Friday, August 22, 2014

Just Wednesday

Our schedule changed up a little bit this week!  We went from laid-back, do-nothing summer days to school - and the fun, busy times it holds.

Here's what a day in our life looks like right now.  This was just another Wednesday.  I love to document our "everydays" now and then!  Yes, these are boring to most people...but they'll mean a lot to us one day.

7:45 - Noah wakes me up as he leaves for work.  I start my morning ritual: check email and social media on my phone, brush my teeth, manage a little bit of makeup, change clothes, and cook Emmie breakfast.  This morning, she had eggs, grapes, and Cheerios.

8:15 - I wake Emmie up.  I already have her clothes laid out, so all we had to do was quickly get ready.  She watches an episode of "Fireman Sam" while she eats breakfast.

8:40 - We leave for school.  It takes us about 10 minutes to get there.  She's still a little unsure of this whole school thing, so Mickey Mouse rode with us to keep her company today.

8:50 - I drop Emmie off, take care of a few things at the front desk of her school, and head off.

9:15 - I'm back morning work starts.  I straighten up the house a little, do the dishes, plan our grocery list for the week (that I'll shop for on Thursday), and sit down to answer emails.  I also got a little bit of blog work done - I submitted a draft for a post that's coming up and I scheduled my post for that evening.

11:25 - I head back out.  I dropped by Target to pick up a prescription and a surprise for Emmie.  I head to her school.

11:50 - Emmie's back!  She gets her surprise in the car - cookies to bake with Mommy later.  She insists on holding them the whole way home.

12:00 - We're home, and we get started on our cookies.  After they're in the oven, I let her watch another Fireman Sam while I make lunch - turkey pinwheels and ants on a log.

I have a turkey wrap and chips...I know you're so disappointed, but I forgot to take a picture. :)

12:45 - We frost the cookies and Emmie gets to taste test...she approves.

1:20 - Emmie thinks it's the biggest deal to get to watch TV on our bed - so I let her for a few minutes before nap.  She watches The Pirate Fairy as I tell her a million times to sit down and stop jumping.

2:00 - Emmie goes down for her nap.  I'll admit - this is the toughest part of the day to be productive for some reason.  I've been fighting taking a nap every single day!  But I power through - I started this post, answered a couple of emails, got a few cleaning projects done, and gave myself a few minutes of decompress time.  I think that's my favorite thing about Emmie going to school - I have the time to get work done in the morning so I can get at least a few minutes of "me time" in the afternoon!

3:30 - I looked at the monitor, only to realize Emmie wasn't asleep.  We've had a little bit of a problem with her fighting naps this week, so I gave her a few mints to see if she might fall asleep.  Sure enough, she was out by 4:00.

6:00 - Emmie's up!  We have a little bit of water table time and she eats dinner.

7:15 - I give Emmie a bath.  She absolutely loves her bath time these days - she's such a water baby.  They usually last at least 30 minutes.

7:45 - Noah's home! (Right now, he works ten hour days Monday-Thursday.)  He gets Emmie out of the bathtub and gets her into jammies while I walk Hardy.

8:15 - Emmie's in bed, and Noah and I eat.  It's Taco Wednesday, a continuation of Taco Monday.  We watch an episode of our current show, Orphan Black, while we eat.

9:30 - We both clean up the kitchen, put away toys, and head to bed.

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