What, your child doesn't parade around your living room wearing your bracelet and holding your water bottle? 
She was in a sweet spirit though.  I purposely left this picture unedited to show you how pretty her eyes are. :)
7:00  Noah gets Emma Ramey ready for bed.  She's down by 7:15, and we both get to work.  We don't do this every night, but both of our jobs require a little bit of after hours work.  I schedule blog posts and get drafts submitted while he does something insurance-related...I'm not really sure what he's doing over there. :)
7:45  Emma Ramey is up for some reason, absolutely screaming and terrified. :(  No idea what happened, but we brought her out into the living room for a second and she was fine...I'm guessing a nightmare.
And that gets me to the current time! :)  Like I said, not an enthralling day, but it's a normal day in our lives right now.  I'll look back and want these memories!